Climb - Umbwe Route - 8 Days / 7 Nights
route is the hardest but most magnificent and shortes way to reach Uhuru
Peak. Additional days can be added to our programme to discover or lighten
up along the route or camp in the Karanga valley.
Arrival - transfer to hotel -dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: After
breakfast drive to Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Umbwe for starting
the climb. From here hike within the forest through a narrow ridge between
Umbwe and Lonzo rivers reachin Bivouac No. 1 (known as Forest Caves at
2850 m - Camp and overnight.
Day 3: The Path
continues follwoing the ridge, then leaving the forest through open moorlands
to reach Barranco Hut at 395 m. Camp oand overnight.
Day 4: The day is used for acclimatization at Barranco camp.
Day 5: This
day stars off with a steep climb out of Barranco valley crossing Karanga
Valley and finally reaching Barafu Hut at 4600 m. Camp overnight.
Day 6: Early
morning start to reach the crater rim at Stella point, continuing to Uhuru
Peak at 5895 m. Decend to Mweka Camp.
Day 7: The
day is spent in descending down to the park Gates - Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Transfer
to Airport or safari or the Coast.
US$ 1350 per person:
Any additional day is US$ 210
The price is inclusive
2 transfers from Moshi
to Umbwe park gate -return
3 meals per day while trekking - Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian
6 days Kilimanjaro trek- Umbwe
5 nights accomodation in camps while trekking Umbwe
First and Last night accommodation at standard hotel Moshi -Bed and Breakfast.
All park entrance fees and government levies
English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides
Porters- a maximum of 2 per client
The Price does not
Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats , Rain
suits, Warm Jacket,
Heavy boots, Scarf's, Rain Trousers
Note: All the above items can be hired
at a reasonable price
Kilimanjaro Summit Gear List
. Leather or thermal boots
. Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech Trilaminate jacket
. Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech pants
. Fleece jacket
. Fleece pants
. Gore-Tex mittens or gloves
. Fleece gloves (use as inner for Gore-Tex mittens)
. Thermal glove liners (use as inner for Gore-Tex gloves)
. Fleece balaclava
. Thermal balaclava
. Thermal top
. Thermal long johns
. Thermal socks
. Sunglasses with UV protection
. Day pack
. Head torch
. Thermal flask
Kilimanjaro Trekking gear: (Wear between camps)
. Rain suit or poncho (mainly used in the rain forest)
. Hiking boots or cross trainers
. Day pack
. Short pants
. Tracksuit pants
. Sun hat (peak caps do not offer enough protection)
. Woolen socks
. Fleece beanie
. Water bottle
Kilimanjaro General gear & equipment
. Duffel bag
. Walking stick (adjustable)
. Sleeping bag (-10 rating)
. Sleeping mat
Kilimanjaro Helpful hints
. Drink at least three to four litres of water a day.
. Use water filters and purifying pills to minimize stomach bugs.
. Take enough snacks like energy bars, drink mixes, etc.
. Do not move too fast, walk at a slow steady pace.
. Move as lightly as possible, do not carry unnecessary weight.
. All clothing in Duffel bags or backpacks must be protected with sack-liners to avoid getting wet, especially through the rainforest.
. High factor lip balm and sun block is essential.
. Nausea and headache pills should be kept handy on summit night.
. Symptoms of altitude sickness can be reduced by using medication (consult your doctor).
. New boots should be walked-in; this avoids blisters.
. Use a sleeping mat when camping.
. Use a thermal flask on summit night; other water bottles will freeze.
. Allow camera or video camera to acclimatize; do not wrap or place them in plastic bags.
. Thermal glove liners allow easier camera handling on the summit.
. Use only new camera and headlamp batteries on summit night.
. Guides and porters will expect tips; confirm amounts with your tour operator.