Kilimanjaro Charity Trek
5th - 15th October 2016
Sponsorship level: £3,950
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.
Depart London for Kilimanjaro Airport
Upon arrival, transfer to Arusha town for a briefing and relax before the challenge begins
Begin trekking the Machame route first climb to 3100m
Ascend through forest on the Shira Plateau camp at 3840m
Pass underneath the Lava Tower and Western Breach (acclimatisation time)
Trek the Great Barranco ravine towards Karanga Valley
Short steep ascent to Barafu Camp at 4600m - great for acclimatisation
Ascend towards summit glaciers, sun rise at Stella Point crater rim at 5750m
Gentle trek back down to rain forest and Mweka - receive certificate of ascent!
Time to explore town of Arusha before flight home
Flight Addis Ababa to Heathrow
There are a limited number of places available on our next Kilimanjaro Trek.
Enquire about Kilimanjaro trek availability now! Some places still remain
Skyline Events are acting as agents for the tour operator (ATOL number 10069)
Is the trip for me?
Absolutely - Kilimanjaro welcomes all with a sense of adventure, so if you are up for a physical and mental challenge this is for you. Most of your fellow trekkers won't have done anything like this before and while some will travel with friends and family, many will come alone. However, they will go home having secured new friends for life!
How fit do I need to be?
You don't need to be an athlete to conquer Kilimanjaro; however you will need to complete a good amount of training to make the most of this fantastic opportunity. We will provide you with a comprehensive training guide to help get you to the summit the highest freestanding mountain in the world and will of course be on hand every step of the way to help with any queries you may have.
How much do I have to raise?
Will I be able to raise the sponsorship level?
Yes! - Even if you are new to this kind of fundraising, with plannng and determination you will find that you are reaching your target in no time. It is recommended that you start your fundraising as soon as possible and in addition our overseas managers are full of new and exciting fundraising ideas should you need to seek inspiration.
What deposit do I have to pay?
Can I stay on in Tanzania longer?
Yes! For a nominal administration fee your flight can be extended (subject to availability) which will give you a fantastic opportunity to explore this amazing location at your own pace.
Will you help me?
Yes! We have an event manager on hand from the second you sign up right until after you return from your challenge. Once we receive your booking we will send out a comprehensive confirmation pack that includes everything you need to know. Our dedicated phone line ensures that we are just a call away to assist you with any queries you may have and we even arrange a get together before the trip departs, enabling you to meet fellow trekkers and swap both training and fundraising ideas.
What is the food like?
Fantastic! Being a tropical country fresh fruit and vegetables are plentiful and are often used in traditional dishes such as stews and rice dishes. Vegetarians can be catered for.
What do I need to bring?
You won't need any specialist kit, however you will need a pair of worn in walking boots and a good sleeping bag. A comprehensive kit list will be supplied upon registration.
Will you carry my luggage whilst I'm walking?
A team of porters will carry your main luggage along the route. You will just need to carry the essentials in a day pack such as fleece, waterproofs, sun cream and of course your camera.
How many people can take part?
The maximum group size for this trip is 30 people.
What type of accommodation will I be staying in?
Hotels either side of the trek, and tents during the trek.
What's included in the cost?
Flights and all internal travel, accommodation, all meals on trekking days, water, refreshments, guides, a doctor and medical support
Is there an age restriction?
You will need to be over 18 but there is no upper age limit. If you are over 65 will just need to get a medical form signed by your doctor.
What about insurance?
You must have travel insurance cover in order to participate in this challenge. You can either arrange this yourself (as long as your insurance company is aware of the nature of what you are doing and that it is a charity event) or we can help you arrange this.
How do I book my place?
As soon as possible! Simply click here to book online today. Places are extremely limited and get snapped up quickly so to avoid disappointment sign up today and don't miss out!
Location: Tanzania, Africa
Registration Fee: £499
Sponsorship Level: £3,950
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|Your Kilimanjaro trek takes place:
5th - 15th October 2016
|Book now for a deposit of just:
|Additional sponsorship to raise:
|Number of days:
||11 days(10 nights)
||2-3* hotels where possible but the majority of the trek is camping outdoors.
||Usually 16-34C at this time of year however the temperature will get a lot cooler at night.
||Flights and all internal travel, accommodation, all food while camping and breakfast are included when in hotels, water, refreshments, guides, a doctor and medical support. Camping equipment is also provided.
|What's not included:
||Due to fluctuating fuel costs it may be necessary to pay an extra fuel surcharge. We will confirm this to you in writing as soon as the amount is confirmed. For this trip we estimate the cost to be £400
|Passport & Visas:
||A valid ten-year passport with at least one year to run is essential. Entry into Tanzania requires a visa for most nationalities, including UK citizens. At the current time this costs £40 available in person or by post from the Tanzanian High Commission or on arrival in Tanzania at US$50 cash, two passport photos will be needed. Skyline will send your instructions on how and when to apply for your visa approximately 3 months before the trip departs.
||We recommend you are vaccinated against Hepatitis A, Typhoid & Polio. You must have had a Tetanus injection in the last 10 years.
To gain entry to Tanzania you must provide a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate, which should be carried with you at all times. Yellow Fever is compulsory for all passengers coming from a connecting flight from Kenya or Ethiopia.
Malaria prophylactics are recommended for the lower elevations, despite being at altitude for much of your trek. As always you should contact your GP or travel clinic for the latest information.
Choosing Your Charity
We want to make choosing a charity as simple as possible for you. With so many different charities out there you might not have a clear idea of who is going to benefit from all of your time and effort.
Here at SkylineOverseas we work with hundreds of UK based charities on our charity treks and bike rides, simply take a look at our list there is definitely plenty of choice!
We've given you a few examples of our most popular charities below to help you decide but should you have a cause that is close to you or know of a cause that you haven't seen in our charity list then we can certainly contact them on your behalf and arrange everything for you.
Some of the popular charities people with us chose to support include:
(click on a link to order your free information pack now)
Breast Cancer Care
Institute of Cancer Research
Kidney Research UK
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Make a Wish Foundation
Your Local Hospice
With so much choice making a decision can take some time which is also why you are able to order a free information pack on your chosen event and then decide which charity to raise money for when you book.
There are a limited number of places available on our next Kilimanjaro Trek, further dates maybe available so please call us for details.