2022 Kilimanjaro

Tanzania | 13th - 22nd October 2022

Trek to the Roof of Africa 

Trekking

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: AED14,500, which includes 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 4,250 (USD1,160) - 50% remaining balance towards Challenge Expenses due to Gulf for Good Friday 22nd July 2022
  3. AED 4,250 (USD1,160) - 50% final balance towards Challenge Expenses due to Gulf for Good Friday 2nd September 2022 
  4. AED 5,000 (USD1,360) - Minimum Charity Donation due to International Humanitarian City Thursday, 6th October 2022

(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.

Day1

Thursday October 13th - Travel to Dar Es Saleem, Tanzania

Overnight in Oyster Suites, dinner at SALT, Dar Es Saleem

Day2

Friday 14th October:

After breakfast we undertake our Charity Visit to Larchfield Children's Home. Late afternoon we head to the airport for an early evening internal flight to Kilimanjaro

DayDay 3

Saturday 15th October:

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

Day4

Sunday 16th October: 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

Day5

Monday 17th October: 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

Day6

Tuesday 18th October: Rest/acclimatization

There will be a gentle trek to the Zebra rocks.

Overnight at Horombo Hut

Day7

Wednesday 19th October: 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

Day8

Thursday 20th October: 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

Day9

Friday 21st October: 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

Day10

Saturday 22nd October: 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.     

 

 

Julie Phillips

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