6 days Kilimanjaro climbing Umbwe Route

Tanzania Joy Tours
USD1563
  • 6 days
    (Duration)
  • Extreme
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  • Hilly
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The Umbwe Route is steeper and shorter than the Machame Route.


Description

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.


Discounts

Discounts based on Group size

  • 1-participant- $1694
  • 2-participants- $1563
  • 3-participants- $1516
  • 4-participants- $1425
  • 5-participants- $1425
  • 6-participants- $1380
  • 7-participants- $1379
  • 8-participants- $1381
  • 9 or more participants- $1239
Discounts for joining existing group
  • Single trekker joining a group - USD 131

Includes

  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor Society of Africa

Excludes

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.

Transport

Transport from Moshi-Base-Moshi as per itinerary included in the cost


Location

Reporting at Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania


Refund Policy

  • Until 4 weeks prior to departure – 0% Cancellation Fee
  • 4-2 weeks prior to departure – 50% Cancellation Fee
  • 2-1 weeks prior to departure – 75% Cancellation Fee
  • Less than 1 week prior to departure – 100% Cancellation Fee

addons

  • 1 night hotel at Moshi - USD 35(for single room) or USD 56(for doubles)
  • Airport to Moshi transfer - USD 25 - per vehicle
  • Moshi to airport transfer - USD 25 - per vehicle

Itinerary

  • Day 1 : 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: LD
    • Budget Lodging: Umbwe Cave Camp

  • Day 2 : 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: BLD
    • Budget Lodging: 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: BLD
    • Budget Lodging: 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: BLD
    • Budget Lodging: 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: BLD
    • Budget Lodging: 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 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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JackDAWightman

A great, fast route

Joy Tours were an amazing group to travel with, really hospitable and professional. My guide, Nicholas, was a great dude. I've already recommended them to friends looking to make the climb!

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Carina O

Kilimanjaro climb and 2-day safari

We had arranged the climb a few months in advance, Emmanuael (owner) is very responsive to questions which is very reassuring. Everything was well organized for the climb, though we were put together...

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tpemmasani

Hakuna Matata - Good Job on our Kili Climb

I had very good experience with Tanzania joy tours on my 7 day Lemosho Kilimanjaro climb. They did their best to accommodate all of my requests on and off the mountain. Guides - Freddy and Tembe knew...

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