Kili Expert - 7 Days Umbwe Route

This route which gains altitude quickly to join the south circuit route for Uhuru peak. This route is for experienced climbers, which need a good level of fitness. Umbwe is spectacular and little used route with steep gorges and glaciers. Descent is through Mweka route. This route is for camping only

Day 1: Pick up
Pick up from Kilimanjaro International Airport / Nairobi Jomo Kenyata Airport drive to Arusha Center Tourist Inn for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Umbwe Gate to caves Campsite 2,900m
Pick up from Arusha Center Tourist Inn at 8.00am Drive to Umbwe Gate, after registration start the trail with your picnic lunch boxes, it is climbing through steep slopes covered with dense natural rain forest, which then walk along the narrow ridge between the Lonzo Rover and Umbwe River to reach Umbwe caves campsite (4-5 hours walk). For dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Umbwe Caves to Barranco Camp 3,900m
After breakfast proceed with your lunch boxes to Baranco camp. The forest ends shortly after leaving the Umbwe Caves, the path continue up past moorland and along a narrow spectacular ridge before reaching Barranco camp 3,900m (5-6 hours walk). Dinner and overnight at Baranco camp

Day 4: Barronco camp to Karanga Valley 
After breakfast at Barranco camp, proceed with your picnic lunch packets for short hard climb over a vertical wall to the top of the Great Barranco (locally known as breakfast), descend through screed and ridges to Karanga valley (4-5 hours walk). Dinner and overnight at Karanga valley

Day 5: Karanga Valley to Barafu camp 4600m
After breakfast proceed with your picnic lunch to Barafu camp site (5 hours walk) for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Barafu to UHURU PEAK 5895-Mweka camp
At midnight 01.00am precedes to UHURU PEAK at 5,896m the highest point 
in Africa. After memorable pictures descend to Barafu Hut for lunch, then 
ascent down to Mweka Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 Mweka camp to Mweka gate-Arusha
After breakfasts proceed back down in to the forest, a beautiful walk again offering good bird watching opportunities, there are some good news points on route to the valley below. Continue down to Mweka Gate. Here you will meet our vehicle and drive you back to your Hotel in Arusha via Safari Express Adventure office.

Price include: -
All park entry fees and camping fees, rescue fees, porters and guide, cook, waiters, three meals a day, transfer from Arusha to Umbwe and from Mweka to Arusha, Mess tent, 2 people water proof sleeping tents, mattresses, chairs and tables.

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