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Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, Trekking on Mount Kilimanjaro, Hiking in Tanzania


KILIMANJARO VIA UMBWE ROUTE - 8 DAYS

Mt Kilimanjaro from Moshi

Day 1 Nairobi/Arusha
Leave Nairobi for Arusha by shuttle bus arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon is spent at leisure and shopping for the provisions needed for the Mountain. Dinner and overnight at an Arusha hotel.

Day 2 Arusha - Lava Caves
After breakfast transfer to Marangu gate and then to Umbwe Village to start the climb. Climb for four hours through the rainforest to camp at the caves 2800m above the sea level.

Day 3 Lava Caves - Barranco Hut
After breakfast, continue ascent along a sharp ridge, giving a distinct high mountain feeling, then onto the Moorland Camp and arrive my mid afternoon. Stay at Barranco hut 3900m.

Day 4 Barranco Hut - Arrow Glacier
A four-hour walk past enormous breach walls to camp at the foot of the Arrow Glacier. A leisurely afternoon and evening, acclimatizing at around 4900m and watching the sunset behind Mt. Meru.

Mt Kilimanjaro, the Roof of Africa

Day 5 Arrow Glacier - Kilimanjaro Crater Rim
Climbing the same steep walls and scrambling up the screen and across the frozen lava on the tottering wall. We camp on the stunning crater rim of Kilimanjaro.

Day 6 Kilimanjaro Crater Rim - Horombo Hut
You trek up the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak (5,896m). Descend via Gilman’s point and onto Kibo hut for dinner and overnight (3,761m).

Day 7 Horombo Hut - Arusha
After breakfast, descent to the Marangu Park Gate via Mandara. You will be transferred to Arusha for dinner and overnight.

Day 8 Arusha - Nairobi
After breakfast, leave for Nairobi by morning or afternoon shuttle, but where the tour ends.

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Contents update last at 30.12.2007