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Kilimanjaro climb, Umbwe Route (6-day)

Daring experienced climbers seeking adventure and challenge will find just what they want on Umbwe. A short steep climb traversing all the climate zones - from tropical rainforest to eternal ice - will put your strength and endurance to the test. Like no other route on Kilimanjaro Umbwe gives a sense of achievement to those who reach the summit.

Your first day on the mountain will start from Umbwe Gate and continue with a lengthy trek to the first camp on your way - Umbwe camp. In spite of the challenge that Umbwe poses to hikers, well thought-out location of camps will contribute to proper acclimatization.

The trek through Umbwe is available only as a 6-day program. Recommended only to experienced hikers in good physical shape.

per adult from

$3,329

AUD

Duration

8 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • 2 nights in “Aishi Machame Hotel” (before and after the hike) - double/twin room sharing, breakfast included. The hotel has cozy rooms, Internet access, hot water, a swimming pool, and a helpful staff
    • All ground transportation
    • All fees collected by the Kilimanjaro National Park
    • Certified Wilderness First Responder guides
    • Drinks (tea, coffee, juices, soda, etc.
    • Single accommodation available at extra charge
    • High-quality branded group equipment (dining tent, sleeping pads, table, chairs, crockery & cutlery, etc.
    • JRO (Kilimanjaro International Airport) pick-up and drop-off
    • Medical kits
    • Medical check-ups
    • Oxygen tanks and altimeters
    • Professional climbing crew (porters, camp masters, cooks)
    • Tented accommodation during the hike (special Kilimanjaro walk-in tents) - 2 hikers per tent.
    • Three tasty and energy-rich meals a day. The diet on the hike includes chicken, meat and fish meals garnished with rice, potato and vegetable salads, pasta, porridges, cakes, eggs, soups etc.
    • Vegetarian, gluten-free, halal and kosher meal plans are available.
    • Entry/Admission - Altezza Travel
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    • Entry/Admission - Aishi Machame Hotel
    What's excluded :
    • Entirely subject to your satisfaction with the trip. Recommended amount - USD 200-250 per traveller.
    • Highly recommended! Should cover mountain trekking activities up to 6000 m/19685 m and helicopter evacuation
    • The costs of getting to Tanzania is not included
    • Personal equipment & gear (your hiking outfit, boots, sleeping bag, etc.) that you need for the hike. Available for hire
    • The price in the hotel includes breakfast. Average price for lunch or dinner is USD 15 per person.
    • Obtainable at JRO for USD 50 for most nationals. USD 100 for the US passport holders

  • Day 1: Arrival

    Stop At: Altezza Travel, Moshi Tanzania
    A member of Altezza Travel hospitality team greets you upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). He will drive you to your hotel, which provides all the amenities necessary for your comfort: pleasant rooms with hot showers, swimming pool, ever-helpful staff and access to the Internet.
    Your briefing, in the course of which your travel manager will provide all the details of the forthcoming climb, takes place in the evening. A final check of your readiness to tackle Kilimanjaro is the final part of your preparations
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Aishi Machame Hotel

    Day 2: Trekking from Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Camp

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Your guide and climb support crew arrive at your hotel in the morning. Introductions and a last brief equipment check precede your drive to the Umbwe Gate of Kilimanjaro National Park. This entrance, situated at 1,640 m above sea level, is where your trek starts. The head-guide will finalize the permits and registration for search and rescue services.
    Your first day trekking is meant to bring you to Umbwe Camp for your first mountain overnight. Climbing up to 2,930 m is a long haul with a significant increase in altitude, so find the right pace for the whole group and stick with it. As this part of Umbwe route goes through rainforest with its probability of rain showers- do not forget your raincoat. Your support crew will have prepared the camp and dinner by the time you get there.
    This being the group’s first night at this elevation, we recommend that you follow the below rules from here on:

    - Do not consume any alcohol and minimize your caffeine intake
    - Drinking no less than 4 liters of water per day is a good way to keep yourself hydrated. Take it in small amounts but frequently
    - We encourage our clients to use Diamox in the mornings prior to the day’s climb. This reduces altitude sickness symptoms. Consult your doctor on the use of Diamox before leaving home on this trip.

    Nightly discomfort often accompanies acclimatization. However, while such symptoms as headaches and nausea are common, make sure you inform your guide of them immediately.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in The North Face VE-25 tents

    Day 3: Trekking from Umbwe Camp to Barranco Camp

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    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 on Umbwe route 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.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in The North Face VE-25 tents

    Day 4: Trekking from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    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.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in The North Face VE-25 tents

    Day 5: Trekking from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    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.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in The North Face VE-25 tents

    Day 6: Ascent to Uhuru Peak and Descent to Millennium Camp

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    The group leaves Barafu Camp and the altitude of 4,640 m around midnight. This night you climb to 5,895 m at Uhuru Peak. The altitude poses a challenge on this trek, despite the relative ease of the walk. Every two climbers in the group will be accompanied by a guide whose responsibility is the constant monitoring of their fitness for the climb. Upon reaching Uhuru Peak you may choose to walk on one of Kilimanjaro’s glaciers. The group will then returns to Barafu Camp for a 2-hour rest before the descent to 3,820 m at Millennium Camp.
    Please note, that while descent brings relief from high altitude, it is also where most accidents (as much as 90%) happen. It is easy to avoid falling and possibly breaking a limb, as well as damaging your toenails if you just watch your step.
    Duration: 14 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in The North Face VE-25 tents

    Day 7: Descent from Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Millennium Camp sits amidst a rain forest. Lower altitude and the associated relief from any effects of altitude sickness, as well as the realization of having reached you goal make for a good night's sleep. The group will set out on the last leg of the journey towards Mweka Gate Park exit (1,640 m) upon finishing breakfast. This will be your last opportunity to share memories of the climb with your guides and support team. You will receive your certificates of accomplishment at our offices before being driven back to your hotel.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Aishi Machame Hotel


    Day 8: Departure

    Stop At: Aishi Machame Hotel, Machame region, Moshi 0938, Tanzania
    Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport.

    Note: Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, there is the option to extend your hotel stay for an extra fee.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We also pick up clients from Kilimanjaro International Airport
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Altezza Travel

Activity ID: V-69109P16

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