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Kilimanjaro – 6 Days Western Breach Umbwe

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6 Days Western Breach Umbwe
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6 Days
Availability : Jan 01’ - Dec 31’
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 8
Tour Details

Climbing Kilimanjaro Western breach trail via Umbwe route gives Kilimanjaro short cut and slowly ascends of steep rocks. The western breach via Lemosho route connect Western breach from Lava tower to arrow glacier camp and then cross western breach to crater camp.

Departure & Return Location

(JRO) Kilimanjaro International Airport (View Map)

Departure Time

08:30 Hrs (+3GMT)

Price Includes

Safety and Health Classic Deluxe
1. Emergency Oxygen tanks
2. VHF handheld radios – Carried on each trek, for easy communication between guides,the camp manager and office.
3. Non alcoholic champagne on summit
4. Warm water for washing every day
5. Wash basins provided for each trekker, provided for each guest upon reaching camp
6. Clean, purified drinking water
7. Gamow Bag – Hyperbaric chamber (a portable altitude chamber) for emergencies.
8. Management and safety procedures
9. Rescue fees in mountain
10. Medical evacuation with AMREF Flying Doctors Or Kilimanjaro Search and Rescue
11. Stretcher / Litter – A fully rigid steel-framed litter
12. Portable personal flash toilet
13. Pulse-oximeter – To measure the oxygen level, for each climber daily.
14. ALTOX Personal Oxygen System
Meals on the Mountain Classic Deluxe
1. All meals while on the Mountain
2. Large portions of fresh, healthy and nutritious foods
Camping Equipment Classic Deluxe
1. Water proof tents on climbing, Mess tent, Crew tents, Cold-weather sleeping mats, High powered solar LED lights and Toilet tents
2. Aluminum dining tables, Large aluminum chairs with backs and armrests, for all meals.
Accommodation and Transport Classic Deluxe
1. Arrival and Departure transfers
2. All transportation in destination location
3. 2 nights classic standard hotel accommodations; one before and after the trek
4. 2 nights comfort hotel accommodations; one before and after the trek.
5. Accommodation – Bed and Breakfast
6. Full Board Accommodation – Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Other Inclusions Classic Deluxe
1. All Government Tax and Park Entrance Fees
2. Fair and ethical treatment of porters
3. Experienced professional English speaking mountain guides
4. Porter to carry your day-pack during the summit attempt.

Price Excludes

  • Tips
  • Tanzania Visa on arrival
  • Any Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb) etc
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Tanzania and transfer to the hotel

Arrive in Tanzania via Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO) Kilimanjaro Brothers staff will pick you up and transfer to Moshi town where you will spend the first night at a hotel.

For those who will arrive through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKA) in Kenya, we will get them picked up and transferred by Riverside Shuttle Bus to Moshi.

Day 2Drive to Umbwe Park Gate to Umbwe Cave camp

Drive to Umbwe Park Gate (4,100ft) and Climbing to Umbwe Cave camp (9,500ft) 6 hours

Day 3 Umbwe Cave Camp to Barranco Camp

Shortly after leaving the camp the forest starts thinning and is replaced by rockier terrain, sparser undergrowth and straggly, moss-covered trees. The path continues along a narrow, but spectacular ridge. As you gain higher altitude, catch glimpses of Kilimanjaro rising majestically ahead of you – etched against the blue sky. The path flattens as you approach Barranco Valley.
From the Umbwe ridge the route descends slightly to the Barranco camp. The camp is situated in the valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while your dinner is being prepared.

Hiking Time : 10 hours.

Day 4Climbing from Barranco Camp to Arrow Glacier

After breakfast you will start your hike towards Lava Tower, a famous landmark on Kilimanjaro. The path is steep and rocky, with views of Mt. Meru, Kilimanjaro’s little sister, punching her peak through the clouds.

From Lava Tower you turn towards the Western Breach, a steep climb to Arrow Glacier camp (4871m). This is taxing and symptoms of altitude sickness might become noticeable. The campsite is spectacular. Vegetation has now all but disappeared, leaving only rock and scree in varying shades of brown and black. The campsite is very cold and you need to be prepared.

Day 5Climbing from Arrow Glacier Camp to Crater Camp Western Breach

From the Arrow Glacier camp steep scree and rocky outcrops requiring a scramble lead up the Western Breach to the crater floor (5700m). This day will be the toughest challenge by far. After snowfalls the route can become icy and in these conditions an ice axe or ski stick may be required. When reaching the crater rim, you will be astonished by the view of snow and glaciers.

Hiking hours 7- 8 hours.
Distance or 2.1 miles.
Zone: High alpine zone

Day 6Crater camp to Uhuru Peak

Climbing from Crater camp to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters or 19,341feet) and descend to Millenium Camp(12,590 ft) Having early Breakfast at 5:00 am and starting climbing Kilimanjaro summit from Crater camp then descending to Millenium Camp

Hiking hours 8 hours.
Distance 6.3 miles

Zone: Glacial zone and the all preceding zones

Day 7Millenium Camp to Mweka Gate

Descend from Millenium Camp to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters or 5,340 feet) 6 hours and distance 7.5 miles.

Transfer to the hotel for summit certificate and celebration party. Overnight at Park View Hotel www.pvim.com

Zone: Rainforest

Day 8Departure

Transfer to airport to catch the flight to back home.

Pricing
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Classic Package
Price Rate $ 2,600pp $ 2,350pp $ 2,300pp $ 2,250pp $ 2,200pp $ 2,150pp $ 2,100pp $ 2,050pp $ 2,000pp $ 1,950pp
Deluxe Package
Price Rate $ 2,800pp $ 2,488pp $ 2,442pp $ 2,398pp $ 2,348pp $ 2,300pp $ 2,248pp $ 2,198pp $ 2,148pp $ 2,098pp
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