The Umbwe route should only be attempted by those who are very strong hikers and are confident in their ability to acclimatize. However, overall, the Umbwe route is not recommended and we discourage its usage for our clients.
Each night we will overnight in mountain dome tents enjoying the meals prepared by our mountain camp chefs. Your guide will be the local Tanzanian guides the expertise and best knowledge of the mountain, explain fascinating details about the route, Flora and Fauna, and attend to the endless details that make a climb successful and look out for your safety
Day 01: Transfer to Town of Moshi
Pick up from Kilimanjaro International Airport/Bus station and transfer by shuttle bus to Moshi drop of at Hotel your will enjoy stupendous view of Mount Kilimanjaro (Bed & Breakfast).
Day 02: 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 03: Umbwe Cave to Barranco
We follow the trail through steep and scramble rock across rainforest to moorland. The path proceeding steep to the Southern Glacier Branches, at 4000m we reach our campsite, Barranco, were we overnight. (6-7hrs). All meals included.
Day 04: Barranco Camp to 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 05: Karanga Valley Camp to Barafu Camp
We’ll 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 06: Barafu Camp to Summit to 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 07: Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate- Moshi Town
After breakfast descends steeply through the forest on a narrow path, after 3 – 4 hours walking we will reach Mweka Gate at 1400m. From here a vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your Hotel in Moshi. Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters. It is time for celebration!
End of the trek
Price cost $1450 per person minimum 4people- Group price discount
What is Included:
Pick up from Kilimanjaro airport, 2night accommodation in Moshi (bed and breakfast), 5nights/6days Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek (UmbweRoute) – Park, camp and rescue fees, experienced English speaking guide, porters, tents, 3 meals a day whilst on trek, transfers to and from the mountain gates from and to Moshi.
What is not included:
Drinks, tips, insurance, hire of any clothing / equipment, sleeping bag, personal toiletry requirements and all items of a personal nature.