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Kilimanjaro trek

If you’re looking for the ultimate trekking experience, this once-in-a-lifetime challenge will take you to the roof of Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro. Not only will you summit the world’s highest free-standing mountain, but you’ll also be helping to fund life-saving cancer research right here in Yorkshire.

*If you are interested in taking part in an alternative date, contact the Events Team*

About the trek

Setting off on the 12th of September 2024, you will embark on an 11-day trip to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Led by expert guides, you will cover 69km of distance and reach 5,985m above sea level once you climb to the top!

Signing up for the challenge through Yorkshire Cancer Research means you’ll receive:

  • Return flights from a London airport to Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • All transfers
  • All accommodation
  • All meals on the trek
  • Safe drinking water while trekking
  • Local Doctor, oxygen cylinders, oxi-pulse meter, Gamow bag and medical kit to assist with monitoring participants’ wellbeing on the climb.
  • Trekking permits and national park fees
  • Tents and other camping equipment
  • Fundraising support from a dedicated events team
  • Yorkshire Cancer Research technical top and water bottle
  • Yorkshire Cancer Research banner for the summit

With your support, Yorkshire Cancer Research can continue to fund vital research and pioneer innovative new services for people with cancer. These life-giving medical breakthroughs are helping more people survive cancer – here in Yorkshire, and beyond.

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Entry fees

Cost: The total cost of the 11-day Mount Kilimanjaro trek is £3299, which includes flights and accommodation, registration fee, trip fee, airport tax and a fuel surcharge contribution.

There is also an expected fundraising target of £800.

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Registration for this event is hosted by Global Adventure Challenges.

Once you complete registration on their website, our Events team will be in touch. 

If you have any questions, please contact our Events Team on 01423 877210 or

Event terms and conditions can be found here.

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Yorkshire Cancer Research fundraiser jumping with joy during their Kilimanjaro trek Mount Kilimanjaro from afar

"I’ve always been active, and I love hiking, so climbing Kilimanjaro has been something I had in mind for a while. I said I wanted to do it before I turned 30, so I managed to just get it in a week before my birthday."

Yorkshire Cancer Research fundraiser
Claire's experience
Claire wearing her Yorkshire Cancer Research branded t-shirt, holding her Kilimanjaro certificate