Tour no. VE-105: Umbwe Route.
Your accommodation will be in spacious dome tents. We also provide chairs, tables and dining tents for your comfort.
1 After a pre departure briefing, depart for Umbwe gate. Begin the trek through the rain forest to the Forest caves for dinner and overnight. (13km for about 5 hours) Overnight at: Forest Caves (2850 m)
2 After breakfast, continue your trek past the glacier streams to the Barranco Camp, this is about 5km in 4 hours. An extra day here is recommended for acclimatization. Overnight at: Barranco Camp (3950 m)
3 Trek to the Arrow Glacier hut for a distance of 5km in 6 hours. Dinner and overnight. Overnight at: Arrow Glacier (5100 m)
4 After midnight, begin the final ascent (3km, 6-7 hours) to Uhuru peak (5895m) – the highest point in Africa!. After a short rest descend to Mweka Camp for overnight. This will be a distance of 12km at around 6-7 hours. Overnight at: Mweka Camp (3100 m)
5 After a good nights rest and breakfast, descend to the Mweka gate (10km, 4 hours) where you will be met and transferred to Arusha.
End of tour!