The Ultimate Kilimanjaro Challenge
Climb Kilimanjaro to help build brighter futures for a lost generation of Syrian children
24th February – 4th March 2020
We’re looking for 10 outstanding people to register for our epic Mount Kilimanjaro climb, from 24th February to 4th March 2020, in aid of our Syria education project.
Our Human Appeal events don’t get bigger than this!
Climbing Kilimanjaro is one of the biggest adventures you’ll ever have! Set in beautiful Tanzania, 190 miles from Nairobi, Kilimanjaro rises about 4,900 metres from its base to a whopping 5,895 metres above sea level.
You’ll experience breath-taking views in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. So, grab your hiking boots and get ready for some stunning Kilimanjaro selfies. It’s all for a great cause - our education project in Syria.
Conquer Kilimanjaro and Help Thousands
This special Human Appeal Mount Kilimanjaro event will help thousands of Syrian refugee children.
Sadly, an entire generation of Syrian children, both inside and outside Syria, are missing out on an education, which is a basic human right.
There are nearly 3 million Syrian children and youths out of school in total, but our education project in Turkey will help to address this. With your efforts, we will be providing thousands of Syrian children and youth with a high-quality education, including mobile libraries, computer labs and teacher training, benefiting a whopping 133,000 youngsters and teachers in total.
What could be more rewarding than climbing Kilimanjaro for this wonderful cause?
Day 1: Depart from UK and, after one transit, arrive at Kilimanjaro Int.
Transfer from Airport to accommodation, where we will be staying the night. Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport is to be on 24th February. If you arrive
earlier, you’ll need to arrange your on transfer and accommodation until 24th February.
Day 2: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate, Hike to Mandara Hut:
(Hiking time 3-4 hours)
After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the
rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.
Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft
Day 3: Hike Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
(Hiking 5-6 hours)
You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the affects of the altitude.
Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft
Day 4: Horombo Hut Acclimatisation day
This is really important in increasing your chances of a successful summit. Here we will walk high and come back to sleep, therefore given your body an opportunity to deal
with the thinner air.
Day 5: Trek to Kibo Hut
(Hiking 5-6 hours)
Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.
Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft
Day 6: Summit Day
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the
Horombo encampment. The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!. Elevation:4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft | Down to 3700m/12,200ft
Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down
Day 7: Mission Complete
After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters
and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). A vehicle will meet you at Marangu village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 1 hour). Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters. It is time for celebration!
Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
Day 8: Soaking up the glory
You will get a chance to have a lie in and then enjoy the town of Moshi. Most importantly, you will have a chance to take in the incredible adventure you have just completed. Congratulations.
Day 9: Extra Free Day
Day 10: There’s never a right time to say goodbye.
However, that is what you must do. However, our flight is not until late in the evening, so you will have plenty a chance to do some last minute shopping. After being transferred to the airport, and after a couple of transits, we eventually arrive back in the UK on the following morning.
Have You Got What it Takes?
There’s no greater challenge than transforming lives that have been affected by conflict, disaster, and poverty. That’s what makes this Human Appeal charity challenge so special.
You will need £600 to register and our fundraising target for this event is £5,000. We only have 10 places on this awesome challenge, so don’t delay.