The Kilimanjaro Trek takes you to the summit of the highest mountain on the African continent, which at 5895 metres it is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world making it a must for trekkers.
Its snow-capped summit rises high above the dusty African plains and huge permanent glaciers flow down from the summit. Spectacular views and beautiful ice formations are the reward for pushing your limits both physically and mentally on this, the mightiest of challenges.
If you’re looking for the ultimate trekking challenge, then look no further and achieve something incredible!
This is a tough trek, taking you along the beautiful Machame route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the south. This allows for gradual acclimatisation to the altitude, hence giving you an excellent chance of reaching the summit.
Your trek goes through dense tropical rainforest, moorland and scree until you reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point.
This is an 11-day challenge with 7 days of trekking a tough yet spectacularly rewarding route. On reaching the summit you will feel a sense of overwhelming achievement, a truly unforgettable moment.
- It is entirely within the borders of Tanzania, and was in the former German East Africa and the British colony of Tanganyika.
- Three ‘volcanic cones’ make up Kilimanjaro. Shira and Mawenzi are extinct volcanoes, whilst Kibo is a dormant volcano that has not been active for 200,000 years, but could erupt again one day.
- Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller were the first known explorers to reach in the summit in 1889.
- Around 25,000 people attempt to summit it every year, however a third are unsuccessful, primarily due to problems with altitude.
- Kilimanjaro is described as a “hiking peak”, meaning no specialist equipment is required to climb it.
- You are unlikely to see Kilamanjaro from the Serengeti, despite what Toto suggest in ‘Africa’!
- Option A – Registration Fee £475 + Min Sponsorship £4150
- Option B – Registration Fee £475 + Self Funding £2075
- Please note: an additional £250 airport tax applies to each of the above cost options
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