the expedition

Expedition Itinerary

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

everest base camp

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“.

mount kilimanjaro

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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