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6 Days Umbwe Route

Itinerary Description

Umbwe route is more challenging route compare to other routes. Although is more challenging is very unique.The lush forest, great view of the mountain is enough to say this is amazing route. As it is more challenging, less tourists. Close to tourists towns Arusha and Moshi.

Full Itinerary

Day 0:

Pick up at Kilimanjaro airport and drive to Stella Maris lodge in Moshi Town 30-40 minutes. This lodge is before Moshi town. Has the perfect view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Enjoy your lovely stay in this lodge with comfortable beds and hot shower. Overnight based on bed and breakfast.

Day 1:

Morning after breakfast drive to Umbwe gate 1 hour. Get permit and continues driving to Umbwe gate one hour. After registration start walking to Umbwe cave camp. This is more challenging route. Huge rainforest and spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro makes this route unique. The walk today takes about 5-6 hours. Overnight stay at Umbwe cave campsite 2,850m. Full board basis.

Day 2:

Morning after breakfast with packed picnic lunch, continue walking to Baranco camp. Today you will be walking on heather and moorland zone. This is challenging day as you will climb at the some places. The walk to Baranco camp takes about 4-5 hours. Dinner and overnight at Baranco camp site 3,900.

Day 3:

Morning after breakfast we continue on a steep ridge up the adventurous Baranco wall to Karanga camp. This is the one of the most impressive days to see Visitors and porters carrying luggage crossing to the tough wall. Some areas need to climb. After climbing baranco wall then we arrive at the top of Baranco wall. Relax and take pictures of Kibo peak with a beautiful glacier hanging southern side. We continue trekking up and down trail to Karanga camp. The walk takes about 3-4 hours. Get hot lunch at Karanga camp. After lunch relax for about one hour. Later you will walk up one hour for the acclimatization. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight stay at Karanga camp 3,995m.

Day 4:

Morning after breakfast with picnic lunch continue walking to Barafu camp through alpine desert. The walk to barafu camp takes about 2-3hrs. Dinner and overnight at Barafu camp 4,673m.

Day 5:

Mid night after refreshing tea with cookies, starts walking for summit. The day is tough and looking to make your dream come true. The walk to the summit takes about 6-7hrs. After arriving at the summit of UHURU PEAK 5,895m, take photos for about 20 minutes. After photos descends to Mweka camp via barafu camp. The walk down takes about 3 hours to Barafu camp. Relax for about 1 hour. Get breakfast. After breakfast continue walking down 3-4 hours to Mweka camp. Overnight stay at Mweka campsite 3,100m full board basis.

Day 6:

Morning after breakfast descends to Mweka Park gate 3-4hrs. Meet van and transfer to Stella Maris Lodge 2 hours. Overnight stay at Stella Maris lodge Bed and breakfast. Please note; on day 7, our driver will pick you at the lodge to Airport for your home flight, Zanzibar or other destination like safari.



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Climbing FAQ

The iconic mountain which considered as the roof of Africa attracts more than 30,000 trekkers every year not only because of its height but also because of the panoramic view of the mountain. While Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is not for the faint-hearted, but for many trekking enthusiasts, this is a dream to climb Kilimanjaro to touch the snow-capped summit.

Dry season from June to October and December to march has good scenery, good view and high percent of summit successful rate.

According to us. Lemosho is the best ascending Route while Machame route being the second and Rongai route being the third best route.

Kilimanjaro international Airport is the Kilimanjaro and safari gateway. You will be taken from there to Arusha City one or Moshi town one hour for overnight. The following day drive to Kilimanjaro mountain park gates.

You need layered clothing as it is chilling cold up on the summit and all gears from Kilimanjaro Climb Gear List .


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