Hiking kilimanjaro umbwe route for six days price

Hiking kilimanjaro umbwe route for six days price

Hiking kilimanjaro umbwe route for six days price

Hiking kilimanjaro umbwe route for six days price

Hiking kilimanjaro umbwe route for six days price

Hiking kilimanjaro umbwe route for six days price

Hiking kilimanjaro umbwe route for six days price

Hiking kilimanjaro umbwe route for six days price

Hiking kilimanjaro umbwe route for six days price

6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking | Trekking
via Umbwe route

The Umbwe hiking route has a well-deserved reputation of being the most challenging route on Mount Kilimanjaro.6-Day Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Trekking via Umbwe route Due to the fast gain in elevation to high altitude this route does not provide the necessary stages for acclimatization. Although the number of people on this trail is very low the chances of success are also low. Umbwe is considered to be very difficult, taxing route one that should only be attempted by strong and experienced hikers who are confident in their ability to acclimatize quickly to altitude. On this route approaching from the South direction the Umbwe route is a short steep and direct climb.

After reaching Barranco campsite the trail turns East and traverses underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent from summit is made via the Mweka route.

Kilimanjaro Mountain via Umbwe route itinerary

Respectively & great esteem you are welcome to 6 days Hiking|trekking with Africa Natural Tours to Kilimanjaro National Park via Umbwe route our itinerary as follow below.

Day One (1): Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Camp

 • Rising (ft): 5,249ft to 9,514ft

 • Stretch: 11 km

 • Hiking time: 5-7 hours

 • Climatic habitat: Rain Forest

Immediately after arriving at the Umbwe Gate hiker(s) and the team complete the registration paperwork and prepare the hiking expedition gear and equipment. The trek beings up a gradual inclining 4WD path which ends with a sign marked “Umbwe Trail.” From here we ascend through a dense forest on a steep and sometimes muddy path until we reach Umbwe campsite for resting.

Day Two (2): Umbwe Camp to Barranco Camp

 • Rising (ft): 9,514ft to 13,044ft

 • Stretch: 6 km

 • Hiking time: 4-5 hours

 • Climatic habitat: Heathland / Moorland

The trek begins steep as we ascend higher into the heath zone. Here landscape changes rapidly to sparse vegetation, rocky outcrops and giant heathers. The trail leads up a narrow ridge then flattens as it nears Barranco Valley which offers great views of Moshi and Kibo Peak. Once at camping ground there will be some extra time to explore the area in depth.

Day Three (3): Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

 • Rising (ft): 13,044ft to 13,106ft

 • Stretch: 5 km

 • Hiking time: 4-5 hours

 • Climatic habitat: Alpine Desert

Our first challenge is a climb and struggle over the volcanic rock of the 1,200 ft Barranco Wall. On reaching the top we have a well-earned lunch break and enjoy fantastic views of Barafu and Mount Meru. We continue across the ridges and valleys to the Karanga Valley camping ground. This is a short day hike meant for allowing acclimatization.

Day Four (4): Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

 • Rising (ft): 13,106ft to 15,331ft

 • Stretch: 4 km

 • Hiking time: 4-5 hours

 • Climatic habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast hiker(s) and the whole team leave Karanga camping ground and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to Barafu camp at this point we have completed the Southern Circuit which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp rest enjoy an early dinner and prepare for the summit day. The two summits of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks are visible from this site.

Day Five (5): Barafu Camp to Uhuru Point to Mweka camp

 • Rising (ft): 15,331ft to 19,341ft to 10,065ft

 • Stretch: 17 km

 • Hiking time: 11-14 hours

 • Climatic habitat: Arctic

Very early in the morning (at midnight) hiker(s) and the team put on many layers of clothing and begin the climb to the summit. We 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 Mount Kilimanjaro hiking trip.

At Stella Point (18,600 ft) we stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are and have ever likely seen and witnessed. From Stella Point hiker(s) have just one more hour before reaching the peak. At Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the roof of Africa! Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camping ground stopping at Barafu camping ground for lunch. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest. Later in the evening we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Day Six (6): Mweka Camp to Moshi

 • Descend (ft): 10,065ft to 5,380ft

 • Stretch: 10 km

 • Hiking time: 3-4 hours

 • Climatic habitat: Rain Forest

After breakfast we continue the descent down towards Mweka Park Gate for hiker(s) to receive their summit certificates. At lower elevations it can be wet and muddy.6-Day Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Trekking via Umbwe route Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy. Africa Natural Tours vehicle will be waiting for hiker(s) at Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi.

Hiking kilimanjaro umbwe route for six days price

Included

General

  • Guide
  • Park Fees
  • Tax
  • Gate transfer
  • Crew wages
  • Environment fees
  • Accommodation

    During the climb you will be staying in special camps and huts!

    Food

  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 5 Dinners
  • Drinking water
  • Other

  • Guide
  • Cook
  • Porters
  • Included

    General

  • Guide
  • Park Fees
  • Tax
  • Gate transfer
  • Crew wages
  • Environment fees
  • Other

  • Guide
  • Cook
  • Porters
  • Accommodation

    During the climb you will be staying in special camps and huts!

    Food

  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 5 Dinners
  • Drinking water
  • Not-Included

  • Flights
  • Tipping the crew
  • Visas