Adventure Climbing Wildlife Umbwe Route- Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb Umbwe Route

Price
$2,860 per person
Duration
8 days/ 7 nights
Destination
Tanzania
Travellers
2+

SPECTACULAR TRIP! Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb Umbwe Route

Mount Kilimanjaro climb with the Umbwe Route tour. Umbwe route is a good test of your climbing skills. Start your hike with the help of our expert team!
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What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Starts at Kilimanjaro International Airport [JRO]
Return Location
Ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport [JRO]
Additional Information
Accommodation on the mountain: Based on twin tent share Upgrades: Premium climbs Tour Number: SVTM0701F
Price includes
  • 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request
  • Accommodation prior to and after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room)
  • Airport transfers
  • Camping/hut fees
  • Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 15 kg of personal baggage)
  • First aid kit and oxygen systems and pulse oximeters
  • Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery)
  • International certificates for a successful ascent
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
  • Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel
  • Modern The North Face VE-25 tents
  • Transfer to the trail head
  • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick)
Price does not include
  • International flights
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent)
  • Mountaineering and Flying Doctor insurance
  • Personal gear rentals
  • Portable toilet and shower (possible to hire at an additional cost)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Tips for the mountain crew
  • Visa arrangements
Additional Prices
Price listed: Per person sharing For single room supplement: Additional fee Price Ranges: For groups of 6 or more-$2,449.00 per person sharing

Tour Highlights:

  • Guided Mt. Kilimanjaro hike- Umbwe Route (More info)
  • Optional Extension:
    • Combine with a Tanzania safari

Umbwe Route

Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peak is one of the most awe-inspiring sights in Africa. Straddling the Kenya/Tanzania border, the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro rises up to an impressive 5896 metres above sea level. It is one of the world’s highest volcanoes, the highest mountain on the African continent, and the highest free-standing mountain on earth; making it an international destination attracting trekkers and mountaineers from around the globe. Set within the Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro emerges from the sprawling plains of Tanzania and boasts dense tropical rainforests, glacial ice fields, moorlands, and mystical moonscapes. Take on the colossal challenge of climbing this majestic mountain, explore the lush forested foothills, soak up the breathtaking views or take a wildlife safari and spot some of Africa’s diverse wildlife including: elephant, buffalo, leopard, duiker, eland, hyrax, blue monkeys and more.

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Day 1-

Mount Kilimanjaro

ARRIVAL

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet your Safari Ventures representative, and transfer to the hotel under the rate. The hotel will provide all the essentials for a comfortable stay: cozy rooms, hot water, polite staff, a swimming pool, and Internet access. In the evening there will be a briefing with our managers, who will also make sure you are ready to begin the climb.  Accommodation Aishi Machame Hotel on bed and breakfast basis (excludes drinks and laundry)

Note:

Check-in starts at 2:00 PM.

Day 2-

Mount Kilimanjaro

TREKKING FROM UMBWE GATE TO UMBWE CAMP

A guide and a mountain support crew will arrive at the hotel in the morning in order to meet you and hold a quick briefing, after which you will travel by vehicle to the entrance to Kilimanjaro National Park: Umbwe Gate (1,640 m). After the quick formality of acquiring climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the group will start trekking up to your first camp: Umbwe Camp (2,930 m). This will be a long trekking day that includes an important increase in altitude, so don't hurry. It is important to find the right pace for your group and stick with it for the rest of the trip. You should also remember to take your raincoats: this route includes passage through a rainforest, where tropical showers are highly probable.

By the time you reach the camp, our professional mountain crew will prepare everything necessary, put tents and cook dinner for you.

This will be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended you heed the following instructions from this point on:

  • Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine
  • Drink over 4 litres of bottled water daily (little by little, frequently)

At night you may experience discomfort associated with acclimatization to the high altitude: because of a reduction in your waking breathing pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during the day.  Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you start feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness.

Change in Elevation: Umbwe Gate (1,640 m) — Umbwe Camp (2,930 m)

Hiking distance: 11 km

Hiking time: 5–7 hours

Day 3-

Mount Kilimanjaro

TREKKING FROM UMBWE CAMP TO BARRANCO CAMP

Early wakeup, breakfast and the start of trekking to Barranco Camp. The rainforest will quickly give way to brush, and if it is not too cloudy you will be able to see Meru Volcano for the first time.  Trekking for this day will be of a moderate length, and around lunchtime you will reach Barranco Camp (3,960 m), which is nestled inside a huge volcanic fault. Lunch will be provided here, and then you have the opportunity to relax for the rest of the day, which significantly facilitates the acclimatization process.

Change in Elevation: Umbwe Camp (2,930 m) — Barranco Camp (3,960 m)

Hiking distance: 6 km

Hiking time: 4–5 hours

Day 4-

Mount Kilimanjaro

TREKKING FROM BARRANCO CAMP TO KARANGA CAMP

Early wakeup, breakfast and the start of summiting Barranco Wall (we recommend you leave the camp as early as possible to avoid crowds of the other groups). Hiking up the gorge wall is not difficult and only takes around an hour. After the climb you can have a rest and take photos in front of the Kibo volcano.

Then you start a more difficult hike to Karanga Camp, which features numerous ascents and descents during the route, but don't worry: our guides are experts at choosing an optimal pace for the group. After reaching the camp you will be offered warm lunch. After a couple of hours you will have to complete an acclimatization hike in the direction of Barafu Camp with a 200-meter gain in altitude, and then descent back down to the camp.

Note:

The acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up the acclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. They help increase your chances of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro and save you from the consequences of altitude sickness.

Trekking from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp:

Change in Elevation: Barranco Camp (3,960 m) — Karanga Camp (4,035 m)

Hiking distance: 5 km

Hiking time: 4–5 hours

Acclimatization hike

Change in Elevation: Karanga Camp (4,035 m) — Destination point en route to Barafu Camp (4,270 m)

Hiking distance: 2.5 km

Hiking time: 1–2 hours

Day 5-

Mount Kilimanjaro

TREKKING FROM KARANGA CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP

In the morning after breakfast you begin your way to Barafu Summit Camp (4,640 m), the starting point for a night summiting Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Our team will set up a camp for you ahead of time, including tents and sleeping bags, so you can relax. After regaining strength, you have to complete an acclimatization hike towards the intermediate Kosovo Summit Camp (4,800 m) and then back to Barafu Camp, where you will be served a hot dinner. It is better to spend the remainder of the day resting and sleeping before night summiting.

Trekking from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp:

Change in Elevation: Karanga Camp (4,035 m) — Barafu Camp (4,640 m)

Hiking distance: 6 km

Hiking time: 4–5 hours

Acclimatization hike

Change in Elevation: Barafu Camp (4,640 m) — Kosovo Camp (4,800 m)

Hiking distance: 2 km

Hiking time: 1–2 hours

Day 6-

Mount Kilimanjaro

ASCENT TO UHURU PEAK AND DESCENT TO MILLENNIUM CAMP

Departure from Barafu Camp (4,640 m) at night and the start of summiting Kilimanjaro: Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Technically the climb is relatively simple; however, the most challenging part is the high altitude. Each pair of climbers will get a personal guide for the entire ascent to monitor your physical and mental conditions. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Barafu Camp and after a 2-hour rest continue your descent to Millennium Camp (3,820 m).

Change in Elevation: Barafu Camp (4,640 m) — Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) — Millennium Camp (3,820 m)

Hiking distance: 15 km

Hiking time: 8–12 hours

Day 7-

Mount Kilimanjaro

DESCENT FROM MILLENNIUM CAMP TO MWEKA GATE

The camp is situated in a tropical rainforest. When you wake up, you will feel relief from the reduction of the height and the satisfaction of reaching the summit. After a warm breakfast, you will head for the park's exit: Mweka Gate (1,650 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, followed by offering you a chance to share your opinions on the climb in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates in our office and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.

Overnight at Aishi Machame Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis

Change in Elevation: Millennium Camp (3,820 m) — Mweka Gate (1,650 m)

Hiking distance: 12 km

Hiking time: 4–5 hours

Day 8-

End of Itinerary

Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport for your departure flight or choose to extend your tour with an exciting safari.

More about Tanzania

The name Tanzania conjures up images of wildebeest stampeding across vast savannah, rain forests teeming with monkeys and birdlife, and great plains brimming with legions of game. All of these natural wonders and more are on offer in this exceptionally diverse African nation. Visitors typically visit Tanzania to partake in at least one of the four well known Tanzanian tourist experiences: a relaxing seaside vacation on the picturesque island paradise of Zanzibar, an underwater tour of some of the world’s most renowned dive sites around the gorgeous Spice Islands, a safari adventure in some of Africa’s most impressive game reserves, or a hiking excursion around Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Whichever of these incredible holidays you choose, you will undoubtedly be welcomed by some fabulously friendly and peaceful inhabitants who, despite being divided into 120 different ethnic groups and cultures, live in harmony with one another and provide some of the most wonderfully exotic local cuisine you could imagine. With all of this diversity on offer, the most difficult part of your Tanzanian holiday experience is likely to be deciding where to go!

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Umbwe Route- Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb Umbwe Route

Price
$2,860 per person
Duration
8 days/ 7 nights
Destination
Tanzania
Travellers
2+

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