6 Days Umbwe Route Trekking. 2024

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Tour Overview:

Conquer peaks on Umbwe Route, an exhilarating 6-day trek. Embark on a challenging adventure amid Kilimanjaro's untouched beauty.

Embark on a thrilling 6-day Umbwe Route Trek, a challenging ascent to Kilimanjaro's summit. Traverse dense rainforests, rocky ridges, and reach the Uhuru Peak, experiencing the ultimate blend of adventure and natural wonder.

Day 1: Registration and Start

  • Participants gather at the Umbwe Gate for registration and briefing.
  • Trek begins through the dense and enchanting rainforest, providing a cool and refreshing start.
  • Camp for the night at Umbwe Cave, nestled in the heart of the forest.

Day 2: Forest to Barranco

  • Ascend through the rainforest, encountering diverse flora and fauna.
  • The trail becomes steeper as it winds through the forested slopes.
  • Arrive at Barranco Camp, surrounded by towering cliffs and offering stunning views of the Barranco Wall.

Day 3: Barranco to Karanga

  • Navigate the iconic Barranco Wall, a challenging but exhilarating climb with breathtaking panoramas.
  • Trek through the alpine desert landscape, featuring unique high-altitude vegetation.
  • Reach Karanga Camp, strategically positioned for acclimatization.

Day 4: Karanga to Barafu

  • Continue the ascent towards Barafu Camp, the base for the summit push.
  • Traverse rocky terrain with spectacular views of the surrounding peaks.
  • Rest and prepare for the challenging summit day.

Day 5: Summit Day

  • Begin the ascent to Uhuru Peak from Barafu Camp in the midnight darkness.
  • Trek through the steep and challenging Stella Point to reach the summit.
  • Witness the awe-inspiring sunrise from the highest point in Africa.
  • Descend to Mweka Camp for a well-deserved rest and celebration.

Day 6: Descend to Mweka Gate

  • Descend through the rainforest, providing a contrasting landscape to the ascent.
  • Pass through the Mweka Gate, marking the end of the trek.
  • Participants receive certificates and celebrate their accomplishment.

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