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The Kilimanjaro Trek- Umbwe Route - Moshi Start 8 Days tour starts and ends in Moshi. The Kilimanjaro Trek- Umbwe Route - Moshi Start 8 Days is an explorer tour that takes 8 days taking you through Moshi, Tanzania and other destinations in Tanzania.

Today you are free to arrive in Moshi at any time. Check in at any time after 12 noon and relax for the remainder of the day. There are markets to wander and a small array of cafes and restaurants you can browse or relax at.
After breakfast and a pre-trek briefing from your guide, we drive from Moshi to Umbwe Village, situated at the Umbwe Gate. This is where we start our gently winding ascent just above the village - before reaching a signboard that announces the steeper Umbwe trail.
Today we have an early breakfast before climbing steeply through forest glades, surrounded by Giant Erica Heather trees and the scarped ridge which may reward you with a cloudless view of Uhuru Peak looming overhead. Barranco camp is situated in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, creating otherworldly sunset views before dinner is served.NOTE If you are concerned about acclimatisation on the mountain, we recommend you take an extra day here. It is useful for resting or taking it easy and helps increase your chance of reaching the summit by allowing your body to adjust to atmospheric changes more gently. If you are interested in adding an acclimatisation day to your trek, please speak to Acacia or your agent, as this must be booked well in advance.
We rise early and continue up the steep ridge to the great Barranco Wall, where at the top we marvel at the beauty of Kilimanjaro. We then descend into the lush Karanga Valley, from where you may see the jagged peaks of Mawenzi if the sky is clear. This is a shorter day, however it is important for your acclimatisation before the next couple of days. The afternoon is at leisure or explore nearby before dinner.
Rising early this morning, we hike east over the ridges and valleys to join the Mweka Route. At this point, all eyes are usually on the summit above. We arrive o Barafu Camp and set up. Over dinner, the guide will remind us to prepare our equipment and warm clothing for our summit climb.
We depart at 1130pm Day 5 to push to the summit. We climb northwest and up through heavy scree and glaciers to Stella Point. From here we join the top part of the Marangu Route and continue to the summit. Once we arrive at the summit you have time to enjoy the accomplishment - the roof of Africa! Enjoy the views of the surrounding plains as the new day begins before beginning the descent to Mweka Camp for our final night on this magnificent mountain.
After a hearty breakfast we pack and head to the Mweke Village for a celebratory lunch and to receive the Summit certificates. Climbers who reached Stella Point are issued green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak receive gold certificates. After saying goodbye to the team we drive back to Moshi and our hotel for the evening.
Today, the tour ends at the hotel or with your pre-arranged transfer to the Airport.
what’s included
Accommodation
  • Local hotel with twin-share en suite rooms (2 nights), camping with basic facilities (5 nights)
Meals
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Includes
  • All tour highlights
  • National Park fees
  • Camping Rescue fees
  • Accommodation as indicated
  • Meals as indicated
  • Services of mountain guide(s), driver and porters
Others
  • Adventure Pass
what’s excluded
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Departure taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water on the first day of the trek
  • Additional supplements
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips
  • Single Supplements apply - please contact Acacia for rates
Tour details
Duration 8 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 10 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Moshi, Tanzania/ Moshi, Tanzania
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A deposit of 188 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 55 days before departure. For any departures within 15 September 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Kilimanjaro Trek- Umbwe Route - Moshi Start 8 Days tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Kilimanjaro Trek- Umbwe Route - Moshi Start 8 Days tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Kilimanjaro Trek- Umbwe Route - Moshi Start 8 Days tour. You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 55 days of departure.
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