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(Deluxe style) Umbwe Route - Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

Tanzania

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Unlike the Marangu route, all other routes to Uhuru's Peak make use of tented accommodation. The Umbwe Route is renowned for its caves, one of which used to be used to provide climbers with their first nights shelter on the mountain. Today it is strictly prohibited to sleep inside the caves due to the slim risk of an earthquake.

The Umbwe route is one of the shortest routes It is probably the most scenic, non-technical route on Kilimanjaro. It is quite taxing, primarily due to the relatively fast ascent to higher altitude, but the rewards are plentiful. There are fewer people, pristine forest and the shorter yet steeper walking distances make it a great option for fit hikers.

Arrival location:

Mount Kilimanjaro International Airport

Departure Location:

Mount Kilimanjaro International Airport

Included in your experience:

National Park gate fees

Return airport transfers plus transport from hotel to the mountain

One arrival and one departure night accommodation in a hotel

All overnight mountain fees

Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes

Salaries for all crew members

Rescue fees (as required by national park)

All meals on the mountain

Tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and eating utensils

Pulse oximeter checks

Additional items dependent on style of travel selected.

Ground Transportation, Gift bag, Airport transfers, English Speaking Guide, Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Not included in your experience:

Tips for guides and porters

Sleeping bags and personal items

Personal expenses (visas, yellow fever certificate, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)

Required Equipment:

Mount Kilimanjaro Kit List

Clothing

- 1 - Waterproof Jacket, breathable with hood

- 1 - Insulated Jacket, synthetic or down

- 1 - Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell

- 2 - Long Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric

- 1 - Short Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric

- 1 - Waterproof Pants, breathable (side-zipper recommended)

- 2 - Hiking Pants (convertible to shorts recommended)

- 1 - Fleece Pants

- 1 - Shorts (optional)

- 1 - Long Underwear (moisture-wicking fabric recommended)

- 3 - Underwear, briefs (moisture-wicking fabric recommended)

- 2 - Sport Bra (women)

Footwear

- 1 - Hiking Boots, warm, waterproof, broken-in, with spare laces

- 1 - Gym Shoes, to wear at camp (optional)

- 3 - Socks, thick, wool or synthetic

- 3 - Sock Liners, tight, thin, synthetic, worn under socks to prevent blisters (optional)

- 1 - Gaiters, waterproof (optional)

Equipment

- 1 - Sleeping Bag, warm, four seasons

- 1 - Sleeping Bag Liner, for added warmth (optional)

- 1 - Sleeping Pad, self-inflating or closed-cell foam

- 1 - Trekking Poles (highly recommended)

- 1 - Head lamp, with extra batteries

- 1 - Duffel bag, for porters to carry your equipment

- 1 - Daypack, for you to carry your personal gear

Paperwork

- Trip Receipt

- Passport

- Visa (available at JRO)

- Yellow fever certificate

- Insurance Documents including emergency phone number

Headwear

- 1 - Brimmed Hat, for sun protection

- 1 - Knit Hat, for warmth

- 1 - Balaclava, for face coverage (optional)

- 1 - Bandana (optional)

Handwear

- 1 - Gloves, warm (waterproof recommended)

- 1 - Glove Liners, thin, synthetic, worn under gloves for added warmth (optional)

Accessories

- 1 - Sunglasses or Goggles

- 1 - Backpack Cover, waterproof (optional)

- 1 - Poncho, during rainy season (optional)

- 1 - Water Bottle (Nalgene, 32 oz. recommended)

- 1 - Water Bladder, Camelbak type (optional)

- 1 - Towel, lightweight, quick-dry (optional)

- 1 - Pee Bottle, to avoid leaving tent at night (highly recommended)

- Stuff Sacks or Plastic Bags, various sizes, to keep gear dry and separate

Other

- Toiletries

- Prescriptions

- Sunscreen

- Lip Balm

- Insect Repellent, containing DEET

- First Aid Kit

- Hand Sanitizer

- Toilet Paper

- Wet Wipes (recommended)

- Snacks, light-weight, high calorie, high energy (optional)

- Pencil and Notebook, miniature, for trip log (optional)

- Camera, with extra batteries (optional)

* Rental equipment is availabel, see 'Additional activities' for details
    None Available for this package
  • Day1
    On arrival you are personally met at the airport by one of our representatives and transferred to Onsea House. In the afternoon there is a full briefing with the climbs manager and your guide.
    Onsea House Hotel | Breakfast Included
  • Day2
    After breakfast you will be driven to the Umbwe Gate at 1800m, passing through villages with coffee and banana plantations. On arrival at the park gate your guide and porters will meet you. You sign the register before you enter the park and take your first step in accomplishing a life-long dream. The air is thick with moisture and the path is usually muddy. The route initially follows a forestry track winding up through the natural rain forest. It then narrows and steepens to climb the ridge between the Lonzo and Umbwe rivers, with huge trees surrounding you. The path offers spectacular views of deep gorges and if you are lucky, glimpses of Kilimanjaro towering above you in the distance. The camp is perched between huge trees and thick undergrowth.
    Bivouac | Breakfast Included
  • Day3
    Shortly after leaving the camp, the forest starts thinning and is replaced by rockier terrain, sparser undergrowth and straggly, moss-covered trees. The path continues along a narrow, but spectacular ridge. As you gain altitude, catch glimpses of Kilimanjaro rising majestically ahead of you - etched against the blue sky. The path flattens as you approach Barranco Valley. From the Umbwe ridge the route descends slightly to the Barranco camp. The camp is situated in the valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while your dinner is being prepared.
    Barranco Camp | Breakfast Included
  • Day4
    A short but steep climb up grassy slopes offers superb views of this wilderness area. The vegetation zone ends shortly before you reach your next camp at Mawenzi Tarn spectacularly situated beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. Spend the afternoon acclimatizing and exploring the area.
    Mawenzi Tarn Camp | Breakfast Included
  • Day5
    From Mawenzi Tarn camp, steep scree and rocky outcrops requiring a scramble lead up to Barafu Camp (4600m). This day will be the shortest by far. After reaching Barafu Camp you will have hot lunch and a rest before an early dinner and much needed sleep.
    Barafu Camp | Breakfast Included
  • Day6
    You will rise around 1.00am and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the early morning darkness. You will probably encounter snow all the way on your 2-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak . Time spent on the summit will depend on the weather conditions. Do not stop here for too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue. Enjoy your accomplishment and a day to remember for the rest of your life. The walk to Barafu camp from the summit, takes about 3 hours. Here you will have a well earned but short rest, before heading down to Mweka camp (3100m). The route is not difficult and will take you down the rock and scree path into the moorland and eventually into the forest. The camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Dinner, and hot, washing water will be provided as well as drinking water.
    Top of mount Kilimanjaro and Mweka camp | Breakfast Included
  • Day7
    After an early and well-deserved breakfast, it is a 5-hour, scenic hike back to the park gate. At Mweka gate, you sign your name and details in a register. This is where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point (5735m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. From the Mweka Gate you will continue down into the Mweka village, normally a muddy 3 km (1 hour) hike. You will then be driven back to your hotel for a long overdue hot shower and celebrations!! The itinerary may change at any time due to weather or safety conditions. Hiking times and distances are estimated only, but have been calculated to give the hiker a comfortable pace throughout the hike.
    Onsea House | Breakfast Included
  • Day8
    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the sun-terrace. If you would like to book additional nights please inform us as early as possible. We will arrange for you to be transferred to the airport or you may join a Kili Base Adventure safari and continue your holiday with us and explore the famous game reserves of Tanzania.
    Departure Day | Breakfast Included
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