1 November 2018: Team travels to Nepal
Media & tour days in Kathmandu
Travel Kathmandu to Lukla
Everest Base Camp trek (14 days)
Travel Lukla to Kathmandu; Rest day
Kathmandu school visits
Fly from Nepal to Tanzania
Media & tour day in Arusha
Arusha school visits
Travel to Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro trek (Machame route- 7 days)
Media and tour day; school visits
Travel Tanzania to London for expedition end
Expedition ends 30 November 2018
The expedition will begin in Nepal, with the team trekking to Everest Base Camp over 14 days. This trek is a fitting challenge due to the area being home to large cat species such as the snow leopard.
Mount Everest, situated on the border between Nepal and Tibet, is the highest mountain in the world standing at 8848m (29 029 ft).
The mountain is revered by the local Nepalese and Tibetans and fondly known as Sagamartha meaning “Mother of the universe", and Chomolungma the Tibetan word for Everest, meaning “Goddess mother of the world“.
The team then heads to Tanzania for a
7- day trek to attempt to summit Mount Kilimanjaro - the highest free-standing mountain in Africa.
This summit represents the iconic African lion and leopard.
Kilimanjaro, situated in the north-east region of Tanzania is made up three dormant stratovolcanos, and is the highest free-standing mountain in Africa at a height of 5895m (19,341 ft). Kilmanjaro's last volcanic activity happened around 1.9 million years ago.
The origin of the name Kilimanjaro is not precisely known, but a number of theories exist. Some say that the name Kilimanjaro is derived from a Swahili word meaning “mountain of greatness".
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