kilimanjaro trek price

Climb Kilimanjaro for Down Syndrome Ireland

12 Days / Tanzania
Inclusions
training weekend
accommodation
parkfees
meals
international
intl guide
doctor
transfers
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3,999.00

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Overview

Kilimanjaro (5896m) is not only Africa’s highest point, but it’s also the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Kilimanjaro is a huge crater known as Kibo over 2km wide with several distinct cones, the highest being Uhuru Peak.

This 12-day itinerary includes seven days of walking on the Machame trail, the most scenic route to the summit. The Kilimanjaro climb incorporates seven days on the mountain which allows for great acclimatisation and maximises chances of a successful summit attempt.

The route provides spectacular scenery and a wide variety of different landscapes. We start in scrublands thick with African wildlife and then move into lush forests followed by flowering alpine tundra. Above 4,500m the landscape changes to snow and rock as we approach the summit. This trek is suitable for people with a good level of fitness who enjoy a challenge. The sense of achievement after climbing Kilimanjaro and view from the roof of Africa makes all the hard work and effort well worth it!

About Down Syndrome Ireland

Down Syndrome Ireland is the voice of people with Down syndrome and their families throughout Ireland. We provide a wide range of vital services including Early Intervention, Speech & Language Therapy, Health, Education, Personal Development and Employment Opportunities that enhance the lives of thousands of children and adults with Down syndrome. We have over 3,500 members across 25 branches nationwide.

Every year we need to raise at least 87% of our €3.7+ million costs to enable us to continue providing these essential services, and we are therefore very heavily reliant on public fundraising and events such as ‘Climb Kilimanjaro 4 DSI’. All funds raised will go towards the work of Down Syndrome Ireland and we are truly grateful to anyone who helps make a difference. For further information please visit www.downsyndrome.ie

Fundraising Costs

A minimum of €2,500 fundraised for Down Syndrome Ireland to provide essential services. This is in addition to the expedition costs.

For fundraising support and ideas contact Mark O’Doherty at Down Syndrome Ireland. Phone: +353 1 426 6500 Email: mark@downsyndrome.ie

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Depart Dublin.

    Depart Dublin for Kilimanjaro International Airport.

    depart
    plane
  • Day 2

    Arrive in Tanzania.

    Arrive in the afternoon and transfer to Arusha.

    arrive
    transfer
    hotel
  • Day 3

    Machame Gate (1,490m) to Machame Camp (2,980m), 7 hrs trekking.

    Drive to Machame gate and then trek through Montane forest to reach Machame Camp.

    breakfast
    transfer
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    camping
  • Day 4

    Machame Camp to Shira Camp (3,840m), 6 hrs trekking.

    Trek above the tree line to Shira Camp.

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    camping
  • Day 5

    Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (3,950m), 7 hrs trekking.

    Trek to Barranco camp via Lava Tower (4630m). Today's route has stunning views throughout.

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    camping
  • Day 6

    Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp (4,000m), 5 hrs trekking.

    Trek through an alpine desert to set up camp in the Karanga Valley.

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    camping
  • Day 7

    Karanga Camp to Kosovo Camp (4,800m), 5 hrs trekking.

    Trek to Kosovo camp and prepare for tomorrow's summit attempt.

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    camping
  • Day 8

    Kosovo Camp to Uhuru Peak (5,896m) to Millennium Camp (3,832m), 14 hrs trekking.

    Trek to the summit of Africa! Afterwards, descend to Millennium Camp.

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    camping
  • Day 9

    Millennium Camp to Arusha, 6 hrs trekking.

    Trek to Mweka Gate and then drive to Arusha. Enjoy the pool and bar at the hotel in the afternoon and evening!

    breakfast
    trek
    transfer
    hotel
  • Day 10

    Day of leisure.

    Relax by the pool or go on our optional safari day if you still have some energy left!

    breakfast
    relax
    safari
  • Day 11

    Depart Tanzania.

    Relax for the morning. Transfer to the airport for an evening departure.

    breakfast
    transfer
    plane
    depart
  • Day 12

    Arrive Dublin.

    Arrive back in Dublin in the early morning.

    arrive

Available Dates

  • Aug 1st, 2020 - Aug 12th, 2020
    Full
Deposit 399.00

3,999.00

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What Our Clients Say

Earth's Edge is an excellent company with which to travel. They provide local expertise and pre-departure support to allow you to travel in confidence and take on significant challenges.

Darren O'Connor. Co. Dublin, Ireland. 

I signed up to do Kilimanjaro based on the reviews I read online and boy - I was not disappointed! Genuinely could not recommend Earth’s Edge highly enough, from months before the trip even happened, until we got home; they created an experience that I don’t think could be equalled. Any more “Once in a Lifetime” trips for me - will definitely be through Earth’s Edge!

Gordon Graham. Newry, Down

A really unforgettable experience on Kilimanjaro! From the moment I signed up, the information, advice, and support I received was second to none. On arriving at the airport, all I needed to worry about was my hike. The planning was like clockwork. The food was amazing, the porters and guides were superhuman, and our excellent group leader Gracjan was always there to offer a hand! An adventure of a lifetime!

Pat Downing. Bandon, Cork

 

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