6 Days Umbwe Route Kili Climb via Barafu Camp for US$1499/Person, Based on 2 - 3 People

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June 11 – June 16, 2021
June 19 – June 24, 2021
July 01 – July 06, 2021
July 14 – July 19, 2021
July 23 – July 28, 2021
August 01 – August 06, 2021
August 21 – August 26, 2021
September 05 – September 10, 2021
September 21 – September 26, 2021
October 01 – October 06, 2021
October 21 – October 26, 2021
November 01 – November 06, 2021
November 14 – November 19, 2021
November 21 – November 26, 2021
December 01 – December 06, 2021

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Umbwe Gate, Hike to Umbwe Cave Camp

  • Elevation: 1660m/5450ft to 2850m/9350ft
  • Distance: 11km/7mi
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest
  • Meals: LD
  • Overnight at: Umbwe Cave Camp

Drive from Moshi to the Umbwe Gate (about 1 hour). Commence the climb through the rain forest with packed lunch on route.

Day 2: Umbwe Cave Camp to Barranco Camp

  • Elevation: 2850m/9350ft to 4000m/13,000ft
  • Distance: 6km/4mi
  • Walking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Semi-desert
  • Meals: BLD
  • Overnight at: Barranco Camp

After breakfast, we leave the glades of the forest and follow an ascending path on the open moorland to Barranco Camp.

Day 3: Hike Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

  • Elevation: 4000m/13,000ft to 4050m/13,250ft
  • Distance: 5km/3mi
  • Hiking Time: 34 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: BLD
  • Overnight at: 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.

Day 4: Hike Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

  • Elevation: 4050m/13,250ft to 4700m/15,350ft
  • Distance: 4km/2mi
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: BLD
  • Overnight at: 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.

Day 5: Hike Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp

  • 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
  • Overnight at: 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.

Day 6: Hike Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, drive to Moshi

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


Included in the price:

  • -- 2 Airport Transfers, from/to JRO Kilimanjaro Airport
  • -- 2 nights Hotel Lodging at Keys Hotel in Moshi town on Bed and Breakfast basis, Double or Triple Occupancy
  • -- 3 Delicious meals a days, boiled and filtered drinking water while on the mountain.
  • -- All park entrance, camping and rescue fees
  • -- All camping equipment, including sleeping tents, mess tent, mattresses, kitchen tent, staff tents and all cooking utensils
  • -- Warm water for washing to be provided every morning and evening.
  • -- Oxygen Cylinder - only for emergency
  • -- English Speaking Guides (Wilderness First Responder certified), cook and porters
  • -- Staff salaries and fees.
  • -- Transport to/from national park gates.
  • -- First aid kit and pulse oximeter.
  • -- Emergency telephone between the guides and our office in Moshi town.
  • -- 3 litres of bottled drinking water to be provided on the first day your hike, on the mountain porters will fetch water from the streams to be boiled and filtered for you..
     

Not included in the price:

  • -- Prices do not include sleeping bags
  • -- Gratuities
  • -- Soda/alcohol unless otherwise noted
  • -- Health insurance
  • -- Visa fees
  • -- International airfare
  • -- Laundry
  • -- All Meals and drinks in Moshi town

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