The 7-Days Expedition.

Price From $2,087 per person

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

Umbwe Route.

Tour Plan:

Arrival and Preparation Day:

Our driver will meet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transport you to your hotel in Moshi. Our driver will wait for you, no matter how long it takes for you to clear customs. Once you have checked in to your hotel, we will conduct an equipment check to ensure you have all the necessary gear. If anything is missing, rentals can be arranged.

Your guide from Baest Royal Adventures will then meet with you to conduct a thorough pre-climb briefing, addressing any questions or concerns you may have. For those arriving at night, these activities can be scheduled for the following morning.

Overnight Accommodations: Hotel in Moshi

Transportation Duration: 45 minutes drive to Moshi

Meals: None

Day 1: Start Your Kilimanjaro Trek with a Drive to Umbwe Gate

Start your Kilimanjaro trek in earnest today with a drive to Umbwe Gate after enjoying a tasty breakfast at your hotel. Upon arrival, you’ll need to complete some registration procedures before beginning your hike.

The trail on this first day is a steep forest track that will take you through the lush rainforest. As you trek, you’ll be surrounded by diverse flora and fauna, including giant ferns and exotic birds.

After hiking for about five to six hours, covering a distance of 11km and an elevation gain of 1190m, you’ll arrive at Umbwe Cave Camp. This is where you’ll spend the night, still enveloped by the lush forest canopy.

Your camping location for this first night is 2,850m (9,350′) above sea level, and you’ll be provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner to keep you energized for the climb ahead.

Embark on your Kilimanjaro adventure in style and start your trek on the Umbwe Route with this unforgettable first day!

Overnight Location: Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (2,850m / 9,350’)

Distance: 5 to 6 hours, 11 km, 1190m of elevation gain)

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 2: Hike Up Umbwe Ridge and Through Barranco Valley

On day two of your Kilimanjaro trek, you’ll notice the rainforest receding into mountain moorland as you continue along the Umbwe Route. You’ll have a steady ascent up the ridge, which will flatten out into the valley.

The Barranco Valley awaits you at the end of your hike, where you’ll be joining campers who are hiking the Machame Route. The stunning views of the valley, with its unique flora and fauna, will be a rewarding sight after your hike.

As you settle in for the night at Barranco Camp, you’ll be at an altitude of 3,976m (13,044′), which is quite an impressive feat! You’ll be provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner to keep you energized for the next day’s climb.

Get ready for a spectacular day of hiking up Umbwe Ridge and through the Barranco Valley on your Kilimanjaro adventure!

Overnight Location: Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (3,900m / 9,350’)

Distance: 4 to 5 hours, 6 km, 1150m of elevation gain

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Rest and Acclimatize at Barranco Camp

Now that you’ve reached an altitude of nearly 4,000m (13,044′), you may start feeling the effects of the elevation, especially since your ascent has been relatively fast. As such, day three of your Kilimanjaro trek is an important one for rest and acclimatization.

At Barranco Camp, you’ll have the opportunity to relax and soak in the spectacular views of the valley, surrounded by the unique flora and fauna of Kilimanjaro. Alternatively, you can choose to explore the valley on your own and take in the stunning scenery.

It’s crucial to take it easy and let your body adjust to the altitude before moving higher up the mountain. You’ll have breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided at camp, ensuring you have the energy and nutrition necessary to recover and acclimatize.

Take advantage of this well-deserved rest day to rejuvenate and acclimatize for the upcoming climb. The next leg of your Kilimanjaro adventure awaits!

Overnight Location: Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (3,900m / 9,350’)

Distance: None

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Scale the Barranco Wall and Descend into Karanga Valley

With a well-deserved rest day behind you, it’s time to continue your Kilimanjaro trek on day four. You’ll be grateful for the rest as you tackle the impressive Barranco Wall, which lies ahead of you.

Climbing the Barranco Wall will require a bit of effort, as it’s a steep ascent up and over the wall. However, the views from the top will make it all worth it as you crest the ridge and begin to descend into the Karanga Valley.

The descent into Karanga Valley is a stunning sight, with unique flora and fauna that is endemic to the region. You’ll be camping at Karanga Camp, which is situated at an altitude of 3,995m (13,106′) above sea level. As always, you’ll be provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner to fuel your body for the journey ahead.

Take on the Barranco Wall with confidence and enjoy the spectacular scenery as you make your way into the beautiful Karanga Valley on this fourth day of your Kilimanjaro trek!

Overnight Location: Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (3,995m / 13,106’)

Distance: 3 to 4 hours, 5 km, 50m elevation gain

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5: Complete the Southern Circuit and Trek to Barafu Camp

On day five of your Kilimanjaro trek, you’ll continue around the Southern Circuit, offering you breathtaking views of the summit from nearly all angles. As you trek towards Barafu Camp, the air becomes thinner, and the temperature drops, providing a true alpine environment.

Barafu Camp, located at an elevation of 4,673m (15,331′), will be your basecamp for the final leg of your Kilimanjaro trek. After a filling dinner, you’ll get some rest to prepare for your midnight departure and the summit attempt tomorrow.

It’s essential to listen to your body and take care of yourself as you prepare for the summit push. Stay hydrated, eat plenty of nutrient-rich foods, and ensure you have warm clothing to keep you comfortable in the freezing temperatures.

The upcoming summit attempt will be a challenging but rewarding experience that you’ll never forget. Get some well-deserved rest and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime on the next day of your Kilimanjaro trek.

Overnight Location: Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (4,673m / 15,331’)

Distance: 3 to 4 hours, 4 km, 650m of elevation gain

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6: Summit Day – Reach the Peak, Descend on Mweka Trail

Today is the big day – the day you’ll summit Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak! After a few hours of rest, you’ll begin your ascent in the middle of the night. Although the hike will be cold and dark, with limited oxygen, the awe-inspiring views and sense of accomplishment make it worth the effort.

As you hike up the steep and loose trail, you’ll pass between Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers before beginning the scramble up to Stella Point. A stunning sunrise awaits you at the top of Stella Point, motivating you to keep pushing until you reach the summit at Uhuru Peak.

Standing at 5,895m (19,341′), you’ll take a moment to celebrate your incredible achievement and enjoy the panoramic views from the top. After taking some pictures and soaking up the moment, you’ll begin the descent down the mountain on Mweka Trail.

The descent can be hard on your knees, but the decreasing altitude will make it easier to breathe. Along the way, you’ll have plenty of time to reflect on your incredible journey to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Once you arrive at Mweka Camp, you’ll be able to rest and recover from the long day’s hike. Get a good night’s sleep and prepare for the final day of your Kilimanjaro trek.

Overnight Location: Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (3,100m / 10,170)

Distance: 10 to 13 hours, 18 km, 1195m of ascent and 2800m of descent

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7: Return to Moshi – Trek through the Rainforest

Today marks the end of your amazing Kilimanjaro trek. After a good night’s rest, you’ll pack up and continue your descent through the lush rainforest. As you make your way down, you may notice the gradual change in scenery and climate as you descend further towards Moshi.

Once you arrive at Mweka Gate, you’ll complete any necessary registration procedures before meeting your driver who will take you back to Moshi. This is a great opportunity to reflect on your incredible journey and the challenges you overcame to reach the summit.

Upon arrival in Moshi, you’ll have time to rest, relax, and celebrate your achievement. You may choose to treat yourself to a nice meal or even a relaxing massage to soothe your tired muscles.

As your Kilimanjaro adventure comes to a close, take a moment to appreciate the experience and the memories you’ve created. You can be proud of yourself for accomplishing such a remarkable feat and checking off a bucket list item.

Overnight Location: Hotel in Moshi (included in your climb package)

Distance: 3 to 4 hours, 10 km, 1680m of descent

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Departure day.

On your departure day, enjoy a complimentary breakfast at the hotel before our driver arrives to take you to Kilimanjaro Airport at your preferred time. If you’ve also booked a safari, we’ll depart shortly after breakfast. Check-out time at the hotel is at 10am, but if your flight is later in the day, we’ll do our best to arrange for a late check-out or a day room for you. Your comfort and convenience are our top priorities, and we strive to make your departure day as stress-free as possible.

Travel Time: 45 minutes drive to Kilimanjaro Airport

Meals: Breakfast.

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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