7 Days Kilimanjaro Hiking on Umbwe Route Package

Commence on the ultimate Kilimanjaro hiking with our 7 days Umbwe Route hike. Through diverse landscapes, witnessing breathtaking views along the way.

Operator: KILIMANJARO ON TOP
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About 7 Days Kilimanjaro Hiking on Umbwe Route

Experience the ultimate Kilimanjaro hiking adventure with our 7 days Umbwe Route hike. Towering at 5,895m, Kilimanjaro offers a challenge like no other. Starting from the verdant rainforests, we ascend through different climatic zones, immersing in diverse landscapes and breathtaking vistas. Our expert guides ensure your safety and comfort throughout the journey, making this an unforgettable experience.

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Arrival Day  :  Kilimanjaro Airport


As you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, a warm Tanzanian welcome awaits you. Our experienced guide will be there to greet you and ensure a smooth journey to your first destination, the Moshi

Accommodation
  • Kilimanjaro White House Hotel
Included meals and drinks
  • > Breakfast
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    Day 1  :  UMBWE GATE TO UMBWE CAMP


    After a delicious breakfast at the Hotel, we embark on our thrilling adventure. A scenic drive through traditional villages and vibrant plantations leads us to the Umbwe Gate, the starting point of our trek. Our trekking team will be with you every step of the way, providing guidance and support. The trek commences with a hike through dense rainforests, immersing you in the rich biodiversity of the region. The path takes you between two pristine rivers, their gentle murmur accompanying you on the ascent. We gradually gain elevation as we make our way towards the Umbwe Camp, nestled amidst the trees and undergrowth. This campsite offers a serene ambiance and is the perfect spot to rest after the day's trek. Elevation: 5,249 ft to 9,514 ft Distance: 11 km Hiking Time: 5-7 hours Habitat: Heath

    Accommodation for day 1
    • Umbwe Cave Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 2  :  UMBWE CAMP TO BARRANCO CAMP


    Today's trek takes us through rockier terrain, providing glimpses of the majestic Kilimanjaro as we ascend further. The journey will take us through the unique and awe-inspiring Senecio Forest, with its ancient and otherworldly vegetation. The hike culminates at the Barranco Camp, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. Elevation: 9,514 ft to 13,044 ft Distance: 6 km Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Heath

    Accommodation for day 2
    • Barranco Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 3  :  BARRANCO CAMP (ACCLIMATIZATION DAY)


    Today is an important acclimatization day to prepare our bodies for the higher altitudes. It allows you to rest and adjust to the changing conditions. Barranco Camp offers stunning vistas of the surrounding landscapes and is the perfect place to take in the beauty of Kilimanjaro.

    Accommodation for day 3
    • Barranco Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 4  :  BARRANCO CAMP TO KARANGA CAMP


    As we resume our trek, we'll descend to the base of the Great Barranco Wall, an imposing 900 ft cliff. An exhilarating climb leads us to the top, and from there, we traverse hills and valleys until we reach the Karanga Valley. We'll then ascend to the Karanga Camp, set against the striking backdrop of the alpine desert. Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft Distance: 5 km Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert

    Accommodation for day 4
    • Karanga Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 5  :  KARANGA CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP


    Today, we continue our journey to Barafu Camp via the Mweka Trail junction. Barafu Camp will be our final base before attempting the summit. Take this opportunity to rest and dine early in preparation for the summit push. The campsite also offers breathtaking views of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Elevation: 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft Distance: 4 km Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert

    Accommodation for day 5
    • Barafu Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 6  :  BARAFU CAMP TO UHURU PEAK TO MWEKA CAMP


    At midnight, we begin the challenging and cold ascent to the summit. The journey to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, is an unforgettable experience. As dawn breaks, we reach Stella Point (18,900 ft), where a breathtaking sunrise greets us. Continue to the summit of Uhuru Peak, where a sense of triumph and wonder awaits. After celebrating this remarkable achievement, we begin the descent to Mweka Hut camp, passing through Barafu Camp to have lunch. The Mweka Camp provides a well-deserved resting place after the intense day. Elevation: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft Distance: 5 km Hiking Time: 7-8 hours Habitat: Arctic

    Accommodation for day 6
    • Mweka Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 7  :  MWEKA CAMP TO MWEKA GATE


    On the final day of our adventure, we collect our well-earned summit certificates. The descent continues through the lush rainforest, offering a stark contrast to the higher altitudes. As we descend through the vibrant greenery, we bid farewell to the mountain and head back to Mweka Village. From there, we drive back to Moshi, where a comfortable overnight stay awaits you at the Hotel. Altitude Loss: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft Distance: 10 km Hiking Time: 3-4 hours Habitat: Rain Forest

    Accommodation for day 7
    • Kilimanjaro White House Hotel
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Departure Day  :  Kilimanjaro Airport


    After an unforgettable journey filled with adventure and triumph, it's time to bid farewell to Kilimanjaro and the wonderful memories you've made. Our team will ensure your smooth transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport, where you'll depart with cherished memories of the majestic mountain and the beauty of Tanzania.

    Accommodation
    • Kilimanjaro White House Hotel
    Included meals and drinks
  • > Drinking water

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    KILIMANJARO ON TOP

    1032 reviews | Moshi, Tanzania |

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    KILIMA NJARO ON TOP CO LTD is focused on providing unique Safari and tour experiences to people from around the world and promote a positive image of Africa countries including Tanzania as an attractive tourism destination. we have designed convenient tour packages for the valued customers so that you can have the real experience of Safari in Africa with the magnificent wildlife experience. Serving for more than a decade, the travel company has made a positive as being the consistent quality service provider at competitive prices of needs and requirements.


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    Frequently Asked Questions for 7 Days Kilimanjaro Hiking on Umbwe Route Package

    How difficult is the Umbwe Route trek on Kilimanjaro?

    The Umbwe Route is challenging, recommended for experienced hikers due to steep sections. Proper fitness and preparation are essential.

    What's the best time for Kilimanjaro hiking on the Umbwe Route?

    The dry seasons of January to March and June to October offer the best weather conditions for a successful and enjoyable trek.

    Will I need any special equipment for the hike?

    Yes, proper hiking gear is crucial. We'll provide a comprehensive packing list, including essential clothing, boots, sleeping bags, and more.

    How do you handle altitude sickness during the ascent?

    Our itinerary includes acclimatization days to help reduce the risk of altitude sickness. Our guides are trained to identify symptoms and respond accordingly.

    Are there restroom facilities along the route?

    Restroom facilities are available at the campsites, but they become basic as we ascend. We recommend carrying biodegradable wipes for comfort.

    What is the average group size for this hike?

    We maintain small group sizes to ensure personalized attention and safety. The typical group size ranges from 4 to 10 participants.

    Do I need previous high-altitude hiking experience?

    Prior high-altitude trekking experience is beneficial, but not mandatory. Determination and physical preparation can help hikers of various levels succeed.

    Are vegetarian/vegan meal options available during the hike?

    Yes, we cater to dietary preferences. Please inform us in advance, so we can accommodate your food choices.

    Is travel insurance required for the Kilimanjaro hike?

    Yes, travel insurance with coverage for medical emergencies and evacuation is mandatory. Check your policy for high-altitude activities.

    What happens in case of bad weather or unforeseen circumstances?

    Our guides monitor weather conditions closely. If needed, alternative plans will be made for your safety, ensuring the best possible experience.





    Reviews for 7 Days Kilimanjaro Hiking on Umbwe Route

    What a hiking experience!
    ★★★★★ 5/5

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    Santos Carhartt
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    Visited: December 2022

    We were near to climb Kilimanjaro but, we did know which tour operator to choose. the airport taxi driver told us to use Kilimanjaro on top and though it was in the midst of night. we went straight to their office and I was surprised to find them working at that hour. from the moment we met the managing director because of how he responded to our questions we were very glad that everything was well arranged and we got a classic service. the logistics on the mountain seemed challenging but, surprising enough everything was prepared as if we were in civilization. all meals were warm/hot and served on time. we had mobile toilets and the tents were very comfortable. every when we got to the camping Site we saw that a new home was already built for us.

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