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Kilimanjaro Trek via Umbwe Route provided by Shrike Treks

Kilimanjaro Trek via Umbwe Route

Kilimanjaro Trek via Umbwe Route
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About
Umbwe is one of the least climbed routes on Kilimanjaro, which makes it very appealing. We prefer this to the Machame Route which has become very crowded. For the first two days, you hardly see another climber. The rate of ascent is exactly the same as the other routes we trek and allows climbers who do not have extra time to summit happily and safely. On this route we start our summit climb at midnight.
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  • Duration: 7 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Day 1: Arrive Tanzania - Moshi 3,000-ft/ 914-m We will pick you up at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) and transfer to Moshi. Your tour guide will meet, greet and brief you about your trek to the Kilimanjaro. He will also make sure that you have  all the gear necessary for the trek. Day 2: Umbwe Cave 9,360-ft/ 2,853-m | 6.83 miles/ 11 km | 5-6 hrs Drive to the Umbwe Gate at 4,590 ft. Start the trek via the ridge between the Lonzo and Umbwe rivers beneath the massive tree canopy. The path offers some spectacular views of deep gorges and glimpses of Kilimanjaro off in the distance. Our scenic camp is perched between huge trees and thick undergrowth. Day 3-4: Barranco 12,950-ft/ 3,950-m | 4 miles/ 6.4 km | 4-5 hrs. We find more rocky terrain with undergrowth and trees draped with witches beard. We follow the ridge, gaining altitude, occasionally seeing Kibo peak towering in the distance. As we approach Barranco, the path flattens out a bit and then descends into Barranco camp. We spend 2 nights at Barranco to acclimatize. On our extra day, we hike up approximately 1,500 ft. towards Lava Tower for a beautiful view of the Barranco, and its unusual flora, such as Senecio and Lobelia. Day 5: Karanga 13,230-ft/ 4,033-m | 3.6 miles/ 5.8 km | 4-5 hrs. Our first challenge of the day is to breach the 500 ft. Barranco Wall. Most of the day is spent skirting the base of Kibo peak over our left shoulder. We descend down into the Karanga Valley and climb up the other side, where we rest up for the night before climbing up to Barafu Hut. Day 6: Barafu 14,950-ft/ 4,556-m | 2.1 miles/ 3.4 km | 4 hrs. The air starts getting quite thin, and you will be running short of breath. It's tough, but a rewarding uphill climb to the rocky, craggy slopes at the camp. "Barafu" means, "ice" in Swahili, and it is extremely cold here. The clouds move in and out, revealing the eroded peak of Mawenzi, painted with colors of the African sun. Day 7: Barafu | Summit - Uhuru Peak | Mweka Summit: 19,340-ft/ 5,895-m | 2.75 mi/ 4.5 km | 7-9 hrs Mweka: 10,400-ft/ 3,170-m | 6.8 mi/ 10.9 km | 7-8 hrs Summit day! This day normally starts after midnight, take the trails following an increasing steep valley on the edge of Scree fields,passing between Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers to emerge at Stella point (5681m) on the southern rim of Kibo then ascending further to Uhuru peak(5895m) Later descend to Barafu for a short rest then proceed to Mweka camp. Day 8: Mweka Gate | Moshi Gate: 5,500-ft/ 1,676-m | 5.3 mi/ 8.5 km | 4-5 hrs Moshi: 3,000-ft/ 914-m | 30 minute drive This is a short relatively swift and final day on the mountain, descending via the forest with lush and extremely picturesque to Mweka gate. We will pick you up and drive to the hotel for a hot shower.
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Important information
Inclusions
All Park Fees • Government taxes • Emergency oxygen • Emergency first-aid kit • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue Fees • All meals from start to completion • Licensed, Professional mountain guides • Full-board camp accommodation while trekking • Accommodation on the trek is in camping facilities • 2-nights Accommodation in Moshi before/ after trekking. • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek • All Transfers and Pickup from Arusha/ Moshi or Kilimanjaro Airport, JRO • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA)
Exclusions
Tips and Gratuity. • Extra hotel nights • Bottled beverages • International travel vaccinations • Personal clothing and equipment • Excess baggage charges and airport taxes • Spending on personal items such as gifts etc • Entry Visa for Tanzania (available at the airport) • International round-trip travel costs into and out of Tanzania • Any costs associated with early departure from the expedition • Travel insurance including trip cancellation and medical evacuation or any rescue costs
Duration
7 days
Departure details
Location Name: Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel
Arusha, Arusha, Arusha Region
Inclusions
All Park Fees • Government taxes • Emergency oxygen • Emergency first-aid kit • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue Fees • All meals from start to completion • Licensed, Professional mountain guides • Full-board camp accommodation while trekking • Accommodation on the trek is in camping facilities • 2-nights Accommodation in Moshi before/ after trekking. • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek • All Transfers and Pickup from Arusha/ Moshi or Kilimanjaro Airport, JRO • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA)
Exclusions
Tips and Gratuity. • Extra hotel nights • Bottled beverages • International travel vaccinations • Personal clothing and equipment • Excess baggage charges and airport taxes • Spending on personal items such as gifts etc • Entry Visa for Tanzania (available at the airport) • International round-trip travel costs into and out of Tanzania • Any costs associated with early departure from the expedition • Travel insurance including trip cancellation and medical evacuation or any rescue costs
Departure details
Location Name: Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel
Arusha, Arusha, Arusha Region
Duration
7 days
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
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