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Mt Kilimanjaro Climbing

7 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro safari

MT KILIMANJARO CLIMB, VIA UMBWE ROUTE 7 DAYS
Duration: 7days

The umbwe Route provides the shortest route to the southern Glaciers western breach of kibo. An ascent to kibo by umbwe route is one of the finest non- technical mountaineering expeditions. It is serious route, unsuitable for the solitary or the inexperienced.

Day 1: Arrival day in Mosh/Arusha
We will pick you from arrival destination to the hotel booked stay for stay overnight. After enjoying your cup of coffee/ tea a short briefing about your tour , unsuitable for the solitary or the inexperienced.

Day 2: Umbwe gate to umbwe gate to umbwe cave

From 2,100m the path keeps to the narrow ridge crest between the lonzo River on the west and umbwe river on the east. It is easy to follow as it continues up through the dense forest. The path continues to follow the ridge, rising steadily with some steep sections and scumble rocks. The route takes you to the first camp umbwe cave (bivouac No. 1 at 2,940m) in 5 to hrs.

Day 3: umbwe cave to Barranco

Keep ascent through steep and scramble rock across rainforest to moorland which it may take about 4 to 5 hrs to reach Bivouac No 2at 3,900m and you will see the end of tree line. The path proceed cairn to the southern Glacier branches right countering into the Brancco situated at 4,000m is 2hrs from Bivouac No 2.

Day 4: Barranco Acclimatization

This is a good place to rest a day to acclimatize; you may spend your time at camp and snooze in the sun all day. If you fill fit you may walk to high altitude and come down to relax in low this will help you more to get well acclimatize.

Day 5: Barrancco to Arrow glacier
The route to the western Breach from the tree lines and then continue up to the umbwe ridge, which becomes the western lateral morain of the peak and the route goes to straight towards the western Breach and then reach to Arrow Glacier which is situated at 4,800m

Day 6: arrow Glacier to Mweka Hut.

To ascend to summit you may take between 10hrs or 14hrs. We start this day walking early in the morning to see the sun rise and also to avoid the mist. The screen and snow on the ascent will still be frozen. After 3 km, 6-8 hours and 1100mts of ascent you reach the top and descent through Barafu at 2800m, after 12km, 4-7 hours of walking, you will reach Mweka Hut.

Day 7: mweka Hut to Mweka Gate  

After breakfast descend steeply through the forest on a narrow path for 10km of walking (3-4hrs) to reach Mweka Gate after 1400m. Of descent. Meet with your driver for a transfer to safari hotel in Arusha town

 

 



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