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6 Days Umbwe Route


Day 1

Arrival: Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport and Transfer to moshi for overnight stay B/B

Day 2

At 9:00 a.m we will drive to the Umbwe Park Gate at 1800m. The path begins an a narrow ridge crest between the Lonzo River to the West and the Umbwe River to the East. It is easy to follow as it continues up through the dense forest. The path continues to follow the ridge, rising steadily with some steep sections and scramble rocks. The route takes you to the first tented camp Umbwe Cave (at 2,940m) in 5 hrs.

Day 3

Umbwe Cave Camp – Barranco Camp: We follow the trail through steep and scramble rock across rainforest to moorland. The path proceed steep to the Southern Glacier Branches, at 3950m we reach our campsite, Barranco, were we overnight. (5hrs)

Day 4

Baranco Camp: This is a good place to rest a day to acclimatize; you may spend your time at camp relaxing or you may explore the surroundings. This acclimatization day is important for you to get used to the height and increases the chances of reaching the summit.

Day 5

Barranco Camp – Arrow Glacier: The route leads to the Western Breach and continue up to Umbwe ridge, which becomes the western lateral moraine of the peak. The route goes straight towards the Western Breach and then reaches Arrow Glacier which is at 4,940m.

Day 6

Arrow Glacier – Uhuru Peak – Mweka Hut: To ascent to summit and descend on this day you may involve between 13 hrs of climbing. We start right after midnight, to see the sunrise from the summit, After sunrise descend to mweka camp for lunch ,dinner and overnight.

Day 7

Mweka Hut – Mweka Gate: After breakfast descend steeply through the forest on a narrow path, after 3 – 4 hours walking we will reach Mweka Gate at 1800m. From here we will bring you to moshi , for Overnight B/B

Price includes:

Park entry fees, camping fees, rescue fees
English speaking guide(s), cook and porters
Full board camping accommodation during the climb
Camping equipment ie Tents + mattress
Mineral water for the first day, boiled and filtered water on the other days
Transfer to the gate and return to Moshi

Price excludes:

Other drinks
Sleeping bag
Personal expenses and tips

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