Umbwe Camp, Barranco Camp, Karanga Camp, Barafu Camp.
• A challenge for seasoned climbers
• It’s a panoramic views
Umbwe route is the most challenging route and can successful climb by strong climbers.
Its shortest and steepest route with less time for acclimatization. It’s less scenic and has less summit success rate.
After the park formalities, start your trek through rainforest to your first camp Umbwe Camp
Evening: Diner and overnight at Umbwe Camp.
Today you leave the rainforest behind and hike through the open moorland habitat the semi-desert zone to Barranco Camp which lies in the Great Barranco Valley. The valley offers a stunning view of the sloping landscape and the snow – white peak.
Evening: Diner and overnight at Barranco Camp.
Start slowly crossing the floor of the great Barranco Valley and up the Barranco wall in alpine desert vegetation. At the top of the wall, you’re above the clouds and have stunning views of the Southern Ice Fields and the summit. Continue to Barranco camp
Evening: Diner and Overnight.
After breakfast at the camp, hike to the last camp before summit. The Barafu Camp, here you will go to bed very early for a midnight woke up ready to hike to the summit.
Evening: Diner and overnight at Barafu camp.
Today is a summit day! Here we have two part, one from Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peaks the highest point of the mountain which takes about 7 hours and another from Uhuru peaks to Mweka camp which takes around 5hours. You will wake up at midnight, have a cup of coffee at the camp and trail for about six hour to Stella point at the crater rim then trek on the snow covered trail for about an hour to reach the uhuru peak! Now you are at the highest point of Africa! Take enough photos here before you descent to the next camp that will take you about 5 hours
Evening: Diner and overnight at Mweka Camp.
This is your last day on the mountain! Trail through the forest to Mweka gate, here you will find your driver waiting to pick you up and drop you to a close by lodge for shower , a nice hot lunch and a cold drink in a swimming pool.