The Umbwe Route is steeper and shorter than the Machame Route. Once at the Barranco Hut, you continue on with the other Machame hikers. The descent is down the Mweka trail.
Day by day itineraies for 6 days climbing kilimanjaro umbwe route
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am),, we continue our way to the summit. 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 (5685m / 18,652 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting).
From Stella Point, you will encounter snow all they way on your 2-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, we have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit.
It can be very cold at night at these elevations, but it will be quite warm by the end of the hiking day. You will want clothing for both extremes with you.
From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon.
Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep. Beer and soda may be available for purchase at the Mweka Hut — the only location on this route.
|Umbwe route – 6 days climb||Price in US$||Extra Day|
|1 pax – 2 pax||$1,600||$266|
|3 pax – 5 pax||$1,550||$258|
|6 pax onwards (group rate)||$1,483||$247|
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 accommodations at a designated hotel / lodge – Bed and Breakfast
All park entrance fees and government levies
English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides
Porters- a maximum of 3 per client
Gloves, sun glasses, hats, rain gear, jackets, etc…
Camping gear like sleeping bags and tents (but these can be hired at a reasonable price)
Assistant Guide: $15 per guide per day
Porters: $ 8 per porter per day
Cook: $12 per cook per day