Umbwe Route is the foremost route that is not visited by many people also it’s sheltered and private ones on Kilimanjaro mountain. It starts at the tropical timber/rainforest and goes in parallel with the Machame Route, connection along at Barranco Camp on 3800 m purposes. While hiking/trekking Umbwe route you may come across all the climate zones of Kilimanjaro mountain from the timber rainforest to the famed glaciers. Umbwe is also the shortest thanks to Uhuru Peak thanks to its slope, but the properly selected camps are forever smart to adapt well.

Usually, trekkers do not favor this route because it requires more physical requirements to summit successfully, and the presence of trekking experience is highly recommended to hike Kilimanjaro by the Umbwe Route. However, it’s an awfully attention-to climb Umbwe route and a true challenge for arch climbers.

Day By Dy on Umbwe route

DAY 1
TREKKING FROM UMBWE GATE TO UMBWE CAMP

We will have to ascend very early in the morning ofter being offered an amazing breakfast,  then from Umbwe gate to Umbwe camp, A guide and a mountain support crew gather in the morning so as to brief a fast detailed on the route making it known, once that you may travel by vehicle to the all the way to Kilimanjaro National Park: Umbwe Gate (1,640 m).

After acquiring the formality of deed mounting permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the traveler/trekker can begin trekking up to your initial camp: Umbwe Camp (2,930 m). It should be noted that the journey will include a long trekking day that includes an important increase in altitude. It is important to find the right pace for your group and stick with it for the rest of the trip. You should also remember to take your raincoats: this route includes passage through a rainforest, where tropical rains are highly unpredictable and unavoidable.

When you will arrive at the campsite, our skilled mountain crew can prepare everything necessary, put tents and cook dinner for you. The trekking route includes passage through the rain forest so we recommend you take not only spare clothes, but also your raincoats due the weather.

This will be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended you heed the following instructions from this point on:

– Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine

– we advise you to consume over four liters of drinking water daily (it can be frequently, or from time to time)

– Take a Diamox pill to help prevent symptoms of altitude sickness. Mostly climbers usually take Diamox in early morning, before they start their ascent, in order to reduce discomfort associated with altitude sickness.

We advise you consult your doctor before the trip just in case of allergies.

At night you will expertise/ experience certain discomfort related to adjustment to the high altitude of the area: as a result of a discount in your waking respiration pattern, your body gets less chemical element than throughout the day.

Taking altitude into consideration, you will thus begin feeling sick and have a headache.

Kindly Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you begin feeling any symptoms of sickness.

DAY 2
TREKKING FROM UMBWE CAMP TO BARRANCO CAMP

Traveller will have to wake up very Early in the morning then have breakfast and the start of ascending to Barranco Camp. The tropical rainforest will quickly give way to brush, and if it is not too cloudy you will be able to see Meru Volcano for the first time. Trekking on the Umbwe Route for in this day and age are going to be of a moderate length, and around lunch period you may reach Barranco Camp (3,960m), that is snuggled within a huge volcanic fault. Lunch will be provided here, and then you have a rest for the rest of the day, which significantly facilitates the acclimatization process.

DAY 3
TREKKING FROM BARRANCO CAMP TO KARANGA CAMP

Early wakeup, breakfast and the start of summiting Barranco Wall (we recommend you leave the camp as early as possible to avoid crowds of the other groups).  Hiking up the George wall isn’t tough and solely spend an hour. After trekking you’ll have a rest and take photos before of the Kibo volcano. Then you begin a harder ascend hike to Karanga Camp, that options various ascents and descents throughout the route, but don’t worry: our guides are experts at choosing an optimal

pace for the group.  After reaching the camp you may be offered hot lunch then we will need to complete an acclimation hike within the direction of Barafu Camp with a 200-meter gain in altitude, and so descent back

down to the camp.

DAY 4
TREKKING FROM KARANGA CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP

In the morning once you get your breakfast you start your trekking/ascend to Barafu Summit Camp (4,640 m), the starting point for a night summiting Uhuru Peak (5,895 m).

Our team can establish a campsite for you before time, including tents and sleeping bags, so you can relax. After gaining enough strength, you have to complete an acclimatization hike towards the intermediate Kosovo Summit Camp (4,800 m) and then back to Barafu Camp, where you will be served

a hot dinner.

It is higher to pay the rest of the day resting and sleeping before night summiting.

DAY 5
ASCENT TO UHURU PEAK AND DESCENT TO MILLENNIUM CAMP

Our team crew and guide and traveler will Departure from Barafu Camp (4,640 m) at night and the start of summiting Kilimanjaro: Uhuru Peak (5,895 m).

Technically the climb is comparatively simple; but, the most challenging part is the high altitude, tropical rainforest and steep slopes. Each pair of climbers will get a personal guide for the entire ascent to monitor/to pay close attention to your physical and mental conditions. After your fortunate ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if interested. Then you may come back to Barafu Camp and once a 2-hour rest continue your descent to Millennium Camp (3,820 m).

Note: remember that 90% of all accidents occur throughout the descent, together with all broken arms and legs, also your feet and toenails may terrible get damaged.

DAY 6
DESCENT FROM MILLENIUM CAMP TO MWEKA CAMP

The camp is situated in a tropical rainforest. When you wake up, you will feel relief from the reduction of the height and the satisfaction of reaching the summit. After a warm breakfast, you will head for the park’s exit: Mweka Gate (1,650 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, followed by offering you a chance to share your opinions on the climb in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates in our office and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.

End of Kilimanjaro Climb Via Umbwe Route

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • All Park fees
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • All Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • All Round trip airport transfer
  • All  Meals (3 meals a day)
  • Drinking water and Wine
  • Free Day tour on Request
  • All things of personal nature
  • Tips and gratitude for driver Guide and safari cook
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • International flights
  • Pop Up Roof
  • Every one gets a Window Seat
  • Electric Charger in Car
  • WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Radio Call
  • Professional Guide
  • 4 * 4 wheels drive