KILIMANJARO: WESTERN BREACH - UMBWE ROUTE
6 DAY / 5 NIGHT
Umbwe Cave / Barranco / Arrow Glacier / Mweka
TOUR REF: SUN MT. KILIMANJARO 11
Arusha - Umbwe gate – Umbwe Cave
Transfer to Machame gate for park formalities, and proceed to Umbwe gate, begin the climb through the magnificent forest
Overnight at Umbwe Cave (2900m / 5-7 hours trek)
Umbwe Cave – Barranco
Steep climb through the last forest to join the ridge (20 minutes strenuous trek) and a couple of hours later the start of the moorland
Overnight at Barranco Camp (3940m / 4-5 hours trek)
Barranco (acclimatisation day)
Trek around the Breach wall, outstanding views of Kibo Glaciers (4200m)
Overnight at Barranco Camp
Barranco – Arrow Glacier
Vegetation soon ends and outward views become ones of distant forest, moorland and oceans of clouds, with a foreground of bleak rocky screes, all seen through gaps in the swirling mists
(4850m / 3-4 hours Trek)
Overnight at Arrow Glacier Camp
Arrow Glacier – Uhuru Peak – Mweka
Soon after midnight, steep and heavy scree, ascend via crater to Uhuru Peak (5895m) THE HIGHEST POINT IN AFRICA.
Descend via Barafu to Mweka Camp
(3100m / 5-7 hours trek to the Summit + 6-7 hours trek to Mweka Camp)
Overnight at Mweka Camp
Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate - Arusha
Descend through the rain forest to the gate where you will be picked up and transferred to Arusha (trek 2-3 hours to gate)
Transfers to/ from the gate, park fees, hut / camping fees, rescue fees, Meals, tea, coffee, guide, porters and tent.
Tips drinks, climbing gears, sleeping bags and all items of personal use.
TEMPERATURE LOWER SLOPES
Day Time: 15-20 centigrade.
Nights: Chilly -5 centigrade.
TEMPERATURE HIGHER ALTITUDE:
Day Time 5-6 centigrade.
Night dropping to - 10 centigrade.
TIPS ON WHAT TO BRING:
Anorak, Fleece, Walking Boots, Training shoes, Waterproof Jacket, Pants, Shirts, Trousers, Skirts, Socks, Gloves, Sun Hat, Balaclava / Woolen Hat, Gaiters, Thermal Underwear, Towel, Toiletries, Toilet Paper, Sun Glasses, Snow Goggles, Water Bottle, Walking Pole, Crampons, Torch / Flashlight, Sun Cream / Sun block, Lip salve, Penknife, Daypack, Camera, Films, Four Season Sleeping Bag, water Purification Kit and First-aid Kit.
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