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TAS 217 - 7 Days Mt Kili Umbwe Climb | Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Expeditions

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7 Days Mt Kili Umbwe Climb | Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Expeditions

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Expeditions7 days via Umbwe route starts on the southern side of Mount Kilimanjaro at Umbwe Gate. This is a fairly steep route, and is recommended for the very fit or experienced trekkers. Steep forest paths give way to heath and moorland before becoming rocky, and this is where the trek becomes more challenging. Approach to the summit is via Barafu and Stella Point with the descent being via Mweka.

 

Overview

Climb / Trek Overview
Climb / Trek Rating: Moderately Difficult
Umbwe Trek starts on the southern side of Mount Kilimanjaro at Umbwe Gate. This is a fairly steep route, and is recommended for the very fit or experienced trekker. Steep forest paths give way to heath and moorland before becoming rocky, and this is where the trek becomes more challenging. Approach to the summit is via Barafu and Stella Point with the descent being via Mweka.

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Arusha Airport (ARK) or Arusha or Moshi Bus Station, guest will be personally met by our Moshi office. We will be standing outside the arrival section holding a signboard with your name on it. You will be transferred to Mountain Inn in Moshi for an overnight stay. In the early evening, you will have pre–climb briefing on the trek.

Overnight at Mountain Inn Moshi.
Meal Plan {Dinner}

Day 2: Moshi – Bivouac No 1 Camp
For the first segment of the climb, you will drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Umbwe, and trek through the forest along a narrow ridge between the Lonzo and Umbwe Rivers to reach Bivouac No 1 at 9400ft/2800m for an overnight camp taking about four to five hours.

Overnight will be at Bivouac No 1 Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3 : Bivouac No 1 Camp – Barranco Camp
Leaving the forest, the route continues to follow the ridge, trekking through heather and open moorland to reach Barranco Camp at 13000ft/3900m for an overnight camp taking about three to four hours.

Overnight will be at Barranco Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Barranco Camp site – Barafu Camp Site
The route ascends steeply out of Barranco Valley, crosses the Karanga Valley and turns north to reach Barafu Camp at 15500ft/4600m taking about eight to nine hours.

Overnight will be at Barafu Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro. (B.L.D)
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5: Barafu Camp Site – Mweka Camp site
A very early start to reach Stella Point in time for sunrise, and then to the highest point in Africa - Uhuru Peak at 19340ft/5896m taking about six to eight hours. Descend via Barafu Camp site through the forest to Mweka Camp site at 10000ft /3000m for an overnight camp taking about five to seven hours.

Overnight will be at Mweka Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 6: Mweka Camp site – Moshi
You will descend through the forest heading to Mount Kilimanjaro Park Gate at Mweka Wildlife College. The descent will take three to four hours. You will be met and transferred to Mountain Inn for your overnight stay.

Overnight will be at Mountain Inn Moshi
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 7: Mweka Camp site – Moshi
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Arusha Airport (ARK) or Arusha or Moshi Bus Station for your departure. We board our plane knowing that this has been an adventure to remember for the rest of our lives.
Meal Plan {Breakfast}

Fetures


What’s Included in this Topi Adventure Safaris:

  • Professional trek and climb guiding services. All our guides are native experts in mountain trekking and climbing, African wildlife, and the African culture, many of who speak other European languages.
  • Pre– planning professional program expertise, resource guiding along with first hand experience.
  • All gratuities except to Driver-Guides, Game Rangers, Escort, and Lodge, Hotel, Camp or Bar Staff.
  • First class transportation in a custom designed safari vehicle abiding by vehicle standards.
  • All park entry fees, airstrip transfers, VAT, state levies, service charge, and hotel taxes.
  • All point-to-point personalized meet, greet and transfer service as in the program.
  • 24 Hours– 7 days office and cellular emergency contact details while in Tanzania.
  • Accommodation as indicated - sharing room.
  • Meals as indicated.

What’s Not Included:

  • Meals, accommodation or sightseeing not included in the itinerary.
  • International airfares and Domestic Flights in Africa.
  • Travelers insurance, communication charges.
  • Personal expenses such laundry, drinks.
  • Excursions or optional activities.
  • Flying doctor service.
  • Visas.

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