8 NIGHTS TOTAL, 5 KILIMANJARO NIGHTS, THE SHORTEST ASCENT TO THE 'ROOF OF AFRICA', LUXURY LODGE ARUSHA, PROFESSIONAL GUIDES AND PORTERS THROUGHOUT, LUXURY SAFARI
Luxury, private Kilimanjaro trek - you and your own team of guides and porters. Luxury safari in the incredible Chem Chem Lodge within the Lake Manyara National Park.
This is a great route for those who know that they deal well with altitude and will not have too many acclimatisation problems. 'Umbwe' is renowned for being a tough route due in part to the limited time for acclimatisation but also due to its steep trails. Umbwe is despite its still trails, still a non-tenhnical climb and can be completed by fit, expereinced hill-walkers and trekkers.
Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions' Luxury Kilimanjaro treks offer you the chance to scale this world famous giant in total comfort. All you need to carry on this luxury trek is a small day sack which offers you the best chance to reach the summit. Each day you will benefit from camps that have been professionally set up prior to your arrival by your private team of local porters. All amenities from dining tents, mess tents, to your own private tents will be at your disposal. Our luxury camps also feature a chemical 'toilet' tent unlike many other operators on the mountain.
THE SCENERY ON 'THE UMBWE ROUTE' IS SECOND TO NONE
SAVOUR SPECTACULAR VIEWS EARLY ON, DUE TO THE RAPID HEIGHT GAIN IN THE FIRST COUPLE OF DAYS
The Umbwe Route offers dramatic views, wonderful solitude and terrific, exhilarating walking. All without the hustle and bustle of other trekkers. Those who really know Kilimanjaro, consider Umbwe Route to be one of the best kept secrets and it is tough to contradict this opionion.
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On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport a Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions representative will be waiting for you with a paging board which has your name on it.
They will make sure you have everything before setting off in your private transfer vehicle to your local Arusha accommodation where you will be...
This morning after breakfast you will be collected by your guide who will drive you to the start of the Kilimanjaro Trailhead.
Today, you will start your trekking through Umbwe gate. At the gate you will have a chance to meet with your guides, porters and all crew who will be...
Early in morning start your hike through the rain forest to moorland zone, it will be a steep up to Barranco Camp where you are going to spend a night.
In the morning to start with the Barranco Wall, a little bit challenging and scrambling with very spectacular views. Then cross the rolling ridges of Karanga Valley to your next camp where you will have lunch, dinner and over night there.
In the morning, start up to Barafu camp where you will have a plenty of time to be well prepared for the early morning summit.
Wake up before 5:00am for the Summit ascent. You will start a few hours before sunrise which means you will be on top of Kili at Mid-day. You will have lunch before summit or crater rim. After summit you will descend all the way back to Barafu camp for an...
Start early in the morning back to the gate. At the gate you will have some time to celebrate with the crew and guides, your guide will give you Kilimanjaro certificate, have lunch then drive to the hotel for the day room or direct to the airport. Transfer to your...
Today you are waking up in the incredible Lake Manyara National Park and able to enjoy a full day on safari. Enjoy a wonderful breakfast before heading out on safari with your guide in a private Land Rover.
This morning is your final breakfast in Africa. Today you will be leaving the magical Chem Chem Lodge and heading back with your driver guide to Arusha. From Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) you will collect your return international flight home.