6- days mount kilimanjaro umbwe route

6 Heures | Arusha, Tanzanie
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La route d'Umbwe a la réputation bien méritée d'être la route la plus difficile du mont Kilimandjaro. En raison de la montée rapide à haute altitude, cet itinéraire ne prévoit pas les étapes nécessaires à l'acclimatation. Bien que le nombre de personnes sur ce sentier soit très faible, les chances de succès sont également faibles. Umbwe est considéré comme un itinéraire très difficile et éprouvant - un itinéraire qui ne devrait être tenté que par des randonneurs forts qui ont confiance en leur capacité à s'acclimater rapidement à l'altitude.

En venant du sud, la route d'Umbwe est une montée courte, raide et directe. Après avoir atteint le camp de Barranco, le sentier tourne vers l'est et traverse sous le champ de glace sud du Kilimandjaro sur un chemin connu sous le nom de circuit sud avant de culminer depuis Barafu. La descente se fait par la voie Mweka. KITANO TOURS AND SAFARIS CO L.T.D propose Umbwe comme une ascension privée de six ou sept jours.

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DAY 1 - Moshi / Arusha – Umbwe Gate – Umbwe Cave Camp
Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Camp

Elevation: 5,249 ft to 9,514 ft

Distance: 11 km/7 miles

Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

Habitat: Heath

>>> The day begins with a 50-minute drive to Machame Gate where registration formalities will be completed. We then transfer through villages and coffee and banana plantations to Umbwe Gate. The trail ascends sharply on a forestry track which winds up the dense rain forest. The path narrows and steepens as we climb the ridge between two rivers surrounded by huge trees. Umbwe Camp is perched between trees and thick undergrowth.
DAY 2 - Umbwe Cave Camp – Barranco Camp
Umbwe Camp to Barranco Camp

Elevation: 9,514 ft to 13,044 ft

Distance: 6 km/4 miles

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Heath

>>> The second day of the trek follows rockier terrain with sparse undergrowth and straggly, moss-covered trees. As we gain elevation, glimpses of Kilimanjaro can be seen. The path flattens as we approach Barranco Valley. From Umbwe ridge, the route descends to Barranco Camp through the strange but beautiful Senecio Forest.
DAY 3 - Barranco Camp – Karanga Camp
Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft

Distance: 5 km/3 miles

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

>>> We begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then we climb the non-technical but steep, nearly 900 ft cliff. From the top of the Barranco Wall, we cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One more steep climb up leads us to Karanga Camp. This is a shorter day meant for acclimatization.
DAY 4 - Karanga Camp – Barafu Camp
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Elevation: 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft

Distance: 4 km/2 miles

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

>>> We leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the rocky section to Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are viewable from this position.
DAY 5 - Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak – Mweka Camp
Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak

Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak

Elevation: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft

Distance: 5 km/3 miles

Hiking Time: 7-8 hours

Habitat: Arctic

Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

Elevation: 19,341 ft to 10,065 ft

Distance: 12 km/7 miles

Hiking Time: 4-6 hours

Habitat: Rain Forest

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. Near Stella Point (18,900 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are helpful. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
DAY 6 - Mweka Camp (3080 m) – Mweka Gate – Moshi / Arusha
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Elevation: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft

Distance: 10 km/6 miles

Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Rain Forest

>>> On our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to the hotel in Moshi..

Point de rencontre


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15 Jul 2024  |  12:00 - 18:00
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16 Jul 2024  |  00:00 - 06:00
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19 Jul 2024  |  00:00 - 06:00
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