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Climb for Kids 20202018-09-18T14:38:19+10:00

Climb for Kids 2020 Mt Kilimanjaro

Are you looking to tick climbing the highest freestanding mountain off your bucket list… then why not join us and our group of intrepid adventurers as we trek to the very roof of Africa.

In February 2020, will embark on the adventure of a lifetime to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, we are raising funds to build a secondary school in the district of Abim and each climber is fully funding their climb and will also commit to raising funds towards to school project, our goal is $120,000

Download the full info doc here:   Operation Uganda Lemosho 2020

If your interested in joining the team in February 2018 please email us on info@operationuganda.org for a full info pack.

Climb for Kids Itinerary2018-09-18T14:24:11+10:00
 DAY ONE

ARRIVE KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Welcome! Your adventure begins!
Today, you arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO). You will be met at the airport by a team representa ve and transferred to the team hotel. Depending on your me of arrival, we will meet for a team dinner and sleep overnight .
Elevation 850m >> Dinner

DAY TWO

REST DAY

Today is a day of leisure, allowing you to se le into the relaxed African lifestyle. Forget about your watch, you are now on African me. Your Trip Leader will deliver a thorough briefing regarding daily routines, timings, altitude, safety and other important topics. A final gear check will be done before you will have the chance to head out for any last minute supplies. Early to bed tonight in anticipation for the start of an amazing adventure.

DAY THREE

TRANSFER TO LONDOROSSI GATE

Depart Moshi a er breakfast and transfer to Londorossi Gate (2375m) which takes around 4 hours for registra on accompanied by Everest One guide, experienced local guides along with our team of cooks and porters. A er clearance proceed to Lemosho trailhead by 4WD jeep for luggage weighing before we set forth on our trek towards Forest Camp which takes between 3- 4 hours. Dinner and Overnight at Mti Mkubwa (Forest Camp)

Elevation 2650m >> 2-3 hours >> Habitat: Rainforest

DAY FOUR

MTI MKUBWA (FOREST CAMP) TO SHIRA 1 CAMPSITE

Leave M Mkubwa a er breakfast to Shira 1 Campsite. We will stop for lunch on the way. Along this stage the weather becomes drier whilst the terrain consists of tall grasses, heather and volcanic rock whilst o ering views of Kibo. Dinner and overnight at Shira 1 campsite.

Elevation 3700 >> 4-5 hours >> Habitat: Heath

DAY FIVE

SHIRA 1 to SHIRA 2 CAMPSITE

Leave Shira 1 Camp a er breakfast to Shira 2 Camp with picnic lunch on the way. The Terrain here is rela vely at and easily from Shira 1. It covers more heather and moorland zone abundant with wild owers and unique Senecio trees. Dinner and overnight at Shira 2 campsite.
Elevation 3850m >> 4-5 hours >> Habitat: Heath

DAY SIX

SHIRA 2 CAMPSITE TO BARANCO

Leave Shira 2 campsite a er breakfast to Baranco. The terrain here is more of alpine desert zone and moorland desert zone especially in the Baranco valley. We will be able to reach lava tower at 4600m. The vegeta on here features the stunning and unique Senecio trees and Lobelia plants around the campsite. You will arrive in Baranco at the same height that you started, however due to the climb above 4000m, this day is extremely important as it helps you acclima se and prepare for our upcoming summit bid. Dinner and overnight in Baranco camp.

Elevation 3900m >> 5-6 hours >> Habitat: Alpine desert

DAY SEVEN

BARANCO TO KARANGA CAMP

After morning breakfast we leave Baranco climbing out of camp via the Baranco Wall. It is a comfortable yet stunning rock scramble ascending rapidly gaining 300m of ascent. It is a safe climb with many at view points along the way. We con nue short climbs and descents before reaching the top of a ridge which a ords us open views across to our camp. The vegeta on is more Alpine desert whilst the air is very dry requiring you to take more water. This is a true highlight of the trek in and one of those days you will never forget.

Elevation 3995m >> 3-4 hours >> Habitat: Alpine desert

DAY EIGHT

KARANGA CAMP TO KOSOVO CAMP VIA BARAFU CAMP

We leave Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp where we connect at a junc on with the Mweka Trail then con nue up to the Barafu Camp (4673m). You will be o ered views of the summit from many di erent perspec ves. We nalise our permit at Barafu before con nuing on, climbing through switch backs of scree and rock to our private camp at Kosovo.

Once in camp, we are able to see our climbing route all the way to Stella Point, with unobstructed views across to Mawenzi Tarn, the 2nd highest peak and ex nct volcano. We will get some much needed rest and food before we prepare for our acclima sa on walk or summit push depending on how the team is feeling. Dinner and overnight at Kosovo Camp.

Elevation 4873m >> 4-5 hours >> Habitat: Alpine desert

DAY NINE

KOSOVO CAMP (ACCLIMATISATION DAY)

After breakfast we leave Kosovo Camp accompanied with picnic lunch boxes. We will head up the steep, switch back route of scree and rock leading up to Stella Point (5756m). Depending on how the team is feeling, or for those who want to con nue, we have the op on to head directly for the summit from Stella Point, which is only a short 1 hour push from there.

For those that just wish to gain a few hundred metres of altitude from camp, and then head back to camp to rest and prepare for the summit the following day, that is also an op on. Many climbers enjoy climbing together as a team and will often make the decision depending on how the team are feeling overall. Dinner and overnight at Kosovo Camp.

Elevation 4873m >> 4 hours >> Habitat: Glacial/volcanic rock

DAY TEN

KOSOVO CAMP — SUMMIT — MWEKA CAMP

We eat an early breakfast and leave camp, bound for the summit at around 4am. We are aiming to reach Stella Point before sunrise so that we a orded incredible views as the planet wakes up with brilliant red rays ltering through with the Mawenzi in the forefront. This really is one of life’s great moments and a sunrise you will never forget.

From there it is a short push to Uhuru at 5895m. You will be now standing on the roof of Africa, on the summit of the highest freestand- ing mountain in the world. Time to grab your photos, call your loved ones or just take in the experience. After taking in the amazing views, along with an unbelievable sense of pride you will be feeling, we commence the descent down to Kosovo Camp for a hot lunch before con nuing on to Mweka Camp.

Elevation 5895m (summit) >> 7-8 hours >> Habitat: Glacial/

DAY ELEVEN

MWEKA CAMP TO MWEKA GATE

After breakfast leave Mweka Camp which takes between 3 to 4 hours. A er clearance and being awarded with your Certificate acknowledging that you have reached the highest Peak of Africa, we then transfer back to our hotel in Moshi for a much deserved hot shower and group celebra on.

Elevation 4873m >> 4 hours >> Habitat: Glacial/volcanic rock

DAY TWELVE

TIME TO HEAD HOME, JOIN A SAFARI OR EXPLORE

After breakfast, your trip concludes. You will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure home. We will be sad to see you go!
Elevation 850m >> Breakfast