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Kilimanjaro Charity Trek

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27th September - 6th October 2017
Deposit: £399
Sponsorship level: £4,340

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 10 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.

There are a limited number of places available on our next Kilimanjaro Trek.

Enquire about Kilimanjaro trek availability now! Some places still remain

Got some questions? Head to our FAQ page or give us a call on 0207 424 5511

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Skyline Events are acting as agents for the tour operator (ATOL number 10069)

ATOL 10069

Your Kilimanjaro trek takes place:

27th September - 6th October 2017

Book now for a deposit of just:

£399

Additional sponsorship to raise:

£4,340

Number of days:

10 days(9 nights)

Weather:

The temperature at the base of the mountain will be very different to what you’ll experience as you climb higher. In general you can expect temperatures between 16-34C however this will decrease as you climb and will get a lot cooler at night. The climb will take you through different micro climates from tropical to desert and all the way through to glacial at the summit!

Whats included:

Flights and all internal travel, accommodation, all meals during trekking days, water, local guides, Skyline Tour Leader and UK Doctor. Camping equipment is provided, except sleeping bag and mat.

What's not included:

Personal travel insurance, airline taxes (due to their fluctuating nature we will confirm this amount 6-8 weeks before departure; for this trip we estimate these will be £400), local tips, 2 meals, and any additional activities.

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.

Vaccinations:

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.

Food:

Being a tropical country, fresh fruit and vegetables are plentiful and are often used in traditional dishes such as stews and rice dishes. Most dietary requirements can be catered for, please advise us at point of booking.

Accommodation:

Before and after the trek you will stay in 2-3* hotels. During the trek you will be camping on the mountain. Both will be on twin basis sharing with someone of the same gender and similar age when possible.

Got some questions? Head to our FAQ page or give us a call on 0207 424 5511


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!

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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)

Alzheimer's Society
Breast Cancer Care
Institute of Cancer Research
Kidney Research UK
Leukaemia Care
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Make a Wish Foundation
Meningitis Trust
or
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.

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There are a limited number of places available on our next Kilimanjaro Trek, further dates maybe available so please call us for details.

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