Mweka Route

Mweka Route

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Mweka Route

This, the shortest route from a roadhead to the summit is now only used in descent. The upper section to the summit is called the Barafu (Swahili - ice) Route. It is normally descended having approached the mountain by the Lemosho, Machame, Umbwe or Shira Routes. These routes are linked to the Barafu-Mweka Route by the high-level traverse beneath the Southern Icefields, the Kibo South Circuit. This traverse is one of the more scenic walks on Kilimanjaro.

After coming down from Uhuru Point to Barafu Camp, even after a good rest, the descent from Kibo to the Mweka Huts is quite long and tiring. It is possible to break this section and overnight at the Millennium Camp instead.


 
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