TREK KILIMANJARO

 

Join us and Action for Charity for a once-in-a-lifetime trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and raise funds for African Initiatives.

At a huge 5896m, Mt Kilimanjaro is the world’s highest freestanding mountain!

The Kili trek departs 15th September 2017, so if you’re interested in standing on the roof of Africa, get in touch now.

Dates: 15th-26th September 2017

Registration: £399

Minimum sponsorship: £3,999

This stunning trek to the summit will be via the quieter Lemosho Route, which affords plenty of time to acclimatise to the high altitude. Experienced mountain guides will lead you through the Lemosho Glades and up through pristine rainforest full of exotic flora and fauna. Ascending further sees the scenery change to barren lunar type landscapes as you trek across the Shira Plateau. The route will take you via the southern flank of the mountain on the Barranco Wall. Summiting Uhuru Peak is achieved after trekking across scree and boulder strewn slopes and ice-covered glacial landscapes.

 

What does the trek involve?

This 11-day challenge starts with an overnight flight to Tanzania. You will spend one day in Arusha, Tanzania, before heading to the base of the mountain and beginning your trek to Africa’s highest peak.

The trek lasts six days plus one day to descend the mountain. During the trek you will be camping on the mountain, with an early morning rise to the summit on the sixth day!

Much of the route is on well-defined paths, although the summit ascent will involve some scrambling on scree-covered slopes and boulders. Once safely back down the mountain, you will transfer back to Arusha. You will then have one final day in Arusha to stock up on souvenirs before catching a plane home.

 

How fit do I need to be?

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a high altitude trek that is a serious physical challenge. The trek will challenge your physical fitness, endurance and mental strength.

Perhaps the biggest challenge is dealing with the altitude. Action for Charity have designed this itinerary to allow for sufficient acclimatisation, improving your chances of reaching the top. A UK qualified doctor will be with the group at all times.

 

What support will I get?

African Initiatives will help you set up a fundraising page and give you lots of support in the run-up to the event.

Action for Charity are experts at running charity challenges. As soon as you sign up, Action for Charity will email you a training programme, which builds up as the event gets closer. They will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the challenge or training.

Action for Charity will also organise a training weekend, which is a great opportunity to do back-to-back days of walking. It is also a chance to meet people you will be trekking with on your challenge.

Action for Charity’s mountain guides have an excellent track record both in safety and in reaching the summit – you’ll be pleased to know that their 2014 trek had a 100% success rate!

 

How much do I need to raise?

Option 1. Minimum sponsorship

Most people will choose this option. You agree to raise a minimum sponsorship target of £3,900. This covers the cost of your trip and everything on top goes to African Initiatives!

• Pay the £399 registration fee

• Raise at least £3,900

• At least £1,975 from your sponsorship goes to African Initiatives!

Option 2. Self-fund and sponsorship

Some people might like to pay the costs of the trek themselves, so that all money raised from friends and family goes directly to African Initiatives.

• Pay £399 registration fee

• Pay the £1,925 cost of the trek yourself

• Raise as much as you can from friends and family and everything you raise goes to African Initiatives!

 

Download all this and more in this PDF brochure.

Interested? Email henna@african-initiatives.org.uk or call 0117 915 0001.

Click here to see other Action for Charity challenges.