Kilimanjaro

Take on the challenge of Mount Kilimanjaro with Focus Ireland

 

Focus Ireland have teamed up with the tour operator Earth’s Edge to bring you on the trip of a lifetime to Kilimanjaro.

Established in 2007, Earth’s Edge are an Irish owned company who specialises in high altitude trekking and mountaineering. Each year they take over 400 people to climb the world’s tallest mountains.  They are the only company in the world who send both an international doctor and guide on all their trips while keeping group sizes sustainably small.

To find out more about Earth’s Edge click here.

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Trek details

This life-changing trip takes on the tallest freestanding mountain in the world – Mount Kilimanjaro. Standing at 5,896m, summiting Kilimanjaro is an achievement of a lifetime. The 12 day trip includes 7 days of trekking the Machame trail – this time frame increases the chances of a successful summit as it allows for acclimatisation. When you book with Earth’s Edge, everything is included in the cost, including flights to and from Ireland, accommodation, food, National Park fees, local VAT and a training weekend. All you have to do is raise the funds for Focus Ireland!

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Costs

We require you to raise a minimum of €2,500 for Focus Ireland. Use the form below to register your interest with us and we will send you a fundraising pack with lots of great ideas on how you can raise the funds.

All the costs for Kilimanjaro are paid directly to Earth’s Edge. They require a €399 deposit to secure your place on the trek. You can pay the balance off in full or in installments via the Earth’s Edge website.

For trip costs, departure dates and to book your Kilimanjaro trip, see here.

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Your Kilimanjaro Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Dublin

Depart Dublin for Kilimanjaro International Aiport

Day 2: Arrive in Tanzania
Arrival in the afternoon and transfer to Arusha

Day 3: Machame Gate (1,490m) to Machame Camp (2,980m) – 7 hours trekking
Drive to Machame gate and then trek through Montane forest to reach Machame Camp.

Day 4: Machame Camp to Shira Camp (3,840m) – 6 hours trekking
Trek above the tree line to Shira Camp.

Day 5: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (3,950m) – 7 hours trekking
Trek to Barranco camp via Lava Tower (4630m). Today’s route has stunning views throughout.

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.

Day 7: Karanga Camp to Kosovo Camp (4,800m) – 5 hours trekking
Trek to Kosovo camp and prepare for tomorrow’s summit attempt.

Day 8: Kosovo Camp to Uhuru Peak (5,896m) – 14 hours trekking
Trek to the roof of Africa! Afterward, descend to Millennium Camp.

Day 9: Millenium Camp to Arusha – 6 hours trekking
Trek to Mweka Gate and then drive to Arusha. Enjoy the pool and bar at the hotel in the afternoon and evening!

Day 10: Leisure day
Relax by the pool or go on our optional safari day if you still have some energy left!

Day 11: Travel day
Relax for the morning. Transfer to the airport for an evening departure.

Day 12: Arrival in Dublin

Arrive back in Dublin in the early morning.

Available Dates

2023

  • 11 – 22 February
  • 18 – 1 March
  • 10 – 21 June
  • 17 – 28 June
  • 8 – 19 July
  • 12 – 23 August
  • 9 – 20 September
  • 23 September – 4 October
  • 7 – 18 October
  • 21 October – 1 November

2024

  • 3 – 14 February
  • 15 – 26 June
  • 13 – 24 July
  • 10 – 21 August
  • 7 – 18 September
  • 12 – 23 October

Register

If you are interested in taking on the challenge of Kilimanjaro, register your interest by filling out the form here.

If you have any questions, you can get in touch by emailing us at events@focusireland.ie or calling us on 01-8815900.

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