Umbwe Route 6 Days – Kilimanjaro Trek.

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6 Days
Availability : All Year Round
Moshi
Uhuru Peak
Min Age : 15+
Tour Details

The route and its name originated from Kibosho Umbwe village in Moshi on slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is a very challenging steep route making it difficult to climb. Due to the altitude the route does not provide a chance for acclimatization. This route is situated in the mountain forest of Kilimanjaro up to Umbwe cave campsite, it comes to join with Machame route, Lemosho route, Shira route. The trek is for six days with an after native route to the summit called the western breach route which is strenuous ascending 850m about 2km which requires scrambling ( climbing on hands and feet) at certain point .

Departure & Return Location

Moshi 

Departure Time

7am – 9am

Price Includes

  • Transport to and from
  • Allowance for the crew
  • First aid kit and oxygen tank for an emergency
  • Rescue car
  • Park fees/ VAT
  • Three delicious meals a day
  • Sleeping tents
  • Table and chairs
  • Two nights accommodation in the hotel
  • Hot water for wash
  • Ginger tea for the summit
  • Pick and drop off at the airport

Price Excludes

  • Flight tickets
  • Drinks and food at the hotel
  • Personal belongings
  • Medical insurance
  • Tips for the crew
  • Taxi driver service
Itinerary

Day 1From Moshi/Hotel - Machame Gate - Umbwe gate - Umbwe Cave Campsite.

Elevation: 800m – 1800m – 2850m
Distance: 10km 
Hiking time: 4-5 hours 
Habitat: mountain forest 
 
After breakfast we travel from the hotel to Machame gate for registration and get a permit paper then we drive to umbwe gate. At umbwe gate we will weigh our bags and complete normal formalities before start climb to umbwe cave campsite. We will walk through the rain forest, ridges and valleys up to camp where dinner will be served at camp and we will overnight at camp.

Day 2Umbwe Cave Campsite - Baranco Campsite

Elevation: 2850m – 3900m
Distance: 10 Km 
Hiking time: 4-5 hours 
Habitat: montane forest and heather.
 
On this day after breakfast we will climb through the remaining part of the thick forest to the moorland and heath zone enjoying the beautiful Baranco valleys and the Baranco wall. Here we meet and join other groups from Machame route, Lemosho route and Shira route we will have dinner at the camp as usually.

Day 3Baranco Campsite - Karanga Campsite

Elevation: 3900m – 4200m -3995m 
Distance: 6km 
Hiking time: 4-5 hours 
Habitat: moorland 
 
After breakfast we start to climb towards Baranco wall 4200m across ridges and valleys to Karanga campsite. Here we will take a lunch and nap. In the evening you will have a briefing about the next day and dinner with your guide.

Day 4Karanga Camp - Barafu Campsite

Elevation: 3995 – 4673m 
Distance: 4km 
Hiking time: 3-4 hours 
Habitat: Alpine desert.
 
From Karanga campsite the trek is tough to barafu campsite due to altitude. The distance is short but steep the pace is slow. Here you will be served lunch and get briefing before taking a nap. Dinner will be served early then you will take a rest before midnight when will start our final climb to the highest peak of Africa ( uhuru peak) .

Day 5Barafu Hut camp/ Uhuru peak/ Mweka Campsite

Elevation: 4673m – 5895m – 3100 m
Distance: 17.5km 
Hiking time: 10-12 hours 
Habitat: alpine desert and glacier 
 
Here we wake up at midnight you are served a light breakfast before we start for the summit. The aim of starting at midnight before dawn is to make you be able to climb to the summit because the trail is steep up to Stella point 5756m, at this point you will start to view the glacier, crater and sunrise before reaching uhuru peak which will take us almost an hours walk. We will have a moment of taking pictures depending on the weather and physical conditions. After this it’s our descending back to barafu campsite for a short nap followed with lunch and getting ready to go down to Mweka campsite. At Mweka camp you will be provided with a small basin of hot water and delicious meals before sleeping. 

Day 6Mweka Campsite - Mweka Gate

Elevation: 3100m – 1800m
Distance: 10km 
Descending time: 3-4 hours 
Habitat: mountain forest 
 
On this morning we have a moment of celebrating after breakfast. The crew sing and dance to the guests/ friends traditional African songs/ Jambo songs to commemorate the trek. Here you have the chance to give tips to the guide, porter and cook for their service. After that we descend to Mweka gate where you will sign out and given your certificates then we will head directly to your hotel where you will take a long hot shower and a good rest.

𝘾𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙏𝙤 𝘾𝙡𝙞𝙢𝙗 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙎𝙖𝙛𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙨:

• Prices vary between operators you should choose with caution.

• We offer reasonable rates for food, equipment, transportation and wages for the staff.

• Our services are better than others because we regard our clients highly.

• We organize group climb of 10-20 people per group, solo clients, honeymooners, pairs and family tours. Also private climbs/ Safaris are organized every day you should reserve your booking with us as soon as possible for any dates, any climbing route or Safari with any number of participants.

• Note that we never add people to a private climb/ safari without consent of the group.

• We Offer 2 Nights hotel in Moshi with B+B make sure you book your accommodation in Moshi rather than Arusha.

 

𝙒𝙝𝙮 𝘾𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙀𝙭𝙥𝙡𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙏𝙧𝙚𝙠𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘼𝙙𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚;

We have a team of well experienced, competent, with proven expertise for a long period of time in this field. Our guides have communication skills with good knowledge of first aid skills, provision of Food is done by the best chefs and our porters are well behaved and ready to standout to clients. We ensure individual attention, flexibility and high safety to all. Our 4X4 WD are reliable, comfortable and ready to take to roughest, toughest wilderness.