Kilimanjaro Climb, Umbwe Route - 6 days

Monkey Adventures
USD1377
  • 6 days
    (Duration)
  • Tough
    (Difficulty)
  • 4.9
    (Rating)
  • Hilly
    (Terrain)

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

Private Trek:

Basic Package:

  • Solo Trekker USD 1504 per person
  • Group of 2 USD 1377 per person
  • Group of 3 USD 1346 per person
  • Group of 4 USD 1334 per person
  • Group of 5 USD 1335 per person
  • Group of 6 USD 1327 per person
  • Group of 7 USD 1321 per person
  • Group of 8 USD 1319 per person
  • Group of 9 USD 1315 per person
  • Group of 10 and above USD 1308 per person

Standard Package:**

  • Solo Trekker USD 1644 per person
  • Group of 2 USD 1468 per person
  • Group of 3 USD 1425 per person
  • Group of 4 USD 1408 per person
  • Group of 5 USD 1419 per person
  • Group of 6 USD 1406 per person
  • Group of 7 USD 1397 per person
  • Group of 8 USD 1393 per person
  • Group of 9 USD 1394 per person
  • Group of 10 and above USD 1385 per person

**Standard Package includes Basic Package+To/fro transport from Kilimanjaro Airport to Moshi+Hotel Accommodation for 2 nights at Lindrin Lodge (1 night each pre and post trek)


Itinerary

  • Day 1:Hotel 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: Lunch and Dinner

  • 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: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 3: 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: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 4: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: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 5:Barafu Camp to Summit 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: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 6:Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Moshi hotel

    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: Breakfast


Included

  • All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents (Twin sharing basis)
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • 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
  • Conservation fees (part of park fees)
  • Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)
  • Rescue fees (part of park fees)
  • VAT (18% charged by the Government)

Excluded

  • Tanzania Visa - USD 100 per person for US citizens and USD 50 for the non US citizens
  • Hotel in Arusha or Moshi (available as an optional addon)
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Liquors, beers and bottled beverages

Transport

Transport as per the itinerary.


Location

Reporting at Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania


Addons

Hotel Options:

  • Lindrin Lodge (Single Room): USD 35 per night
  • Lindrin Lodge (Double Room): USD 56 per night
  • Lindrin Lodge (Triple Room): USD 84 per night
  • Keys Hotel (Single Room): USD 61 per night
  • Keys Hotel (Double Room): USD 84 per night
  • Keys Hotel (Triple Room): USD 112 per night
  • Parkview Inn (Single Room): USD 75 per night
  • Parkview Inn (Double Room): USD 85 per night
  • Parkview Inn (Triple Room): USD 120 per night
  • Kilimanjaro Wonders (Single Room): USD 130 per night
  • Kilimanjaro Wonders (Double Room): USD 145 per night

Transfers:

  • Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Moshi (one way): USD 35 per vehicle
  • Moshi to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) (one way): USD 35 per vehicle
  • Arusha to Moshi (one way): USD 70 per vehicle
  • Moshi to Arusha (one way): USD 70 per vehicle

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