11 Days Kilimanjaro Charity Trek 2021

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Created : Jul 15, 2020
Location : Moshi,Tanzania

Kilimanjaro Charity

Good Earth Expeditions provides adventure travel service trips throughout the world with a mission to give participants the experience of a lifetime that serves the good for all. We offer unique trekking, safari, yoga and service-day packages that allow people to enjoy the natural beauty, culture and wildlife of the country, while also working closely with small local communities and international nonprofit organisations to help improve the lives of students and young children. Each trip offers participants a hands-on opportunity to be of service to the locals, with activities ranging from planting trees to building classrooms. Additionally, a portion of all proceeds goes to the specific, urgent needs defined by the local community, including providing school supplies, clean water, books, medical supplies and mosquito nets. Partnering with local doctors, nurses, farmers, teachers and community leaders, we work to help improve living conditions, overcome poverty, and build links to markets. Our team of experts monitor the results of each GE project and adapt approaches as needed.

Our first trip, Kilimanjaro Expedition For Mosquito Nets in July 2021, will bring much needed mosquito nets to Tanzania to help prevent malaria, educating people how to properly use the nets for maximum efficacy..

Good Earth Expeditions always has everyone’s highest good in mind. Leading up to each trip, we help you prepare with fitness and training tips, gear recommendations, and important travel information. We also make it easy for you or your adventure team to increase your positive impact by creating a fundraising site and social media links where you can raise further donations if you like.

At Good Earth Expeditions, we emphasize that traveling is an opportunity to extend kindness and create connection throughout the world. With local guides and plenty of opportunities for meaningful cultural interactions, you can learn to speak the local language and have a deeper understanding of the local way of life, while also uplifting young people in their communities.

Our programs are designed for all ages, for both individuals and groups including corporate retreats, team building, families, high school and college students, and anyone seeking a voluntourism experience.

FULL DAY ON THE MOUNTAINDay 1 : Arusha

During your arrival, our representer will meet you at the airport and transferred to your ,

Accommodation : (Kibopalacehotel)

Meals : Breakfast

Day 2 : Arusha

Day at leisure and final packing day, and every last questions to be asked.

Meals : Breakfast

Day 3 : Kilimanjaro

Arusha (1400m) – Londorossi Gate (2100m) – Mti Mkubwa camp (2750m)

Accommodation : Four seasons tents

Distance : 6 km

Hiking Time : 3-4 hours

Habitat : Rain Forest

After breakfast, we drive to Londorosi gate which takes about 3hours from Arusha. Registration will take place and other formalities. The 4WD will take you further up to Lemosho glades, thereafter you can walk for about 2-3hrs to Mti Mkubwa Campsite (9,200ft)

Dinner and overnight at the camp

Day 4 : Kilimanjaro

Mti Mkubwa Camp (2750m) – Shira 1 Camp (3540m)

Accommodation : Four seasons tents

Distance : 8 km

Hiking Time : 5-6 hours

Habitat : Moorland

After breakfast, we continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp.

Day 5 : Kilimanjaro

Shira 2(3840m) –VIA Lava Tower (4630m) – Barranco Camp (3950m)

Accommodation : Four seasons tents

Distance : 13 km

Hiking Time : 7-9 hours

Habitat : Semi Desert

From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco camp .

Day 6 : Kilimanjaro

Shira 2(3840m) –VIA Lava Tower (4630m) – Barranco Camp (3950m)

Accommodation : Four seasons tents

Distance : 13 km

Hiking Time : 7-9 hours

Habitat : Rain Forest

From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco camp .

Day 7 : Kilimanjaro

Barranco Camp (3950m) – Karanga Camp (3950m)

Accommodation : Four seasons tents

Distance : 6 km

Hiking Time : 3-5 hours

Habitat : Alpine Desert

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization. Hot Lunch is served and spend the rest of the afternoon resting. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 8 : Kilimanjaro

Karanga Camp (3959m) – Barafu Hut (4600)

Accommodation : Four seasons tents

Distance : 5 km

Hiking Time : 3-5 hours

Habitat : Alpine Desert

After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu camp. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here hot lunch is served, and rest while waiting for dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

Dinner and overnight at the camp

Day 9 : Kilimanjaro

Summit attempt Barafu Camp (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m)

Accommodation : Four seasons tents

Distance : 6 km ascent and 6 km descent-12km total

Hiking Time : 5-8 hours ascent – 2-4 hours descent

Habitat : Arctic

Very early in the morning, we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (18,600 ft.) 5657M), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise and view you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Previous camp site, Barafu for lunch. You will want trekking poles going down to Mweka Camp which is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Day 10 : Kilimanjaro / Arusha

Mweka Camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m)

Accommodation : (Kibopalacehotel)

Distance : 9 km

Hiking Time : 3 hours

Habitat : Rain Forest

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy sometime. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). A vehicle will meet you at Mweka gate to drive you back to hotel in Moshi/Arusha. Dinner and celebrations.

Day 11 : Arusha

End Of Tour : Flying Back Home In the Afternoon/Evening

Meals : Breakfast

TRIP EXTENSION : Continue to uncovering the secrets of Africa on one of our exciting optional extensions.

What Is The Accommodation Situation?

Your first and last night will be spent in a lodge in Arusha, where there is a swimming pool, wifi and it’s bed and breakfast. Make sure you eat a good dinner on your first night there. If you are travelling alone, you will be paired up with someone of the same sex and similar age, but if you pefer to be alone isn’t a problem at all just extra charges will apply see single supplement for price change. Accommodation is usually on a twin-share basis at your lodge. Occasionally we may use hostel-style accommodation.

Where Would I Sleep When Trekking Kilimanjaro?

Whilst on the trek you will be camping using expedition tents known as four season type with room for 3 people plus your luggage, but we accommodate 2 per tent just to create more space for our clients to all five camping routes which is Lemosho, Shira, Umbwe, Machame and Rongai route, unless you are on the Marangu Route, accommodation on Kilimanjaro will be in tents brought up by our porters. The sleeping arrangements in these huts are usually dormitory-style, with anything from four to twenty beds per room. We aslo uses big mess tent for eating, cooking, playing games and hanging out in the afternoon, evening and morning. Tents are big enough for 6feet person to stand and about 15-20 feet wide. Sleeping tents are large enough for three adults, but we never sleep more than two in a tent. Attached vestibules provide space for your gear. Expanded height tents with cot beds and plush mattresses are available on some routes. On the Marangu Route, camping is forbidden and instead people have to sleep in huts along the route. (You will see people camping on this route, but they are trekkers who took the Rongai Route to ascend and are now descending on Marangu.)

Group Size

Your expedition booking is part of a group challenge arrangement, and the tour costs and fundraising targets listed on our website are based on a minimum number of participants which is shown on the challenge Our typical groups run with approximately 25-45 participants; however you may find your group is smaller or larger than this.

We will confirm with you at least 12 weeks prior to departure that your challenge is guaranteed to run. Occasionally it may be possible to still run the challenge with less than the minimum numbers, subject to a small group supplement. If we think a small group supplement may be necessary, we will discuss this with you as soon as possible, usually 6 months before your departure date.

What If The Trip Does Not Meet The Number Required?

So far we have never canceled or postponed a trip. But still, every trip needs a minimum number of bookings for it to be feasible to run. Postponing a trip is normal, and we do our utmost to avoid it. You will be contacted in plenty of time if we are concerned about the group size, and we will discuss options with you as early as possible.

Food Dietary And Drinks

The food is fresh and plentiful so make sure you eat well (it’s typical to lose your appetite at altitude, so you may have to make yourself eat at times). The meals are usually high in carbohydrate content, and you will eat foods like porridge, bread, stews, soups, potatoes, meat dishes, pastas, fruit & veg.

Being vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free or having other dietary requirements is usually not a problem, you let us know well in advance our stomach doctor/chefs about your diet, this happens all the time..

Yes, You Need Daily Snacks?

Bring snacks to keep you going each day – around 3 – 4 tasty treats a day. We recommend a combination of slow and fast release snacks such as cereal bars (e.g. Tracker), flapjacks, salted nuts, chocolate bars such as Mars or Snickers, and a packet of sweets. Bringing a combination of treats will keep you interested in snacking as consistent energy levels are very important. This trip is all about the calories as you may be expending around double your usual calorie intake!

Water Bottle!

You will find that you need to drink significantly more whilst trekking at altitude and need to do so in order to keep the effects of altitude at bay. You should be drinking small amounts at regular intervals to keep well hydrated. You will be provided with plenty of sterilised water at breakfast, lunch and in the evening so keep topping up your personal water bottles/hydration systems. Ensure that you bring sufficient water-carrying capacity. You will need to bring at least 3ltrs water capacity in total, with a 1ltr (32oz) water bottle and 2ltr (64oz) bladder or another 2 x 1ltr bottles. You will need to have one bottle down your jacket on summit night as bladder hoses and mouth pieces tend to freeze at higher altitudes even with insulation on them.

Money

worth for personal expenses, as you cannot get the local currency outside Tanzania. Out of this amount, you will need to set aside approximately $15-25 for the meals typically not included when in town (check your itinerary for details) and money for tips for the local crew. You will also need to set aside money for your visa if you are obtaining this on arrival. You can only obtain Tanzanian Shillings (TSH) in Tanzania, but US Dollars are widely accepted. It is advisable to take small denominations of US Dollars and you may find that change will be given in TSH. US dollars issued before 2006 are not accepted in some foreigner countries including Tanzania. There will be opportunities to buy souvenirs on the trip. It is advisable to bring a credit card in case of an emergency, however cards are not always widely accepted so please don’t be offended if they are refused, it is best to use cash.

Crew Tips/Gratuity

Generally, you should aim to tip your crews between $250-$400+ per 10 days trek per participant, also depending on the length of your journey, but if your guide was exceptional, you can certainly give them more.

Toilet Facility

Toilet facilities won’t be like home, but we will have our travel portable toilets that flushes just like in the air plane and toilets crews always get extra tips….There are no toilet facilities except for in camp or at lunch so there may be occasions when you need to go whilst trekking. You will need to take paper / wet wipes and something to store it in once used (eg small tub / pouch), in order to make sure you leave no trace whilst on your trek. This can then be emptied at the next stop. There will be portaloos at lunch and in camp.

Sustainable Travel.

Yes it’s true that there’s a ban on plastic bags in Tanzania?

Yes. In June 2019, the Tanzanian Government banned all use of plastic bags in an effort to protect the environment. People (including tourists) found using them or bringing them into the country can face a heavy fine or even imprisonment. This includes shopping bags, bin-bags and rubble sacks.

Phone & Charging Station

The phone reception will be limited and, unsurprisingly, there are no charging points on the trail. We will have few for small groups to use but not enough for large groups.You may wish to bring your own power bank charging device.

Health

Participants must be fit and in perfect health to undertake any safari. Please refer to Safari Dossier for further information.

Yellow Fever Vaccination

Country entry requirement: The government of Tanzania & Kenya requires proof of yellow fever vaccination, if you have your yellow card already, then you are good to enter Tanzania and Kenya .for complete list. See countries with risk of yellow fever virus.

Visas & Passport

It is the client’s sole responsibility to ensure that they hold a valid passport and all necessary visas. Passport should be valid for 6 months after completion of the expedition. Clients must have sufficient cash $100 for multiple entrance visas to Tanzania (USD) on hand for a visa where required. For BR nationality – see visa here

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