KILLIMANJARO TREK 

Deposit : £ 399

Sponsorship : £ 4,360

IT IS A MAGNET FOR TREKKERS THE WORLD OVER AND ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE CHARITY EVENTS ON OFFER.


Its snow-capped summit rises high above the dusty African plains; huge permanent glaciers flow down from the summit, spectacular views and beautiful ice formations are the reward for pushing our limits both physically and mentally on this, the mightiest of charity challenges.

This is a tough trek in the world of charity challenge events which follows the beautiful Machame Route, approaching Kilimanjaro from the south. Our route has been designed allowing gradual acclimatisation to the altitude – with an extra day included from the more traditional Machame Route, this gives us the platform for summit success.  With our exceptional support and care combined with highly trained leaders and medics, we will achieve and conquer the toughest of treks together as one.

Our trek for charity takes us through dense tropical rainforest, moorland and scree until we reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point. This is one of the most challenging charity treks at altitude, climbing one of the most impressive mountains in the world. On reaching the summit we will feel a sense of overwhelming achievement - a truly unforgettable charity challenge with exceptional support and encouragement.  

Kilimanjaro rises above the clouds

11 DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1

Depart the UK for our overnight fight to Arusha.

DAY 2

Transfer to our hotel in Arusha. Briefing and equipment check with each participant to be sure that we are all fully prepared.

DAY 3

Machame Gate to Machame Hut Camp – 3,100m. 2hr transfer to Machame Gate where we register and start our challenge! Trekking distance – 18km (approx.) / 5-7 hours.

DAY 4

Machame Hut Camp to Shira Camp – 3,840m. Trekking distance – 9km (approx.) / 4–6 hours.

DAY 5

Shira Camp to Barranco Camp – 3,900m. Trekking distance – 15km (approx.) / 6–7 hours.

DAY 6

Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp – 4,100m. Trekking distance – 6km (approx.) / 3–4 hours.

DAY 7

Karanga Valley Camp to Barafu Hut Camp – 4,600m. We reach our camp then it’s an early dinner before getting our heads down, as we will be woken at 11pm for our summit attempt! Trekking distance – 11km (approx.) / 4 – 6 hours.

DAY 8

Barafu Hut Camp to Uhuru Peak – 5,896m. We aim to leave camp at 12am and reach the summit by about 6 or 7am, we then descend to Mweka. Trekking distance – approx. 6 km / 6-7 hours to Uhuru Peak Trekking distance – 16km (approx.) / 6-8 hours to Mweka Camp.

DAY 9

Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate. Transfer to hotel in Arusha to relax with a nice hot shower or cool dip in the swimming pool! This evening we meet as a group and celebrate our achievements at our farewell dinner. Trekking distance – 12km (approx.) / 4-5 hours.

DAY 10

Depart to the airport for flight to UK.

DAY 11

Arrive UK.