Kilimanjaro Climbing >Umbwe Route

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The Umbwe route is one of the shortest routes to the Southern Glaciers and the Western Breach. It is probably the most scenic, non-technical route on Kilimanjaro. It is quite taxing, primarily due to the relatively fast ascent to higher altitude, but the rewards are plentiful.

Fewer people, pristine forest and shorter walking distances make it a great option for fit hikers will add to your experience - OVERNIGHT IN THE CRATER!! Be one of a few fortunate people to spend a night in Africa's largest volcano.

This option is highly recommended, as this will be the only opportunity to get close to the beautiful and fascinating glaciers of Kilimanjaro and to be able to visit the ash pit, simply a must do.

This is probably the most difficult route up Kilimanjaro. Preferred by more serious mountaineers, it is a tough uphill climb. As a reward for your endeavors, on a clear day you will be provided with views that many guides and porters insist are the best there is at Kilimanjaro.

Umbwe Route { 6 days : 5 Nights }

DAY 1:
After breakfast in the hotel, drive to Machame gate, after securing permits, drive to the Umbwe gate to begin your climb. The climb takes 5-6 hrs in the rain forest up to Umbwe cave camp which is at 2800m a.s.l.

Lunch is on the way, dinner and we overnight at Umbwe cave camp.

DAY 2: After breakfast, we hike the rain forest, then a steep climb onto the moor land with vegetation all along the way to Barranco camp. The walk takes 5-6 hrs.

Lunch along the way we then have dinner and overnight at Barranco camp which is at 3940m a.s.l.

DAY 3: After breakfast, climb the great Barranco wall to the top which is at 4200m a.s.l. then walk down to the Karanga valley which is at 3960m a.s.l. The walk takes about 3hrs.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Karanga camp.

DAY 4: After the breakfast, hike in the alpine desert up to the Barafu camp which is at 4650m a.s.l. (base camp). The walk takes about 3hrs.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Barafu camp.

DAY 5: Early morning or just after the midnight, have a light breakfast (cup of tea with some biscuits) ,we then ascend to the summit via Stella point then to Uhuru peak which is at 5895m a.s.l. then back to Barafu camp for Lunch.

 After short rest, continue to Mweka camp for dinner and overnight.

DAY 6: After the breakfast we will then walk down to the Mweka gate to catch the transport back to the Salsadenero hotel for lunch, dinner and overnight.


Kilimanjaro Route

* Machame Route
* Marangu Route
* Umbwe Route
* Lemosho Route
* Rongai Route

Safari Game Drive

*Arusha National Park
* Serengti National Park
* Ngorongoro Conservation
* Tarangire National Park
* Manyara National Park
* Mikumi National Park
* Selous national park
* Mkomazi national park

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