Kilimanjaro Trek

Kilimanjaro Trek
Event Type: Trek
Date: 23/01/2020
Location: Tanzania
Registration Fee: £475
Fundraising Target: £4745
Level: Tough

Kilimanjaro - Lemosho route

11 days trekking is a once in a lifetime experience. Starting in the pristine forest, you'll cross the vast Shira Plateau,  and reach the peak of the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Reach the summit knowing every step has taken us closer to a world without dementia. 

This challenge is physically demanding but offers incredible views as you take in the scenery of Kilimanjaro.

We will be there every step of the way to help you with your fundraising and ensure you smash your target!

There are a few ways to pay for this trip. For all options you will be required to pay a registration deposit of £475

Charity minimum sponsorship:

If you choose a charity funded place, you will be required to meet the minimum sponsorship below. 80% of this will need to be raised 12 weeks before departure so we can cover your trip costs.

Fundraise £4745 with flights included

Charity mixed funding:

You can choose to fund half your trip costs yourself, and the other half will be funded by Alzheimer's Society. You will be required to raise 50% of your sponsorship target12 weeks before departure so we can cover your trip costs.

Fundraise £2850 and pay £1425 with flights included

Self funding option:

If you decide to fully fund the trip yourself you will be required to pay:

£2845 with flights included

Registration deposit payable on all trips:

£475

We're here to help you every step of the way with your fundraising! If you have any questions or would like some ideas, please don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing [email protected]

JustGiving

Kick-start your fundraising by setting up a JustGiving page. Any money you raise is transferred to us on a weekly basis, so theres no fuss your end!

Set up your JustGiving page

Sponsorship form

Print off a sponsorship form and encourage your friends and family to show you their support.

Download a sponsorship form

Paying in offline donations

Give us a call on 0330 333 0804 or email [email protected] to find out how to pay in offline donations.

This 11 day trip includes 7 days of trekking with an extra acclimatisation day. You'll take on the Lemosho route which approaches Kilimanjaro from the Western Glades.

Itinerary
 
Download the full trek itinerary
 
Kit List
 
Being fully prepared for the trek is very important, so take a look a the Kit List

 

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

This challenge requires a good level of fitness and stamina. You should incorporate aerobic, anaerobic, strength, and flexibility exercises into your training. You make sure you've trained in the boots you'll be wearing during the hike, and incorporate hills into your training too. 
 

What support will Alzheimer's Society provide?

We will be here to support you throughout your challenge. We can help with both challenges of raising your sponsorship money and getting fit. We provide fundraising support, sponsor forms and publicity tips.

What will the weather be like?

 It should be 25-30ºC at the foot of the mountain, decreasing as you climb. You should prepare for all eventualities as mountainous weather can be unpredictable.

Do I need any vaccinations?

You should contact your GP or travel clinic for the latest travel health advice. All participants are advised by the Tanzanian authorities to have a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate to enter Tanzania.  Your certificate will be issued by either your GP or a travel clinic prior to travelling to Tanzania. Tanzania is also a malarias country and so it is important that you seek medical advice about taking anti-malarial medication before climbing Kilimanjaro.
 

Do I need insurance?

You must have suitable insurance which should cover the costs of medical repatriation, trip curtailment costs, and trekking up to 6,000m. 

You must let the tour operator have your insurance details by at least eight weeks before the departure date. Do also make sure you declare any pre-existing conditions otherwise your insurance company will not pay up should you need to make a claim.

What is included in the trip and what else do I need to pay for

  • Return flights from London  
  • Land only option if you do not pay for flights
  • All transfers and hotels before and after the climb
  • Twin share rooms/tents
  • Leader and doctor
  • All meals and clean water
  • camping equipment
  • medal and certificate
  • trip briefing
  • training guides, kit lists, and visa support

What is not included?

  • Travel insurance
  • Tanzanian visa
  • Vaccinations
  • Any additional fuel surcharge
  • Tips for local guides
  • Any optional sightseeing
  • Optional training weekends
  • Kilimanjaro kit hire

Is the fundraising target per person?

In order to cover the cost of your place, you will need to individually raise the target. We do encourage teams to sign up, but each individual team member will be required to hit the overall target. 

What is the age limit? 

You will need to be 18 prior to the departure of the trip.