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Mount Kilimanjaro Trek 2020


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Take the trip of a lifetime by tackling Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world and the highest mountain on the African continent at 5896m.

Its snow-capped summit rises high above the dusty African plains; 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.

The trek takes the Machame route, allowing gradual acclimatisation to the altitude and an excellent chance of reaching the summit. Pass through thick forest, moorland and scree en route to the highest point Uhuru Peak. This is a challenging trek at altitude, climbing one of the most impressive mountains in the world.

What’s Included?

  • Return transport from London to Moshi 

  • All meals except where specified, accommodation and camping equipment.

  • Discover Adventure leaders; doctor with group of 12 or more participants; local guides, porters and cooks

  • Back-up equipment

  • Entry permit to National Park

  • Help for Heroes supporter’s T-shirt


Charity Sponsorship – pay your registration fee and fundraise the remaining target.

£499 reg fee + £3,680 in fundraising due by 3/7/2020
Final fundraising target due by 19/10/2020

Part Payment pay a higher contribution to the cost of your place and fundraise the remaining target.

£499 reg fee + £3,600 in fundraising due by 3/7/2020
£500 self-funding due by 3/7/2020
Final fundraising target due by 19/10/2020

We will retain 50% of the target plus any additional fundraising you achieve.


Full payment - self-fund your trip and fundraise.

£499 reg fee
£2,050 tour cost
£250 airline taxes


Friday 25 September 2020

Depart from London.

Saturday 26 September

Arrive Moshi - Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport; transfer to Moshi town, admire the views of Kibo, the crater at the summit and the youngest of Kilimanjaro’s three volcanic cones. Check in and relax, dinner and a briefing. Night in a hotel.

Sunday 27 September

Machame Camp - An hour’s drive to the Machame route gate, where park formalities are completed, meet the crew of porters and the climb begins! A steady climb through magnificent, dense rainforest. The night camp is Machame Camp (3100m) (trek approx. 18km – 5-7 hours)

Monday 28 September

Machame Camp to Shira Caves – The route continues on up through the forest until the steep ascent onto the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will be able to see Mt Meru rising high above Arusha town in the distance. Night camp: Shira Caves (3840m) (Trek approx 9Km 4-6 hours)

Tuesday 29 September

Shira Caves to Barranco Hut - Walking on high moorland, the landscape changes. Traversing the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and finally reaching camp at Barranco Hut (3900m). The day is spent at altitude (up to 4600m), but following the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to aid the body’s acclimatisation to altitude. Night camp: Barranco Hut (3900m) (Trek approx. 15km – 8-10 hours)

Wednesday 30 September

Barranco Hut to Barafu Camp – Descending into the Great Barranco, a huge ravine which divides the south eastern slopes of Kibo. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, heading towards the Karanga valley, the last stop for fresh water before the summit. Night camp: Barafu Camp (4600m) (Trek approx. 18km 7-9 hours)

Thursday 1 October

Barafu Camp – Summit – Millennium Camp - Starting while it’s dark and walking steeply upwards to the summit glaciers the climb is on scree for 4 to 5 hours as incredible height is gained over a short distance. The views are spectacular as the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) is reached with the first rays of the sun. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater are all around with views to the jagged Mawenzi – Kilimanjaro’s secondary but more technical peak – and beyond which are breath taking. The summit, Uhuru Peak (5896m) is another hour’s walk. Descending by returning to Stella Point and on a scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast before finally heading down to Millenium camp for a well-earned rest. Night camp: Millennium Camp (3720m). (trek approx. 20km (7km climb, 10-12 hours)

Friday 2 October

Millennium Camp – Mweka Gate – Moshi - A gentle trek down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where park formalities are competed to receive certificates. Meeting the vehicles and returning to the hotel in Moshi, a welcome shower (and a cold beer or two!) before our big celebration. Night hotel. (trek approx. 10km 5 hours)

Saturday 3 October

Moshi – Flight - Free day to explore Moshi and relax. Or opt to visit a Community Project – a children’s home on the outskirts of Moshi. Mid-afternoon transfer to the airport for our international flight home. (Lunch not included.)

Sunday 4 October

Arrive back in the UK.

Support and Contact

The team is on hand to answer all your questions from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. Whether you’re after event specifics, training tips or fundraising advice, we’d love to hear from you.

Phone: 01725 514106