Umbwe Route Climb Overview
8 Days7 nights Kilimanjaro Climb Umbwe Route is the most scenic but recommended route for experienced climbers. Because of the fast ascension it does provide enough time for acclimitise. It is not generally not recommended but it has an advantage of little traffic. Its steep and strenuous and crampons and an ice axe are required if ascending via the western Breach wall
Trekking Itinerary Details
Day 1: Arrival-Arusha for Dinner and overnight
Pick up from Kilimanjaro Airport after the arrival time of your flight and transfer to Arusha for D/O. Proceed with early evening pre-trekking briefing at your lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at SG resort (Half Board).
Day 2: Arusha to Cave camp
After morning breakfast transfer to Umbwe gate while being accompanied by professional and licensed mountain guide, cook and porters. After luggage weighting and clearance with trekking formalities at Umbwe gate start leaving Umbwe gate to Cave Camp. It takes 6-7 hours trekking. Dinner and overnight at Cave Camp.
Day 3: Cave Camp to Barranco camp
After morning breakfast start leaving Umbwe Cave to Barranco Camp while accompanied with picnic lunch boxes. Overnight at Barranco camp.
Day 4: Barranco to Karanga
Leave Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp after breakfast the distance which takes 3-4 hours. Overnight at Karanga Cave Camp
Day 5: Karanga Cave camp to Barafu camp
Leave karanga Cave Camp at around 8 am after breakfast to Barafu Camp which takes between3-4 hours. Overnight at Barafu camp.
Day 6: Barafu camp to Summit
At midnight after taking a cup of Coffee and light preparations start leaving Barafu Camp to Summit the distance which takes between 6-7 hour. After some photos and singing at the highest peak of Africa you start descending to Barafu Hut for hot lunch. After some rest start descending for Dinner and Overnight at Mwika Hut.
Day 7: Mwika Hut to Umbwe Gate
After morning breakfast start leaving Mwika Hut at 8h00am for descending to Umbwe gate for clearance and after being awarded Certificate as sign of Conquering the highest Peak in Africa then transfer to Arusha for Dinner & overnight at SG resort. Meal plan Bed & Breakfast.
Day 8: Departure
After breakfast leave the hotel for light shopping then transfer to the Kilimanjaro International Airport for departure/ Start your safari program depending on your arrangements.
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Kilimanjaro Climbing Terms
Transport, all trekking fees, English speaking guide, camping fees, all basic trekking equipments, porters and guide salary, 3 meals in a day and mineral drinking water.
Tips, medical insurance, all trekking wearing, alcohol and all things of personal nature.Booking for more than 3 people will attract some good discount