Welcome to the Kilimanjaro Umbwe route, the shortest route to the rooftop of Africa!

The Umbwe route, is located on the south side of Mt, Kilimanjaro, it is also the steepest and shortest route up the mountain. Five days is the minimum number of days necessary to complete this trek. A very steep walk leads you through an amazing and stunning forest.

  • 6 Day Kilimanjaro Climb
INCLUDED
Accommodation Professional Guides
Entrance Fees Most Meals
NOT INCLUDED
Flights
Guide gratuity

 

Additional information

Minimum Persons:4
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Day 1: Kilimanjaro

Umbwe gate-1800M-5905ft to Umbwe Caves Camp2800M-9190ft: 
Walking distance-9KM:
Walking time-4-5 Hours:
Altitude gain:1000M-3285Ft:
Habitas-Montane-Forest:

After signing in at the gate your journey begins; with your small day pack. This first trekking day is through dense rainforest, under the tangled canopy of moss-coated vines which are home to several monkey species and a vibrant array of exotic birds.Upon arriving at camp, you will find your tent set up as well as hot washing water. Tea, coffee, peanuts, popcorn and other yummy snacks will be prepared for you in the dining tent. A hot dinner as well as a brief about the following day will be prepared for you before turning in for the night.

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Day 2: Kilimanjaro

Umbwe cave-2800M-9,190Ft to Barranco Camp 3985m-13070Ft:
Distance-7.5KM:
Walking time-4-5Hours:
Altitude gain-1185KM-3880Ft:
Habitat-Forest-heath zone:

The guides will wake you with a steaming cup of tea or coffee at around 7am. After breakfast, you continue with your adventure, heading to Barranco Camp hiking along the Barranco Valley ridge until you enter the moorland zones. Soon the taller trees will give a way to the giant heather terrain. Upon arriving at camp, you will find your tent set up as well as hot washing water. Tea, coffee, peanuts, popcorn and other yummy snacks will be prepared for you in the dining tent. A hot dinner as well as a brief about the following day will be prepared for you before turning in for the night.

Meals: Breakfast

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Day 3: Kilimanjaro

Barranco Camp 3962M-13070Ft)to Karanga Camp (4040M-13255Ft: 
Walking distance- 6KM:
Walking time-3-4Hours:
Altitude gain-55M-185Ft:
Habitata-Moorland-Alpine zones

Today you will tackle the Great Barranco Wall after breakfast. Some say the Barranco Wall “requires significant climbing experience.” I say that’s nonsense; it’s quite fun and I say, “y’all are going to have a blast.” It is a strenuous climb, but so very worth the effort. Your journey continues for about 1.5 hours, descending into the Karanga Valley Camp. Upon arriving at camp, a hot lunch is served, a well-deserved reward for all your efforts. Take the time once again to rest and relax and soak in the beauty that surrounds you, as you wait for dinner and brief to prepare you for the next day‘s adventure.

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Day 4: Kilimanjaro

Karanga Camp-(4040M-13255Ft to Barafu Camp -4680m-15360Ft:
Walking distance: 6KM:
Walking time: 3-4Hours:
Altitude gain: 640M-2105Ft:
Habitas-Moorland Zone to Alpine Zone:

You depart Karanga camp around 9:00, right after breakfast. The walk today is short and sweet. Your trek takes you on a path, through an increasingly barren landscape, with the Southern Glaciers looming to your left. The path changes to scree and steepens, whereupon you reach your final destination for the day, Barafu Camp.Your early arrival gives you the time to rest in preparation for your final climb. Today also a hot lunch is served early, and you prepare your summit equipment before dinner, with great anticipation for the next day.

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Day 5: Kilimanjaro

Summit attempt via Stella Point-5752 M-18871Ft to Uhuru Peak -5895M-19340Ft: 
Walking Distance-6KM:
Walking time: 5-7Hours.:
Altitude gain: 1072M-3511Ft:

Habitas-Alpine-Rocky-Scree –Snow and dirt that left over from Ash:

Your day pack will be ready with all the necessities: 2 liters of water, balaclava, gloves/mittens, fresh batteries in your head lamp and camera, and you will be advised for layering of clothing to ensure maximum climbing comfort. The guides will wake you up some time between 11 -11:30pm for your final preparation, which will follow with coffee, tea and snacks. At 12:00 (sharp) your summit attempt begins on a steep, rocky path and after about an hour, you will be able to enjoy a break.  The slow and steady pace (pole pole) will continue over loose volcanic scree and take you between the Rebbman and Rattzel Glaciers all the way to the Stella Point, which is located at the crater rim. A short break is a must at Stella Point; you then slowly make your way along the ridge for about another hour to the summit, and from here you may encounter snow. Before you know it you will be at the top of Africa, admiring Mr. Golden Sun rising from 5896m, beyond the clouds and mountains.  The descent can be tough for some people (here’s where many appreciate the walking poles!) but the air gets easier to breathe and your happiness at what you have accomplished carries you along. Congratulations!

Barafu camp-4680M-15360Ft to Mweka Camp-3100M-10,170 ft: Hiking distance-9KM: 

Hiking time-3.5 Hours:
Altitude decreased from Summit- 2796M-9170Ft:
Habitat-Alpine to Heath Zone:

After lunch, you pack all of your gear and hike down a rocky, scree-filled path into the moorland. The descent continues to the final campsite at the edge of Mweka Forest. What happens now is amazing! The increase in oxygen not only makes breathing so much easier, it seems as if energy has been injected into your system! Dinner is often a lively affair, with everybody’s eyes shining as they recount the experiences of the day. I have no doubt that you will sleep well tonight.

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Day 7: Kilimanjaro


Karanga Camp-(4040M-13255Ft to Barafu Camp -4680m-15360Ft:
Accommodation: Four Season tent.
Walking distance: 6KM
Walking time: 3-4Hours
Altitude gain: 640M-2105Ft
Habitas-Moorland Zone to Alpine Zone:
We depart Karanga camp around 9:00, right after breakfast. The walk today is short and sweet. Your trek takes you on a path, through an increasingly barren landscape and changes to scree and steepens, whereupon you reach your final destination for the day, Barafu Camp. Your early arrival gives you time to rest in preparation for your final climb. Today also a hot lunch is served early, and you prepare your summit equipment before dinner, with great anticipation for the next day.
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Day 6: Kilimanjaro

Mweka Camp -3100M to Mweka Gate-1800M Hiking distance: 

12KM all downhill Hiking time:2-4 Hours:
Altitude decreased-1300M-4264Ft:
Habitats-Montane Forest:

Today the mountain is finally under your feet!! You climbed Kilimanjaro and you are ready to celebrate your amazing accomplishment! Your last breakfast on Kilimanjaro is normally served around 7:30, and around 8:00 it’s time to start running down the hill to the bottom of the mountain. You set off through the lush forest to the Mweka Park Gate where successful climbers receive their Golden Summit Certificate and Green Certificate for those who reached Stella Point. Congratulations, you have successfully climbed to the top of the highest freestanding mountain in the world.


TRIP EXTENSION: Continue to uncovering the secrets of Africa on one of our exciting optional extensions.

Balloon safari.
Horseback safari.
Walking safari
Motorcycle safari, Mountain biking safari.
Magic Ireland of Zanzibar.
Culture Tour.
Maasai boma visit.

Upon arrival in Arusha/Moshi you will have Dinner and then we will end our climb. The group should tip the guides and porters, around $250-400 (Per clients) per trip, this will depends on number of climbers.

Please note this itinerary is subject to change with or without prior notice according to local conditions or national park rules.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Aiport pickup & drop off
2 nights in Arusha/Moshi Hotel the night before and the night after the climb BB.
Mountain Guide, Cook, Porters
Park Fees, Hut Fees and Rescue Fee
Air rescue fees, in case of an evacuation. AMREF

All Camping equipment, Tents, chairs, table
All food and Catering equipment’s, breakfast, lunch and dinner
Certificate of Achievement
Free storage of excess baggage not required on the Mountain
Fully equipped High Altitude and Wilderness First Aid Kit/S
Oxygen tank/S
Complimenatry T-shirt
Complimentary 1 drink after the climb

PACKAGE EXCLUDES:
Drinks and Laundry at Lodges
Personal Mountain Gears

Sleeping bags/Available for rent

Sleeping matt/Available for rent

Gratuities/ Tipping for team/crew
Medical, personal and Luggage Insurance
Visas
any excess luggage more than 15 KG per client
Innoculations
Any amendments to the above itinerary

DEPARTURE DATES AND TIME

The departure dates for all of our east African safaris, tours and travel and other trekking packages are totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact us for further and more detailed information, as well as information on all our safaris tours, travel and trekking Kilimanjaro packages into Tanzania and east African in general.

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