The 6-Days Expedition.

Price From $1,824 per person

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Time of Travel:
  • 01 - 31 March
  • 01 April - 31 May
  • 01 November - 21 December

Umbwe Route.

Experience the thrill of Kilimanjaro’s most challenging route with Baest Royal Safaris on the Umbwe Route, a 6-day journey to the summit. This rugged path is known for its steep ascent and diverse landscapes, offering an intense and rewarding experience for experienced hikers.

From lush rainforests to high moorlands, you’ll traverse a range of terrains as you make your way to the summit. The steep ascent of the Umbwe Route means you’ll gain altitude quickly, providing breathtaking views and a sense of accomplishment as you climb higher.

With Baest Royal Safaris, you’ll have access to experienced guides and top-notch equipment to help you navigate the challenging terrain. The support and service provided by Baest Royal Safaris will allow you to focus on the experience of the climb, giving you the confidence to tackle the steep ascent and reach the summit.

So why wait? Book your trip with Baest Royal Safaris on the Umbwe Route today and get ready for a truly unforgettable adventure. Hike through some of the most diverse and scenic landscapes on Kilimanjaro, and reach new heights as you tackle one of the world’s most iconic peaks.

Tour Plan:

Arrival and Preparation Day:

Our representative from Baest Royal Safaris will greet you upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and provide transportation to your luxurious hotel in Moshi. Our driver will be available to wait for you, even if customs clearance takes longer than expected. Upon your arrival at the hotel, we will conduct a comprehensive equipment assessment, during which any necessary rentals can be made.

Your expert guide from Baest Royal Safaris will then provide an orientation to ensure all questions and concerns are addressed. For those arriving in the evening, these activities will be scheduled for the following morning.

Overnight Accommodations: Moshi Luxury Hotel

Transportation Duration: A 45-minute scenic drive to Moshi

Meals: None

Day 1: Arrive at the Umbwe Gate and start your climb

Begin Your Kilimanjaro Adventure with Baest Royal Safaris. Start your 6-day journey to the summit of Kilimanjaro with Baest Royal Safaris. After breakfast at your hotel, our driver will collect you for a 1-hour drive to the Umbwe Gate. Complete the necessary registration formalities and embark on your trek through the rainforest.

Follow the steep forestry track to Umbwe Camp, keeping an eye out for monkeys swinging in the dense trees. With Baest Royal Safaris, you’ll have a safe and enjoyable journey every step of the way.
Overnight Accommodations: Kilimanjaro Mountain Hut (2,850m / 9,350’)

Trekking Duration:5 to 6 hours over a distance of 11 km, 1190m of elevation gain

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 2: An Epic Hike to Barranco Valley on the Umbwe Ridge

Today, you’ll embark on a journey through the heart of the African wilderness on the Umbwe Ridge. As you hike, the lush, green forest will slowly give way to rocky terrain, dotted with sparse trees and an abundance of natural beauty.

Climbing steadily up the Umbwe Ridge will test your limits and push you to new heights. But the hard work will pay off as you reach the top and are greeted with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

As you approach the Barranco Valley, the trail will level out and you’ll have the chance to catch your breath and take in the stunning surroundings. Here, you’ll join other adventurous hikers who are ascending the Machame Route, sharing stories and making new friends along the way.

Barranco Camp is the perfect place to relax and recharge after a long day of hiking. Surrounded by stunning beauty, you’ll enjoy a well-deserved rest and prepare for the next exciting chapter of your journey.

So lace up your hiking boots, pack your bags, and get ready for an epic adventure on the Umbwe Ridge to Barranco Valley hike!

Overnight Lodgings: Kilimanjaro Mountain Hut (3,900m / 9,350ft)

Trekking Duration: 4 to 5 hours over a distance of 6 km with a 1,150m elevation gain

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Overcoming the Barranco Wall and Exploring the Karanga Valley

Today, you’ll tackle one of the major challenges of the Umbwe Route – the infamous Barranco Wall. This steep cliff climb of just over 250 meters will test your strength and determination, but the views from the top are absolutely worth it.

In addition to being a crucial day for acclimatization, the climb up the Barranco Wall will also give you a sense of accomplishment and set you up for the rest of the journey.

After scaling the wall, you’ll continue into the serene and picturesque Karanga Valley. The trail will have one final steep stretch, but the destination is well worth it – Karanga Camp. Here, you’ll have the chance to rest, recharge, and enjoy the beauty of the valley

Overnight Lodgings: Kilimanjaro Mountain Hut (3,995m / 13,106ft)

Trekking Duration: 3 to 4 hours over a distance of 5 km with a 50m elevation gain

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Conquering the South Circuit and Reaching Barafu Camp

Today is a big day as you complete the Southern Circuit, taking in breathtaking views of Uhuru Peak from nearly every angle. The trail will take you through the barren alpine desert, offering a unique and striking landscape.

As you make your way to Barafu Camp, you’ll have the chance to reflect on your journey thus far and prepare for the final ascent to the summit. Dinner and bedtime will come early, as you’ll need to be well-rested for your midnight wake-up call.

Overnight Lodgings: Kilimanjaro Mountain Hut (4,673m / 15,331ft)

Trekking Duration: 3 to 4 hours over a distance of 4 km with a 650m elevation gain

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5: Reaching the Summit of Kilimanjaro and Descend to Mweka Camp

Today is the day you’ve been preparing for – the summit of Kilimanjaro. Your trek will begin in the middle of the night to give you enough time to reach the top and return to safer altitudes.

The journey will take you through challenging terrain, passing between Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers, and then on to the steep and strenuous climb to Stella Point. The wind, cold, and steep ascent will be worth it when you reach Stella Point and witness a magnificent sunrise.

Another hour of hiking through the snow will take you to the summit of Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. You’ll have a few moments to celebrate your achievement and take in the breathtaking views.

The day is far from over, as you’ll return to Barafu for lunch and then continue on to Mweka Camp for the night. This final leg of the journey will be a chance to reflect on your accomplishment and rest after a long and rewarding day.

Overnight Lodgings: Kilimanjaro Mountain Hut (3,100m / 10,170ft)

Trekking Duration: 10 to 13 hours over a distance of 18 km with a 1195m elevation gain and 2800m descent

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6: The Grand Finale and the Journey Home

Your Kilimanjaro journey is coming to a close, but not before one last adventure through the lush forest to Mweka Gate. This final stretch will give you a chance to bask in the memories you’ve made over the past few days and take in the beauty of the forest one last time.

Upon arrival at Mweka Gate, you’ll enjoy a delicious farewell meal before your driver returns you to Moshi. This day is the perfect opportunity to reflect on your incredible journey and to start looking forward to sharing your story with loved ones back home.

So gear up for a leisurely trek and make the most of your last moments on Kilimanjaro before embarking on your journey back to civilization.

Overnight Lodgings: Kilimanjaro Mountain Hut (3,100m / 10,170ft)

Trekking Duration: 3 to 4 hours over a distance of 10 km with a 1680m descent

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

The Adventure Concludes: Departure Day

As your Kilimanjaro journey with Baest Royal Safaris comes to an end, enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel, which is included in your climb package. Our dedicated driver from Baest Royal Safaris will be ready and waiting to take you to Kilimanjaro Airport, so sit back and relax as you embark on the final leg of your adventure.

If you have booked a safari with Baest Royal Safaris, you’ll set off just after breakfast. And if you have a later departing flight, don’t worry! We’ll do our best to arrange for a late checkout or a day room, so you can enjoy a stress-free farewell to Kilimanjaro.

With a travel time of just 45 minutes, you’ll soon be on your way to the airport, ready to head home with memories to last a lifetime. So savor your last moments in Tanzania, and prepare to share your incredible story with others. And remember, with Baest Royal Safaris, you’re always in good hands.

End of Climb.

The Trekking Price Includes:

  • Accommodation in Moshi one night before and one night after the trek (B&B plan) check out time is 10:00 hrs (late check out charge is $65).
  • Return Airport Transfers -To and from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).
  • Private toilet tent(s) — 1 tent for every 7 climbers (not used on Marangu Route).
  • All government fees and Taxes for the National park.
  • All meals and water while on the mountain.
  • All salaries for guides, assistant guides, chef, porters.
  • Return Transport to and from the park gate.
  • Oxygen for altitude sickness emergencies.
  • All camping equipment (tents, tables, chairs, cooking equipment, dining tent, mattress… everything but your sleeping bag.)

The Trekking Price does not Include:

  • Sleeping bag – please bring your own or rent one from our equipment rental shop.
  • Clothing & equipment listed on the climb packing list.
  • International flights & Visas.
  • Travel Insurance (we require all clients to have medical and evacuation coverage).
  • Mountain climb staff tips.
  • Meals not in hotel plan or climb package.
  • Drinks and dining rooms tips.
  • Personal travel and baggage.
  • Telephone bill.
  • Laundry bills.
  • Any items of a personal nature.

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