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6 DAYS UMBWE ROUTE MOUNT KILIMANJARO TREKKING

6 DAYS UMBWE ROUTE MOUNT KILIMANJARO TREKKING

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The 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. 

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Kilimanjaro International Aitport
  • Departure Time
    Approximately 8.30AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 7.30PM
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable and light
  • Included
    Airport Transfer
    All accommodations during the safari
    All Food during the safari
    All Park fees
    Bottle of water
    four- season private mountain sleeping tents
    Mountain Crisis Management and Safety Procedure
    Mountain Guides
    Mountain Sleeping Mattress
    Professional Mountain Guide
    quality mess tents with table and chairs
    Rescue Fees
    Transfer to and from Airport
  • Not Included
    All extras which are not included in itinerary
    cook
    International flight and Visa
    Porters
    Professional and experienced safari guides
    Quality
    Refined water
    Safari vehicle
    Tips and items of personal nature
    Waterproof

Tour Plan

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Day 1 : Arrival at airport to Hotel

After arrival at the Airport our guide will transfer you to the Hotel which is found on the foothill of Mt. Kilimanjaro, after check in you will have tour briefing and equipment check if you will miss some of them he will take you to rent the missing gears when everything clear you will take a rest for next day adventure.
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Day 2 : Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Umbwe Gate, Hike to Umbwe Cave 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: HB Budget Lodging: Umbwe Cave Camp
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Day 3 : Umbwe Cave Camp to Barranco Camp

After breakfast, we leave the glades of the forest and follow an ascending path on the open moorland to Barranco Camp. Elevation: 2850m/9350ft to 4000m/13,000ft Distance: 6km/4mi Walking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Semi-desert Meals: FB Budget Lodging: Barranco Camp
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Day 4 : 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: FB Budget Lodging: Karanga Camp
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Day 5 : 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: FB Budget Lodging: Barafu Camp
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Day 6 : 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: FB Budget Lodging: Mweka Camp
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Day 7 : 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 gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 30 minutes). Elevation: 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft Distance: 10km/6mi Hiking Time: 3-4 hours Habitat: Forest Meals: B
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Day 8 : End of the Tour

According to your flight time, driver will transfer you to the airport to meet your flight, if you have more days please let us know we can plan something to cement your stay in Tanzania like wildlife safari, cultural tours and Zanzibar beach holiday.

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