Kilimanjaro 2021 - September 2021 Kilimanjaro Charity Trek – This is an iconic trek to the highest point on the entire African continent and the world’s highest free standing mountain. What's Included What the price includes Return International flights London – Kilimanjaro International airport Return international airport transfers from Kilimanjaro’s international airport (1 timed transfer either way in line with group flights) Hotel accommodation close to Moshi, total 2 nights on a twin share, B&B basis 3 season tented accommodation throughout the trek, including thick foam sleeping mats and sleeping bags* All meals and katadyn filtered drinking water on trek A dining tent (complete with dining table and chairs), kitchen tent, private portable chemical toilet All National Park, Camping fees and internal Park rescue fee Services of an English speaking professional licensed Guide throughout the trek Cooks and Porterage Supplementary oxygen and pulse oximeter (measured daily) Comprehensive Kilimanjaro Charity Trek Manual and other associated documentation What the price does not include Tanzanian Tourist visa Staff tips (advice can be given if required) Personal spending Personal travel insurance View Itinerary Day 1. Depart UK Fly from London bound for Tanzania (Kilimanjaro’s international airport). Day 2. Arrive TanzaniaYou will be collected by our Staff at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Your Guide will be there to meet you and brief you on the timings for tomorrow and offer any further assistance.You are then free to settle in and prepare for the trek the following day. Our friendly hotel staff are on hand to provide any advice or assistance. Day 3. Moshi – Londrossi Park Gate (2100m) – Forest Camp (2800m)Your Guide will meet you at the hotel and after breakfast, drive to the Londrossi Gate (approx 2 hrs drive) on the west side of Kilimanjaro.After registering at the gate (compulsory), meet your porters and begin this fantastic trek. It’ll take about 2 – 3 hrs of trekking through dense rain forest for you to reach Forest Camp, your first nights stop. BLD Day 4. Forest Camp – Shira Camp One (3500m)Continue your trek through the rain forest and keep an eye out for the monkeys! Leaving the rain forest, the trek continues upward through a high moor with some interesting flora and fauna to see. The altitude is already beginning to get to a significant level as you head towards your second night stop at Shira Camp. Great views towards Mt Meru. 4 – 5 hrs, BLD Day 5. Shira Camp One – Shira Camp Two (3900m)A great day to demonstrate the history of this area and to see how vast Kilimanjaro National Park is. We take a diversion trek via the Cathedral Rock formation across the wide Shira Plateau with glorious views to Mt. Meru and Kibo. The Shira Plateau is a relict of a gigantic volcano and oldest of the three volcanos of the Kilimanjaro Massive. 6hrs, BLD Day 6. Shira Camp Two – Barranco (3950m), via the Lava Tower (4590m)A good acclimatisation day as we ascend to the well known Lava Tower for lunch (4590m, approx 4 hrs of trekking). Cracking views of where you have come from.The second half of the day is a descent back down to 3950m, where you will camp at Barranco. Right in front of you is the wonderful Barranco Wall, the first thing you will go up in the morning. 6 hrs, BLD Day 7. Barranco – Karanga (4050m)This is another trek high, sleep low day with the first hour and a half ascending up through the Barranco wall. Some fantastic views once you get onto the top of this. After a short break you will walk along the old original Machame Route, descending until you arrive in the Karanga valley. It is a relatively short day but all geared to your acclimatsation. Never be tempted to skip this day and move on to Barafu. 3 – 4 hrs, BLD Day 8. Karanga – Barafu (4650m)Another short day but a very important one. The ascend to the Barafu should be taken slowly and when you do arrive, take your time to rest, drink and take an early dinner in preparation for the overnight ascent to the summit. Ensure that all of your kit is ready for the climb; snacks, water, torch, batteries, etc… Check, check and check again. 3 hrs, BLD Day 9. Barafu – summit (5895m) – Mweka Hut (3100m)Summit day; this is the day you have been waiting for! At approx midnight you will begin the ascent. You are likely to see lots of lights ahead of you and behind you. It is not a race, take your time to get into the climb. The initial target is Stella Point (5730m) with the summit (Uhuru) just another 40 mins away. You should reach this by sunrise. Get up to Uhuru and enjoy the view, enjoy the moment for just then, there is no human on the African Continent standing higher than you! The descent is much faster and in daylight, you will see why. The upper reaches of the mountain is made of soft ash, perfect for scree running! Once you have descended back down to Barafu, rest a little, eat, drink and then continue the long descent to Mweka Camp. Total trek time today is up to 15 hrs with a 1300m ascent. BLD Day 10. Mweka Hut – Mweka Gate – HotelFrom here, it’s just a 3hr trek down through the rain forest to exit the park at the Mweka Gate, where you will be presented with your Certificate.Your transport will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel for a well earned rest and shower. BL Day 11. DepartAt the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to London. Depending on flight schedules, it is possible that you will arrive UK same day. B Day 12. Arrive London Note – B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner Funding Options Funding Options Self Fund Deposit – £495 on bookingPLUSInterim self payment – £800payable 6-8 months prior to departurePLUSFinal balance of £1,700 payable 10 weeks prior to departure Raise as much as you can for the charity. Total trip cost – £2,995 Flexi Fund Deposit – £495 on bookingPLUSBalance payment – £800payable 6-8 months prior to departure Cost to client – deposit + balance = £1,295 Fundraise £3,400 in sponsorshipto be completed 10 weeks prior to departure£1,700 is retained by the charity Min Sponsorship Deposit – £495 on booking PLUSFundraise £5,000 in sponsorshipto be completed 10 weeks prior to departure£2,500 is retained by the charity£2,500 pays for the remaining balance of the trip Book More dates and Information If you would like to talk to us or have any questions please contact is by email or give us a call on 0121 333 8506 We ask all participants to be transparent in their fundraising and to let their sponsors know if any of the money fundraised will be used to cover the costs of the challenge.