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Kilimanjaro Climb – Umbwe Route

Shortest safe summit bid

From  R13,580.00 R9,995.00per person sharing

Shortest safe summit bid. Much less crowded than the Marangu & Machame routes. Steeper, more challenging trails. Breathtaking views

Description

Included

  • 1 Night at Barafu Hut
  • 1 Night at Barranco Hut
  • 1 Night at Bivouac No.1
  • 1 Night at Mweka Hut
  • 2 Nights at Ameg Lodge

Excluded

  • All International Flights + Taxes
  • Excursions not detailed in above program
  • Tips & personal expenses such as telephone calls etc
  • Travel & Personal accident insurance
  • Visas

Validity

  • Availability is subject to confirmation

Health Requirements

  • Please note you will need a Yellow Fever Inoculation, this must be done no later than 10 days prior to departure.
  • If you have had any previous history of Liver Disorders you must consult your physician first. Malaria prophylactics are a must.

Tips

  • These are considered to be compulsory for all attempting Kilimanjaro, it has become a tradition! Please budget at least USD80 for this six-day camping hike – per guest – which gets split across the group. Old clothing is also appreciated!

Travel Insurance

  • Please ensure you have sufficient Medical Cover for the duration of your trip and in particular to cover you while doing the Kilimanjaro Climb.

Optional Transfers

  • Private minivan transfer: Nairobi-Moshi: USD 300 per minivan one-way Shuttle transfer: Nairobi-Moshi (Vice versa): USD 35 per person one-way Scheduled flight Nairobi/Kilimanjaro (vice versa): USD 200 per person one-way (excluding international departure tax) (Flight costs are current and may change with/without notice due to factors such as significant fuel cost increment thus occasioning a supplement.) Private minivan transfer: Kilimanjaro/Arusha-Moshi: USD 70 per minivan one-way

Additional information

Nights

Theme

Destinations

East Africa, Tanzania

Price

Itineraries

Itineraries

  • Arrival at your hotel. If you need to hire any extra gear, advise the hotel this evening. Leave any excess clothing and valuables at the hotel – they will lock them up for you. Pack your bag carefully for the climb – remember the weight limit of 12kg. Leave some ‘bin bags’ in an outer pocket of your bag, and show the porters where they are so that in case of rain they can quickly cover your bag. Keep one out for your personal backpack too! Dinner and overnight at Ameg Lodge – DBB

  • Drive to Umbwe for registration. We then trek through the forest for 4-5 hrs along a narrow ridge between Lonzo and Umbwe rivers to reach Bivouac No 1 at 2800m. Overnight Bivouac No 1- LDBB.
  • Take a jersey with you today, as it cools down considerably during and after lunch. Again, keep your wet weather gear handy, and some snacks for the route. Drink plenty of water. Today you should take Diamox (if planning to) – in the morning. You may experience tingling fingers, toes and nose from this drug. As it is a diuretic, it is most important to keep your fluid intake high. Some fairly steep walking through the forest, and along a sharp ridge, before the path flattens as you approach Barranco Hut, in the moorland zone. A fairly long and strenuous day (+- 6 hours walking), as the altitude is now beginning to be felt. You may get rain or sleet, and in the morning the ground and tents will be frozen over. Tonight you may experience headaches and breathing problems. Overnight camping – Barranco Hut, 3 900 m – LDBB.
  • Today the path climbs steeply out of Barranco Valley, crosses Karanga Valley and turns north to reach Barafu campsite at 4600m. 7-8 hrs trekking today. Overnight Barafu Camp – LDB.
  • An early start to reach Stella Point in time for sunrise. Continue onto Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 5895m. Then descend to Mweka camp at 3000m. Ascent is 6-8 hrs and descent 5-7 hrs. Overnight Mweka Camp – LDBB.
  • A three to four hour pretty descent through the rainforest to the Park Gate, where the vehicle will meet you. There are generally beers and cokes for sale at the park gate. Transfer by vehicle to the hotel (approximately 45 minutes’ drive) ready for an evening of celebration by the swimming pool. Your certificates are generally handed out by the guides (either at the gate or on occasion they may join you for a celebratory drink at the hotel). Dinner and overnight at Ameg Lodge – DBB.
  • Breakfast in hotel.

Bookings

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