6Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Umbwe Route

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6Days Umbwe Route – Kilimanjaro Trek

6 Days & 5 Nights

Kilimanjaro Trekking - Umbwe Route

Safari Highlights

Embark on an exhilarating six-day trek along the challenging Umbwe Route to conquer the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. This itinerary is meticulously crafted to provide optimal acclimatization and breathtaking scenery, ensuring you experience the full splendor of Africa’s highest peak. From the dense rainforest of Umbwe Gate to the barren alpine desert near the summit, each day presents new challenges and rewards.

Get ready for thrilling game drives where you’ll encounter Africa’s iconic wildlife up close

6Days Umbwe Route – Kilimanjaro Trek

Detailed Itinerary

An exhilarating six-day trek along the challenging Umbwe Route to conquer the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. This itinerary is meticulously crafted to provide optimal acclimatization and breathtaking scenery, ensuring you experience the full splendor of Africa’s highest peak. From the dense rainforest of Umbwe Gate to the barren alpine desert near the summit, each day presents new challenges and rewards. Traverse through diverse landscapes, including moorland, volcanic terrain, and glacier-capped summits, while forging unforgettable memories with your experienced guide and supportive team. Culminating in a triumphant ascent to Uhuru Peak, this adventure promises an unparalleled journey to the roof of Africa, leaving you with a profound sense of achievement and memories to last a lifetime.

Day 1: Arrival in Moshi

Arrive in Moshi, Tanzania, and transfer to your hotel.
Meet your guide for a pre-trek briefing and equipment check.
Overnight in Moshi.

Day 2: Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Camp

Drive to Umbwe Gate (1,800m) and meet your trekking team.
Begin the trek through dense rainforest, with steep sections.
Arrive at Umbwe Camp (2,850m) for dinner and overnight camping.

Day 3: Umbwe Camp to Barranco Camp

Trek through moorland with stunning views of the surrounding peaks.
Ascend to Lava Tower (4,630m) for acclimatization before descending to Barranco Camp (3,960m).
Dinner and overnight at Barranco Camp.

Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Hike the Barranco Wall, a challenging yet exhilarating climb.
Traverse alpine desert terrain towards Karanga Camp (3,995m).
Enjoy panoramic vistas of the plains below and the glaciers above.
Dinner and overnight at Karanga Camp.

Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Trek to Barafu Camp (4,673m), the final base camp before the summit.
Ascend through rocky landscapes, with increasingly barren surroundings.
Rest and prepare for the summit push.
Dinner and an early bedtime in preparation for the summit attempt.

Day 6: Summit Day – Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

Begin the summit trek in the early hours, ascending under the starry sky.
Reach Stella Point (5,685m) at dawn, then continue to Uhuru Peak (5,895m), the highest point in Africa.
Descend back to Barafu Camp for a short rest and refreshment.
Continue the descent through alpine desert to Mweka Camp (3,100m).
Celebrate your accomplishment with your team over a farewell dinner.
Overnight at Mweka Camp.

Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Descend through lush rainforest to Mweka Gate (1,640m).
Receive your summit certificates and bid farewell to your trekking crew.
Transfer back to Moshi for a well-deserved shower and celebration.
Overnight in Moshi.

WHATS INCLUDED?

  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro
  • International Airport (JRO)*
    2 nights hotel accommodation in Moshi (before & after the climb)
  • Breakfast is included at the hotel*
    1 Post-climb celebratory drink (beer, juice, or soda) on us*
  • Group transport to and from Moshi to ALL Kilimanjaro park gates*
  • No additional transport fees will be charged to the Northern or Western route gates*
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits
  • Camping/Hut fees
  • Mountain rescue fees
  • Guides/Porters salaries
  • Private toilet for the party on all climbs (except for Marangu)*
  • All season mountain tents
  • Foam sleeping pad (unless you opt to bring your own instead)
  • Mess tents, tables, chairs for parties of two or more
  • All meals on the mountain
  • No small party supplement fees will be charged
  • No single supplement fees for Private Climbs will be charged

WHATS EXCLUDED?

  • Airfare
  • Personal Gear
  • Tips for porters & Guides
  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.

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Note:

  • We can arrange domestic flight to Zanzibar
  • We do hotel booking and excursions in Zanzibar upon request
  • Also, we do cultural tourism and visit Lake Natron excursion.
  • We do Kilimanjaro climbing all routes
  • Meru Trekking
  • Lake Manyara night game drive
  • Treetop Lake Manyara Canoe

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