6 Days Umbwe Route

Umbwe Route – 6 Days Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route

Day 1; Climbing from Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Camp

Top Kilimanjaro team headed by Mountain guides will meet you at your hotel for short brief and equipment check then pick you with all equipment drive towards Umbwe Gate of Kilimanjaro Park. This entrance, set at 1,640m above sea level, is where your climb begins. The head-guide will confirm the permits and registration for search and good services.

As your first-day hiking is intended to take you to Umbwe Camp for your first Kilimanjaro mountain overnight. Uphill up to 2,930m is a long pull with an important increase in altitude, so find the right step for the full group and stick with it. because this part of Umbwe route goes over the tropical forest with its chance of rain – don’t forget raincoat for Kili Climb. Your help crew will prepare the camp and dinner for you right at the time.

Don’t use any alcohol and minimize a caffeine taking and suggested to drink over 4 liters of water bottle by bottle.

  • Change in Raise: 1,640 m —2,930 m
  • Hiking distance: 11 km
  • Hiking time: 5–7 Hrs


Day 2; Hiking from Umbwe Camp to Barranco Camp

Early morning wake-up by Guides, taking your breakfast and then begin climbing to Barranco Camp. The tropical forest will fast give way to encounter, and if it is not much cloudy you might see Meru Volcano for the first time. climbing through Umbwe route on this day will be a restrained length, and at a lunchtime, you shall arrive at Barranco (3,960 m), which is settled inside a huge volcanic burden. Lunch will be offered here then you have the chance to relax for the rest of this day, which meaningfully facilitates the adaptation process.


  • Change in Elevation: 2,930 m —3,960 m
  • Hiking distance: 6 km
  • Hiking time: 4–5 Hrs


Day 3; Climbing from Barranco to Karanga Camp

After early breakfast, you will start summiting Barranco Wall (we suggest you leave the camp early morning to avoid masses of the other climber groups). Climbing up the gorge wall is not hard and only takings about a 1hour. After the climb, you might have a rest and capture photos in front of Kibo volcano.


After a bit rest you will start the harder hike to Karanga Camp, which structures many climbs and descents in the route, but don’t fear: our guides are professionals at picking an optimal pace for the group. Once you arrive at the camp you will be provided warm lunch. Then after some hours, you should have to complete an acclimatization climb at the direction of Barafu Camp with a 200m increase in altitude and then hike down back to the camp.


Trekking from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp:

  • Change in Raise: 3,960 m —4,035 m
  • Hiking distance: 5 km
  • Hiking time: 4–5 hours

Acclimatization hike:

  • Change in Raise: 4,035 m — Destination point en route to Barafu Camp (4,270 m)
  • Hiking distance: 2.5 km
  • Hiking time: 1–2 hours

Day 4; Climbing from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

After breakfast you will start a climb to Barafu Summit Camp (4,640 m), the preliminary point for a night summiting Kilimanjaro Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Our crew will set up a camp for you gaining of time, with tents and sleeping bags, so you will relax and chill waiting for a summiting night. Then after salvage strength, you should complete an acclimatization climb towards the middle Kosovo Summit Camp (4,800 m) and then walk back to Barafu, there you will be served a hot dinner. It is better to spend the rest of the day and have enough sleep before night summiting.

Trekking from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp:

  • Change in Elevation: 4,035 m —4,640 m
  • Hiking distance: 6 km
  • Hiking time: 4–5 hours

Acclimatization climb:

  • Change in Raise: 4,640 m —4,800 m
  • Hiking distance: 2 km
  • Hiking time: 1–2 Hrs


Day 5; SUMMIT DAYS; Hiking to Uhuru Peak and Descent to Millennium Camp

This day is a Memorable day.

Climbers will depart Barafu Camp and the altitude of 4,640 m midnight. At this night you will climb to 5,895 m at the highest point of Africa, Uhuru Peak. The altitude postures a task on this hike, in spite of the relative comfort of the walk. Every two trekkers in the group will be conveyed by a mountain guide whose responsibility is the constant monitoring of their fitness for the hike. Upon arrival Uhuru Peak you can take to pace on one of Kilimanjaro’s glaciers. The group shall then decent to Barafu Camp for a 2-hour relax before the descent to 3,820 m at Millennium Camp.

Kindly note, while descent fetches release from high altitude, it’s also where most accidents (as much as 90%) occur. It is easy to avoid dropping and perhaps breaking a limb, as well as damaging your toenails if you just mind your step.

  • Change in Raise: 4,640 m – Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) — Millennium Camp (3,820 m)
  • Hiking distance: 15 km
  • Hiking time: 8–12 Hrs

Day 6; Descent from Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate

Millennium Camp be seated among a rain forest. Lower altitude and the related release from any effects of altitude sickness, as well as the recognition of having to achieve your goal, make for an upright night’s sleep. Climbers shall set out on the last leg of the trekking to Mweka Gate Park exit (1,650 m) upon finishing breakfast. This will be your last opportunity to share memories of the climb with your guides and support crew. You will reward your green certificates of achievement at the gate before driven back to your Hotel or Airport to catch your flight to your next destination.

  • Change in Raise: 3,820 m — Mweka Gate (1,650 m)
  • Hiking distance: 12 km
  • Hiking time: 4–5 hours