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Kilimanjaro
Thu 20 Jun 2024 9:00 AT Tanzania
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 trek 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 you the platform for summit success.  With exceptional support and care combined with highly trained leaders and medics, we will achieve and conquer the toughest of treks together as one.
Your trek for charity takes you 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.
 

When does the challenge take place?

20th-30th June 2024


What does the challenge cost?

Registration Fee £299 + Self Funding £2700 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250. £1000 minimum sponsorship commitment to Ovegate Hospice.


Itinerary

Day 1 - Depart the UK for our overnight flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Day 2 - Transfer to our hotel in Moshi. Briefing and equipment check with each participant to be sure that we are all fully prepared.
Day 3 - Machame Gate to Machame Camp – 3,100m. 2hr transfer to Machame Gate where you will register and start your challenge! Trekking distance – 9km (approx.) / 5-7 hours.
Day 4 - Machame Camp to Shira Camp – 3,750m. Trekking distance – 5km (approx.) / 5–6 hours.
Day 5 - Shira Camp to Barranco Hut – 3,950m. Trekking distance – 10km (approx.) / 6–7 hours.
Day 6 - Barranco Hut to Karanga Camp – 4,000m. Trekking distance – 5km (approx.) / 4 - 5 hours.
Day 7 - Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp – 4,800m. You will reach the camp then it’s an early dinner before getting your heads down, as you will be woken at 11pm for our summit attempt! Trekking distance – 6km (approx.) / 5 – 6 hours.
Day 8 - Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak – 5,895m. You will aim to leave camp at 12am and reach the summit by about 6 or 7am, we then descend to Millennium Camp. Trekking distance – approx. 6.5 km / 6 - 7 hours to Uhuru Peak Trekking distance – 13km (approx.) / 6-8 hours to Millennium Camp.
Day 9 - Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate. You will descend for approximately 6 hours to the Mweka Gate (1,600m). After lunch you will transfer back to your lodge. This journey takes us through beautiful coffee plantations and traditional small villages. In the evening you will meet as a group to mark your achievements at our celebratory dinner.Trekking distance – 13.5km (approx.) / 6 hours.
Day 10 - Depending on the flight times you may have some free time to relax at the lodge or go shopping in Moshi before transferring to the airport to catch your flight back to the UK.
Day 11 - After arriving back in the UK, we say our final goodbyes as a group and you will make your onward journey home.


What's included

Return flights from a London Airport to Kilimanjaro International Airport
All transfers
All accommodation
All meals on the trek and celebratory dinner
Safe drinking water while trekking
Porters, cooks and professional English speaking local guides who are experienced in Kilimanjaro summit climbs
Global Adventure Challenges Leader from the UK
Local Doctor, oxygen cylinders, oxi-pulse meter, Gamow bag and medical kit to assist with monitoring participants’ well being on the climb
Trekking permits and National Park fees
Tents and other camping equipment including cooking and toilet facilities
Thin sleeping mats
Challenge Medal
 

What's not included

Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution - These are approximately £250 and payable 12 weeks prior to departure
Personal trekking kit (trekking boots, poles, etc)
Personal travel insurance
Alcoholic drinks
Tips and gratuities
Sleeping bags, air mats
Visa for Tanzania

For more information on Kilimanjaro please contact the Fundraising Team on 01422 387121 or email us.
Hiking Challenge
10 Day Trek
Meals Included
£1000 Minimum Sponsorship