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6 Day Kilimanjaro Climbing via Umbwe Route |
Itinerary Summary Umbwe is steepest route up or down Kilimanjaro, thus useful for expert climbers. The route offers beautiful scenery and offer incredible view of Kibo, the Great Western Breach (a huge stone mass protruding from Kibo) and the Baranco. Trip Details Day 1. Transfer to Arusha Arrive at Kilimanjaro international Airport, transfer to accommodation in Arusha, Planet Lodge. Day 2. trekking to Umbwe Breakfast, leave for Umbwe route. We will pass through the banana and coffee plantations and Umbwe parish (4,600ft) on the way to Umbwe. Dinner and overnight at Bivouac I, (9,300ft) or Bivouac II , (12,600FT) , B.L.D. Day 3. Shira plateau or to Lava Tower hut From Baranco camp, we can go west to Shira plateau or to Lava Tower hut and the summit via the Great Western Breach and Arrow Glacier camp, B.L.D. alternatively, we can go eastwards to Barafu hut Day 4. Summit via Kibo crater and on to Uhuru peak Wake up at midnight for a last ascending moment to the summit via Kibo crater