6 days umbwe Route

Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

Pick up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to your hotel in Moshi town. So, you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do equipment. check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Therefore, the missing gear can also be rented on this day.

Meals: No Meals Included

Day 2: Umbwe Gate (1,800m/5,905ft) to Cave Bivouac Camp (2,850m/9,350ft)

Elevation Gain:1,050 meters, 3,445 feet

Hiking time: 4 to 6 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Moreover at 8am leave Moshi for Umbwe Gate. Therefore, here you will meet our porters, guides, and cooks. However you will spend the next six days trekking to Uhuru Peak, the roof of Africa. But, after arriving, wait at the gate while we register your climb and the porters. Therefore guides make final preparations. The trail is steep and can be slippery in some places.
Hike Kilimanjaro in this Kilimanjaro safaris. Therefore, the forest will thin later in the hike and heathers, tall grasses as well as wildflowers. After that Porters and cooks will walk ahead to set up the camp in time for your arrival.

Day 3: Cave Bivouac (2,850m/9,350ft) to Barranco Camp (3,950m/12,960ft)

Total Elevation Gain: 1,100 meters, 3,610 feet

Hiking time: 5 to 7 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

The first section of the trail continues following the ridge. Therefore, after leaving the forest, continue through open moorlands until reaching Barranco Camp. Therefore, Barranco is generally regarded as the most scenic campsite on the Umbwe Trail as it’s surrounded by giant senecios and lobelias. However, Barranco is in a valley, the sun rises later than at the other camps.

Day 4: Barranco Camp (3,950m/12,960ft) to Karanga Valley (4,200m/13,780ft)

Elevation Gain: 250 meters, 820 feet

Distance: 7 Kilometers

Hiking time: 3 to 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Thence, you will Leave Barranco Camp after breakfast for Karanga Valley. But,tThe day begins with a 1.5 hour scramble up the Barranco Wall. Therefore, this is the hardest part of the day and in some places you may have to use your hands to aid your climb. So,  after reaching the top, hike through fairly level terrain before making a short but steep descent into the green Karanga River Valley.

Day 5: Karanga Valley (4,200m/13,780ft) to Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,100ft)

Elevation Gain: 400 meters, 1,320 feet

Distance: 6 Kilometers

Hiking time: 3 to 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

So, after breakfast, begin the hike to Barafu Camp. During the trip on the way to Barafu you will view several of Kibo’s glaciers as well as the junction that connects the descent route, Mweka, with the Machame trail. All these during day four, hike by the Heim, Kersten and Decken Glaciers. Although the trail to Barafu passes through alpine desert with little vegetation, Barafu Camp offers stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. However, try to sleep after finishing dinner as you will wake before midnight for your summit hike.

Day 6: Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,100ft) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m/19,340ft) to Mweka Camp (3,100m/10,170ft)

Elevation Gain: 1,295 meters, 4,240 feet

Elevation Loss: 2,795 meters, 9,170 feet

So, Hiking time: 6 hours to the rim, 1 hour to Uhuru, 3 to 4 hours back to Barafu, 4 hours to Mweka

But: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Therefore, around midnight, begin the final ascent to Uhuru Peak. Hike by the light of your headlamp for the next six hours. However, the ascent to the crater rim is the most challenging part of the entire trek. That is to say, the trail is very steep until you reach the crater rim at Stella Point.

Therefore, at Barafu Camp, you will eat breakfast and take a short break. However, you still have another three to five hours to go before reaching Mweka Camp.

Day 7: Mweka Camp (3,100m/10,170ft) to Mweka Gate (1,500m/4,920ft)

Elevation Loss: 1,600 meters, 5,250 feet

Hiking time: 4 hours

Meals: Breakfast Included

After breakfast, finish the trek with a hike through the forest to Mweka Gate. The trail may be slippery following rain. Our vehicles will meet you at the lower station of Mweka Gate to take you back to Moshi.

Day 8: Depart Tanzania

The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Therefore, in this kilimanjaro safaris, depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town, and grab some gift shops before heading to the airport.

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