6-Day Umbwe Route Kilimanjaro Trek
Embark on an exhilarating 6-day journey to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro through the challenging and scenic Umbwe Route. With Sandhill Adventures as your guide, you’ll traverse diverse terrains, from lush rainforests to rugged moorlands, and conquer the Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. This carefully paced itinerary ensures a remarkable camping experience, acclimatization, and the chance to make your Kilimanjaro dream a reality.
Day 1: Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Camp
Altitude Profile: Start at 1,600m, reach Umbwe Camp at 2,900m
Camping Experience: Set up camp in the serene rainforest, surrounded by the sounds of nature. Immerse yourself in the lush environment and anticipate the adventure ahead.
Day 2: Umbwe Camp to Barranco Camp
Altitude Profile: Ascend to 3,976m at Barranco Camp
Camping Experience: Camp in the moorland zone near Barranco Camp, witnessing the transition in vegetation. Marvel at the towering Barranco Wall that awaits your conquering spirit.
Day 3: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Altitude Profile: Reach 3,995m at Karanga Camp
Camping Experience: Conquer the Barranco Wall, a thrilling experience that rewards you with panoramic vistas. Rest and acclimatize at Karanga Camp, surrounded by alpine beauty.
Day 4: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Altitude Profile: Ascend to 4,673m at Barafu Camp
Camping Experience: Camp at Barafu, your final camp before the summit push. Take in the surrounding alpine desert landscape and mentally prepare for the pinnacle ascent.
Day 5: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Millennium Camp
Altitude Profile: Summit at 5,895m, descend to Millennium Camp at 3,820m
Camping Experience: Summit night! Embark on a challenging midnight trek, crossing glaciers and scaling steep slopes. Triumphantly stand on Uhuru Peak at sunrise, then descend to Millennium Camp for a rewarding rest.
Day 6: Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate
Altitude Profile: Descend to 1,640m at Mweka Gate
Camping Experience: Descend through lush rainforests, feeling the change in altitude and temperature. Arrive at Mweka Gate, where your accomplishment is celebrated and cherished.
Experience the thrill of the 6-day Umbwe Route Kilimanjaro trek with Sandhill Adventures. Each step is a testament to your determination and spirit, as you conquer challenging landscapes and reach the pinnacle of Africa.