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Mt. Kilimanjaro Hiking Umbwe: 7 Days

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 15 people
Destination(s): Tanzania  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 600 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1300 US Dollar (USD)

Umbwe route is the hardest but most magnificent and shortest way to reach Uhuru Peak. A Less-frequented route, which is very steep and suitable only for experienced trekkers. Additional days can be added to our program to discover or lighten up along the route or camp in the Karanga valley.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi - Moshi. Board Riverside shuttle bus or Davanu shuttle bus from Nairobi airport or city center at 08:00 hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at 1300hrs. Depart for Moshi at 1400hrs arriving at 15:30hrs. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Moshi or (Pick up from Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to hotel in Moshi)

Day 2: Moshi - Forest Caves. After breakfast drive to Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Umbwe for starting the climb. From here hike within the forest through a narrow ridge between Umbwe and Lonzo rivers reachin Bivouac No. 1 (known as Forest Caves at 2850m - Camp and overnight.

Day 3: Forest Caves - Barranco Hut. The Path continues following the ridge, then leaving the forest through open moorlands to reach Barranco Hut at 395m. Camp and overnight.

Day 4: Barranco Hut - Barafu Hut. This day stars off with a steep climb out of Barranco valley crossing Karanga Valley and finally reaching Barafu Hut at 4600m. Camp overnight.

Day 5: Barafu Hut - Mweka Camp. Early morning start to reach the crater rim at Stella point, continuing to Uhuru Peak at 589m. Descend to Mweka Camp.

Day 6: Mweka Camp - Moshi. The day is spent in descending down to the park Gates - Overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Moshi - Nairobi. Board shuttle bus to Nairobi or start a Tanzania safari.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 2 shuttle transfers Nairobi-Moshi-Nairobi
- 2 transfers from Moshi to Umbwe park gate - return
- 3 meals per day while trekking -Vegetarian/ Non-Vegetarian
- 5 days Kilimanjaro trek- Umbwe
- 4 nights accommodation in camps while trekking Umbwe
- First and Last night accommodation at Hotel in Moshi
- All park entrance fees and government levies
- English speaking mountain Guide
- Assistant guides and 2 porters per client.

Price Excludes:
- Gloves
- Sun glasses
- Sleeping bag
- Hats
- Rain suits
- Warm Jacket
- Heavy boots
- Scarf's
- Rain Trousers
- Tents.