Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest free standing mountain in the world and one of the world's 7 highest continental summits. It's no wonder why so many people flock to her - to experience one of the best mountain charity challenges the world has to offer. She stands at an impressive 5,895m above sea level, dominating the African skyline looking down over the African plains. Our charity challenge is to reach Uhuru Peak following the much less trodden Lemosho Glades route.
The Lemosho Trail to Uhuru Peak is said to be one of the most stunningly beautiful charity treks in the whole of Africa, and is also considered the best and safest way to summit due to the acclimatisation process on the mountain. Unlike most of the other charity events up Kilimanjaro, the Lemosho Trail consists of 8 full days on the mountain, which will maximise our chances of sufficient acclimatisation in order to conquer the mighty peak.
Following in the exact same footsteps of the Comic Relief celebrity trek for charity, we will hike through near enough every eco system known to man - this is an exciting wilderness route we use to avoid overcrowding on the much more trodden Machame and Marangu routes (which are also shorter and therefore, provide less chance to acclimatise sufficiently) - it's no surprise why the celebs chose this route for their charity challenge!
Our Kilimanjaro Lemosho Trail Challenge will definitely leave you with an amazing sense of accomplishment, so don your boots and join us as we hike to the Roof of Africa!
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 – approx. 18km / 5-7 hours
Day 4 – Machame Hut Camp to Shira Camp – 3,840m. Trekking distance – approx. 9km / 4–6 hours
Day 5 – Shira Camp to Barranco Camp – 3,900m. Trekking distance – approx. 15km / 6–7 hours
Day 6 – Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp – 4,100m. Trekking distance – approx. 6km / 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 – approx. 11km / 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 – approx 16km / 6-8 hours to Mweka Camp
Day 9 – Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate. We then transfer to our 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 – approx. 12km / 4-5 hours
Day 10 – Depart to the airport for flight to UK.
Day 11 – Arrive UK.