Trip Summary: 5 days on the Mountain
Umbwe route is the steepest route up or down Kilimanjaro, thus those few people who use this route do use this route to descend rather than ascending . The route also offers scenery.
Umbwe route is usually recommended for descent only. Hardly anyone climbs it. It is extremely steep and offers incredible views of Kibo, the Great Western Breach (a huge stone mass protruding from Kibo) and the Baranco
Day 1 Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, transfer to accommodation in Arusha,Impala Hotel.
Day 2 Breakfast, leave for Umbwe route. We will pass through the banana and coffee plantations and Umbwe parish(4,600ft) on the way to Umbwe. Dinner and overnight at Bivouac I (9,300ft) or Bivouac II (12,600ft), B.L.D.
Day 3 Breakfast, leave the camp for Baranco camp. On the way we pass through heather and open moorlands, B.L.D.
Day 4 From Baranco camp, we can go west to Shira Plateau or up to Lava Tower hut and the summit via the Great Western Breach and Arrow Glacier camp, B.L.D.
Alternatively, we can go eastwards to Barafu hut
Day 5 Wake up at midnight for a last ascending moment to the summit via Kibo crater and on to Uhuru Peak. Thereafter, we can descend the same trail or Mweka route. Dinner and an overnight stay at the trail of your choice, B.L.D.
Day 6 Breakfast, descend to the gate, we will take you toImpala Hotel. B.L.
Day 7 Transfer to the airport for your return flight, B.
Umbwe to Bivouac I 4-6 hours
Bivouac I to Bivouac II 3-4 hours
Bivouac II to Barranco Hut 2-3 hours
Barranco Hut to Lava Tower Hut 3-4 hours
Barranco Hut to Shira Hut 5-6 hours
All park fees, including mountain rescue fees, government taxes and all applicable fees and taxes.
Services of a Professional leading guide who is medically trained, certified, licensed and English speaking
Services of English-speaking assistant guide (s), a skilled cook, and enough numbers of porters for your luggage, food, and water, and a dinning tent.
Dining tent (provided only when a group is of 5 or more trekkers. If less than 5 trekkers, and you want it to be included.)
Transport from your hotel to the mountain, and back to your hotel.
Use of radios/phones to increase your safety.
Group average of 4~6 climbers, maximum of 10
Discount is available for group of 3 or more, booking together