Mount Kilimanjaro-Umbwe Route 6 days Trekking

As compared to the Machame Route, Umbwe is steeper and shorter. Once you arrive at the Barranco Hut, you can join other fellow trekkers who arrived via the Machame route. You then descent down the Mweka trail.Since it is a very short and direct route, it is not recommended for people with little altitude experience.

per adult from

$3,170

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Duration

6 days

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Umbwe Camp

      Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Elevation: 1660m/5450ft to 2850m/9350ft

      Distance: 11km/7mi Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

      Habitat: Montane Forest

      Meals: LD Budget

      Lodging: Umbwe Cave Camp


      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Camping

      Day 2: Barranco Camp

      Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      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

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Camping

      Day 3: Karanga Camp

      Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      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

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Camping

      Day 4: Barafu Camp

      Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      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

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Camping

      Day 5: Uhuru Peak

      Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      In the midnight to 2 am, we’ll resume our journey to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. Following the northwestern direction, we’ll ascend down the mountain towards Stella Point through heavy screen. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. You’ll have a short rest at Stella Point and you’ll see view of the sunrise from here you’re ever going to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit.You may encounter heavy to moderate snowfall on your 1-hour ascent from Stella point all the way to the summit. Once you arrive at the Uhuru Peak, you’ll have reached the highest point on Mt. Kilimanjaro and the entire continent of Africa!From the summit, we’ll descend down to Barafu where we’ll have our lunch and then to the Mweka Camp. 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


      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Camping

      Day 6: Arusha, tanzania

      Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      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. Shorts and t-shirts, either full or half, will be more than enough, but do keep rain gears and warmer clothes.From the gate, continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your Arusha (about 30 minutes).

      Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft

      Distance: 20 km/12 miles

      Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

      Habitat: Rain Forest

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Camping
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      Departure Time :
      7:30 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Signature Safari

    Activity ID: V-146205P10

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