7 Days Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route
This route is not used often because it is hard terrain to handle and requires those that out for real hard challenge, however its actually the shortest route to get to Uhuru peak. Umbwe route is the hardest but most magnificent and shortest way to reach Uhuru Peak.The gradient is steep and demanding in terms of stamina. Welcome for the challenge and you will be certified according to the height you scale officially.
UMBWE CLIMBING ROUTE
DAY 1: NAIROBI -MOSHI
Take public means from Nairobi city centre at 08.00 hrs and head to Arusha arriving at 13.00hrs. Depart for Moshi at 14.00hrs arriving at 15.30hrs. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Moshi .
DAY 2: MOSHI -FOREST CAVES
After breakfast drive to Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Umbwe for starting the climb. Start hiking within the forest through a narrow ridge between Umbwe and Lonzo rivers reaching Bivouac No. 1 as known as Forest Caves at 2850m - Camp and overnight.
DAY 3.FOREST CAVES -BARRANCO HUT
The winding Path will pick its way through the ridge, leaving the forest through open moorlands to get to Barranco Hut at 395m. Camp and overnight at this camp.
DAY 4.BARRANCO HUT -BARAFU HUT
To start the day, you will tackle a daringly steep climb to Barranco valley crossing Karanga Valley and eventually reach Barafu Hut at 4600m. Camp overnight at this camp.
DAY 5.BARAFU HUT -MWEKA CAMP
Start hiking early in the morning heading for crater rim at Stella point, pressing further to Uhuru Peak at 589m. Descend to Mweka Camp for dinner and overnight.
DAY 6.MWEKA CAMP -MOSHI
Descend to the Park Gates . Overnight at hotel in Moshi town.
DAY 7.MOSHI -NAIROBI
Take a shuttle to Nairobi or decide to commence a Tanzania safari