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6 Day Kilimanjaro Climb Umbwe Route

Kilimanjaro International Airport - Kilimanjaro Umbwe Cave - Barranco - Karanga Valley Camp - Barafu Camp - Summit -Mweka Camp - Mweka Hut - Mweka Gate

6 Day Kilimanjaro Climb Umbwe Route

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The Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route provides the shortest route, and toughest, to the Southern Glaciers of Kilimanjaro and Western Breach of Kibo. An ascent of Kibo by Umbwe route is one of the finest non-technical mountaineering expeditions. It is a challenging route, unsuitable for the solitary or the inexperienced, and a route off the beaten track. That sounds interesting, contact me please.

Please Note: That we only organize private treks, there will be only yourself and your travel partner(s) on the tour!

This itinerary starts and ends in Arusha or Moshi. An additional day?s stay in Arusha can be booked for an extra $200.

6 Days
5+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Departure Time
    You, with our experienced safari guides will depart from Arusha at 07:30 AM with picnic lunch to Umbwe Cave
  • Included
    6 Day Kilimanjaro Climb Umbwe Route
    Porters- a minimum of 2 per client.
    Transfer to / from the Mountain
    All meals and accommodations during safari. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
    Transfers to and from the Airport.
    Bottle of water per day.
    Departure Taxes
    Entry Fees
    Personal Guide
  • Not Included
    Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
    Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
    Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
    6 days Kilimanjaro trek- Machame.
    Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, beverages, etc.
    All tipping or gratuities (Highly recommended)
    Optional Serengeti Balloon safari $520pp
    Optional Maasai Village visit ($50 per vehicle)
    International flights from home and back
    Game drives as per the Itinerary.
You will be met at the International Airport of by your Driver/Guide and our representative. We will take you to the Mount Meru Game Lodge (or any other suitable hotel depending on your arrival time). Our Kilimanjaro Expert will come to meet you and to provide you with a briefing on your climb.
Day 2: Kilimanjaro Umbwe Cave
Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Cave At 7:30 a.m., we?ll transfer you to the Umbwe Park Gate at 2,100m. The path begins an a narrow ridge crest between the Lonzo River to the West and the Umbwe River to the East. It is easy to follow as it continues up through the dense forest. The path continues to follow the ridge, rising steadily with some steep sections and scramble rocks. The route takes you to the first tented camp Umbwe Cave (at 2,940m) in 5 to 6 hrs. All meals included.
Day 3: Umbwe Cave - Barranco
We follow the trail through steep and scramble rock across rainforest to moorland. The path proceed steep to the Southern Glacier Branches, at 4000m we reach our campsite, Barranco, were we overnight. (6-7 hrs) All meals included.
Day 4: Barranco Camp - Karanga Valley Camp
The day will begin with a descent into the Gorge, before we climb its eastern wall where we will enjoy views of Kilimanjaro?s ice fields, an equatorial anomaly. We will continue trekking until we reach our camp in Karanga Valley (13,900 feet, 4-5 hours of walking). All meals included.
Day 5: Karanga Valley Camp - Barafu Camp
We will trek up through the Karanga Valley, the trail turns steadily uphill, following the lava ridge to the Barafu camp. The temperature will grow colder and the landscape more sparse as we near Barafu Camp. Barafu Camp is set on a small, exposed flat area on a ridge, acting as a base camp from which you will make your summit attempt at midnight tonight. Barafu camp (15,200 feet, 6-7 hours of walking). All meals included.
Day 6: Barafu Camp - Summit - Mweka Camp
Just after midnight we start of a challenging trek (12-17 hours of trekking). You begin trekking at 12:30 to 1am, passing between the Rebmann and Tarzel glaciers to the rim at Stella Point. The temperatures range from just below freezing at midnight, to between 10 deg. F (-12 deg. C) to ?10 F. (-23 deg. C) just before dawn at the summit. As dawn nears, we?ll summit at Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 19,340 feet. Uhuru will be the culmination of ? and the reward for ? 6-7 hours of strenuous hiking. We?ll then descend back to Barafu Camp, resting for a while before continuing our descent to Mweka Camp (9,840 feet, 3-4 hours of walking on the descent). All meals included.
Day 7: Mweka Hut - Mweka Hut- Arusha
After breakfast descend steeply through the forest on a narrow path, after 3 ? 4 hours walking we will reach Mweka Gate at 1400m. From here we will bring you to Moshi or Arusha for extension. Breakfast included.


Kilimanjaro International Airport - Kilimanjaro Umbwe Cave - Barranco - Karanga Valley Camp - Barafu Camp - Summit -Mweka Camp - Mweka Hut - Mweka Gate


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