Umbwe Route 6-Day Climb
Umbwe Route 6-Day Climb
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Umbwe Route 6-Day Climb
Daring experienced climbers seeking adventure and challenge will find just what they need on Umbwe. a brief 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 way of accomplishment to those that reach the summit.
Your first day on the mountain will start from Umbwe Gate and continue with an extended trek to the primary camp on your way – Umbwe camp. In spite of the challenge that Umbwe poses to hikers, the well-thought-out locations of camps will contribute to proper acclimatization.
The trek through Umbwe is out there only as a 6-day program. Recommended only to experienced hikers in good physical shape.
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A member of the Wildlife Oasis Tours 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, a swimming bath, an ever-helpful staff, and access to the web.
Your briefing, within the course of which your travel manager will provide all the small print of the forthcoming climb, takes place within the evening. A final check of your readiness to tackle Kilimanjaro is that the final part of your preparations.
Your guide and climb support crew reach your hotel within the morning. Introductions and a final brief equipment check precede your drive to the Umbwe Gate of Kilimanjaro National park. This entrance, situated at 1,640 m above water level, is where your trek starts. the top guide will finalize the permits and registration for search and rescue services.
Your first-day trekking is supposed to bring you to Umbwe Camp for your first mountain overnight. Climbing up to 2,930 m may be the end of the day with a big increase in altitude, so find the proper pace for the entire group and persist with it. As this is a part of the Umbwe route that goes through the rainforest with its probability of rain showers- don’t 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 simply follow the below rules from here on:
Do not consume any alcohol and minimize your caffeine intake
Drinking no but 4 liters of water per day may be a great way to stay yourself hydrated. Take it in small amounts but frequently
We encourage our clients to use Diamox within the mornings before the day’s climb. This reduces hypoxia symptoms. Consult your doctor on the utilization of Diamox before leaving home on this trip.
Nightly discomfort often accompanies acclimatization. However, while such symptoms as headaches and nausea are common, confirm you inform your guide of them immediately.
Early wakeup, breakfast, and thus the beginning of trekking to Barranco Camp. The rainforest will quickly subside to brush, and if it’s not too cloudy you’ll be ready to see Meru Volcano for the primary time. Trekking on the Umbwe route for today is getting to be of a moderate length, and around lunchtime, you’ll reach Barranco Camp (3,960 m), which is nestled inside an enormous volcanic fault. Lunch is getting to be provided here, then you have the prospect to relax for the rest of the day, which significantly facilitates the acclimatization process.
Change in Elevation: Umbwe Camp (2,930 m) — Barranco Camp (3,960 m)
Hiking distance: 6 km
Hiking time: 4–5 hours
Early wakeup, breakfast, and therefore the start of summiting Barranco Wall (we recommend you allow the camp as early as possible to avoid crowds of the opposite groups). Hiking up the gorge wall isn’t difficult and only takes around an hour. After the climb, you’ll have a rest and take photos ahead of the Kibo volcano.
Then you begin a harder 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’ll be offered warm lunch. After a few hours you’ll need to complete an acclimatization hike within the direction of Barafu Camp with a 200-meter gain in altitude, then descent backtrack to the camp.
Note: The acclimatization hike is a simple trek with a small gain in altitude wiped out in order to hurry up the acclimatization process. you ought to take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. they assist increase your chances of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro and prevent the results of hypoxia.
Change in Elevation: Karanga Camp (4,035 m) — Destination point on the way to Barafu Camp (4,270 m)
Hiking distance: 2.5 km
Hiking time: 1–2 hours
In the morning after breakfast, you start your thanks to Barafu Summit Camp (4,640 m), the start line for an evening summiting Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Our team will found out a camp for you before time, including tents and sleeping bags, so you’ll relax. After regaining strength, you’ve got to finish an acclimatization hike towards the intermediate Kosovo Summit Camp (4,800 m) then back to Barafu Camp, where you’ll be served a hot dinner. it’s better to spend the rest of the day resting and sleeping before night summiting.
Change in Elevation: Barafu Camp (4,640 m) — Kosovo Camp (4,800 m)
Hiking distance: 2 km
Hiking time: 1–2 hours
The group leaves Barafu Camp and therefore the altitude of 4,640 m around midnight. tonight you climb to five,895 m at Uhuru Peak. The altitude poses a challenge on this trek, despite the relatively simple walk. Every two climbers within the group are going to be amid a guide whose responsibility is that the constant monitoring of their fitness for the climb. Upon reaching Uhuru Peak you’ll prefer to walk on one among Kilimanjaro’s glaciers. The group will then returns to Barafu Camp for a 2-hour rest before the descent to three,820 m at Millennium Camp.
Please note, that while descent brings relief from high altitude, it’s also where most accidents (as very much like 90%) happen. it’s easy to avoid falling and possibly breaking a limb, also damaging your toenails if you only watch your step.
5,895 m to 3,820 m
Millennium Camp sits amidst a rainforest. Lower altitude and therefore the associated relief from any effects of hypoxia, also because the realization of getting reached your goal bring an honest night’s sleep. The group will begin on the last leg of the journey towards the Mweka Gate Park exit (1,640 m) upon finishing breakfast. this may be your last opportunity to share memories of the climb together with your guides and support team. you’ll receive your certificates of accomplishment at our offices before being driven back to your hotel.
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.
- Quality, waterproof mountain sleeping tents
- Professional, experienced, mountain guides
- All Park fees and Rescue fees
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Arrival and Departure transfers
- Accommodation before and after trekking at Karibu Heritage House
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
- Mess tents with table and chairs
- Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
- Clean, purified drinking water
- Fair and ethical treatment of porters
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