Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route

When:

September 2019

Where:

Kilimanjaro - Tanzania

As the highest peak on the African continent, summiting Kilimanjaro 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: September 2019

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: 0300 222 5721  
Email: [email protected]
Fill in our enquiry form

Please note: We are working with Classic Challenge, 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
27 September - 7 October 2019  £425  £4000
80% (£3,200) raised by 19 July 2019
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Self-fund payment option

Date
Entry fee
The balance
Suggested fundraising goal Register
27 September - 7 October 2019 £425 *£2046
Payment due to the tour 
operator 10 weeks before 
the challenge
 
 £2000 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 Challenge 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. 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: 0300 222 5721
Email: [email protected]
Fill in our enquiry form

Please note: We are working with Classic Challenge, 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 life saving 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 tax - £250
  • Lunch & dinner on day 10
  • Optional tours
  • 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 (£40) 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: 0300 222 5721
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: 0300 222 5721
Email: [email protected]
Fill in our enquiry form

How to reach your fundraising target

How to reach your fundraising target

Reaching your fundraising goal can be daunting, but don’t panic we’re here to help.

Breaking it down into manageable chunks is a great way to start. To help you we’ve put together a fundraising plan. Visit our fundraising area for even more top tips.

Shout about your challenge

Set up a JustGiving page. Taking on the Kilimanjaro Trek is an epic challenge and one you should be proud of so tell your friends, family and colleagues.

Why set up a JustGiving page?

Setting up a JustGiving page is a great way to kick start your fundraising, and keep your sponsors up-to-date with what you’re doing.

Did you know…

  • People who have a JustGiving page raise 50% more money than those who don’t
  • Every time you share your page you’ll earn £5 on average
  • Every time you update your page you can earn £7 on average.

Make the most out of your page by uploading images, posting updates on how your training is going and sharing British Heart Foundation facts so your supporters know why you’re fundraising us.

Why is your fundraising so important?

Before the British Heart Foundation was founded 4 in 5 children born with congenital heart disease died before their first birthday. Today in the UK, thanks to research, 4 in 5 survive into adulthood. 

Even with this progress coronary heart disease is still the UK’s single biggest killer, but we’re leading the fight against it. To win this fight we need your help. Together we will improve lives. 

Find out more about the future of our fight.

 

Tel: 0300 222 5721   
Email: [email protected]

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