Put in your mind that Umbwe route is the hardest but most magnificent and shortest way to reach Uhuru Peak
Umbwe route is the hardest but most magnificent and shortest way to reach Uhuru Peak. A Less-frequented route, which is very steep and suitable only for experienced trekkers. Additional days can be added to our programme to discover or lighten up along the route or camp in the Karanga valley.
Day 1: Arusha – Moshi
Arrival and check in into your Arusha Hotel, relax and have lunch. Depart for Moshi at 1400hrs arriving at 1530hrs. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Moshi or (Pick up from Kilimanajaro airport and transfer to hotel in Moshi)
After breakfast drive to Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Umbwe for starting the climb. From here hike within the forest through a narrow ridge between Umbwe and Lonzo rivers reachin Bivouac No. 1 (known as Forest Caves at 2850m – Camp and overnight.
The Path continues following the ridge, then leaving the forest through open moorlands to reach Barranco Hut at 395m. Camp and overnight.
This day begins off with a steep climb out of Barranco valley crossing Karanga Valley and finally reaching Barafu Hut at 4600m. Camp overnight.
Ascend to Uhuru Peak
Early morning start to reach the crater rim at Stella point, continuing to Uhuru Peak at 589m. Descend to Mweka Camp.
Slope down to Parks Gate
The day is spent in descending down to the park Gates – Overnight at hotel.
Spend the day at your Arusha Hotel, Relax before your transfer to the airport for your flight out.
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