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6 Days Tanzania Umbwe Route

6 Days Tanzania Umbwe Route

6 Days Tanzania Umbwe Route
From $1,690.00
1 Person

Embark on an extraordinary expedition to the summit of Africa’s highest peak through our exclusive 6-day climb via the Umbwe Route on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Our adventure tour package encompasses shared twin room accommodation. Should you require a single bed accommodation exclusively, kindly inform us at least 2 weeks before the tour commences.

Throughout the ascent, you'll share a tent with 1-2 fellow climbers, tailored to the group size. Should you desire an individual tent, please reach out to us for arrangements.


Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, our team will be there to warmly welcome you. You'll then be transferred to your hotel in the charming town of Moshi. Here, you'll have the opportunity to meet your knowledgeable guide, who will provide a detailed briefing about your upcoming trek. Additionally, your guide will conduct an equipment check to ensure you have all the essential gear required for the mountain expedition. Any missing gear can be conveniently rented on this day.

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 2: UMBWE GATE (1,800M/5,905FT) TO CAVE BIVOUAC CAMP (2,850M/9,350FT)

Departing Moshi at 8 am, you'll journey to Umbwe Gate, where our dedicated team of porters, guides, and cooks eagerly await to accompany you on the exhilarating six-day trek to Uhuru Peak, the summit of Africa. Upon arrival, take a moment at the gate for registration while our team makes final preparations. Your first day's destination is the Cave Bivouac Camp, approximately 6 hours from the gate. The trail ascends steeply, presenting occasional slippery sections. Traverse through the enchanting moss-draped trees of Kilimanjaro's cloud forest. As the forest thins along the hike, you'll be greeted by vistas adorned with heathers, tall grasses, and vibrant wildflowers. Ahead of your arrival, our porters and cooks will set up camp, ensuring your comfort upon reaching the destination.

- Elevation Gain: 1,050 meters (3,445 feet)

- Hiking Time: 4 to 6 hours

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 3: CAVE BIVOUAC (2,850M/9,350FT) TO BARRANCO CAMP (3,950M/12,960FT)

Embark on the next leg of your journey as you depart from Cave Bivouac Camp. The trail initially follows the ridge, leading you through open moorlands after bidding farewell to the forest. Your path winds its way to Barranco Camp, renowned for its breathtaking scenery nestled amidst towering senecios and lobelias. Situated in a valley, Barranco offers a unique charm, with the sun rising later than at other camps, allowing for a leisurely start to the day amidst the tranquil surroundings.

- Total Elevation Gain:** 1,100 meters (3,610 feet)

- Hiking Time: 5 to 7 hours

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 4: BARRANCO CAMP (3,950M/12,960FT) TO KARANGA VALLEY (4,200M/13,780FT)

As the sun illuminates the towering peaks, depart Barranco Camp following a hearty breakfast, heading towards the Karanga Valley. Your journey commences with a challenging ascent of the Barranco Wall, a thrilling 1.5-hour scramble where you may need to utilize your hands for stability in some sections. Upon conquering this formidable obstacle, traverse relatively level terrain before descending sharply into the verdant expanse of the Karanga River Valley.

- Elevation Gain: 250 meters (820 feet)

- Distance: 7 Kilometers

- Hiking Time: 3 to 5 hours

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 5: KARANGA VALLEY (4,200M/13,780FT) TO BARAFU CAMP (4,600M/15,100FT)

Embark on the trek to Barafu Camp following a nourishing breakfast. Along the trail to Barafu, behold the majestic glaciers of Kibo, as well as the junction linking the descent route, Mweka, with the Machame trail. Traverse past the Heim, Kersten, and Decken Glaciers, encountering the stark beauty of the alpine desert with sparse vegetation. Despite the barren landscape, Barafu Camp provides awe-inspiring vistas of the imposing Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Rest is crucial this evening, as you'll rise before midnight for the summit push.

- Elevation Gain:400 meters (1,320 feet)

- Hiking Time: 3 to 5 hours

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 6: BARAFU CAMP (4,600M/15,100FT) TO UHURU PEAK (5,895M/19,340FT) TO MWEKA CAMP (3,100M/10,170FT)

Embark on the ultimate ascent to Uhuru Peak, commencing around midnight. Traverse under the glittering stars, illuminated by the glow of your headlamp, for the ensuing six hours. The climb to the crater rim presents the most arduous section of the entire trek, with a steep incline until you reach Stella Point. From Stella Point to Uhuru Peak, the ascent is gradual, though the high altitude prolongs the journey, making it demanding. After approximately one hour, bask in the triumph of reaching Uhuru Peak, capturing memorable photos with your guide and fellow trekkers against the breathtaking backdrop of the mountain, crater, clouds, and glaciers. 

Following your summit experience, commence the descent back to Barafu Camp. Enjoy a revitalizing breakfast and a brief respite before embarking on the three to five-hour journey to Mweka Camp.

- Elevation Gain: 1,295 meters (4,240 feet)

- Elevation Loss: 2,795 meters (9,170 feet)

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

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 7: MWEKA CAMP (3,100M/10,170FT) TO MWEKA GATE (1,500M/4,920FT)

Embark on the final leg of your journey after breakfast, trekking through the lush forest to Mweka Gate. Be cautious of slippery paths, particularly after rainfall. Upon reaching the lower station of Mweka Gate, our awaiting vehicles will transport you back to Moshi.

- Elevation Loss:1,600 meters (5,250 feet)

- Hiking Time: 4 hours

- Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included


Today offers you a leisurely day to unwind after the trek before your flight home. Depending on your flight times, you may choose to explore Moshi town, indulge in some souvenir shopping, or simply relax and reflect on your adventure.

Safari, Zanzibar, and other add-ons are available if you wish to extend your exploration of Tanzania.

- Meals: Breakfast Included


- Group Size

  - 1 person: USD 1950/person

  - 2-3 people: USD 1850/person

  - 4-5 people: USD 1790/person

  - 6-7 people: USD 1750/person

  - 8-9 people: USD 1710/person

  - 10-12 people: USD 1690/person

Price includes

 • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.

 • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi. 

• Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate

 • Park entry fees,

 • Camping fees

 • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees

 • 18% VAT on tour fees & services 

• Mountain tents

 • Sleeping Mats 

• Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters 

• 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain

 • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek 

• Hot water for washing

 • Fair wages for the mountain crew

 • Government taxes

 • Emergency first-aid kit

Price excludes

 – Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.

 – Travel insurance 

– Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is available for extra charges $ 80 for the entire trek. 

– Flights

 – Laundry (Available at hotel)

 – Personal items and toiletries

 – Tips for guides, porters and cook


Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber): 

• Main Guide: $20/day/guide

 • Assistant Guide: $15/day/guide

 • Cook: $12/day

 • Porter: $8/day/porter

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