06 Days Umbwe Route up Kilimanjaro

Duration: 6 Days
Min: 2 pax
Best time: All year round

Route Description:
This is the steepest route up or down Kilimanjaro, thus those few people who use this route do use this route to descend rather than ascending . The route also offers scenery. Umbwe route is usually recommended for descent only. Hardly anyone climbs it. It is extremely steep and offers incredible views of Kibo, the Great Western Breach (a huge stone mass protruding from Kibo) and the Baranco.

Day 1
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, transfer to mid-level hotel in Arusha,
Accommodation: Jacaranda Hotel. B.L

Day 2
Breakfast, leave for Umbwe route. We will pass through the banana and coffee plantations and Umbwe parish(4,600ft) on the way to Umbwe. Dinner and overnight at Bivouac I (9,300ft) or Bivouac II (12,600ft), B.L.D.
Accommodation: Bivouac I (9,300ft) or Bivouac II (12,600ft), B.L.D

Day 3
Breakfast, leave the camp for Baranco camp. On the way we pass through heather and open moorlands, B.L.D.
Accommodation: Baranco camp

Day 4
From Baranco camp, we can go west to Shira Plateau or up to Lava Tower hut and the summit via the Great Western Breach and Arrow Glacier camp, B.L.D.
Alternatively, we can go eastwards to Barafu hut.
Accommodation: Glacier camp (west) or Barafu hut (east)

Day 5
Wake up at midnight for a last ascending moment to the summit via Kibo crater and on to Uhuru Peak. Thereafter, we can descend the same trail or Mweka route. Dinner and an overnight stay at the trail of your choice, B.L.D.

Day 6
Breakfast, descend to the gate, we will take you to hotel.
Accommodation: Jacaranda Hotel. B.L.

Day 7
Transfer to the airport for your return flight

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