Welcome to the 2 Wish Upon A Star Kilimanjaro trek page!

 

Trek dates: February 10th – 19th, 2022

 

2 Wish Upon A Star and Mountain Expeditions have joined forces to offer you an incredible opportunity to join them on the trek to the summit of Kilimanjaro!

Trekking to the roof of Africa is a truly special experience, and with unprecedented support from our superb local team, excellent logistics and plenty of singing and dancing along the way, Kilimanjaro is an experience you’ll never forget!

 

  • Join a team of like minded 2 Wish Upon A Star team members
  • Pledge to raise £1,000+ for 2 Wish Upon A Star 
  • Entirely planned & organised by Mountain Expeditions (40+ Kilimanjaro expeditions)
  • Lead by highly experienced Expedition Leader Jon Gupta
  • 98% summit success rate on previous Kilimanjaro trek’s
  • The best local logistics available to support the expedition

 

“Very organised but also flexible, Jon and the Mountain Expeditions team and the local porters were professional and helpful. We were very well looked after throughout the whole trip – amazing experience!” Lisa Chandika (PwC | Manager | Transaction Services)



Expedition Facts


  • Duration:

    10 days
  • Activity:

    Trekking (High Altitude)
  • Accommodation:

    Luxury Lodge & Camping
  • Kit List:

  • Expedition Dossier:

  • Difficulty Level:

    B1 (Explain this)
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  • Overview
  • Trip Suitability
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  • Difficulty Level
  • In-country Safety
  • FAQs

Overview

 

Join 2 Wish Upon A Star Kilimanjaro Team and climb the worlds highest free standing mountain, the highest mountain in Africa and one of the famous 7 summits!

Climbing Kilimanjaro is a truly special experience. At the park gate you enter in to pristine rainforest and during the trek you pass through shrub, desert and alpine environments! Over our 7 day route we’ll gradually gain altitude, acclimatise to our new surroundings and enjoy incredible views across the african plains. With unprecedented support from Mountain Expeditions and our local team, excellent logistics and plenty of singing and dancing along the way, Kilimanjaro is an experience you’ll never forget!

 

Organised and lead by Jon Gupta and Mountain Expeditions

Mountain Expeditions are expedition specialists and Kilimanjaro is where it all started for us! We love organising and delivering expeditions to ‘Kili’ and do so with a friendly and supportive approach. We understand that joining any of our expeditions is a big deal, so we try and make sure everything is perfect from start to finish. In 2019 we celebrated 10 years of leading teams on Kili with our 30th summit!

 

Pledge to raise £1,000+ for 2 Wish Upon A Star

2 Wish Upon A Star is a registered charity (No 1168140).

To join the Kilimanjaro Trek you must pledge to raise a minimum of £1,000. If you have any question about this please contact Jo Plow: jo@2wishuponastar.org

The team at 2 Wish Upon A Star have lots of fundraising ideas and tips for you, so please don’t worry about the target – with proper planning of a few events as a team it is more than achievable, and most participants raise over £1,000.

 

UK Expedition Leader

Mountain Expeditions employ a small number of the UK’s most experienced High Altitude Expedition Leaders and we will always send a UK Expedition Leader to facilitate your expedition. All of our leaders are chosen on their individual merits which we base on their mix of vast mountain experience, interpersonal skills and of course, qualifications.

 

Local Mountain Guides & extra summit guides

With all our expeditions we partner with the very best local in-country agencies who shares our ethos of delivering outstanding expeditions. We believe that a combined leadership team built of a UK Expedition Leader and a highly experienced local guide is the strongest and most successful way to deliver our Kilimanjaro expeditions. Our local guides will be with the team throughout the entire expedition and additional local guides will be used during your summit attempt. Mountain Expeditions are trying to set new standards on Kilimanjaro by ensuring that the local crew working with our groups are properly kitted out and well looked after on the mountain – we offer them the chance to borrow good footwear and the kit & equipment they need to use whilst working with our groups.

 

Small teams & personal approach – Maximum 12

On big mountains like Kilimanjaro we don’t believe leading Open Expedition teams of 20+ members is good practice and it certainly doesn’t offer a very personable experience! All our teams are capped at 12 resulting in a close knit, high guide ratio experience.

 

Very high summit success rate

With over 40+ expeditions on Kilimanjaro we have an impressive 98% summit success rate. We believe this is because of our combination of smaller teams, higher guide ratios and using experienced High Altitude Expedition Leaders. This combination has shown time and time again that this is the safest approach whilst on the mountain.

 

10 day itinerary with 7 day trekking route

Our itinerary has been chosen to make this trip the very best we believe it can be. We include an entire preparation day in Moshi which allows time for people to rest after a long flight, time for any lost luggage to catch up with us and time for your Expedition Leader to do a full kit and medical check before a relaxed expedition briefing with a cold Kilimanjaro beer! It also allows time for the the team to get to know eachother a little before we set off up Kilimanjaro together.

On the 7 Machame Route there are climb high sleep low days, 2 shorter half days before your summit attempt and of course – some big days! Overall it offers the best acclimatisation profile of any 7 day route on Kilimanjaro.

 

Fully supported: local cooks, porters & guides

The truth behind organising and leading worldwide expeditions is that you need an excellent local in-country agent to work with. Over the years Mountain Expeditions have developed a long standing relationship with our local crew in Tanzania and the added value of our friendly and efficient local staff never goes unnoticed – we know it makes a big difference to your experience. Our local team are a huge part of your Kilimanjaro experience and it makes all the difference on the mountain.

“If ethical travel is what you’re looking for in a company, then look no further than Mountain Expeditions. The guides and porters were so much a part of the team that you could tell it was like a big happy family” – Marcus Samperi

 

Perfect first big mountain

There are many reasons people choose to climb big mountains and many reasons why you might choose to trek up Kilimanjaro. What we can tell you is that choosing Kilimanjaro offers you a realistic opportunity to summit a big mountain without any altitude experience. Refer to the Suitability tab for more details.

 

Accommodation: Lodge & tents

Many of our expeditions start and finish in a bustling city in a really nice hotel or lodge. Maybe it’s first and last impressions that count or perhaps we just enjoy having nice accommodation when starting and finishing a trip but it’s what we do! On Kilimanjaro we use our favourite lodges & hotels before and after the trek and ensure that camplife is as comfortable as possible on the mountain. Refer to the FAQs tab for more details.


Pricing, Dates & Availability

This is a private expedition and all bookings are directly through 2 Wish Upon A Star – please email Jo Plow to inquire or discuss your place on the expedition: jo@2wishuponastar.org


 

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