Sunday 24th July – Saturday 30th July 2011 (may vary by a day or two)
Optional five/six day safari after trek"The Roof of Africa"
‘‘As wide as all the world, great, high, and unbelievably white in the Sun" - Hemmingway
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and one of the largest freestanding mountains in the world. Climbing Kilimanjaro is a challenge to say the least and is one of the mountains almost every trekker and mountaineer in the world wants to conquer.
"An almost perfectly shaped volcano rising sheer from Tanzania's far north-east plains, Mt Kilimanjaro is one of Africa's most magnificent sights. Snow-capped and not yet extinct, at 5895m (19,335ft) it's the highest peak on the continent. From cultivated farmlands on the lower levels, the mountain rises through lush rainforest to alpine meadow and finally across a barren lunar landscape to the twin summits. The rainforest is home to animals including elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard and monkey. You may also stumble across herds of eland on the saddle between the summits of Mawenzi and Kibo. It's a traveller's dream to scale the summit, watch dawn break and gaze out over a truly great expanse of bushland -but scaling a 5895m monolith is no Sunday school picnic." Lonely Planet Tanzania
- Lemoshe route or the popular Marangu route
- Decision will be made depending on the group size and preferences
- GROUP SIZE: 30
- MINIMUM FUNDS TO RAISE: £1000
- COST: approximately £900 to £1000 ( $ exchange rate dependent)
- plus flights, visa for Kenya & Tanzania, insurance, tips, local safari etc
- Start training from now even if you will decide later on.
- 1st May 2011 the Annual Sewa Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge -24.50 miles
- Easter weekend in Snowdonia, Wales
- Expedition Leader: Prof Janesh Gupta
- Tel: + 44 7970 280 305
- Administration, registration and training: Satish Shah
- Tel res: 01274 541987
Funds raised will go to various East African projects