Umbwe Route

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The Umbwe Route is steeper and shorter than the Machame Route. Once at the Barranco Hut you continue on with the other Machame hikers. The descent is down the Mweka trail.

Since it is a very short and direct route, it is not recommended for people with little altitude experience.

Itinerary in Brief

    DAY 1: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Umbwe Gate, Hike to Umbwe Cave Camp
    DAY 2: Umbwe Cave Camp to Barranco Camp
    DAY 3: Hike Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
    DAY 4: Hike Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
    DAY 5: Hike Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp
    DAY 6: Hike Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, drive to Moshi

Highlights

    Trekking to the highest mountain in Africa
    Climb Kili in 6 days

Itinerary
Day 1: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Umbwe Gate, Hike to Umbwe Cave Camp
 

Visiting: Moshi to Kilimanjaro

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Drive from Moshi to the Umbwe Gate (about 1 hour). Commence the climb through the rain forest with packed lunch on route.
 
Elevation: 1660m/5450ft to 2850m/9350ftDistance: 11km/7mi
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest
 
Meals: LD
Budget Lodging: Umbwe Cave Camp
 
Day 2: Umbwe Cave Camp to Barranco Camp
 

Visiting: Kilimanjaro

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After breakfast, we leave the glades of the forest and follow an ascending path on the open moorland to Barranco Camp.
 Elevation: 2850m/9350ft to 4000m/13,000ft
Distance: 6km/4mi
Walking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Semi-desert
 
Meals: BLD
Budget Lodging: Barranco Camp
 
Day 3: Hike Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
 

Visiting: Kilimanjaro

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After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail.
 Elevation: 4000m/13,000ft to 4050m/13,250ft
Distance: 5km/3mi
Hiking Time: 34 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
 
Meals: BLD
Budget Lodging: Karanga Camp
 
Day 4: Hike Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
 

Visiting: Kilimanjaro

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We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day.
 Elevation: 4050m/13,250ft to 4700m/15,350ft
Distance: 4km/2mi
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
 
Meals: BLD
Budget Lodging: Barafu Camp
 
Day 5: Hike Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp
 

Visiting: Kilimanjaro

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Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit.
 
From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa!
 
From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain.
 Elevation: 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,340ft
Down to 3090m/10,150ft
Distance: 5km/3mi up / 13km/8mi down
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
 
Meals: BLD
Budget Lodging: Mweka Camp
 
Day 6: Hike Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, drive to Moshi
 

Visiting: Kilimanjaro to Moshi

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After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
 
From the gate, continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 30 minutes). Don't forget to tip your guides and porters.
 Elevation: 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft
Distance: 10km/6mi
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Forest
 
Meals: B

 

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