The Kilimanjaro Climbing Umbwe Route 6 Days

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Tour Description

Our best 6 days Mount Kilimanjaro climbing Umbwe route

Mount Kilimanjaro trekking Umbwe route is steeper and shorter than the Machame Route. Once at the Barranco Hut you continue on with the other Machame hikers. The descent is down the Mweka trail.

Since it is a very short and direct route, it is not recommended for people with little altitude experience.

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All our Kilimanjaro mountain treks are offered as a private trips, starting on any day. We offer group departures on the Machame Route only.

Itinerary - Day by Day

  • Arrival in Arusha, Tanzania

    You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your accommodations in Arusha town. During the short drive (approximately one hour) your driver/guide will brief you on your Kilimanjaro climb. Today you will spend your time at your leisure and relax for your upcoming exciting adventure.
    Accommodation Masailand Hotel, bed and breakfast

  • Day 1: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Umbwe route gate, Hike to Umbwe Cave Camp

    Drive from Moshi or Arusha to the Umbwe route gate (about 30 minutes from Moshi). Commence the climb through the rain forest with packed lunch on route.

    — Elevation: 1660m/5450ft to 2850m/9350ft
    — Distance: 11km/7mi
    — Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
    — Habitat: Montane Forest

    Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
    Budget Accommodations: Umbwe Cave Camp

  • Day 2: Umbwe Cave Camp to Barranco Camp

    Drive from Moshi to the Umbwe Gate (about 1 hour). Commence the climb through the rain forest with packed lunch on route.

    — Elevation: 1660m/5450ft to 2850m/9350ft
    — Distance: 11km/7mi
    — Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
    — Habitat: Montane Forest

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Budget Accommodations: Barranco Camp

  • Day 3: Hike Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

    After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail.

    — Elevation: 4000m/13,000ft to 4050m/13,250ft
    — Distance: 5km/3mi
    — Hiking Time: 34 hours
    — Habitat: Alpine Desert

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Budget Accommodations: Karanga Camp

  • Day 4: Hike Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

    We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day.

    — Elevation: 4050m/13,250ft to 4700m/15,350ft
    — Distance: 4km/2mi
    — Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    — Habitat: Alpine Desert

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Budget Accommodations: Barafu Camp

  • Day 5: Hike Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp

    Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.

    At Stella Point you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit.

    From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa!

    From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain.

    — Elevation: 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,340ft
    — Down to 3090m/10,150ft
    — Distance: 5km/3mi up / 13km/8mi down
    — Hiking Time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down
    — Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Budget Accommodations: Mweka Camp

  • Day 6: Hike Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, drive to Moshi

    After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help.

    Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). From the gate, continue another hour to Mweka Village.

    A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha. Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters.

    — Elevation: 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft
    — Distance: 10km/6mi
    — Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    — Habitat: Forest


    Meals included: Breakfast

$ 2,360 / person​

*this price is for group of 4+ people

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