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7 Days
Availability : Jan 1’ - Dec 31’
Kilimanjaro International Airport
Kilimanjaro International Airport
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 1 - 25

6 Days Umbwe Route Kilimanjaro: Tour overview

6 Days Umbwe Route Kilimanjaro. Climb Kilimanjaro via the Umbwe routes is one of the most difficult ways to climb it. It’s also a quiet, beautiful route. Join one of our certified guides and trek to the top together. This route is fairly steep and includes some scrambling.

Doing it over seven days helps us to acclimatize a bit better. However, if you don’t have much experience hiking or acclimatizing quickly, this is not the hike for you. If you do have the experience, this is pretty epic. There are much fewer people on this trail so you’ll get to experience solitude and peace on your way to the summit.

On average we’ll spend around six hours per day of intense trekking. Then, on summit day you’ll start at around midnight and be on your feet for around 14 hours both ascending and descending. The scenery is otherworldly and beautiful. You’ll get to see large glaciers and volcanoes shooting up into the clouds.

The plant life is pretty good too. Expect to see the beautiful moss-covered trees of Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest and giant Senecio and Lobelias. Enjoy Kili Ltd offers Umbwe as a 6 days or seven days private climb. The seven day variation adds an acclimatization day on day three at Barranco Camp.

Tour Details

Destination

Mount Kilimanjaro

Tour Start Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport

Tour End Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport

Price Includes

  • Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary
  • Professional, English-speaking Guide
  • Proper Ration of Mountain crew (Cook & Porters)
  • Pre and Post accommodations (2 nights Bed and Breakfast)
  • Airport Transfers
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Drinking water and Full Board Meals
  • All National Park & Hut Fees, Crew Permits and VAT
  • Fair and Sustainable Salary Crew Wages
  • Gate Transfers
  • Complimentary Oxygen Cylinder
  • Quality Imported Equipment's

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel or Medical Insurance is required and you should ask for Recommendation
  • Tips for porters and mountain crew (20% Industry Standard Recommended)
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.

Kilimanjaro Gear

  • Footwear
  • Clothing
  • Headgear
  • Gloves & Walking Gear
  • Bags
  • Sleeping Gear
  • Accessories
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Tanzania

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your arranged hotel in Moshi town. You will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day.

  • Driving distance: 55 km/miles,
  • Driving Time: 1hour
  • Habitat: Cultivated zone
  • Hotel: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2 Trek to Cave Bivouac Camp (2,850m)

At 8am leave Moshi for Umbwe Gate where you will meet our porters, guides, and cooks who will spend the next six days trekking with you to Uhuru Peak, the roof of Africa. After arriving, wait at the gate while we register your climb and the porters and guides make final preparations. Your first day’s destination is Cave Bivouac Camp, approximately 6 hours from the gate. The trail is steep and can be slippery in some places. Hike through the moss-covered trees of Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest. The forest will thin later in the hike and heathers, tall grasses and wildflowers will come into view. Porters and cooks will walk ahead to set up the camp in time for your arrival.

  • Elevation Gain:1,050 meters, 3,445 feet
  • Hiking time: 4 to 6 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 3Cave Bivouac (2,850m) to Barranco Camp (3,950m)

The first section of the trail continues following the ridge. After leaving the forest, continue through open moorlands until reaching Barranco Camp. Barranco is generally regarded as the most scenic campsite on the Umbwe Trail as it’s surrounded by giant senecios and lobelias. As Barranco is in a valley, the sun rises later than at the other camps.

  • Total Elevation Gain: 1,100 meters, 3,610 feet
  • Hiking time: 5 to 7 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4Barranco Camp (3,950m) to Karanga Valley (4,200m)

Leave Barranco Camp after breakfast for Karanga Valley. The day begins with a 1.5 hour scramble up the Barranco Wall. This is the hardest part of the day and in some places you may have to use your hands to aid your climb. After reaching the top, hike through fairly level terrain before making a short but steep descent into the green Karanga River Valley.

  • Elevation Gain: 250 meters, 820 feet
  • Distance: 7 Kilometers
  • Hiking time: 3 to 5 hours 
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 5Karanga Valley (4,200m) to Barafu Camp (4,600m)

After breakfast, begin the hike to Barafu Camp. On the way to Barafu, view several of Kibo’s glaciers as well as the junction that connects the descent route, Mweka, with the Machame trail. During day four, hike by the Heim, Kersten and Decken Glaciers. Although the trail to Barafu passes through alpine desert with little vegetation, Barafu Camp offers stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Try to sleep after finishing dinner as you will wake before midnight for your summit hike.

  • Elevation Gain: 400 meters, 1,320 feet
  • Hiking time: 3 to 5 hours 
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 6Barafu Camp (4,600m) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m/19,340ft) to Mweka Camp (3,100m)

Around midnight, begin the final ascent to Uhuru Peak. Hike by the light of your headlamp for the next six hours. The ascent to the crater rim is the most challenging part of the entire trek. The trail is very steep until you reach the crater rim at Stella Point.

The hike from Stella Point to Uhuru Peak is a gradual climb and, as far as hikes go, not very difficult. The altitude, however, makes the hike long and tiring. The crater rim hike takes approximately one hour. Upon reaching Uhuru, take photos of your guide and group at the peak before beginning the descent to Mweka Camp. On the way down from Uhuru, enjoy views of the mountain, crater, clouds and glaciers.

At Barafu Camp, eat breakfast and take a short break. You still have another three to five hours to go before reaching Mweka Camp.

  • Elevation Gain: 1,295 meters, 4,240 feet
  • Elevation Loss: 2,795 meters, 9,170 feet
  • Hiking time: 6 hours to the rim, 1 hour to Uhuru, 3 to 4 hours back to Barafu, 4 hours to Mweka 
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 7Mweka Camp (3,100 meters) to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters)

In the morning after breakfast you will be trekking down to Mweka gate. The trek is a pleasant one through the lower rain-forested slopes and down to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters). Although you cover 9km / 5.5 miles, the trek only takes 3-4 hours. Assuming you successfully reach Stella Point or Uhuru Peak you will be presented with official certificates – a green certificate for the former and a gold certificate for the latter. It is customary to tip your trekking crew before being transported back to your hotel in Moshi.

  • Distance: ~9km / 5.5 miles
  • Trekking time: 3-5 hours
  • Zone: Rainforest
Pricing
#People in group Standard package
1 – 5 $ 1,750
6 – 10 $ 1,690
11 – 15 $ 1,600
16 – 20 $ 1,490
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