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Kilimanjaro climbing Umbwe Router 6 days Itinerary

Kilimanjaro climbing Umbwe Router 6 days has a well-deserved reputation of being the most challenging route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Due to the fast ascent to high altitude, this route does not provide the necessary stages for acclimatization. Although the number of people on this trail is very low, the chances of success are also low. Umbwe is considered to be very difficult, taxing route – one that should only be attempted by strong hikers who are confident in their ability to acclimatize quickly to altitude.

Departure & Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) (Google Map)

Departure Time

8:30 a.m. from Moshi After breakfast

What to Expect

The Umbwe route has a well-deserved reputation of being the most challenging route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Due to the fast ascent to high altitude, this route does not provide the necessary stages for acclimatization. Although the number of people on this trail is very low, the chances of success are also low. Umbwe is considered to be very difficult, taxing route – one that should only be attempted by strong hikers who are confident in their ability to acclimatize quickly to altitude.

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Itinerary

Day 1Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Camp

Elevation: 5,249 ft to 9,514 ft
Distance: 11 km/7 miles 
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Heath

Kilimanjaro climbing Umbwe Router 6 days begins with a 1hr drive to Machame Gate where registration formalities will be completed. We then transfer through villages and coffee and banana plantations to Umbwe Gate. The trail ascends sharply on a forestry track which winds up the dense rain forest. The path narrows and steepens as we climb the ridge between two rivers surrounded by huge trees. Umbwe Camp is perched between trees and thick undergrowth.

Day 2Umbwe Camp to Barranco Camp

Elevation: 9,514 ft to 13,044 ft
Distance: 6 km/4 miles 
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Heath

The second day of the trek follows rockier terrain with sparse undergrowth and straggly, moss-covered trees. As we gain elevation, glimpses of Kilimanjaro can be seen.  The path flattens as we approach Barranco Valley. From Umbwe ridge, the route descends to Barranco Camp through the strange but beautiful Senecio Forest.

Day 3Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft
Distance: 5 km/3 miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

We begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then we climb the non-technical but steep, nearly 900 ft cliff. From the top of the Barranco Wall we cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One steeper climb up leads us to Karanga Camp. This is a shorter day meant for acclimatization.

Day 4Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Elevation: 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft
Distance: 4 km/2 miles

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

We leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the rocky section to Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are viewable from this position.

Day 5Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

Elevation: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft
Distance: 19 km
Hiking Time: 9-10 hours
Habitat: Arctic

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. Near Stella Point (18,900 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are helpful. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Day 6Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Elevation: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft
Distance: 9 km/6 miles
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

On our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka gate to drive us back to the hotel in Moshi.

Killimanjaro Trekking Price Comparison

BUDGET PRICE
STANDARD PRICE
LUXURY PRICE

Package Name 1 Climber 2-4 Climbers 5-8 Climbers 9+ Climbers
Marangu Route 5 days $1435 $1350 $1305 $1250
Marangu Route 6 days $1545 $1450 $1405 $1350
Machame Route 6 days $1695 $1675 $1550 $1525
Machame Route 7 days $1775 $1675 $1595 $1550
Lemosho Route 6 days $1705 $1625 $1550 $1525
Lemosho Route 7 days $1805 $1705 $1625 $1550
Lemosho Route 8 days $1875 $1775 $1675 $1650
Rongai Route 6 days $1705 $1625 $1550 $1525
Rongai Route 7 days $1805 $1705 $1625 $1550
Northern Circuit Route 9 days $2075 $1975 $1825 $1795
Umbwe Route 6 days $1705 $1605 $1550 $1525
BUDGET PRICE INCLUDE
  • Oxygen Cylinder
  • Medically qualified guides
  • Twice a day medical health checkup, monitoring with pulse-oximeter and stethoscope.
  • Backpackers accommodations (Camping sites) before & after the climb, bed & breakfast basis, double occupancy
  • Orientation meeting in Moshi and gear check as well.
  • Pick up and drop off to the Airport (Private transfers)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits, camping/hut fees.
  • Government tax (18% VAT ON TOUR FEE AND SERVICE)
  • Mountain climbing certificate
  • Team Kilimanjaro rescue fees
  • Fear Wages for the mountain crew as approved by Kilimanjaro national park Authority, and Kilimanjaro Association of Tour operator (KIATO)
  • 3-4 porters per climber, which includes porters to carry up to 30 lbs. of your personal gear.
  • 4-season mountain tents, double occupancy.
  • Mess tent, tables, chairs and trekking poles.
  • All meals while on the climb + evening tea with popcorn or peanuts.
  • As much treated water you can drink while climbing.
  • Hot water for washing up daily.
BUDGET PRICE NOT INCLUDE
  • Airfares and taxes
  • Tip to your guides, porters and cook.
  • Lunch, dinner and drinks at hotel
  • Health requirements (Yellow Fever – compulsory depending on how you travel to Tanzania, Meningitis & Hepatitis A optional but recommended)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Laundry (available at the hotel)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional travel insurance
  • Personal hiking/trekking gear- Some gears available for rent
  • Snacks and personal medicine

Package Name 1 Climber 2-4 Climbers 5-8 Climbers 9+ Climbers
Marangu Route 5 days $ 1585 USD $ 1500 USD $ 1455 USD $ 1400 USD
Marangu Route 6 days $ 1695 USD $ $1600 USD $ 1555 USD $ 1500 USD
Machame Route 6 days $ 1845 USD $ 1745 USD $ 1700 USD $ 1675 USD
Machame Route 7 days $ 1925 USD $ 1825 USD $ 1745 USD $ 1700 USD
Lemosho Route 6 days $ 1855 USD $ 1775 USD $ 1700 USD $ 1675 USD
Lemosho Route 7 days $ 1955 USD $ 1855 USD $ 1755 USD $ 1700 USD
Lemosho Route 8 days $ 2025 USD $ 1925 USD $ 1825 USD $ 1800 USD
Rongai Route 6 days $ 1855 USD $ 1775 USD $ 1700 USD $ 1675 USD
Rongai Route 7 days $ 1955 USD $ 1855 USD $ 1775 USD $ 1700 USD
Northern Circuit Route 9 days $ 2225 USD $ 2125 USD $ 1975 USD $ 1945 USD
Umbwe Route 6 days $ 1855 USD $ 1755 USD $ 1700 USD $ 1675 USD
STANDARD PRICE INCLUDE
  • Oxygen Cylinder
  • Medically qualified guides
  • Twice a day medical health checkup, monitoring with pulse-oximeter and stethoscope.
  • Midrange accommodations before & after the climb, bed & breakfast basis, double occupancy(Key’s Hotel, Panama Lodge, Lindini Lodge)
  • Orientation meeting in Moshi and gear check as well.
  • Pick up and drop off to the Airport (Private transfers)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits, camping/hut fees.
  • Government tax (18% VAT ON TOUR FEE AND SERVICE)
  • Mobile toilet
  • Mountain climbing certificate
  • Team Kilimanjaro rescue fees
  • Fear Wages for the mountain crew as approved by Kilimanjaro national park Authority, and Kilimanjaro Association of Tour operator (KIATO)
  • 3-4 porters per climber, which includes porters to carry up to 30 lbs. of your personal gear.
  • 4-season mountain tents, double occupancy.
  • Mess tent, tables, chairs, double layer sleeping bag 3 inches thick and trekking poles.
  • All meals while on the climb + evening tea with popcorn or peanuts.
  • As much treated water you can drink while climbing.
  • Hot water for washing up daily.
STANDARD PRICE NOT INCLUDE
    • Airfares and taxes
    • Tip to your guides, porters and cook.
    • Lunch, dinner and drinks at hotel
    • Health requirements (Yellow Fever – compulsory depending on how you travel to Tanzania, Meningitis & Hepatitis A optional but recommended)
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Laundry (available at the hotel)
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Optional travel insurance
    • Personal hiking/trekking gear- Some gears available for rent
    • Snacks and personal medicine

Package Name 1 Climber 2-4 Climbers 5-8Climbers 9+ Climbers
Marangu Route 5 days $1735 $1650 $1605 $1550
Marangu Route 6 days $1845 $1750 $1705 $1650
Machame Route 6 days $1995 $1895 $1850 $1825
Machame Route 7 days $2075 $2005 $1895 $1850
Lemosho Route 6 days $2005 $1925 $1850 $1825
Lemosho Route 7 days $2105 $2005 $1905 $1850
Lemosho Route 8 days $2175 $2075 $1975 $1950
Rongai Route 6 days $2005 $1925 $1850 $1825
Rongai Route 7 days $2105 $2005 $1925 $1850
Northern Circuit Route 9 days $2375 $2275 $2125 $2095
Umbwe Route 6 days $1855 $1905 $1850 $1825
LUXURY PRICE INCLUDE
  • Oxygen Cylinder
  • Medically qualified guides
  • Twice a day medical health checkup, monitoring with pulse-oximeter and stethoscope.
  • 4 STARS accommodations before & after the climb, FB. (WERUWERU RIVER LODGE, KIBO PALACE, KILI WONDERS HOTEL)
  • Orientation meeting in Moshi and gear check as well.
  • Pick up and drop off to the Airport (Private transfers)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits, camping/hut fees.
  • Government tax (18% VAT ON TOUR FEE AND SERVICE)
  • Mobile toilet
  • Mountain climbing certificate
  • Team Kilimanjaro rescue fees
  • Fear Wages for the mountain crew as approved by Kilimanjaro national park Authority, and Kilimanjaro Association of Tour operator (KIATO)
  • 3-4 porters per climber, which includes porters to carry up to 30 lbs. of your personal gear.
  • 4-season mountain tents, double occupancy.
  • Mess tent, tables, chairs, sleeping bag & pad 3 inches thick, Mattress and trekking poles.
  • All meals while on the climb + evening tea with popcorn or peanuts.
  • As much treated water you can drink while climbing.
  • Hot water for washing up daily.
LUXURY PRICE NOT INCLUDE
    • Airfares and taxes
    • Tip to your guides, porters and cook.
    • Drinks at hotel
    • Health requirements (Yellow Fever – compulsory depending on how you travel to Tanzania, Meningitis & Hepatitis A optional but recommended)
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Laundry (available at the hotel)
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Optional travel insurance
    • Personal hiking/trekking gear- Some gears available for rent
    • Snacks and personal medicine

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