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6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing
(Umbwe Route)

Day 01: Arusha (1.540m) - Umbwe Gate (1.400m) -Umbwe Cave (2.850m)

  • 2 hour drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Umbwe.
  • Trek along a narrow ridge between the Lonzo and Umbwe rivers to reach Umbwe Cave (2.850m)
  • The whole trek takes between 4 and 5 hours
  • Overnight in tents

Day 02: Umbwe Cave (2.850m) - Barranco Hut (3.950m)

  • From caves follow the path up the rich
  • Trail leaves the forest and passes through heather
  • Once in open moorland view on first peaks
  • Junction paths who leads to Lava Tower Hut and Barranco Hut
  • Follow right path to Barranco hut (3.950m)
  • The whole trek takes between 3 and 4 hours
  • Overnight in tents

Day 03: Barranco Camp (3.950m) - Karanga Valley

  • Steeply climbs out of the Barracno Valley
  • crosses the Barranco wall to the South
  • Overnight Karanga Valley
  • The whole trek takes between 4 and 5 hours
  • Overnight in tents

Day 04: Karanga Valley - Barafu Hut (4.600m)

  • Leave the Karanga Valley
  • Turns north to reach Barafu Hut (4.600m)
  • Overnight in Barafu Camp
  • The whole trek takes between 4 and 5 hours

Day 05: Barafu Hut (4.600m) - Uhuru Peak (5.895m) - Mweka Camp (3.100m)

  • Start around midnight
  • The path climbs up the western ridge of the Southeast Valley,
  • At the main wall the path became very steep true scree and snow
  • Reach the crater rim at Stella Point (5.896m)
  • From here join the route from Gillman's Point
  • Continue westward the Kibo rim till Uhuru Peak (5.895m) the highest point of Africa
  • The climb takes between 6 and 7,5 hours
  • Back to Stella Point
  • Down to Barafu hut
  • Further steep down through giant heather
  • The way down till Mweka hut take another 4,5 till 7 hours
  • Overnight Mweka Camp (3.100m)

Day 06: Mweka Hut (3.100m) - Mweka Village - Arusha

  • Descend steeply through the forest
  • Narrow path by rainy weather very muddy
  • After the path widens to a track which leads to Mweka Gate
  • The way back to Mweka village takes between 3 and 4 hours
  • 2 hours drive to Arusha