6 Days Umbwe Route

6 Days Umbwe Route

6 Days Umbwe Route

from $1,850 / person


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 1

The climb starts from Umbwe Gate, where the path follows a ridge between two deep valleys up through the dense montane forest. The camp is perched between huge trees and thick undergrowth. There is no water available at this campsite, so we must carry from the gate all the water needed for drinking, food preparation and cleaning.
Distance: 11km/7miles,
Hiking Time: 5-7hours,
Eleven:5,249 ft – 9,514 ft
Vegetation: Rain Forest

Day 2

The path gets steeper on this section, as you get out of the forest along the Umbwe ridge the route descends slightly to the Barranco camp situated in the valley. In this camp, you will meet with other trekkers from the Machame route and Lemosho route. The camp will be so busy due to the joining with other three famous route. Distance: 6km/4miles,
Hiking Time: 4-5hours,
Eleven:9,514 ft – 13,044 ft
Vegetation: Heath

Day 3

Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night’s camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong, we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night. Distance: 5km/3miles,
Hiking Time: 4-5hours,
Eleven:13,044 ft – 13,106 ft
Vegetation: Alpine Desert

Day 4

After a good night’s rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. It’s a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp, we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up between 11 pm and 12 pm to start the climb to the summit.
Distance: 4km/2miles,
Hiking Time: 4-5hours,
Eleven:13,106 ft to 15,331 ft
Vegetation: Alpine Desert

Day 5

We start off at around midnight and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Mweka Camp for a long well-earned rest.
Distance: 5km/3miles and 7km/4mile
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours and 2-4 hours
Eleven: 15,331 ft to 19,341ft and 12,434 ft
Vegetation: the Arctic to Heath

Day 6

A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower then celebrate with cold drinks. Overnight at your arranged Hotel
Distance: 12km/7miles,
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours,
Eleven:12,434 ft – 5,380 ft
Vegetation: Rain forest landing
This day left for your next destination. If you have a safari, then might be used to begin your safari or fly to Zanzibar or fly back home. Our vehicle will be ready to take you to the airport at your time

Pricing for the Kilimanjaro Machame Route 6 days (per person)
1 Person 2 Persons 3-4 Persons 5-6 Persons 7+ Persons and more
1850 USD 1640 USD 1480 USD 1460 USD 1420 USD

Items included:

• Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents:
• Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
• All Park fees
• Rescue fees
• 2Night hotel in Moshi B&B
• All meals while on the Mountain
• Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
• Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
• Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food
• Clean, purified drinking water
• Crisis management and safety procedures
• Fair and ethical treatment of porters

Items not included:

• Tanzania Visa
• Gratuity
• Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
• Meals not listed above
• Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)

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