Mount Kilimanjaro Challenge

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Dare yourself to take on Africa’s highest mountain
& help feed orphans & needy children!

*Only 15 places available



02 August 2017


Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania


Now in its 8th year, join the Muslim Hand team in Tanzania and climb the highest mountain in Africa.
Rising almost 20,000 feet Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa, and has been nick named “the roof of Africa”. Set across the stunning Serengeti plains, participants can expect to encounter anything from rainforests, moorland, alpine deserts and glaciers.


We take pride in caring for and nurturing our children. Providing them with nutritious meals to sustain them throughout the day is a central part of this and for many of us meal times are something to look forward to for the whole family.

But for tens of millions of children around the world, life is not so simple. Without access to nutritional food, a child dies every ten seconds from hunger-related diseases.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. With simple interventions, such as providing healthy meals, nutritional supplements and treatment for infections, so many lives can be saved.

Raising awareness is also a big part of the programme. To this end, we train teachers and healthcare workers on recognising and treating malnutrition.

By taking part in Kilimanjaro 2017, we can reach even more children with the support they need to keep them strong and healthy through their daily lives. You’ll help meet Muslim Hands 4-point plan:
1. A balanced and nutritious daily meal
2. Essential vitamin supplements and regular monitoring of growth
3. Educate teachers on recognising and treating malnutrition
4. Testing and treatment for parasite infections

Q. How much do I need to raise?

A. All participants are required to raise a minimum of £3500 sponsorship money. To secure your place you must pay a holding deposit of £300 upon registration.

Q. Who can take part?

A. Anyone over the age of 18 who is looking for a challenge can take part. The group size will be approximately 15-25 with people of all ages and from all backgrounds. This will include participants from South Africa.

Q. How fit do I need to be?

A. Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro is reasonably tough challenge but with the right amount of strength, stamina and determination it is achievable. Your training should include endurance building and strength building exercises. Most importantly you should get comfortable in the boots you are going to be wearing on the challenge, so go for long walks.

Q. Where will I stay?

A. You will stay in various huts along on the way up and down the mountain.

Q. What will the trekking be like?

A. The Marungu Route is the most popular route and the only one serviced by mountain huts to provide protection from the elements. The hike is the most direct path to the summit, with the help of experienced guides and porters.

You will hike through forests and alpine meadows, over rocky ravines and past lunar landscapes to the spectacular summit of Africa’s highest peak. The panoramic views from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro must be seen to be believed.



If you have any questions or would like further information please contact us.

We will aim to reply within 2 working days, but it can take a little longer during busy times.

Muslim Hands UK

Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.