6 Days Kilimanjaro Safari Tour Umbwe Route
6 Days Kilimanjaro Safari Tour Umbwe Route: Umbwe is one of the challenging routes when it comes to hiking to Mt Kilimanjaro, its found ion the Southern part of the mountain and it’s the shortest route though steep especially on the first two days. This route is mostly recommended for the well experienced and physically fit guests who wants to get a challenge in hiking.
Day 1: Arusha to Umbwe Gate (1800m) – Bivouac Camp (2940m)
Starting with heavy breakfast, well prepared at your hotel in Arusha we will set off to Mt Kilimanjaro with our packed picnic lunch. We will reach to gate for the registration, meet the rangers and the potters at the park headquarters.
After the registration is done, a game ranger will be assigned to escort you with our hike which will start just few meters away from the gate. The hike upto Bivouac Camp which will take us between 5 to 6 hours depending on the fitness of the guests, the chef along with the potters will be ahead of us as they go and prepare the camp, boil hot water and prepare our meals for dinner
Day 2: Bivouac Camp (2940m) – Barranco Camp (3950m)
on the the 2nd day of 6 Days Kilimanjaro Safari Tour Umbwe Route , Wake up early for breakfast as we prepare ourselves for the next decent hike up as we leave behind the Montane forest to the next level of the vegetation called the Moorland vegetation. These level has scenic view of more exotic vegetation plants like Giant Lobelia, Groundsel and others, at this point as we approach the camping site the trail flattens up to the time we slope to the Barranco valley where the camp is located. We will have afternoon relaxing as we have clear view of the mountain walls on the East
Day 3: Barranco Camp (3950m) – Lava Tower (4630m) – Arrow Glacier Camp (4800m)
Today we will depart Barranco Camp for Arrow Glacier Camp past the moorland vegetation as we approach and enter the rocky and semi desert landscape. Our hike will be around 5 hours. Lunch break at lava towers one of the steepest part of Kilimanjaro with sharp edges of stones, after we resume our hike to Arrow glacier camp which got the name from the sharp stones around the area. Dinner and overnight at the camp
Day 4: Arrow Glacier (4800m) – Crater (5700m)
on the 4th day of 6 Days Kilimanjaro Safari Tour Umbwe Route, After our breakfast we start our 4th day hike as we approach our dreams come true, the smell of the glacier will be our moral booster for the next five hours and this is when you truly experience the cold atmosphere of mt Kilimanjaro not forgetting 1 to 2 hours hike to the Ash pit as the chef go ahead to prepare great dinner for you.
Day 5: Summit
Today the dreams come true!! Waking up very early for light hot breakfast with biscuits we start our hike to the summit of the Uhuru peak. Once life time experience moment of silence and happiness when everyone has finally reached to the destination. Photography and warm welcome to another planet as we sign our booklist at the peak with great joy and happiness, depending on the weather we will have a wonderful long time here.
After the celebrations we descend down to Mweka camp for the continuity of our celebrations with cheers and toss with colleagues.
Day 6: Mweka Camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m)
Wake up early with the most dreamed experience come true!! Descend to the gate of Mweka where we will get our certificates and other gifts then enter in to our waiting car to drive as to Arusha for refreshments and relaxing.
- Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents:
- Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
- All Park fees
- Rescue fees
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
- Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
- Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food
- Clean, purified drinking water
- Crisis management and safety procedures
- Fair and ethical treatment of porters
Items not included:
- Airport transfers
- Accommodation in Arusha
- Tanzania Visa
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Meals not listed above
- Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc).
End of 6 Days Kilimanjaro Safari Tour Umbwe Route