A known Kilimanjaro Challenging and adventurous Uhuru peak approaching route. Considered being challenging because of its steepness and being a direct route facing Uhuru Peak. It is via the Umbwe route where you might be required to use both your hands and feet to climb, however getting some supports from the rocks and some trees on your way. Though as challenging as the Umbwe route is, it is not a technical climbing route, however, you just need a climbing experience for you to approach the Uhuru Peak via Umbwe Route. On your way, you will join Machame route climbers near the Baranco camp. Your Climb will be from Umbwe cave camp, Barranco camp, Karanga, Barafu to Uhuru then descend via Mweka route.
- Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro airport to Moshi town
- Two-night accommodation in Moshi town (before and after Climb)
- Park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and 18% VAT
- Transportation to and from Marangu gate (before and after climb)
- Professional mountain guides, chefs and porters with their legal approved wages
- 3 meals daily with filtered water throughout the climb
- Tanzania visa cost based on nationality
- Items of a personal nature such as personal shopping
- Medical insurance, doctor for a group, personal medicine and laundry services
- Tips and gratitude for the mountain crew (though can be communicated)
- Items of personal natures such as the Mountain climbing equipment
Day 1: Umbwe gate to Umbwe cave campsite
Walking habitat: Thick Montane forest
Elevation: 5,249ft (Umbwe gate) to 9,514ft (Umbwe cave camp)
Hiking time:4 to 5hrs Umbwe Gate to Umbwe cave camp
Distance:10km (Umbwe gate to Umbwe cave camp)
Your adventure day will begin in the morning with your morning breakfast from your accommodation before your pickup. As briefed by the tour guide by the time for your pickup, you will then be picked from our lodging place and then take a drive along with your Mountain guide and the rest of the crew. You will take a drive from Moshi town to Umbwe gate. Reaching at the gate you then take all the necessary formalities then, you will begin your polepole adventure walking to the Umbwe cave camp where your first night will be.
Day 2: Umbwe cave camp to Baranco camp
Walking habitat: Moorland Forest
Elevation: 9,514ft (Umbwe cave camp) to 13,044ft (Baranco camp)
Hiking time:4 to 5hrs Umbwe cave camp to Baranco camp
Distance: 6km (Cave camp to Baranco camp)
The adventure continues, your day will start with your prepared breakfast at the camp by your chef and then packed with your lunch were you will have a stop on the way to take it. As it is a direct route you will face the adventure ahead with your polepole walk while enjoying the view of the Baranco valley and the snowcapped of the Kilimanjaro Mountain.
Day 3: Acclimatization at the Baranco camp
This will be a climate adoption day where you will be by taking a walk up to higher attitude for the benefit of the next day. You will be moving here and there ate Baranco, it looks like a lazy day but a worth day for your next adventure day. The day will help you to adopt with the climate change especially for climbers with altitude challenge, however other climbers do opt for 6 days’ climb.
Day 4: Baranco camp to Karanga camp
Walking habitat: Alpine desert
Elevation: 13,044ft (Baranco camp) to 13,100ft (Karanga Camp)
Hiking time:4 to 5hrs Machame camp to Shira camp
Distance:4km (Baranco to Karanga Camps)
A well-known adventure day for most of the Climbers via Machame route. This is the day where you will use both hands and legs to cross the Baranco wall. As you will be more close, you will then enjoy an amazing view of the Kibo peak where you are heading for your summit. Reaching the Karanga camp from is of a short distance but because of it being adventurous day via the Baranco wall it takes some extra time to cross the Baranco wall.
Day 5: Karanga camp to Barafu camp
Walking habitat: Alpine desert
Elevation: 13,100ft (Karanga camp) to 15,300ft (Barafu Camp)
Hiking time:4 to 5hrs Karanga camp to Barafu camp
Distance:4km (Machame to Shira Camps)
The hike will be with a beautiful view of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Your hike will begin after your breakfast from the camp and heat the trail crossing the Mweka-Machame Junction up on reaching the Barafu Camp. Reaching Barafu camp, you would have a complete venture of the Kilimanjaro Mountain on its northern circuit. The day should end early with an early dinner ready for short sleep as your next day hike starts almost in the midnight to the Uhuru Peak.
Day 6: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
Walking habitat: Alpine desert
Distance: 8km (Barafu to Uhuru) and 13km (Uhuru to Mweka)
Hiking time:6 to 8hrs Barafu camp Uhuru peak and 5 to 6hrs Uhuru peak to Mweka camp Elevation: 15,300ft (Barafu camp) to 19,314ft (Uhuru Peak) and 10,065ft to (Mweka camp)
Your Hike will start at around midnight take your polepole step by step approaching the Uhuru peak, it is a difficult hike, however with a polepole walk. On this day you adventure will be with your mountain guide as you will be leaving the potters at the camp ad them will be descending down to Mweka camp. As it will be a midnight adventure, it is where you mostly need your head-lam. The hike will be with some short breaks up to the Gilman’s point and take some steps where you will be surprised being exactly at the highest point in Africa, this is nowhere else than the Uhuru Peak of the Kilimanjaro Mountain. Due to extreme weather you will just spent some minutes taking some memorable shots at the peak and then starts trekking down up Barafu camp and take your lunch and then continue the descending down to Mweka camp, for your dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Mweka camp to Mweka gate to back to Moshi town
Walking habitat: Rain forest
Elevation: 10,150ft (Mweka camp) to 5,500ft (Mweka Camp)
Hiking time:3 to 4hrs Mweka camp to Mweka Gate
Distance:10km (Mweka camp to the gate)
The day will start with your breakfast (Per your interest) at Mweka camp, and then finalize your descending trek tow to Mweka gate. At the gate you will collect you award winning adventure certificate of reaching the highest peak in Africa “The roof of Africa” and being in the list of the adventure winners of the Kilimanjaro Mountain. Thereafter, you will meet a Serengeti Wonders driver who will pick you from Mweka gate to Moshi town for your next plan.