8 days Kilimanjaro climb umbwe route
DAY 1: NAIROBI-ARUSHA.
Leave Nairobi for Arusha by shuttle bus arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon spent at leisure and shopping for the provisions needed for the mountain. Dinner and overnight in an Arusha hotel.
DAY 2: ARUSHA –LAVA CAVES.
After breakfast, transfer to marangu gate and then to umbwe village to start to climb. For four hours through the rain forest to ramp at the caves 2800m above sea level.
DAY 3: LAVA CAVES-BARRANCO HUT.
After breakfast, continue ascending along a sharp ridge, giving a distinct high mountain feeling, then you move to the moorland camp and by midafternoon stay at barrqnco hut 3900m.
DAY4: BARRANCO HUT-ARROW GLACIER.
A four hour walk past the enormous breach wall 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.
DAY 5: ARROW GLACIER-KILIMANJARO CRATER RIM.
Climbing the same steep scrambling up the trees and across the frozen lava on tottering wall. We camp on the stunning crater rim of MT Kilimanjaro.
DAY 6: KILIMANJARO CRATER RIM HOROMBO HUT.
You trek up the highest point in Africa, uhuru peak 5,896m descend via oilman’s point and Kobe hut for dinner and overnight.
DAY 7: HOROMBO –ARUSHA.
After breakfast descend to the marango park gate via mandara. You will be transferred to Arusha for dinner and an overstay night.
DAY 8: ARUSHA-NAIROBI.
After breakfast leave for Nairobi by morning or afternoon shuttle bus where the tour ends
Other routes are:
-londorosi route (7days)
-mount mem (4 days)
Also available are the following excursions in Zanzibar Island
- Stone town tour (3hrs)
- Spire tour(3/5hrs)
- Jozani forest tour(3hrs)
- Dolphin-kimkazi tour (full day )
- Prison island (half day)
- Local game fishing(full day)
- Transport in 4by4 safari van with a pop view.
- Accommodation and meals.
- Park entry fees and government taxes.
- Professional driver guide.
- Mineral water.
- Airport transfers.
- One night accommodation in Nairobi