Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania Kilimanjaro
Climb Umbwe Route,Umbwe routeoffers incredible views of
Kibo, the Great Western Breach and Baranco.Climbing Kilimanjaro
by Umbwe route the hardest route
Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb - Umbwe Route 7 Days 6 Nights
Kilimanjaro climbing -Umbwe Route
This is the steepest
route up or down Kilimanjaro, thus those few people who
use this route do use this route to descend rather than
ascending . The route also offers scenery. Umbwe route
is usually recommended for descent only. Hardly anyone
climbs it. It is extremely steep and offers incredible
views of Kibo, the Great
Western Breach (a huge stone mass protruding from Kibo)
and the Baranco.
Umbwe route is the hardest but most magnificent and shortes
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: Board Riverside
shuttle bus or Davanu
shuttle bus from Nairobi airport or city
centre at 0800 hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at
1300hrs. 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)
Day 2: 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.
Day 3 The
Path continues follwoing the ridge, then leaving the
forest through open moorlands to reach Barranco Hut
at 395m. Camp oand overnight.
Day 4: This
day stars off with a steep climb out of Barranco valley
crossing Karanga Valley and finally reaching Barafu
Hut at 4600m. Camp overnight.
Day 5: Early
morning start to reach the crater rim at Stella point,
continuing to Uhuru Peak at 589m. Decend to Mweka Camp.
Day 6: The
day is spent in descending down to the park Gates -
Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Board
shuttle bus to Nairobi or start a Tanzania safari
The price is
2 shuttle transfers Nairobi-Moshi-Nairobi
2 transfers from Moshi to Umbwe park gate -return
3 meals per day while trekking - Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian
5 days Kilimanjaro trek- Umbwe
4 nights accomodation in camps while trekking Umbwe
First and Last night accommodation at YMCA/Buffalo hotelMoshi
-Bed and Breakfast.
All park entrance fees and government levies
English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides
Porters- a maximum of 2 per client
The Price does not include:Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping
bag, Hats , Rain suits, Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf's,
Rain Trousers, tents
Note: All the
above items can be hired at a reasonable price