CLIMBING KILIMANJARO - Worldwide Quest CLIMBING KILIMANJARO NOVEMBER 4 ¢â‚¬â€œ 13, 2020 Open to alumni UBC

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  • The vast volcanic pyramid of Mt. Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s iconic hiking challenges. Are you ready?

    Join Lynn Kanuka on this fully supported hike to the highest point in Africa, the 5,895m high Uhuru Peak. You’ll pass through dramatic variations in landscape from rainforest, to dry savannah to alpine desert, camping in mountain tents along the route with support from local guides and porters. You’ll be amazed and inspired by the incredible scenery that feels like walking from the equator to the North Pole in a week.

    Our carefully chosen Lemosho route is the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas of various sides of the mountain. We like this route for its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery, and a high summit success rate. Climbing high during the day and sleeping overnight at slightly lower altitudes improves your chance to summit successfully. Lynn’s training plan will help you prepare physically and mentally for the adventure.

    Climbing Kili inspires transformation; standing on the roof of Africa, you’re sure to see the world in a different way.

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    CLIMBING KILIMANJARO NOVEMBER 4 – 13, 2020

    Open to alumni UBC and friends

  • STUDY LEADER Lynn Kanuka is an Olympic medalist and WalkRun coach. For over 25 years Lynn has inspired people of all ages and ability levels through physical fitness to take steps toward better health, achieve personal goals, and be active and happy.

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    Indian Ocean

    Lake Victoria

    Zanzibar

    Mt. Kilimanjaro MoshiArusha

    Kilimanjaro Int’l Airport

  • Wednesday, Nov. 4: Meet in Arusha Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport where a local representative provides a transfer to our hotel in the nearby town of Moshi, gateway to Kilimanjaro. Overnight: Mountain Inn Hotel, Moshi Meals: Dinner

    Thursday, Nov. 5: Moshi Join Lynn for a day of warm up and getting ready for the climb. Explore your surroundings – Moshi is the centre of one of Tanzania’s major coffee-growing regions. Overnight: Mountain Inn Hotel, Moshi Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Friday, Nov. 6: Mti Mkubwa camp (2750m) HIKING TIME: 3 HOURS After breakfast our mountain guide will brief you on the day ahead. Drive two hours from the hotel to the Londorossi Park Gate (2100m) to register with the Tanzania National Parks Authority. You are now ready to begin your three-hour hike into the rain forest. Be on the look-out for Colobus monkeys! Take it slow and steady today. You’ll be climbing with a senior guide plus assistant guides, so there will always be someone close by. Arrive at Mti Mkubwa (“Big Tree”) Campsite (2750m) in the early evening. The porters, who arrive at the campsite before you, will set up your tent and boil water for drinking and washing. The chef will prepare a snack then dinner. At nighttime, mountain temperatures may drop to freezing so be prepared!

    Saturday, Nov. 7: Shira 2 Camp (3840m) HIKING TIME: 6.5 HOURS After an early morning breakfast, you will begin your ascent out of the rainforest and into the heather moorland zone. Cross many streams and walk over a plateau that leads to Shira 2 Camp (3840m). At this campsite, you’ll be next to a stream and have a spectacular view of the Western Breach and its glaciers in the East. Similar to the first night, your tents will be set up prior to arriving at camp and the porters will prepare drinking and washing water and your evening meal.

    Sunday, Nov. 8: Barranco Camp (3950m) HIKING TIME: 7 HOURS Following an early morning breakfast, leave the moorland environment and enter the semi desert and rocky landscape. After five hours of walking east, you will be face to face with the Lava Tower (4630m). Packed lunches are served at the Tower and hikers have the option of climbing the massive Lava Tower weather permitting. After lunch, you will descend from Lava Tower (4630m) to the Barranco Campsite (3950m), allowing you to adjust to the conditions of high altitude.

    Monday, Nov. 9: Karanga Camp (3950m) HIKING TIME: 4 – 5 HOURS This is a short hiking day meant for acclimatization. After an early morning breakfast, it is now time to conquer the Great Barranco Wall! Although it may look intimidating at first glance, this Class 2 hike is usually much easier than anticipated; steep, narrow paths cut back and forth along the rock face. At the top of the Wall, you will have a spectacular view of Heim Glacier above the clouds. The trail then winds up and down in the Karanga Valley to Karanga Camp (3950m).

    Tuesday, Nov. 10: Barafu Hut (4600) HIKING TIME: 2 – 3 HOURS After breakfast, you will begin your ascent. The trail intersects with the Mweka Route, which is the trail used to descend on the final two days. The word “barafu” in Swahili means “ice” and this camp is located on a rocky, exposed ridge. Tents will be exposed to wind and rocks so it is important for you to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. An early dinner will be served so you can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 7PM!

    Wednesday, Nov. 11: Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m) HIKING TIME: 8 HOURS TO REACH UHURU PEAK, 7 – 8 HOURS TO DESCEND TO MWEKA Your guide will wake you around midnight for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The route heads northwest over stone scree. After about six hours, you will reach Stella Point (5685m), located on the crater rim. Enjoy the magnificent sunrise, you will continue ascending for about two hours on a snow-covered trail to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the three- hour descent to Barafu begins. After a hot lunch continue descending down to Mweka Hut (3100m). The Mweka Trail will lead you through the scree and rocks to the moorland and eventually into the rain forest. Mweka Camp (3100m) is located in the upper rain forest, so fog and rain should be expected. You will have a dinner, wash, and rest soundly at camp.

    DETAILED ITINERARY

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    Thursday, Nov. 12: Mweka Gate (1980m) HIKING TIME: 3 HOURS After breakfast, descend for three hours back to Mweka Gate. The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion before descending another hour into the Mweka village. Here our driver will meet you and transfer you to the Mountain Inn. Enjoy a celebratory dinner this evening.

    Friday, Nov. 13: Depart Kilimanjaro Int. Airport After breakfast you are transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport for homeward-bound flights. Or please ask us about optional Tanzania safaris; spend a few days or a few weeks exploring Tanzania’s Big Five hotspots.

    Note: The itinerary and accommodation described in this tour brochure are subject to change due to logistical arrangements and to take advantage of local events.

  • TOUR DETAILS

    What’s Included: • Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing

    as per the group itinerary • Accommodation based on double occupancy in hotel

    and in tents • Kilimanjaro National Park (KINAPA) conservation fees

    (entry fees) • Kilimanjaro National Park compulsory rescue fees • Kilimanjaro National Park hut fees • KINAPA trained and certified English speaking guides • KINAPA trained and certified porters (1 porter per person

    for personal mountain luggage of 15kg max.) • KINAPA trained and certified cook / chef, utensils,

    cutlery, crockery etc. • All meals on the mountain on full board basis • Breakfast and Dinner in Moshi • Safe and luggage storage at the Mountain Inn Hotel while

    on trek • 1 sleeping mattress per person (provided in the Huts

    by Kilimanjaro National Park) • Boiled drinking water on trek (from first hut onwards) • Basic first aid kit per group • Gratuities for guides and porter • Applicable taxes at time of writing • Fully escorted by Lynn Kanuka

    Not Included: • Roundtrip airfare from your home to join the tour • Meals other than those mentioned above • Beverages with meals • Visa fee (US$50 – online e-visa required for Canadian

    passport-holders) • Travel insurance • Additional arrangements required due to any emergency

    or other situation • Personal mountain equipment such as sleeping bags,

    walking poles, duffel bags etc. • Beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol etc. and water on

    first day of trek • Metal water bottles, hard plastic water bottles, water

    bladders etc. (please note: no soft plastics are permitted by Kilimanjaro National Park on the mountain, therefore you are recommended to carry drinking containers as specified)

    • Items of personal nature • Any item not mentioned in “tour cost includes” above

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