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Umbwe Route

DAY  1: UMBWE GATE TO UMBWE CAVE CAMP

  • Total distance: 10km
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest

In the morning you will leave your hotel as we drive you to Umbwe gate. After arriving, and finishing registration of your climb, the porters and guides will make final preparations. Your first day’s destination is Umbwe Cave Camp. The trail is steep and can be slippery in some places, so be very careful. Hike through the moss-covered trees of Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest. The forest will thin later in the hike and heathers, tall grasses and wildflowers will come into view.

DAY 2: UMBWE CAVE CAMP TO BARRANCO CAMP

  • Total distance:  7km
  • Hiking Time (approx.):  6 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland

After breakfast, you head out towards Barranco Camp. This day entails walking on a fairly steep area in the forest along a sharp ridge before the path flattens close to Barranco. This stretch of the climb is also fairly short with a steep incline of 1000m, so walking slowly is also very essential to avoid altitude problems. Following lunch, the path gets rockier and vegetation changes as the path steadily climb before (finally!) a short downhill to arrive at Barranco Camp.

DAY 3: BARRANCO CAMP TO KARANGA CAMP

  • Distance: 5km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo, the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley, finally, we have a steep climb up to Karanga Camp.

DAY 4: KARANGA CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP

  • Distance: 4km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast, we leave Karanga and cross the junction that connects with the Mweka Trail, used for descending from the mountain later. From here we continue up to the Barafu Camp. Here we will rest, have dinner, and prepare for the summit day. From Barafu you can enjoy the view of two volcanic cones Mawenzi and Kibo peaks,  and that view is quite spectacular and you should not miss it.

DAY 5: BARAFU CAMP TO UHURU PEAK TO MWEKA

  • Hiking time: 7-8 hours to Uhuru Peak, 6-8 hours for descending to Mweka Camp
  • Distance: 5 km ascent and 11 km descent
  • Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

An early start for the ascent to the rim of the Kibo Crater between the Rebmann and Ratzel Glaciers. The last section before the rim can sometimes be snow-covered and an ice-ax or ski stick is useful for balance. At the rim, we will reach Stella point, from where we have a further hour to Uhuru Peak.  After a short stop for taking photos, we descend to the Barafu Hut for a rest and lunch before continuing on past Millenium camp down to Mweka Hut in the giant heather zone on the forest edge. Those with the strength left from the summit may wish to descend to the Reutsh Crater and visit the ice pinnacles of the Eastern Icefields. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

DAY 6: MWEKA CAMP TO MWEKA GATE (1800M)

  • Total distance: 5km
  • Hiking time: 3-4 hours

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you in the village to drive you back to the hotel in Moshi or

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Umbwe Route 6 Days Per Pax

Umbwe Route 6 Days

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Oct 16 2021 - Jan 14 2022
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