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6 Day, Machame

August/September '21

9 Days (+ option to extend to 16)







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*Pay £195 to register for the challenge. The remaining £200 is not due until 31st Jan 2021. Upon sign up you will be provided with a unique referral code to share with your friends. This code gives you the opportunity to share a £100 discount off your second registration fee for every person you refer. Refer 4 people and have no second instalment to pay!


Mount Kilimanjaro is the largest freestanding mountain in the world standing at 5,895m and the trek encompasses terrains from jungle to glacier. Reaching the summit and watching the sun rise over the vast African plains truly is the experience of a lifetime.


On every day of your 6 day trek along the Machame route you will be supported by an incredible crew of expert guides, cooks and porters from our local KPAP approved climb suppliers.


Your climb suppliers also organise some amazing value extension travel packages for you to add on to your trip so you can experience the 3 best things Tanzania has to offer; Kilimanjaro, Safari and Zanzibar.

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As we are a not for profit run by, and for, the charity Dig Deep, we don’t pay the profits of UK middlemen and therefore our trips are the most affordable of any comparable challenge.


Once you have registered for the challenge by paying your registration fee you have a fundraising target of £2600. This is split 50:50 between a charitable donation of £1300 to Dig Deep and £1300 to cover your travel costs and it is completely your decision whether you wish to fundraise the whole £2600, fundraise some and pay the remainder yourself or simply self-fund the whole amount. 

Either way we provide comprehensive fundraising support to all of our fundraisers to ensure you reach your target one way or another. You can check out our online fundraising resources here.

You can receive further information by requesting the full 'Challenge Info Pack' but an overall summary of what is included in your fundraising target is provided below:


Before Challenge

  • Full time support from a dedicated and fully trained Dig Deep Fundraising Support Officer - based in Sheffield

  • Fully trained local team leader

  • Option to book a personalised fundraising training call upon signing up

  • Fundraising pack (including t-shirt & collection tin)

  • Fundraising welcome letter

  • Online fundraising resources folder including how-tos, sponsorship forms, template press releases, template sponsorship letters, fundraising ideas etc.

  • Peer to peer forums

  • National fundraising opportunities (including discounted entry to Runthrough race events)

  • 5 monthly fundraising ideas

  • Travel Insurance recommendations

  • Best value flight recommendations 

  • Template training plan

  • Discount on kit

  • Public liability insurance (on request)

  • Risk assessment and emergency planning policy


During Challenge

  • Accommodation a night either side of the challenge

  • All ground staff (guide, drivers, cooks, porters)

  • Relevant private ground transport including airport pickup option

  • Organised optional extension packages (additional cost)

  • Daily medical checks and reports

  • Full climb briefing before the climb

  • Entrance fees into national park

  • Drinking water on challenge days and transfer days

  • Three meals a day on the trek

  • In country support from trained Dig Deep staff members

  • 24/7 emergency support line

  • Highest ethical standards - our climb suppliers are KPAP approved to ensure the safeguarding and fair treatment of all your climb crew 

  • Tent and sleeping mat


Before Challenge

  • International flights to and from Tanzania (approximately £600-£800 depending when you book them but we will provide you with the best value recommendations through STA Travel)

  • Visas ($50 USD)

  • Travel Insurance (we recommend some policies through STA Travel for you ranging between £50-£80 depending on policy type and coverage)

  • Personal medication/vaccinations

  • Travel to/from airport of departure

  • Personal trekking clothing (have option to hire all kit in country)


During Challenge

  • Evacuation cost (in event of serious medical injury your travel insurance company will cover the costs and we recommend a policy through STA which ensures you're covered for this)

  • Meals and drinks other than those mentioned

  • Tips and gratuities (climb crew: $140-$160)

  • Rest & Relaxation extension package costs

  • In country airport transfers if different to the group

  • Items of a personal nature such as souvenirs and telephone calls

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Awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the Charity of the Year category, National Student Fundraising Awards 2018

Awarded ‘Partner for Responsible Travel’ by the Kilimanjaro Porters’ Assistance Project 

Dig Deep Challenges is a registered company limited by guarantee (No. 8591740) in England and Wales and is a wholly-owned trading subsidiary of Dig Deep (Africa), a registered charity (No. 1148745) and a registered company limited by guarantee (No. 8034496) in England and Wales.

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