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The best 5 Days kilimanjaro climbing umbwe route in Tanzania

5 Days kilimanjaro climbing umbwe route

This 5 days Umbwe route the ultimate Kilimanjaro challenge, tailored for experienced trekkers seeking a rugged adventure.

5 Days Umbwe Route Kilimanjaro

The 5 Days tour typically starts at Umbwe Gate and follows a steep trail through dense rainforest. The climb is physically demanding, requiring a good level of fitness and stamina.

5 Days kilimanjaro climbing umbwe route

The 5 Days Umbwe Route Climb is referred as the most challenging route on Kilimanjaro mountain and it is suitable for experienced mountain hikers.

We can help you choose the best Kilimanjaro climbing route for you.

The Kilimanjaro 5 Days Umbwe Route tour is a great option for experienced climbers looking for a challenging and adventurous climb up one of the world’s most iconic mountains.

It offers a unique and unforgettable experience with stunning views of the mountain and the surrounding landscape.

Day 1: Umbwe Gate (1,600 m)- Umbwe Cave Camp (2,850 m)

Today your driver will pick you up and drive you to the Umbwe Gate entry point. After you have completed the formalities, you will have to register in the mountaineering book.

Your journey begins through dense rainforest with huge fig trees.

You can hear and see different kinds of animals, such as the Colobus monkeys. The path winds up between the rivers Lonzo and Umbwe and becomes noticeably steeper.

While climbing, on a clear day you can admire the Kibo peak in the distance.

The ascent ends after 5 to 7 hours at Umbwe Cave Camp.

If you still have energy left, you can visit the nearby cave. Dinner followed by an overnight stay in tents.

Day 2: Umbwe Cave Camp (2,850 m) – Barranco Camp (3,960 m)

After breakfast you will start your next stage.

After a short time you will reach the tree line and the landscape will gradually change from rainforest to moss-covered trees and heathland.

You will follow a challenging ridge which will finally lead you into the Barranco Valley.

Dinner and the overnight stay at the Barranco Camp.

Day 3: Barranco Camp (3,960 m) – Barafu Camp (4,640 m)

After your breakfast the ascent from Barranco Camp starts at the Great Barranco Wall, then continues to Karanga Valley Camp (4070 m).

This site is challenging but offers great views of the southern glaciers of Kibo.

From Karanga Valley Camp we continue on a ridge to Barafu Camp (4600 m), your base camp before the summit ascent at night. Dinner followed by an overnight stay in tents.

Day 4: Barafu Camp (4,640 m) – Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Mweka Camp (3,080 m)

Night ascent with flashlight from Barafu Camp in northwestern direction through scree and snow to the summit of Kilimanjaro.

After about 6 hours you will first reach Stella Point (5725 m) at the crater rim. Due to the altitude this is the physically challenging part of the hike.

With good visibility you will experience a magnificent sunrise here. From here you need another hour to reach the summit of Uhuru Peak.

Now you stand on the roof of Africa and enjoy the best viewpoint on the continent. Then you descend again to Barafu Camp, rest there for a while and continue your descent to Mweka Camp (3100 m).

Day 5: Mweka Camp (3,080 m) – Mweka Gate (1,630 m) – Arusha / Moshi

The last stage of your hike begins after a hearty breakfast. Afterwards you will walk gently downhill through the tropical rainforest to Mweka Gate.

Your faithful mountain crew will bid you farewell here with a traditional ceremony and your summit certificate.

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The best 5 Days kilimanjaro climbing umbwe route in Tanzania
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