Umbwe Route

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Day 1

Umbwe Gate – Umbwe Cave Camp

Ascent: 1,640 meters to 2,939 meters
Distance: 11.8 km

Day 2

Umbwe Cave Camp – Barranco Camp

Ascent: 2,939 meters to 3,972 meters
Distance: 7 km

Day 3

Barranco Camp – Karanga Valley

Ascent: 3,972 meters to 4,002 meters
Distance: 5 km

Day 4

Karanga Valley to Barafu Camp

Ascent: 4,002 meters to 4,660 meters
Distance: 5 km

Day 5

Barafu Camp – UHURU PEAK – Mweka Camp

Ascent/Descent: 4,660 meters to 5,895 meters then to 3,100 m
Distance: 20 km

Day 6

Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate

Descent: 3,100 meters to 1,660 meters
Distance: 10 km


Non-technical Climbing
Sight Seeing
Accomodation: Mountain tents, 5 nights
Relevant information
The hardest and most direct route especially when coupled with the Breach Wall to the summit
Least popular route on the summit; totally of the beaten trail
Beautiful scenery of the landscape and surrounding
Accent route only
Joins the Machame Route at Barranco Camp
Summiting options include via Western Breach Wall and Barafu Camp
Animal life: Below 4,000m: Blue monkeys, colobus monkeys, baboons, antelopes, mongooses, civets, elands, elephants and buffaloes, wild-dogs, leopards, and even lions on the Shira Plateau.
Professional, English-speaking guide
Personal porters
3 meals a day
Return transfer from Marangu arusha to the National Park Gate
Overnight stays in mountain huts
All national park fees
Ranger fees
Rescue fees
Not included
Meals not indicated in the tour description
Alcohol and soft drinks (coke, mineral water etc.)
Visa fees
Personal spending for souvenirs etc.
Travel insurance