KILIMANJARO SUMMIT NEW YEARS DAY. Start your year watching the sun rise from 5895m. 26th December 3rd January 2016






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Start your year watching the sun rise from 5895m.

26th December – 3rd January 2016

Every step you take will be raising funds for our incredible

hospice and neurological care



What better way to celebrate the New Year

than your first sunrise at 5895m!

Trek Kilimanjaro – The Essentials

Date: 26th December – 3rd January 2016 Registration Fee: £295

Fundraising Target: £3250

Fundraising deadlines: Participants must reach 80% of their fundraising target (£2,600) on or before 30 October 2015 to guarantee entry. Participants must reach 100% of their

fundraising target on or before 1 February 2016

Days trekking: 7 days Duration: 9 days

Trekking difficulty: Challenging Included within the price:

• Fully inclusive trip including flights, accommodation and meals • Team Incredible t-shirt

• Bespoke training guide and fundraising support from sign up to summit

• Option to hire kit within the country as a cheaper and easier option

• A jam-packed welcome pack with kit list and fundraising guide

• Experienced English-speaking guides

• All park fees, taxes and permits as required for the above itinerary

• Fully supported emergency procedures & 24/7 support line

Not included within the price:

• Personal expenditure (telephone, shopping and so on)

• Tips for guides, porters & cooks (recommended budget £60)

• Beverages & alcoholic drinks

• Personal camping equipment, including sleeping bag, sleeping mattress

• Additional hotel stays in-country • Equipment hire

• Any other service not clearly mentioned on the itinerary & trip inclusive portion

• Activities undertaken as part of independent travel

contact: Alex Lines-Scrase call: 0207 554 5960

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Join this once in a lifetime trek which will take you from the hustle and bustle

of Moshi, through the rain forests which cover the lower mountain slopes, up

to the high alpine desert. Your challenge will then culminate with a midnight

summit to reach Stella Point before dawn, to take in your first sunrise of 2016.


Event Itinerary

Day 1

26th December – Fly from London

Flight from London Heathrow to Tanzania. Day 2

27th December – Arrive in Moshi

Upon arrival you will be collected from the airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi. In the evening there will be a equipment check before dinner and a member of the Rare Adventures team will deliver a briefing on the climb.

Day 3

28th December – Trek begins!

Transfer by bus to the Machame Gate. You will begin a steady trek through a humid rainforest, teeming with wildlife, before reaching Machame Hut campsite at 2980m. If the skies are clear, you will have the first view of the peak!

Day 4

29th December – Shira Hut

Ascent to Shira Hut at 3850m. Throughout today you will catch tantalising glimpses of Kilimanjaro’s peak through the trees, as you climb wide ridges and mountain pathways.

Day 5

30 December – Acclimatisation day

You will trek up to Lava tower, before descending to Barranco Hut campsite. Trekking high & sleeping low aids acclimatisation.

Day 6

31st December – Barranco Wall

Scale the Barranco Wall – an imposing rock formation. From the top of the wall, you will cross the Karanga Valley. You will reach Barafu campsite (4673m) in the late afternoon, the last stop before the summit. After some rest, you will meet at the mess tent after 11pm to see in the new year with some (non-alcoholic) bubbly.

Day 7

1st January – Reaching the summit!

Leaving camp after midnight, you then your start summit climb and at Stella Point you will witness the first sunrise of 2016. After a final push, you will then reach the roof of Africa – the 5895m Uhuru Peak. After savouring the moment, you will descend to Mweka Hut campsite, for some well deserved dinner & rest!

Day 8

2nd January – Descend and celebrate!

The final day of walking is easy-going; the sound of chattering monkeys and birds will accompany you on the walk down to Mweka Gate. Here you will sign your name in the register, to be used for your summit certificate. After transferring by bus to the hotel for showers, everyone will then party at a celebratory dinner!

Day 9

3rd January – Welcome home

After all that fundraising and training, your trek will be complete filled with great memories and new friendships. You will gather in the morning and you will be taken back to the airport for the return flight home to the UK.


Key Information

How do I sign up?

First, complete a booking form and pay a £295 non refundable registration fee available from call our Events team for more information. Fundraising deadlines: Participants must reach 80% of their fundraising target (£2,600) on or before 30 October 2015 to guarantee entry. Participants must reach 100% of their fundraising target on or before 1 February 2016.

What if I can’t raise the minimum sponsorship?

You will be introduced to your local regional fundraiser and the national events team who will support you every step of the way to ensure you reach your fundraising target. They will provide you with fundraising ideas and supply you with lots of handy materials for your fundraising journey. With this support, we are sure you will reach your minimum sponsorship targets by our set dates. However, if for any reason you are unable to reach £2600 by October 30th, you will have the choice of paying the remaining balance yourself or forfeiting your place and deferring to a different challenge.

How fit do I need to be to do the challenge?

Everyone who takes part in the Trek Kilimanjaro should be comfortable walking for long periods. Training for your trip well in advance is essential. You will be provided with detailed training plans and support.

On an average day, you’ll be on your feet for five to eight hours whilst wearing a small backpack, with some tough ascents and descents.

Reaching heights of up 5895m, you may feel slight effects of altitude but part of the trek will involve an acclimatisation day to get your body used to the altitude.

Do I have to meet any medical requirements?

Everyone who signs up for the challenge is

required to complete a medical form that must be signed by their GP; something surgeries may charge for. We will provide you with the medical form in your welcome pack.

What kit do I need and will I have to carry it?

Prior to the trip we’ll give you a full kit list. We can arrange for you to hire trekking items (sleeping bag/mat/walking poles etc) within the country. Porters carry the main bag but participants will need to carry a smaller day pack.

Where will I stay during the trek?

Accommodation varies between two man tents and basic hotels. You will share a twin room and tent with someone of the same gender. Toilet facilities whilst camping will be makeshift.


Will I need any vaccines?

The NHS recommends a course of anti-malarial medication, along with primary courses & boosters. Vaccinations against cholera, hepatitis B, rabies & Yellow Fever are also recommended for

consideration. Please refer to NHS Fit for Travel for more information:

How much should I budget for this adventure?

You will need to cover the cost of your visa (£40), vaccinations (est. £100 – £300) and insurance (Rare Care policy £94, other policies are available). You will also need to purchase kit and accessories (cost varies depending on personal preference). All transfers and accommodation in the itinerary are included, along with all meals in Moshi and on the mountain. You will need personal spending money for souvenirs /alcoholic drinks, plus your tips for the crew, extra snacks, and any additional travel you take part in, we recommend somewhere between £250–£550).

What paperwork do I need?

You will need to obtain the following documents in order to travel to take part in the Kilimanjaro climb: • A Tanzanian Visa

• A Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate • A valid travel insurance certificate

• A completed medical form (if you have declared any medical conditions)

What travel insurance do I need?

All clients taking part in the Mount Kilimanjaro climb must provide a copy of their travel insurance certificate to Rare Adventures.

Each policy must cover:

• Trekking up to 6,000 metres • Medical expenses

• Injury, death & repatriation • Helicopter Rescue

Who organises the trip?

Rare Adventures –

They are a not for profit, independent tour operator, specialising in charity treks and cycle rides

worldwide. They are fully compliant to the British Standard for overseas expeditions and adventures (BS8848) and demonstrate a rigorous approach to the safe planning and management of all


Achieve something incredible

Sue Ryder provides incredible hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis. We do whatever we can to be a safety net for our patients and their loved ones at the most difficult time of their lives. We see the person, not the condition.


Sue Ryder is a charity registered in England and Wales (1052076) and in Scotland (SC039578). Ref. No. 03765 ©Sue Ryder. January 2015.

To join us on this magnificent trip, contact the Sue Ryder Events team to find out more today.

call: 0207 554 5960







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