Kilimanjaro Trek Umbwe Route

6 days—Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking 6 Days Umbwe Route

$1800-1900 USD

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Safari summary

This route is the steepest with the shortest and most direct routes to the Southern Glaciers, Western Breach and Uhuru Peak. It is probably the most scenic, non-technical route on Kilimanjaro. However it is quite taxing, primarily due to the relatively fast ascent to higher altitude, but the rewards are plentiful. Very steep route best suited to experienced trekkers.

Duration: 6 – 7 days.
Difficulty: Very High
Scenery: Very good
Traffic: Very low

This route is not used much. The Umbwe route is only suitable for people with extensive mountain climbing experience.


About this tour
Tour type Custom, tailor-made, private
Main focus Hiking | trekking
Activity level Strenuous activity
Best months All months
Countries visited
country.name Tanzania
Parks visited
Kilimanjaro

Fine details
Safari highlights
  • Bird watching—with professional guide
  • Hiking | trekking
What’s included?
Airport transfers
Private vehicle and driver
Meals
All drinks
Park fees
Accommodation
What’s not included?
Alcoholic beverages
Premium alcoholic beverages
Internal flights
Laundry
Hot air balloons
Tips and gratuities
Spa treatments
International flights
Visas

Itinerary

Umbwe Gate To Umbwe Cave

Kilimanjaro

Departing from Moshi driving to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate. Your guide tells you about the local flora and fauna and natural wildlife. At these lower elevations, the trail can be muddy and quite slippery. We highly recommend gaiters and trekking poles here. 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.

Umbwe Cave

Umbwe Cave to Barranco Camp

Kilimanjaro

Elevation: 2944m/9659ft to 3986m/13,077ft Altitude gained: 1042m After a good nights sleep and a hearty breakfast, we emerge from the rain forest and continue on a steeply ascending path, along the Umbwe ridge as it descends slightly to Barranco camp situated in the valley. Temperatures begin to drop.

Barranco Campsites

Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Kilimanjaro

Elevation: 3986m/13,077ft to 4034m/13,235ft Altitude gained: 48m After breakfast, we continue on a steep ridge up the adventurous Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction, which connects, with the Mweka Trail. This is one of the most impressive days to see the power, agility, and strength of your crew zip over this wall with what appears such ease. Overnight at Karanga Camp.

Barranco Campsites

Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Kilimanjaro

Elevation: 4034m/13,235ft to 4662m/15,295ft Altitude gained: 628m We continue up toward Barafu Camp, and once reached you have now completed the South Circuit, which offers a variety of breathtaking views of the summit from many different angles. An early dinner and rest as we prepare for summit night. Overnight at Barafu Camp.

Barafu Campsites

Barafu Camp to Summit to mwekacamp

Kilimanjaro

We continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers trying to stay warm and focused of the amazing sense of accomplishment that lies ahead. With a switchback motion in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. You will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise during your short rest here. From here on your remaining 1 hour ascent to Uhuru Peak, you are likely to encounter snow all the way.

Mweka Campsites

Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Moshi

Kilimanjaro

After breakfast and a heartfelt ceremony of appreciation and team bonding with your crew, it’s time to say goodbye. We continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. As the weather is drastically warmer, the terrain is wet, muddy and steep and we highly recommend Gaiters and trekking poles. From the gate, a vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi. Enjoy a long overdue hot shower, dinner and celebrations

Qwine Hotel in Moshi

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