Kilimanjaro Climb Umbwe Route, Umbwe route offers incredible views of Kibo, the Great Western Breach and Baranco.Climbing Kilimanjaro by Umbwe route the hardest route
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Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb - Umbwe Route 6 Days 5 Nights USD 660 per person

Kilimanjaro Climb Via Arrow Glacier Umbwe Route

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.

Day 01: 6 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route Via Arrow Glacier

Umbwe Gate (1800m) - Bivouac (first) camp (2940m)

Hiking time: 5 hours
Habitat: Montane forest

After 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

Barranco camp (3950m) - Lava Tower (4630m) - Arrow Glacier Camp (4800m)

Habitat: Moorland/Semi desert

Early 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.

Day 04: 6 Days Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro Umbwe RouteVia Arrow Glacier

Arrow Glacier (4800m) - Crater (5700m)

Hiking time: 5 hours
Distance: About 15 km's
Habitat: Semi desert/ Snowfields

From 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

SUMMIT ATTEMPT
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

You 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
Habitat: Forest

After 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.

Price: US $ 660. per person

Note: 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 the mountain

Price includes:

  • 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.
  • English speaking mountain guide and assistant.
  • Porters Minimum 2 per client.
  • First Aid Kit including Oxygen Kit.

Price does not Include

  • Park fees (Park Fees for 5 nights 6Days 690 USD per person)
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook
  • Entry visa for Tanzania (US$50 per passport)- can get at Namanga border or at Kilimanjaro airport
  • All health requirements (Hepatitis A, Yellow Fever, Meningitis)
    travel insurance
  • Airfares and departure taxes
  • Dinner on your arrival evening (about 8-20US$)

    (Tipping Will be determined on how you will appreciate the service of Porters and Guide


Making it possible for climbers to achieve their dreams they are commited to!

SERVICES

  • Arrival
    Complimentary meet and greet on arrival at Kilimanjaro Intl Airport or Nairobi airport - we will hold a sign board with your names.If you arrive in Nairobi than 7.30am then you can board Nairobi Moshi shuttle bus.

    Accommodation

  • Pre and post climb basic tourist class accommodation in Moshi town - offering so much more in terms of tourist attractions, restaurants and nightlife
  • Upgrade to luxury class accommodation available at supplementary cost


Food
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

Your 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 .

Guides and Porters

  • Salaries paid to your guides and porters as recommended TANAPA
  • Senior guides extensively trained out door leadership school

Equipment

Storm proof sleeping tents, waterproof sleeping mat, camp table and camping chairs see recommended gear list