SEVEN DAYS - KILIMANJORO CLIMB (B) UMBWE ROUTE RESERVE

DAY 1

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 stay in an Arusha hotel.

DAY 2

After breakfast, transfer to Marangu gate and then to Umbwe Village to start the climb for hours through the rainforest. Camp at the caves 2800m above sea level.

DAY 3

After breakfast continue ascent along a sharp ridge, giving a distinct high mountain feeling, then onto the Moorland camp and by mid afternoon stay at Baranco hut 3,900m.

DAY 4

A four-hour walk past enormous breach wall to camp at the foot of the Arrow glacier. A leisurely afternoon and evening, acclimatizing at around 4,900m and watching the sunset behind Mt. Meru.

DAY 5

Climbing the same, scrambling up the screes and across the frozen lava ,on the tottering wall, we camp on the stunning crater rim of Kilimanjaro.

DAY 6

You trek up the highest point in Africa. Uhuru Peak (5,895m). Descend via Gilman's point and Kibo hut for dinner and overnight stay(3,3700).

DAY 7

After breakfast, leave for Nairobi by morning shuttle bus where the tour ends.