The Joy Climb July 20 -29, 2019

Summit Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in Africa, and support women and children’s health programs with every step! This fundraising climb will benefit the work of Healing Hands of Joy (HHOJ). The funds raised will go towards HHOJ’s work to make motherhood safer and end obstetric fistula in Ethiopia.

The Joy Climb

A benefit climb for Healing Hands of Joy

July 20-29, 2019 in Tanzania

These fundraising climbs will benefit the work of Healing Hands of Joy (HHOJ), a non-profit organization in Ethiopia. The funds raised will go towards HHOJ’s work to make motherhood safer and end obstetric fistula in Ethiopia. 

The Full Climb will take the Lemosho route which is approximately 42 miles from gate to gate. It is designed for physically fit people with some hiking experience.  The Full Climb will take seven days with six nights of private camping on the mountain.

 

The Partial Climb will be hosted by Allison Shigo, Executive Director and co-founder of Healing Hands of Joy.  This follows the same Lemosho route spending two nights on the mountain.  The Partial Climb is well-suited for families with children or those who would prefer less strenuous hiking days followed by four days of wildlife viewing and cultural activities in the Kilimanjaro area.

 

ITINERARY – 10 days/9 nights

Joy Climb -Mt. Kilimanjaro

July 20 – 29, 2019

Brief Itinerary – Full Climb

July 20,            Arrive Kilimanjaro

                        Climbers will be met and transferred to Lake Duluti Serena Hotel (2 nights)

July 21             Training hike & equipment check & orientation, Welcome Dinner

July 22              Begin Lemosho Trail (6 nights on the mountain)

July 28              Lake Duluti Serena Hotel (1 night)  Farewell/Thank You Dinner

July 29              Return to Kilimanjaro Airport for homeward flight or on post-climb safari  

                         

Brief Itinerary – Partial Climb

July 20             Arrive Kilimanjaro

                         Climbers will be met and transferred to Lake Duluti Serena Hotel (2 nights)

July 21              Training hike & equipment check & orientation, Welcome Dinner

July 22              Begin Lemosho Trail (2 nights on the mountain)

July 24              Climb down to the gate where you’ll be met by your safari guides.  Transfer to  Kambi Ya Tembo (2           nights) for Maasai culture, safari activities and more

July 26               Visit school of St. Jude’s and later check in at Lake Duluti Serena Hotel (3 nights)

July 27                Visit Arusha National Park for game drives, canoeing and picnic

July 28                Visit Arusha town – Orphanage visit, Shanga, shops & museum.   Farewell/Thank You Dinner

July 29                 Return to Kilimanjaro Airport for homeward flight or on post-climb safari

 

Full Climb

Limited to 12 climbers 

 Estimated Cost: $3,595 per person sharing a room/tent

                             $4,000 for single                             

Partial Climb

Limited to 12 climbers plus Allison Shigo

Estimated Cost:  $3,710 per person sharing a room/tent

                            $4,295 for single

                             $3,680 for young adult ages 12 to 16 sharing a room/tent

                             $3,215 for a child younger than 12 sharing a room/tent with parent

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Accommodations, meals and beverages as specified in the itinerary
  • All airport transfers and scheduled land transfers as specified
  • Services of English-speaking guides & drivers in 4x4 safari vehicles
  • Services of porters and private camp crew on the mountain
  • All conservation and park entrance fees, activity fees as specified
  • All government taxes and levies
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance while in Tanzania

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • Gratuities and all items of a personal nature
  • International air
  • Passport & Visa fees
  • Compulsory travel insurance (Duffle & Compass will arrange for you)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Any pre-safari or post-safari plans (Duffle & Compass will arrange for you)

Deposit:  A $2,000 nonrefundable deposit and a completed reservation form is required to reserve your place.

Insurance:  Trip insurance is mandatory for all climbers.  Duffle & Compass will arrange as soon as deposit is made.

 Accommodations: Lake Duluti Serena Hotel – to stay in Arusha.  And route on Kilimanjaro for the climb – Lemosho.

 

YOUR CAMPAIGN

It’s easy to set up your campaign page on the Healing Hands of Joy website to raise sponsorships for your climb.  The HHOJ staff will be happy to assist in setting up your page and giving you some ideas about reaching out to those who will want to support your Joy Climb. It is suggested that each climber set a minimum sponsorship goal of raising $2,500 from their campaign page prior to the trip.

All proceeds of the Joy Climb will benefit Healing Hands of Joy, a 501c3 non-profit organization.  

All contributions are tax deductible.