2024 Kilimanjaro

Tanzania | Saturday 17th - Sunday 25th Feb 2024

Trek to the Roof of Africa 


Our return to Kili! One of the world’s most challenging mountain treks and one of our most popular adventures. We’ll trek through rainforests, meadows, moorlands, via mountain huts, and up through “The Saddle” before the final ascent to Uhuru Peak (5,895m).

Level: This challenge is an EXTREME test of our fitness at high altitude, but achievable by anyone in good health and willing to train for a minimum of 3 months to build fitness and stamina. We run a variety of free, weekly training sessions that we encourage you to join before the challenge.

No. of participants: Max. 25

TOTAL COST: AED15,500, which includes an admin fee of AED500 to Gulf for Good and a minimum charity donation of AED5,000

Either pay at once or opt for our easy installment plan below.

Payment deadlines:

  1. AED1,000 (USD275) - Deposit toward Challenge Expenses (non-refundable and non-transferable) due to Gulf for Good to reserve your space on the challenge
  2. AED 4,500 (USD1,225) - 50% remaining balance towards Challenge Expenses due to Gulf for Good 2 months prior to challenge date
  3. AED 4,500 (USD1,225) - 50% final balance towards Challenge Expenses due to Gulf for Good 1 month prior to challenge date 
  4. AED 5,000 (USD1,360) - Minimum Charity Donation due to International Humanitarian City 2 weeks prior to challenge date

(USD 1 = AED 3.67)

Not included: Flights, visas, vaccinations, insurance, kit items, drinks (other than water), tips, and spending money.

Assistance provided in advance by Gulf for Good: Fund-raising approval and ideas; training & fitness sessions, advice, and discounts with partner gyms; discounts on kit items with partners; safety & medical advice; clothing & equipment advice.

What Gulf for Good provides on the challenge: 
Internal transfers, hotels (on a double-occupancy basis), food, guides, medical & vehicle back-up.

Leave behind your day-to-day problems and instead come armed with determination and a sense of humour!

This challenge will only go ahead with a minimum of 10 trekkers. The challenge costs are based on 10 pax or more. 

This event is pending approval by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department *License number TBC


Travel to Dar Es Saleem, Tanzania

Overnight in Dar Es Saleem


Charity Visit

After breakfast we undertake the optional charity visit to Larchfield Children's Home. Late afternoon we head to the airport for an early evening internal flight to Kilimanjaro

For those unable to make the charity visit, we will meet at the Marangu Hotel in Kilimanjaro



We visit some local waterfalls in the morning and in the afternoon we have a final kit check and briefing on our trek ahead

Overnight in Marangu hotel


Marangu to Mandara Hut (4 hours)

The first day’s climb is relatively easy and passes through rain forest to reach Mandara Hut. We will have a great chance to enjoy the verdant scenery, abundant bird life and monkeys that inhabit the forest. We will have lunch along the way before reaching the hut, where there will be some time to relax and explore before dinner.

Overnight at Mandara Hut


Mandara to Horombo (6/7 hours)

After breakfast, we will trek for about half an hour before emerging from the rain forest into Alpine meadow. The rest of the trek today is beautiful, with splendid views and spectacular vegetation.

Overnight in Horombo Hut



There will be a gentle trek to the Zebra rocks.

Overnight at Horombo Hut


Horombo to Kibo (6 hours)

After breakfast, we will begin the climb to the Kibo Hut. The route crosses the saddle between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi and then onto the high altitude desert, before reaching the hut.

Early dinner and overnight at Kibo Hut


Kibo to Summit (12 hours)

Rising at midnight, we will start the ascent to attempt the summit. We should reach the rim of the crater at Gilman’s Point after a steep 6 hour climb up a loose scree slope. From here, those of us who still have the energy to spare(!) will continue on around the snow-covered rim to the highest point, Uhuru Peak, taking around an extra 2 hours. All climbers will descend past Kibo hut to the Horombo Hut for a well-earned overnight rest.

Overnight at Horombo Hut


Horombo to Park Gate

Today we will complete the descent to the Marangu Gate via the Mandara hut, and then transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at the Marangu Hotel and enjoy our celebration dinner


Depart home

After breakfast we will depart for the airport for our onward journey home


Larchfield Children's Home in Dar Es Salaam

Larchfield Charity Organisation in Dar es Salaam

Founded in response to the desperate plight of Tanzanian children who have been abandoned by parents – either by reason of disease and death, divorce, or other incapacity to maintain the family unit. A group of Tanzanian private citizens decided to register a children’s home and to call it, “Larchfield”, to serve as a happy, safe and secure environment for Tanzanian children who have no home.   

The objective was to build and operate a purpose built children’s home, initially for 60 children, but phased to accommodate eventually up to 300.     


Notes: This charity project may change due to changes outside our control. We will endeavour to keep to the planned project but cannot be held responsible for last minute changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, the Charity Director & GFG Board will have the final decision.


Coming soon! 

Our bucket list adventures attract uptown 25 people for each challenge.

Stay tuned to find out whois joining us on this life changing experience! 

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