6 DAYS UBWE ROUTE KILIMANJARO TREKKING

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6 DAYS UBWE ROUTE KILIMANJARO TREKKING 

Draws fit young people who are attracted by the route’s designation as the hardest route on the mountain. The route is certainly raw and unkempt and very steep until it reaches Barranco at 3,984m, from which point it intersects the Machame Route. 6 days ubwe route Kilimanjaro trekking  Only two days are spent reaching the same point that is reached after three days on the Machame Route and for this reason headaches and mild nausea are relatively commonly on the Umbwe Route, even below 4,000m.  The route can switch left from Barranco to summit via the Western Breach but nowadays more usually switches right, over the Breach Wall, to the summit via Barafu. 6 days ubwe route Kilimanjaro trekking

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Day 1: Drive to Umbwe Gate, Hike to Umbwe Cave Camp

Previous climbing experience is, therefore, highly recommended for climbers contemplating taking Umbwe Route on the way to the highest point in Africa. Drive from Arusha/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/9350ft
  • Distance: 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

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
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Semi-desert
  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Barranco Camp

Day 3: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

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
  • Walking Time: 34 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Karanga Camp

Day 4: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

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: Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp

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: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, drive to Arusha/Moshi

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 the Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Arusha/Moshi.

  • Elevation: 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft
  • Distance: 10km/6mi
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Forest
  • Habitat: Forest

       INCLUDED

    • All transfers to the mountain and back to your Arusha/Moshi hotel
    • 2 nights and accommodations-one before and after the trek in comfort hotel at Mountain Inn Hotel.
    • Emergency Oxygen tanks
    • Portable personal flash toilet
    • Pulse-oximeter – To measure the oxygen level, for each climber daily.
    • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
    • Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees
    • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
    • Arrival and Departure transfers
    • Porter to carry your day-pack during the summit attempt.
    • Sleeping Mattress
    • All meals while on the Mountain
    • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
    • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
    • Clean, purified drinking water
    • Crisis management and safety procedures
    • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
    • All Government Tax and Park Entrance Fees
    • Conservation fees (part of park fees)
    • Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)
    • Rescue fees (part of park fees)
    • VAT (18% charged by the Government)

         EXCLUDED

    • Tips for guides, cook and porters
    • Track your trek by satellite device services
    • Personal trekking equipment such as sleepings bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting)
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Travel Insurance
    • Tanzania Visa on arrival
    • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
    • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)

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September 27, 2020