7 Days Umbwe Route

7 Days Umbwe Route

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

7

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Day 1: Arriving Day,
Pick up from Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to hotel in  Arusha

Overnight at Planet Lodge

Day 2: Park Gate – Forest Camp
After breakfast drive to Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Umbwe, issue registration  for starting the climb. Hike through the moss covered trees of Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest  and narrow ridge between Umbwe and Lonzo rivers reaching Bivouac No. 1 (known as Forest Caves at 2850m

Camp and overnight at Forest Camp

Day 3: Forest Camp – Barranco Camp
The Path continues following the ridge, then leaving the forest through open moorlands to reach Barranco Hut at 395m. Barranco consider is the most scenic campsite in Umbe route, also surrounded by giant senecios and lobelias.

Camp and overnight at Barranco Camp

Day 4: Barranco Hut – Barafu Camp
This day stars off with a steep climb out of Barranco valley crossing Karanga Valley and finally reaching Barafu Hut at 4600m.

Camp overnight at Barafu Camp

Day 5: Barafu Hut to the Summit and Back to Mweka Camp
At the midnight start to reach the crater rim at Stella point, continuing to Uhuru Peak at 589m. Decend to Mweka Camp.

Day 6: Mweka Camp to Park Gates / Hotel
The day is spent in descending down to the park Gates .

Overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Proceed with Safari or Departure Day

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