Climbing Kilimanjaro Western breach trail via Umbwe route gives Kilimanjaro short cut and slowly ascends of steep rocks. The western breach via Lemosho route connect Western breach from Lava tower to arrow glacier camp and then cross western breach to crater camp.
08:30 Hrs (+3GMT)
Arrive in Tanzania via Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO) Kilimanjaro Brothers staff will pick you up and transfer to Moshi town where you will spend the first night at Park View Inn those who will arrival through
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKA) in Kenya, we will pick them and transfer by Shuttle bus Riverside Shuttle to Moshi.
Drive to Umbwe Park Gate (4,100ft) and Climbing to Umbwe Cave camp (9,500ft) 6 hours
Shortly after leaving the camp the forest starts thinning and is replaced by rockier terrain, sparser undergrowth and straggly, moss-covered trees. The path continues along a narrow, but spectacular ridge. As you gain higher altitude, catch glimpses of Kilimanjaro rising majestically ahead of you – etched against the blue sky. The path flattens as you approach Barranco Valley.
From the Umbwe ridge the route descends slightly to the Barranco camp. The camp is situated in the valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while your dinner is being prepared.
Hiking Time : 10 hours.
After breakfast you will start your hike towards Lava Tower, a famous landmark on Kilimanjaro. The path is steep and rocky, with views of Mt. Meru, Kilimanjaro’s little sister, punching her peak through the clouds.
From Lava Tower you turn towards the Western Breach, a steep climb to Arrow Glacier camp (4871m). This is taxing and symptoms of altitude sickness might become noticeable. The campsite is spectacular. Vegetation has now all but disappeared, leaving only rock and scree in varying shades of brown and black. The campsite is very cold and you need to be prepared.
From the Arrow Glacier camp steep scree and rocky outcrops requiring a scramble lead up the Western Breach to the crater floor (5700m). This day will be the toughest challenge by far. After snowfalls the route can become icy and in these conditions an ice axe or ski stick may be required. When reaching the crater rim, you will be astonished by the view of snow and glaciers.
Hiking hours 7- 8 hours.
Distance or 2.1 miles.
Zone: High alpine zone
Climbing from Crater camp to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters or 19,341feet) and descend to Millenium Camp(12,590 ft) Having early Breakfast at 5:00 am and starting climbing Kilimanjaro summit from Crater camp then descending to Millenium Camp
Hiking hours 8 hours.
Distance 6.3 miles
Zone: Glacial zone and the all preceding zones
Descend from Millenium Camp to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters or 5,340 feet) 6 hours and distance 7.5 miles.
Transfer to the hotel for summit certificate and celebration party. Overnight at Park View Hotel www.pvim.com
Transfer to airport to catch the flight to back home.