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Climb - Umbwe Route 6 Days 5 Nights USD 660 per
Kilimanjaro climbing -Umbwe Route
This is the steepest route up or down Kilimanjaro, thus
those few people who use this route do use this route to descend rather
than ascending . The route also offers scenery. Umbwe route is usually
recommended for descent only. Hardly anyone climbs it. It is extremely
steep and offers incredible views of Kibo, the Great
Western Breach (a huge stone mass protruding from Kibo) and the Baranco.
Umbwe route is the hardest but most magnificent and shortes way to reach
Uhuru Peak. A Less-frequented route, which is very steep and suitable
only for experienced trekkers.Additional days can be added to our programme
to discover or lighten up along the route or camp in the Karanga valley.
6 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route Via Arrow Glacier
Gate (1800m) - Bivouac (first) camp (2940m)
Hiking time: 5 hours
Habitat: Montane forest
breakfast you will be transferred to the Umbwe Gate at 1800m, passing
through Umbwe villages with coffee and banana plantations. On arrival
at the Umbwe Parks Gate your guide and porters will meet you. Sign the
register before you entre the park for your first step to accomplishing
your dreams. The air is thick with moisture and the path is usually muddy.
The route initially follows a forestry track winding up through the natural
rain forest. It then narrows and steepens to climb the ridge between the
Lonzo and Umbwe rivers, with huge trees surrounding you. The path offers
some spectacular views of deep gorges and if you are lucky, glimpses of
Kilimanjaro towering above you in the distance. The camp is perched between
huge trees and thick undergrowth.
Day 02: 6 Days Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
Umbwe Route Via Arrow Glacier
Bivouac (first) camp (2940m) - Barranco camp (3950m)
Hiking time: 6 hours
Habitat: Montane forest & Moorlands
Early in the morning after breakfast you will leave the camp. The forest
starts thinning and is replaced by rockier terrain, sparser undergrowth
and straggly, moss-covered trees. The path continues along a narrow, but
spectacular ridge. As you gain higher altitude, catch glimpses of Kilimanjaro
rising majestically ahead of you - etched against the blue sky. The path
flattens as you approach Barranco Valley. From the Umbwe ridge the route
descends slightly to the Barranco camp. The camp is situated in the valley
below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, which should provide you with
a memorable sunset while your dinner is being prepared.
Day 03: 6 Days Trekking Kilimanjaro
Umbwe Route Via Arrow Glacier
camp (3950m) - Lava Tower (4630m) - Arrow Glacier Camp (4800m)
Habitat: Moorland/Semi desert
in the morning after breakfast you will start your hike towards Lava Tower,
a famous landmark on Kilimanjaro. The path is steep and rocky, with views
of Mt. Meru, Kilimanjaro's little sister, punching her peak through the
clouds. From Lava Tower you turn towards the Western Breach, a steep climb
to Arrow Glacier camp (4800m). This is taxing and symptoms of altitude
sickness might become noticeable. The campsite is spectacular. Vegetation
has now all but disappeared, leaving only rock and scree in varying shades
of brown and black. The campsite is very cold and you need to be prepared.
6 Days Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro Umbwe RouteVia Arrow Glacier
Arrow Glacier (4800m) - Crater (5700m)
Distance: About 15 km's
Habitat: Semi desert/ Snowfields
the Arrow Glacier camp steep scree and rocky outcrops requiring a scramble
lead up the Western Breach to the crater floor (5700m). This day will
be the toughest challenge by far. After snowfalls the route can become
icy and in these conditions an ice axe or ski stick may be required. When
reaching the crater rim, you will be astonished by the view of snow and
glaciers. Visible to you left is the Northern Ice fields of Kilimanjaro
with the Furtwangler Glacier in front of you. Walk past this glacier to
the Crater camp, situated at the crater rim. If time permits, you can
climb to the Ash Pit (1 ½ hour). The Ash Pit is 340m across, 120m
deep and is one of the most perfect-formed examples in the world. The
campsite is very cold as snow might occur. Be one of a fortunate few to
spend a night in the inner crater of Kilimanjaro.
Day 05: 6 Days Climbing Kilimanjaro
Umbwe Route VIA Arrow Glacier
Crater (5700m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Mweka (3100m)
Hiking time: 2 hours to reach Uhuru Peak
7/8 hours to descend to Mweka
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
will rise around 04:00, and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off
into the early morning darkness. From the crater floor you will probably
encounter snow all the way on your 2-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak. Time spend
on the summit will depend on the weather conditions. Do not stop here
for too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to
cold and fatigue. Enjoy your accomplishment and a day to remember for
the rest of your live. The walk to Barafu camp from the summit, takes
about 3 hours. Here you will have a well earned but short rest, before
heading down to Millennium camp (3100m). The route is not difficult and
will take you down the rock and scree path into the moorland and eventually
into the forest. The camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or
rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Dinner, and washing water
will be provided as well as drinking water.
Day 06: 6 Days Climb Kilimanjaro
Umbwe Route Trail Via Arrow Glacier
Mweka camp (3100m)- Mweka Gate (1980m)
Hiking time: 3 hours
Distance: About 15 km's
an early and well-deserved breakfast, it is a 5-hour, scenic hike back
to the Park gate. It is strongly recommended to pay your porters any tips
after you and all your gear have reached the gate safely. Click here for
more info on tips. At Mweka gate you sign your name and details in a register.
This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates.
Those climbers who reached Stella Point (5685m) are issued with green
certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates.
From the Mweka Gate you will continue down into the Mweka village, normally
a muddy 3 km (1 hour) hike. You will then drive back to Moshi for a long
overdue hot shower and celebrations!! Overnight at the hotel in Moshi.
US $ 660. per person
Park Fees for the 5 nights 6Days is 690 USD per person payble
at the Gate with Visa/Master Card
Park Fees can also be paid in cash at the Bank in Arusha Prior to climbing
- 2 transfers
from Moshi to Ubwe/Mweka gate – return.
- 3 meals
a day while trekking – vegetarian/non vegetarian.
- 6 days
Kilimanjaro trek – Umbwe route.
- 5 nights
camping Umbwe Route.
- 2 nights
hotel accommodation bed and breakfast in Moshi before and after climb.
speaking mountain guide and assistant.
– Minimum 2 per client.
Aid Kit including Oxygen Kit.
does not Include
it possible for climbers to achieve their dreams they are commited to!
Food of a superior quality and variety offered for the duration
of your climb - we ensure we give well cooked and fresh foods- if you
have special diet kindly advise.
Management of your climb and Safari
overall climb will be managed by a well respected safety and accident
investigation consultant for the Tanzania- and Kilimanjaro National
Parks, with many years of leadership and climbing experience .
paid to your guides and porters as recommended TANAPA
guides extensively trained out door leadership school
proof sleeping tents, waterproof sleeping mat, camp table and camping
chairs see recommended gear list