The Ultimate Kilimanjaro Challenge
Climb Kilimanjaro to help build brighter futures
Climb Kilimanjaro to help raise a total of £50,000 for our World in Crisis Emergency Appeal. We’re helping to protect and save thousands of families from the devastating effects of conflict and natural disasters all over the world, offering assistance wherever the need is greatest.REGISTER TODAY
8th - 19th February 2021
We’re looking for 25 outstanding people to register for our epic Mount Kilimanjaro climb, in aid of our World in Crisis Emergency Appeal. Human Appeal events don’t get bigger than this!
Climbing Kilimanjaro is one of the biggest adventures you’ll ever undertake! 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 World in Crisis Emergency AppealREGISTER TODAY
Conquer Kilimanjaro and Help Thousands
Everywhere we look, the world is in crisis. In Yemen, crippled by six years of conflict, famine, and disease, 24 million people need urgent humanitarian aid. In Syria, millions have been displaced due to the nine-year-long conflict. In Palestine, the United Nations say the Gaza Strip could become uninhabitable by the end of 2020. In post-war Iraq the humanitarian situation remains critical with 6.7 million people needing assistance. In Myanmar and Bangladesh the Rohingya refugee crisis rolls on, worsened by Bangladesh being hit with severe floods. And in refugee camps around the world, coronavirus threatens the lives of the most vulnerable.
Human Appeal is on the ground in Syria, Yemen, Palestine, Somalia, Pakistan, Iraq, Myanmar and Bangladesh, but we can only deliver vital aid with your help. Your support means the difference between life and death for people experiencing unimaginable suffering. We always strive to respond to global disasters and emergencies as they happen, but more importantly, we are always working to grow our capacity so we are able to deliver aid faster and more efficiently, allowing us to deliver a more sustainable solution.
Our World in Crisis Emergency Appeal allows us to respond wherever the need is greatest. It means we can be on the ground within hours of a disaster striking, so we can reach more vulnerable people, including children, immediately with the essentials they need to survive.
What could be more rewarding than climbing Kilimanjaro for this wonderful cause?REGISTER TODAY
Machame 7 day trek (8th Feb - 19th Feb 2021)
Day 1: (8th) Depart from London, UK.
Day 2: (9th) Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (hostel).
Here you will be welcomed and given your briefing. If you arrive earlier, you’ll need to arrange your own transfer and accommodation until 9th February. The same is also true for departure.
Day 3: (10th Feb) Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park, Hike to Machame camp. (B,L, D)
After breakfast and the briefing, we’ll drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1-2 hours), register and commence the climb through the rainforest to the Machame camp.
Elevation: 1800m to 3000m
Habitat: Mountain Forest
Day 4: (11th Feb) Machame Camp to Shira Camp (B, L & D)
Today you’ll leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on to a heather carpeted rocky ridge. Through the river gorge we make our way to Shira camp. With every camp you ascend to, nighttime temperatures will be feeling colder. You may also begin to feel the effects of the altitude.
Elevation: 3000m to 3850m
Day 5: (12th Feb) Shira Camp - Lava Tower - Barranco Camp (B, L & D)
Today you’ll be climbing high and sleeping low. This is typical high altitude trekking. We will only gain 100m on the previous day, but will be reaching the spectacular Lava Tower, at a height of 4,600m. Here we will stop for lunch and give your body a chance to get used to the thin air. We will then descend 650m, which will take a couple of hours, to Barranco Camp. Here you will notice that you’re breathing much easier than you did at lunchtime.
The terrain on the descent is amazing, so be sure to take some pictures.
Elevation: 3850m to 4,600m to 3,950m
Habitat: Moorland to desert
Day 6: (13th Feb) Barranco Camp - Karanga Camp (B, L & D)
This is probably one of the easiest days. However, it is so important in helping with acclimatisation. It starts with some real fun, as we scramble up the Great Barranco wall. Trekking across the scree, we will reach the Karanga Valley, which is roofed by the various icefalls of Kersten, Heim and Decken Glaciers.
Elevation: 3950m - 3930m
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Day 7: (14th Feb) Karanga Camp - Base Camp (Barafu) (B, L & D)
Today is a rocky route and we merge with the Mweka route junction, which we’ll be taking back down after completing the summit. We will gain a bit of altitude, but by now you’ll be relatively comfortable at this altitude. It’s not a long day. However, at Barafu you will need to sleep early and prepare for the final big push.
Elevation: 3930m to 4600m
Habitat: Alpine desert
Day 8: (15th Feb) Base Camp - Summit - Mweka Camp (B, L & D)
This is it. Summit Day! You will be woken up late at night for some tea and biscuits. Once we are ready, we will start our steep ascent to the summit. You will have to work hard in very cold conditions and struggle up the scree to Stella point (5,730m). The ascent from this point is much more gradual. However, you will notice the lack of oxygen. You are not far now and then you’ll be standing at the summit, Uhuru Peak, the roof of Africa at a majestic 5895m! You will enjoy this for 5 minutes, take a few pictures and then start the long descent. We will stop at Base Camp for a much deserved lunch. After lunch, we’ll drop all the way down to Mweka Camp. You will enjoy your final dinner on the mountain before retreating for a well-earned sleep.
Elevation: 4600m - 5895m - 3100m
Distance: 7km up/13km down
Habitat: Stone scree and glacier
Day 9: (16th Feb) Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate (B, L)
Today, after breakfast and packing, we start our final descent to the gate. There you’ll enjoy your final meal and take a moment to reflect on what you have just accomplished. The bus will then take you back to the hostel, where you can finally shower and freshen up.
Elevation: 3100m to 1800m
Day 10: (17th Feb) Rest in Moshi (B)
Relax, chill and enjoy a bit of Tanzania. Today you will be able to go out and enjoy yourself. Why not treat yourself to some last-minute souvenir shopping or the local coffee shops.
Day 11: (18th Feb) Farewell Africa (B)
After breakfast, you’ll be packing your bags and getting ready to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport and your journey back home will begin. No doubt you’ll be thinking about what you have just achieved and looking back at your pictures.
Day 12: (19th Feb) touch down UK
This is it, you have finally completed your epic journey and brought back so many amazing memories!REGISTER TODAY
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!REGISTER TODAY