Kilimanjaro Climb Via Umbwe Route
The Kilimanjaro Umbwe route is one of the most challenging and least-travelled routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. It is a steep and demanding climb, requiring a high level of fitness and experience. The route is known for its stunning scenery and beautiful views, as well as its challenging terrain
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Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania You will be picked up at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi. Meet your guide for a pre-climb briefing and equipment check. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 2: Umbwe Gate (1,800m) to Umbwe Camp (2,943m) After breakfast, drive to the Umbwe Gate at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. Start your trek through the rainforest, enjoying the lush vegetation and spotting some wildlife. Reach the Umbwe Camp for overnight.
Day 3: Umbwe Camp (2,943m) to Barranco Camp (3,976m) Trekking on the steep ridge, you will have stunning views of the Western Breach and the Southern Glaciers. Reach the Barranco Camp, which is located in a beautiful valley with the Barranco Wall on one side and the Kibo massif on the other.
Day 4: Acclimatization Day at Barranco Camp (3,976m) This is an acclimatization day, during which you will have a chance to rest and explore the surroundings. You can also take a short hike to Lava Tower (4,600m) for better acclimatization.
Day 5: Barranco Camp (3,976m) to Karanga Camp (3,995m) After breakfast, climb the Barranco Wall, which requires some scrambling but is not technically difficult. From the top, you will have a great view of the Southern Glaciers and the Heim Glacier. Continue to the Karanga Camp for overnight.
Day 6: Karanga Camp (3,995m) to Barafu Camp (4,673m) Trek through the alpine desert, crossing a few ridges and valleys. The views of the Mawenzi and Kibo peaks are breathtaking. Reach the Barafu Camp, where you will rest and prepare for the summit attempt.
Day 7: Barafu Camp (4,673m) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) to Mweka Camp (3,100m) Wake up around midnight and start the summit attempt. The climb is steep and strenuous but you will be rewarded with a beautiful sunrise from the summit. After taking pictures and enjoying the views, descend to the Mweka Camp for overnight.
Day 8: Mweka Camp (3,100m) to Mweka Gate (1,640m) Trek through the rainforest, enjoying the lush vegetation and spotting some wildlife. Reach the Mweka Gate, where you will receive your summit certificate and celebrate your achievement. Transfer to your hotel in Moshi for a well-deserved rest and celebration.
Day 9: Departure After breakfast, transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight.