Umbwe Route

Day 1: Moshi– Kilimanjaro National Park Gate – Umbwe – Bivouac

Leave from Moshi and drive to Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Umbwe where the climb begins. Ascend up through the forest a long a narrow ridge between the Lonzo and Umbwe rivers to reach Bivouac No. 1 campsite (2800m) for dinner and overnight. 4 to 5 hrs walking.

Day 2: Barranco Camp

Leave Bivouac No. 1 camp the path continues to follow the ridge, passing through Heather and open Moorland. 3 – 4 hrs walking to reach Barranco campsite (3900m) for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Barranco Camp – Barafu Camp

The path climbs steeply out of Barranco valley, struggle up the Barraco walls, Cross the Karanga Valley, then turns north to reach Barafu campsite 6 – 7hrs walking. On midnight trek up to the Summit via Stella point.

Day 4: SUMMIT DAY Barafu Camp Full Day

Enjoying sunrise at the summit ( Uhuru peak 5896m) Photos, horizontal views, then descend to Barafu Hut for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Barafu Camp – Mweka Camp

After breakfast in Barafu Hut descend to Mweka Campsite (3000m) for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Mweka Gate – Depart to Moshi

Descend through the forest after breakfast, 3 – 4 hrs walking to Mweka Gate, where you will transferred Moshi

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