Mount Kilimanjaro climb – Umbwe Route
Duration: 7 Days and 6 Nights
Price: Please Contact us about the price of this Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival day in Moshi/Arusha
We will pick you from arrival destination to the hotel booked for stay overnight. After enjoying your cup of Coffee/Tea a short briefing about your tour will be presented with your organizer introduction to your Chief guide on trip will be follow. Dinner and Stay overnight at Safari hotel.
Day 2: Umbwe gate to Umbwe Cave
From the 2,100m the path begins keeps to the narrow ridge crest between the Lonzo River on the west and the Umbwe River on the east. It is easy to follow as it continues up through the dense forest. The path continues to follow the ridge, rising steadily with some steep sections and scramble rocks. The route takes you to the first camp Umbwe cave (Bivouac No. 1 at 2,940m) in 5 to 6 hrs.
Day 3: Umbwe cave to Barranco
Keep ascent through steep and scramble rock across rain-forest to moorland which it may take about 4 to 5hrs to reach Bivouac No 2 at 3,780m. After 1hrs walking you will reach to 3,900m and you will see the end of tree line. The path proceed cairn to the Southern Glacier branches right contouring into the Barranco situated at 4,000m is 2hrs from Bivouac No 2.
Day 4: Barranco Acclimatization
This is a good place to rest a day to acclimatize; you may spend your time at camp and snooze in the sun all day. If you feel fit you may walk to high altitude and come down to relax in low this it will help you more to get well acclimatize.
Day 5: Barranco to Arrow glacier
The route to the Western Breach from the tree lines and then continue up to Umbwe ridge, which becomes the western lateral moraine of the peak and the route goes straight towards the Western Breach and then reach to Arrow Glacier which is situated at 4,800m.
Day 6: Arrow Glacier to Mweka Hut.
To ascent to summit on this day you may involve between 10:30 or 14:30 Hours, usually to start this day’s walking early in the morning for idea to see the sunrise and also to avoid the mist the screen and snow on the ascent will still be frozen. So after 3 km. and 6 – 8 hours in 1100mts of ascent you will reach the top and descent through Barafu in 2800m. For 4 – 7 hours of walking in 12 km. you will reach Mweka Hut.
Day 7: Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate
After breakfast descend steeply through the forest on a narrow path in 10km. of walking and 3 – 4 hours to reach Mweka Gate after 1400m of descent. Meet with your driver for a transfer to Safari Hotel in Arusha town.
Details: The Umbwe Route provides the shortest route to the Southern Glaciers and Western Breach of Kibo. An ascent of Kibo by Umbwe route is one of the finest non-technical mountaineering expeditions. It is serious route, unsuitable for the solitary or the inexperienced.