6 Days Tour
Day 1: Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Camp
Day 2: Umbwe Camp to Barranco Camp
Day 3: Barranco Camp to Barranco Camp
Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Day 6: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
This route is the hardest but most spectacular and direct way to reach Uhuru Peak. It follows a forested ridge to the moorlands, then traverses below the Southern Ice-fields to reach the Barafu Route which is followed to the summit. An early start is made on the summit day to reach Stella Point, on the Crater Rim at dawn. Uhuru Peak lies a further 40 min. along the rim. The Mweka Route is used for the descent. Accommodation on the mountain is in tents which our team will pitch for you. This is a steep, tough and in places slightly exposed trek within the limits of a fit individual used to walking in mountain areas.
Umbwe Gate (5,905 ft/1,800 m) to Umbwe Camp (9,190 ft/2,800 m) 8km
Following an early breakfast, you will have a briefing from your guide. At 9 am, our staff will take you on the hour-long drive from your hotel in Moshi to the Umbwe Village where your guides and porters will prepare your equipment and supplies. Kilimanjaro Park registration will be completed here and you will also receive your lunch pack. After registration, you will begin your ascent from the Umbwe Gate and continue on a small vehicle path until you reach the signage notifying you have reached the Umbwe Trail. You will then climb for 5-6 hours through dense rainforest. It is impossible to miss the giant fig trees and rubber trees as in some places, their roots have overtaken the path. Although, sometimes slippery themselves, they can make for good footholds when the path becomes sloppy with mud after a rain. Umbwe Camp is inside the forest and will your first stop. When you arrive, you will find your camp and tent is already set up by the porters who ran ahead. They will bring you boiled drinking water and washing water in preparation for dinner.
Umbwe Camp (9,190 ft/2,800 m) to Barranco Camp (12,800 ft/3,900 m) 8km
4-5 hours Rise early for coffee or tea. After breakfast, pack up for the day’s trek. Your trek will begin steeply through the disappearing rainforest glades before ascending into drier air of Giant Erica and Heathland terrain where the vegetation is sparse with small shrubs. You will continue on an exposed ridge that offers you with your first view of Uhuru Peak if the clouds have parted enough. After lunch, you begin to enter into the semi-desert terrain when you trek through a garden of Senecio plants. These odd looking groundsels resemble something like a pre-historic cactus. Once you reach Barranco Camp, your porters will boil drinking and washing water before serving dinner. While you wait for your dinner, you will have a chance to experience one of the most memorable sunsets you have ever seen as the sun drops through the valley. Pay attention to your body and keep your guide informed of any signs of altitude sickness.
Barranco Camp Acclimatization You will spend Day 3 exploring near Barranco Camp for much-needed acclimatization. Keep your camera handy to capture the scenery of the groundsel-clad campsite. Many trekkers rank this as their favorite camp on this trail, which another reason this is perfect spot for your acclimatization day. If you are highly confident in your body’s ability to acclimatize well, you can choose the 6-Day Umbwe Itinerary.
Barranco Camp, set among stands of Senecio kilimanjari, is considered to be the most scenic campsite on the Machame Route.
Barranco Camp (12,960 ft/3,950m) to Karanga Camp (13,780 ft/4,200m) 7 km
4 hours After sleeping below the Great Barranco Wall, you get your chance to tackle this hurdle. Don’t worry…It’s much easier than it looks. Continue up until you reach just below the Heim Glacier. Then head down through the Karanga Valley. This is the last place for your porters to gather water. They will collect all the water for the remainder of the ascent here. You will settle in here at the Karanga Camp. After lunch, you can spend the afternoon doing light exploring or resting while taking in the views of Mawenzi’s towering spires.
Karanga Camp (13,780 ft/4,200m) to Barafu Camp (14,930 ft/4,550m) 5 km
3-4 hours After breakfast, you’ll head east, crossing over multiple ridges and valleys until you join up with the Mweka Route and turn left to continue up the ridge for an hour to reach the Barafu Hut. You will arrive at camp to find your tent pitched on a rocky ridge with high winds. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the camp before dark to be safe. Also, have your headlamp/flashlight handy if you need to leave the tent after dark. You will prepare your equipment (replace batteries for headlamp and camera) before you go to bed by 7 PM and try to catch a few hours of shuteye before your summit attempt!
SUMMIT DAY! Barafu Camp (14,930 ft/4,550m) to Uhuru Peak (19,340 ft/5,895 m) to Mweka Camp (10,170 ft/3,100 m) 7 km up and 22 km down
8 hours up, 9-10 hours down Wake at 11:30 PM for tea or coffee and biscuits and then depart Barafu on your bid for the peak. You will climb 6 hours through thick scree following multiple switchbacks between the Ratzel and Rebmann glaciers until you reach Stella Point (18,650 ft/5,685 m). You have just completed what most climbers consider to be the most challenging part of their trek. Depending on your pace to this point, you may get the chance to enjoy the majestic sunrise during your short rest here. Although you will be fatigued, it is important to keep moving due to the extreme cold. At Stella Point, you have joined up with the last bit of the Marangu Route. You will hike along the rim for another 1-2 hours until you reach your ultimate goal of Uhuru Peak. Congratulations, you are now standing on the Roof of Africa! You will have time to take pictures with the world-famous Uhuru Peak sign, but it is important to begin your descent soon in order to allow yourself enough time to rest at the Barafu Camp. After a 3-hour descent down sliding scree, you will reach Barafu to have a short rest while you collect your gear and then continue down the path back into the forest camp of Mweka. You might experience a little rain in the afternoon, so be sure to have your rain gear in your daypack. Enjoy some dinner and some well-deserved sleep. At Mweka Camp, the office sells bottled water, soft drinks, candy bars, and beer.
Mweka Camp (10,170 ft/3,100 m) to Mweka Gate (6,500 ft/1,980 m) 10 km
3-4 hours Wake up for breakfast as usual, pack, and descend through a short, scenic, 3-hour hike to Mweka Gate. Wait until you and all of your gear has reached the gate before you tip your staff. After registering at the gate, you will wait to receive your summit certificates (green for those who reached Stella Point and gold for those who reach Uhuru Peak). From the gate, if the road is too muddy for vehicles, you will continue your hike for 1 hour to the Mweka Village, 3km away. There you will enjoy a hot lunch before being driven back to Moshi where you can have your first hot shower in days!
This ends the trekking.
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At Ascend Tazania, we are tremendously worried about your wellbeing as you.Read More
At Ascend Tazania, we are tremendously worried about your wellbeing as you, so we give fresh, hygienic food on your safari visits. The greater part of our Tanzania safaris are full board which incorporates breakfast, lunch and supper. Eateries at lodges and camps serve these suppers. Depending upon the lodge or camp, food is ordinarily served in restaurant dining-hall or dining-tent. Chiefly, the suppers are frequently served in type of buffets, where you have the alternative to eat, what you like from various dishes. A few lodges and camps additionally serve individually, where you can arrange food according to your taste.
The eateries at lodgings and camps serve cooking styles from everywhere from all over the world along with authenticate local cuisine. So on the off chance that you are foodie, you can attempt some local dishes and take an essence of Africa with you to your home.
Most safari lodges oblige dietary necessities, so you require not stress, regardless of whether you have intolerances, hypersensitivities, are gluten-free or follow a unique eating regimen! In any case, it is always advisable to tell the camps or hotels of any dietary prerequisites at the time of booking so they can prepared for this.
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or Altitude sickness is the most common health issue.Read More
Acute Mountain Sickness or Altitude sickness is the most common health issue that most trekkers face while summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro. It occurs when you walk or climb to a higher elevation, or altitude, too quickly.
At Kilimanjaro, AMS occurs at very high altitudes points, such as the Gilman’s Point, Stella Point or on the Summit of Kilimanjaro. AMS can be treated quickly, by taking the person suffering down to a lower altitude. Therefore it is recommended to start your trek with a slow pace at the beginning to avoid altitude sickness. Also by adding extra time to acclimatise to the high altitude and by staying hydrated (drinking at least 3-4 liters of water every day) during the trek, it can be prevented. You can also take preventative medicine for it with your doctors’ consultation.
If you sense any of the above symptoms during your climb to the peak of Kilimanjaro, then immediately consult with your tour guide, so that they can help and prevent the situation to become worse as sometimes if Altitude Sickness can be life threatening.
Private Toilets Tents are long stand tent which has a transportable chemical toilet unit.Read More
Private Toilets Tents are long stand tent which has a transportable chemical toilet unit which is conveyed by a porter on a trail. These toilet units can be effortlessly dismantled and have a seat and flush. These toilets are increasingly sterile, perfect and agreeable substitute for the poor open toilet services on Mount Kilimanjaro.
In this way, in the event that you intend to summit Kilimanjaro and are stressed over utilizing toilets, don't be concerned as Ascend Tanzania gives private toilets tents services in their Mt Kilimanjaro trek package.
Mount Kilimanjaro can be ascended lasting through the year due to its proximity to the equator.Read More
The principle trekking seasons on Kilimanjaro relate with the mountain's two 'dry' seasons, i.e, January to mid-March and June to October. These are considered to be the best time to scale Kilimanjaro as the temperature will be slightly higher, skies will be blue and brilliant and there will be less rainfall.
Kilimanjaro can also trek in the wet seasons, i.e. April-May, which is regularly called the 'long blustery season' or essentially the 'long downpours' and November-mid-December. Obviously, the climate conditions may not be perfect and there is a lot higher possibility you'll experience rain. The summits of Kibo and Mawenzi are probably going to be wreathed in thick cloud as well.
Most trekkers will, in general, abstain from climbing amid the wet seasons however the bold and avid adventurer among you may discover this time superbly suits you as even the most well-known route will offer you isolation, harmony and serenity. The possibility of an 'Alpinesque' snow-topped summit will pull in experienced explorers as well.
Inquisitively, one of the most popular time periods for trekking Kilimanjaro is during Christmas and New Year, when the climate is a long way from perfect.
You can encounter differed climatic temperature while you scale Mt. Kilimanjaro.Read More
You can encounter differed climatic temperature while you scale Mt. Kilimanjaro because of the changed Climatic zones of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The temperatures vary profoundly with the adjustment in heights and times of the day. Similarly, precipitation on the mountain shifts from dry to moist to wet.
Mount Kilimanjaro has five unmistakable atmosphere zones. Prominently, each zone has its very own particular climate designs. Recorded beneath are the distinctive climatic zones of Mt. Kilimanjaro which you climb while your trail to the pinnacle of Kilimanjaro.
This most minimal raised climatic zone, which is described by prairies, developed land and populated human settlements. The area gets the most noteworthy precipitation every year. It is fundamentally utilized for development. It is arranged between the elevation scope of 2,600 and 6,000 ft.
This is the climatic zone where the vast majority of the trekkers start their rising to summit Mt Kilimanjaro. The height scope of this zone is 6,000 to 9,200 ft. Like the developed zone, this zone likewise gets high precipitation. In any case, the south and the east side of the mountain gets the most extreme measure of the rain. Because of which the backwoods is profound here than toward the north side of the mountain. Widely varied vegetation are different in this zone. In any case, it is difficult to detect the creatures. However, you can spot monkeys, primates, elephants, leopards, dark rhinoceros, giraffes, bison and mongooses can be seen in this zone.
This zone creatures with Heather zone and closures with the Moorland zone. The zone is described by heath-like vegetation and bounteous wildflowers. The temperatures here are erratic. The temperature amid daytime can transcend 100° F (40oC), be that as it may, it dips under solidifying (32° F or 0° C) during the evening. The precipitation turns out to be less in this zone, yet you can see mists drifting at your eye level.
The fourth zone is the Alpine Desert zone. The height of this zone starts at around 13,000 ft. what's more, proceeds up to 16,000 ft. Consistent with its name, this zone gets under 200mm precipitation every year. The temperature of this zone is exceptionally brutal, dry, and breezy. The air is thin in the zone. Water is insufficient here. Aside from a few grasses and greeneries assortment, no other vegetation is found in this zone.
The last zone houses the Kibo and Mawenzi tops, portrayed by high height ice conditions. The temperature is outrageous in the zone with the hot sun amid the day and solidifying chilly evenings. The precipitation is additionally low in the region. Life is rare in this zone as the oxygen level drops half of what they were on the lower compasses of the mountain. The zone is secured with ice sheets cut spreads which are quickly exhausting.
Private Toilets Tents are long stand tent which has a transportable chemical toilet unit.Read More
Despite the fact that porters convey your nourishment, tent and other gear.Read More
Despite the fact that porters convey your nourishment, tent and other gear, yet at the same time there a few things that you have to convey in your daypack which are fundamental for your smooth trail to Kilimanjaro like your electronic contraptions, provided that don't convey your types of gear, at that point you probably won't discover there substitution on your approach to summit. In this way, it is best to pack your own arrangement of fundamental hardware contraptions.
Here are arrangements of electronic devices fundamental for your Kilimanjaro trek:
Cell phone isn't only an electronic devices yet as of late it has turned into an individual's reality as it just interfaces with our precious ones yet additionally store our information, surf net and furthermore remain connected with the digital world. Along these lines, while trekking likewise on the off chance that you have to refresh your loved ones about your advancement, you can simply refresh them through your telephone.
Power Bank is fundamental as it charges your telephones and camera batteries as these run out rapidly on high elevations. It is additionally prescribed to convey sun oriented charged power banks, with the goal that it tends to be energized by sunlight based power.
You can convey a smaller than usual MP3 player or iPod with you to keep you engage on your trek you may get exhausted and tuning in to music additionally unwinds and feel motivated.
As everybody realizes that a photos talks a huge number of words. What's more, with the all-encompassing perspectives of Mt. Kilimanjaro, you would prefer not to miss from catching it. In this way, bear in mind to pack it in your unit.
The reason for medical problems is for the most part because of the difference in height and climate.Read More
While climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, there are conceivable out comes that you may confront some test including some wellbeing related issues amid your trek. The reason for these medical problems is for the most part because of the difference in height and climate.
This is the most widely recognized medical problem that most climbers confront while summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro. Acute Mountain Sickness happens when you achieve high heights, for instance, Gilman's Point, Stella Point or on the Summit of Kilimanjaro. Be that as it may, it tends to be dealt with rapidly, by bringing the individual enduring down to a lower height. In any case, the sickness can be dodged by beginning with a moderate pace toward the start of your trek, adding additional opportunity to adjust to the high height and by drinking no less than 3-4 liters of water each day amid the trek. Protection prescription accessible are likewise accessible, yet it is best to counsel your specialist before you take these drugs.
Hypothermia happens when the body's temperature drops definitely, anyway it very well may be stayed away from with consideration. The correct garments and hardware are basic in the anticipation of Hypothermia. Keeping garments from getting wet, either by sweat or from the rain. Layering dress is additionally an astounding thought. The treatment of hypothermia isn't troublesome and somebody enduring with it ought to be conveyed to a shielded zone at the earliest opportunity. Following which all the wet garments ought to be expelled from the injured individual's body before putting them inside three hiking beds for warmth, ideally with someone else to enable raise to body temperature.
While you trek Mt. Kilimanjaro you come in direct contact of UV beams of the Sun, which causes serious sunburn if legitimate consideration isn't taken. So while trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro it is prescribed to utilize +30 SPF sunscreen cream. Wearing a wide cap which covers your face and wearing UV defensive shades ideally with a side board.
Sick fitting boots or new boots that have not been worn in will harm feet, bringing about agony and rankling. So it is essential to wear a reasonable combine of footwear. The toenails ought to be kept short so they don't rub or catch on your socks. In the event that you build up a rankle, rapidly evacuate the boot and treat it with zinc oxide tape or a legitimate mortar.
For successful summit of Kilimanjaro, one of the imperative prerequisites is Climbing Checklist.Read More
For successful summit of Kilimanjaro, one of the imperative prerequisites of is as to be appropriately prepared and well equipped with all the essentials needed during your trek.
We have spilt our Kilimanjaro gear list a number of key sections for your convenience.
The significance of having capable, high quality guides and porters can't be exaggerated with regards to climbing Mt.Read More
Ascend Tanzania utilizes local guides, every one of whom have gotten extensive training in medical aid, mountain rescue, and have knowledge about the vast flora and fauna and history of East Africa. And all our Kilimanjaro tour operators are registered with Kilimanjaro National Park (KINAPA) and have years of experience to their credits.
Our senior guides have had at least 5 years’ experience as mountain guides on Mt Kilimanjaro and have summited the mountain over 100 times each. They lead trips with knowledge of the mountain and a passion for what they do. They also receive regular training during the off-season, so you can count of having some of the best-trained guides on the mountain.
The average temperature at the foot of the mountain is 25° to 30° C. On the summit, it can range from -12° to 10° C.Read More