Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route

When:

15 -25 September 2017

Where:

Kilimanjaro - Tanzania

As the highest peak on the African continent, summiting Kilimanjaro at sunrise remains one of Africa’s most magnificent experiences. Join this spectacular route and marvel at dramatic lava towers, glaciers and ice cliffs as you make your way to the summit.

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The itinerary

When: 15 -25 September 2017

Where: Kilimanjaro - Tanzania

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Join us in this incredible experience of a lifetime and trek to the 'Roof of Africa' as well as helping us power life saving research, you'll experience Tanzania and meet amazing people along the way.

Kilimanjaro stands at 5,895m (19,335ft), almost 24 miles wide and 49 miles long.

We will be climbing Mount Kibo peak in this challenge on the spectacular Machame Route to the rocky summit - the most popular path due to its impressive views and wide variety of habitats. The Machame Route offers opportunities to marvel at dramatic lava towers, glaciers and ice cliffs along the way to reach the snow-capped twin summits of Kilimanjaro.

You'll climb to Stella Point on the crater rim (5669m) and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you're ever likely to see and at the highest point in Africa, take in the overwhelming views of the African landscape from the summit.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about our Kilimanjaro trek, or about any of our other overseas challenges, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00:

Tel: 0844 847 2788
Email: [email protected]
Fill in our enquiry form

Please note: We are working with Classic Tours, a specialist tour operator (ATOL 3379) which organises and manages this event on behalf of BHF. Participants raising funds for British Heart Foundation will be joined by others, raising money for different charities. 

Take on the Kilimanjaro Trek

Minimum sponsorship option

Date 
Entry fee 
Fundraising goal 
Register
15 - 25 September 2017
£375  £3,500
80% due in 10 weeks
before the challenge
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Self-fund payment option

Date
Entry fee
The balance
 Suggested fundraising goal  Register
15 - 25 September 2017
£375  *£1869
Payment due to the tour
operator 8 weeks before
the challenge
 £1870 Sign up

Alternatively if you would like to partly pay the challenge costs yourself and have a lower fundraising option, you can opt to do the Flexi payment. Details of this can be found on Classic Tours website.

*Please note the balance goes directly to the tour operator for your place on the challenge, this money does not go to the BHF. The 100% of money raised will go to the BHF and towards our life saving research

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about our Kilimanjaro trek, or about any of our other overseas challenges, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00:
Tel: 0844 847 2788
Email: [email protected]
Fill in our enquiry form

Please note: We are working with Classic Tours, a specialist tour operator (ATOL 3379) which organises and manages this event on behalf of BHF. Participants raising funds for British Heart Foundation will be joined by others, raising money for different charities.

What's included in your challenge costs

As well as supporting our lifesaving work, your sponsor money covers your tour costs of *£1,747 which includes:

  • All flights, starting from and ending at the relevant London airport (excluding airport and fuel taxes)
  • Foreign overland transport and luggage transfers
  • Overnight accommodation
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees/permits to any sites visited on trekking days
  • Tour leader, tour doctor, guides, technical, medical and transport back-up service

Other things to budget for

Some expenses are not included in your challenge costs.

  • Airport taxes and fuel charges – currently £450 but subject to change
  • Gratuities – the local guides and staff all work extremely hard to ensure a successful trip, so we recommend demonstrating your appreciation through a group tip
  • Personal expenses, such as soft and alcoholic drinks, gifts and international calls
  • Visas and vaccinations where required
  • Travel insurance – suitable for overseas charity challenges, you must have this to be allowed to travel

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Contact us

If you would like to find out more about our Kilimanjaro Trek, or about any of our other overseas challenges, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00:

Tel: 0844 847 2788
Email: [email protected]
Fill in our enquiry form

*Based on minimum numbers

Getting prepared for your challenge

Training support

This is a trek suitable for all abilities, however we would recommend that you train for this challenge. We recommend you train for three - six months prior to taking part dependent on your current fitness.

On the challenge, we advise you to go at your own pace – it’s not a race and the idea is to enjoy yourself.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll have access to our detailed training guidelines to help you prepare for the challenge. Our walking training zone is also full of top tips.

This is a great way to meet fellow BHF trekkers and ask any burning questions. For more details and to register for the training walk please contact us on [email protected]

Your kit

what you need to wear on the challenge

Below you will find a full Kit list for this challenge.

If you don’t want to buy everything on the list you can hire some of the equipment from Trek Hire.

Download the Kilimanjaro kit list

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about our Kilimanjaro Trek, or about any of our other overseas challenges, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00:

Tel: 0844 847 2788
Email: [email protected]
Fill in our enquiry form

How to reach your fundraising target

Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer but we are leading the fight against it.

Sign up for the Great Wall of China Trek and help us continue our life saving research.

At least 50% of your minimum sponsorship target will be treated as a donation to us. If you raise more than the minimum fundraising target the entire surplus will go towards our fight for every heartbeat.

Your welcome pack will contain everything you need to know about reaching your fundraising target. We recommend you break your target into manageable chunks and create a plan to help you reach your goals.

Our experienced team are also full of inspirational ideas to boost your fundraising.

Other fundraising options are available, such as self-funding your challenge and setting your own fundraising target. Get in touch with us to discuss other fundraising options.

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