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MTT 41 Umbwe Route
Country: Tanzania, Type : Mountain Climbing
|Total Days : 8
Day 01 Nairobi – Arusha
Leave Nairobi for Arusha by shuttle bus arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon is spent at leisure and shopping for the provisions needed for the mountain. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Arusha.
Day 02 Arusha – Lava Caves
After breakfast transfer to Marangu gate and then to Umbwe village to start the climb for 4 hrs through the rainforest to camp at the caves 2800m above sea level.
Day 03 Lava Caves – Baranco hut.
After breakfast continue ascent along a sharp ridge giving a distict high mountain feeling them onto the moorland camp and arrive by mid afternoon. Stay at Barranco hut 3900m.
Day 04 Barranco – Arrow Glacier
A four hour walk past enormous breach walls to camp at the foot of the foot of the Arrow glacier. A leisure afternoon and evening. Acclimatising at around 4900m and watching the sunset behind Mt Meru.
Day 05 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 crater rim of Kilimanjaro.
Day 06 Kilimanjaro Crater rim – Horombo hut
You trek up the highest point in Africa uhuru peak 5896m. Descend via Gilman’s point and onto Kibo hut for dinner and overnight 3761m.
Day 07 Horombo Hut – Arush
After breakfast. Descent to the Marangu park gate via Mandara. You will be transferred to Arusha for Dinner and overnight.
Day 08 Arusha – Nairobi
After breakfast, leave for Nairobi by morning or afternoon shuttle where the tour ends in Nairobi.
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