6 Days Umbwe Route Mount Kilimanjaro Marabou Safaris
Day 1 Arusha / Umbwe
At 7:30 a.m., you will start your 6 Days Umbwe Route Mount Kilimanjaro. We will transfer you to the Umbwe Park Gate at 2,100m. The path begins an 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 / 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 Western Breach / 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 Summit / Barafu / Mweka Huts
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 / Arusha
After breakfast descend steeply through the forest on a narrow path, after 3 – 4 hours walking we will reach Mweka Gate at 1400m. From here we will bring you to Arusha, for Overnight b/breakfast. End of your 6 Days Umbwe Route Mount Kilimanjaro
Rates include[list type=”check”]
- 6 nights accommodations(Camping Gear) including 1 night in Arusha before or after the climb
- Ground transportation to and from Arusha and the gate
- Tour guide service (English speaking guide available) during your 6 Days Umbwe Route Mount Kilimanjaro
- All taxes/VATMeals as indicated in the itinerary
- Prices do not include air travel, country entry or departure fees, airport porter fees, visas, phones, valet, all items of a personal nature and beverages and food unless otherwise stated.
- Tips to the Tour Guide and Porters
- Mountain Climbing Gear
- Travel Insurance
- Other personal items