Umbwe Route Trackers
The trekking on Umbwe Route begins at Umbwe gate (1,640 m) to the Umbwe camp (2,930 m). Hiking a lot will have its side effect you can feel the effect of altitude sickness as you reach the camp. So, take rest and if needed you can also take Diamox. Rising early you will have breakfast and start your trek towards Barranco camp (3,960 m). After breakfast, you will start an early ascent of the intimidating Barranco Wall from where you will head to our next camp at Karanga camp (4,035 m). After breakfast, you start towards Barafu Camp (4,640 m). Once you arrive at the camp you will rest and then head for an acclimatization hike towards the Kosovo Summit Camp (4,800 m) and then return to Barafu Camp following the principles of climb high/sleep low. The push to the summit at Uhuru peak (5895m) begins at midnight in the dark. After basking in the glory of your achievement for a few moments you will start your descent towards Barafu Camp where you rest for two hours before resuming the descent to Millennium Camp (3,820). After breakfast, you will start your descent to the Mweka Gate Park exit (1,650 m) where you will receive your summit certificates from the park office as recognition of your efforts.