A 7 days Tanzania mountain climbing safari to Mt. Kilimanjaro via the Umbwe Route. Climbing the highest mountain of Africa is a challenge a real climber want to enjoy on the slopes of the Kilimanjaro – reaching the everlasting snow. You will be guided by experienced specialists with the best material.
The Umbwe Route
The Umbwe route is one of the shortest routes to the Southern Glaciers and the Western Breach. It is probably the most scenic, non-technical route on Kilimanjaro. It is quite taxing, primarily due to the relatively fast ascent to higher altitude, but the rewards are plentiful. Fewer people, pristine forest and shorter walking distances make it a great option for fit hikers.
Day 1: Travel to Arusha
Travel to Arusha, the tourism capital of Tanzania. The Afternoon is spent at leisure and shopping for the provisions needed for the Mountain.
Day 2: Arusha / Lava Caves
After breakfast, transfer to Marangu gate and then to Umbwe village to start the climb. Climb for four hours through the rain forest to camp at the caves, 2,800m above sea level.
Day 3: Lava Caves / Barranco Hut
After breakfast, continue ascent along a sharp ridge, giving a distinct high mountain feeling, then onto the Moorland Camp and arrive by mid afternoon. Stay at Barranco hut 3,900m.
Day 4: Barranco Hut / Arrow Glacier
A four-hour walk past enormous breach walls to camp at the foot of the Arrow Glacier. A leisurely afternoon and evening acclimatization at around 4900m and watching the sunset behind Mt. Meru.
Day 5: Arrow Glacier / Kilimanjaro Crater Rim
Climbing the same steep walls and scrambling up the screen and across the frozen lava on the tottering wall. We camp on the stunning water rim of Kilimanjaro.
Day 6: Kilimanjaro Crater Rim / Horombo Hut
You trek up the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak (5,896m). Descend via Gilman’s point and onto Kibo hut for dinner and overnight (3,761m).
Day 7: Horombo Hut / Arusha
After breakfast, descent to the Marangu Park Gate via Mandara. You will be transferred to Arusha for dinner and overnight. Drop off at the hotel or Airport.
Day 1: Departure
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