Located on the North Eastern tip of Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the world's highest peaks and the setting for a truly amazing charity trek!
Join us as we trek towards the picturesque snow capped peaks and observe the natural beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. You'll be trekking through a blend of diverse terrains from jungle to volcanic craters before reaching the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak.
This is an amazing opportunity to trek Kilimanjaro and one of the most beautiful parts of Africa over 11 days and climb to heights of over 5500 meters!
The following gives you a brief taste of the challenge ahead but for more detailed information please do not hesitate to contact one of the Overseas Team on 020 7424 5511.
DAY 1: London to Kilimanjaro
Depart London for Tanzania. Upon arrival we transfer to Arusha town for a trip briefing and chance to relax before the challenge begins
DAY 2: Start of the trek to Machame Camp
Our challenge starts today at Machame Gate (1743m), the beginning of our route up the mountain. We start at a steady pace through the lush rainforest giving us the chance to spot some of the colourful birds and wildlife that call this area home. Our campsite tonight is Machame Camp at 3100m. Trekking time approx 5-7 hours.
DAY 3: Machame Camp to Shira Caves
After our first night under canvas we wake early for a hearty breakfast before we set off for our second day trekking. We leave the rainforest today and entre moorland plains scattered with rocks and heather. Our camp tonight is by Shira Caves which sits at 3840m. Trekking time approx 4-6 hours.
DAY 4: Shira Caves to Barranco Camp
We leave camp behind us this morning and head east for our ascent to the Lava Tower at 4,600m. The scenery dramatically changes as we head into the Barranco Valley where we are met by huge senecio plants before we set sight upon our camp at 3,900m. Trekking time approx 6-7 hours.
DAY 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley
Our challenge this morning is the Barranco Wall which we can see from camp. The path to the top is steep but we are rewarded with stunning views across Karanga Valley where we will camp tonight at 4040m. Trekking time approx 4-5 hours.
DAY 6: Karanga Valley to Barafu Camp
This morning's walk is a short but steep uphill climb across barren landscapes with lots of boulders and rocks. Tonight we will have the chance to rest and take in Kilimanjaro's neighbouring peak before our final push to the summit tomorrow! Trekking time approx 4-5 hours
DAY 7: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Millennium Camp
Our trek this morning begins very early and we ascend slowly but surely following the trail of torches in the distance heading towards the summit. This will be a tough day but will certainly provide lots of memorable moments as by sunrise we should be near Stella Point (5750m), which lies on the crater rim. From here we continue our trek to the Uhuru summit (5895m), the roof of Africa! After our celebrations here we descend back down to Millennium Camp (3000m), our final home on the mountain, with a rest stop at Barafu Camp on the way. Trekking time approx 10-12 hours
DAY 8: Millennium Camp to Hotel
Our final trek down the mountain through rainforest leads us the Mweka gate where we collect a certificate of ascent and say goodbye to the mountain. Tonight the celebrations commence with a chance to party with our new trekking buddies and reflect on the incredible challenge we've completed together! Trekking time approx 5 hours
DAY 9: Free Day
Today is a free day to relax at the hotel or take a trip into town before we transfer to the airport for our flight back to London
DAY 10: Arrive London
Due to the nature of the challenge, this complex itinerary is subject to change.
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