ALKIL05 – KILIMANJARO – UMBWE ROUTE ITINERARY – 6 days

The Umbwe Route provides the shortest route, and toughest, to the Southern Glaciers of Kilimanjaro and Western Breach of Kibo. An ascent of Kibo by Umbwe route is one of the finest non-technical mountaineering expeditions. It is a challenging route, unsuitable for the solitary or the inexperienced, and a route off the beaten track.

Day 1: Kilimanjaro – Start – Umbwe Park Gate
Start Climb at Umbwe Park Gate at 2,100m. The path begins on a narrow ridge crest between the Lonzo River to the West and the Umbwe River to the East. It is easy to follow as it continues up through the dense forest. The path continues to follow the ridge, rising steadily with some steep sections and scramble rocks. The route takes you to the first tented camp Umbwe Cave (at 2,940m) in 5 to 6 hrs.

Day 2: Umbwe Cave to Barranco
We follow the trail through steep and scramble rock across rainforest to moorland. The path proceed steep to the Southern Glacier Branches, at 4000m we reach our campsite, Barranco, were we overnight. (6-7 hrs)

Day 3: Barranco Acclimatization
This is a good place to rest a day to acclimatize; you may spend your time at camp relaxing or you nay explore the surroundings. This acclimatization day is important for you to get used to the height and increases the chances of reaching the summit.

Day 4: Barranco to Arrow Glacier
The route leads to the Western Breach and continue up to Umbwe ridge, which becomes the western lateral moraine of the peak. The route goes straight towards the Western Breach and then reaches Arrow Glacier which is at 4,800m.

Day 5: Arrow Glacier to Kibo Hut, then ascend to Mweka Hut.
To ascent to summit and descend on this day you may involve between 10 1/2 or 14 1/2 hrs of climbing. We start right after midnight, to see the sunrise from the summit, also to avoid the mist, and the snow on the ascent will still be frozen. So after 3 km. and 6 – 8 hours (an ascend of 1100m) you will reach the top and descent through Barafu to 2800m. The descent to Mweka hut takes 4 – 7 hours of walking.

Day 6: Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate.
After breakfast descend steeply through the forest on a narrow path, after 3 – 4 hours walking we will reach Mweka Gate at 1400m.

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For Accommodation pre and post Kilimanjaro Climb see: Kilimanjaro Accommodation or Arusha Accommodation

Prices in USD
Tour No. ALKIL05
Price per person sharing
Each of 1-3 Each of 4-5 Each of 6+
Year 2018 $1950 $1890 $1855
EXTRA DAY FOR ACCLIMATIZATION DURING CLIMBING USD $325 per person per day
Xmas , Easter & New Year supplement (22 Dec – 04 Jan) : 35 USD per person per night. Child under 12 years sharing with two adults pay 65% of Adult Rate.
Please Contact Us for rate of single person travelling.
FOR YOUR CHOICE OF ACCOMMODATION IN KILIMANJARO AREA PLEASE CLICK HERE
NOTE: You can also combine this climb with a Tanzania safari to the northern parks or fly to Exotic Zanzibar island and relax in the white sandy beaches
INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE
mountain huts accommodation
cook – all meals, chairs, tables etc
climb and park fees, porters,
English speaking, professional guide, full briefing
KINAPA emergency mountain evacuation
Kilimanjaro certificate (UPON REACHING THE SUMMIT)
AMREF Evacuation InsuranceNOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE
Items of a personal nature

passport visa
traveler’s insurance
Tips to guides and porters

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NOTE

> You can combine the above Kilmanjaro Climb program with Safaris in Tanzania or Zanzibar Extension

> Transfers to and from the Airport are available at an additional cost.

Alternatively

One may choose an extra day for acclimatization on Kilimanjaro. which may increase your chances to reach the top.

Kilimanjaro Final Checklist – Kindly note that we can rent items like poles, balaclava, gators, etc.