8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Trekking Umbwe Route

Day 1: Arrive in Arusha:

We stay at Mvuli hotel, which is a beautiful Hotel located on the lower slopes of Mount Meru and is a perfect place to prepare you for adventure.

We will gather in the evening at 5:30 pm for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.

Day 2: Umbwe Cave (Full Board)

The climb starts from Umbwe Gate (1,800 m.) The path follows a ridge between two deep valleys up through the dense montane forest. The camp is perched between huge trees and thick undergrowth. There is no water available at this campsite, so we must carry from the gate all the water needed for drinking, food preparation and cleaning. Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Cave (at 3,000 m); 6-8 hours walking

Day 3: Umbwe Cave to Barronco (Full Board)

The path gets steeper on this section, as you get out of the forest along the Umbwe ridge the route descends slightly to the Barranco camp situated in the valley. Umbwe Cave to Barranco valley (3,950 m); 4-6 hours walking.

Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp (Full Board)

A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo, the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley, finally we have a steep climb up to Karanga Camp Barranco Valley to Karanga camp (4,000 m): 4-5 hours walking.

Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (Full Board)

A steep climb out of Karanga, and an easy path on compacted scree with wide views through this empty and dry landscape up to Barafu Camp. 
The two peaks Kibo and Mawenzi can been seen from Barafu Camp. After a hot lunch at the Camp, the remainder of the day is spent resting as we prepare for the final ascent before an early night summit walk.

Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600 m.): 3-4 hours walking.

Day 6: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (Full Board)

Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5,735m. We will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two hours round trip from here along the crater rim to main peak (5,895 m), which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Barafu is amazingly fast, and we stop at Barafu Camp for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Mweka Camp.

Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (3100 m): 13-15 hours walking.

Day 7: Descent – Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Arusha

A gentle walk takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka gate successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. After lunch we drive back to Mvuli hotel. Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate: 3-5 hours walking.

Day 8: Departure day:

After saying bye to our team in operation then you need a Private departure transfer which is included from Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight ,unless you have an option to have Safari or any other option we will discuss. E-mail us at any time to discuss your trip and get the accurate quotation.

Trekking Kilimanjaro for Charity Challenge?

The above climb can be undertaken for your own personal charity or group charity.

Price Inclusions

  • All transfers to the mountain and back to your Arusha hotel
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season mountain sleeping tents
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Conservation fees (part of park fees)
  • Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)
  • Rescue fees (part of park fees)
  • VAT (18% charged by the Government)
  • Surcharge for online payment of deposit (5%)
  • Transportation to and from your selected route
  • All land transports
  • Quality, Waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tent
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Certified, experienced, English speaking mountain guides
  • Government Climbing Taxes
  • Climbing permits
  • All hot Meals prepared by our cook while on Mountain
  • Guides, Porters and Cook Salaries
  • Fair and ethical treatment of Porters
  • Enough porters to carry your luggage

Price Exclusions

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature
  • Summit Oxygen
  • Walking Poles
  • Sleeping form mattress
  • Private portable chemical flush toilet
  • Tips recommended per client in a group – 280 USD
No. of Pax in Group 7pax 6pax 5pax 4pax 3pax 2pax 1pax
Price/Person $1,373 $1,376 $1,388 $1,419 $1,455 $1,501 $1,551
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