5 days


3 days





2024 & 2025

north africa's highest climb

It’s amazing what you can achieve in just a 5 day adventure, with 3 days of trekking through Morocco’s high atlas mountains, you’ll be pushed beyond your comfort zone with long days of trekking, and remote camping in the wilds. 


We will meet our group and Action Challenge staff in our Central Marrakech hotel, where we have a welcome briefing about the trip ahead and look to the future of our challenge. 


On arrival we transfer to the hotel and meet our team of local guides. In the afternoon there is the chance to relax before the welcome briefing, and kit check. Then we enjoy an evening meal together before an early night.

Day 3 Big Tree Camp

After breakfast a transfer to the west of the Kilimanjaro National Park and the Londorossi Gate, where we meet the rest of our Kilimanjaro support team – including guides, cooks and porters. Our bags are weighed to ensure it’s within the 15 kg limit – and finally the moment we have all been waiting for! We’re driven to the Kilimanjaro trail head, and we begin our trek through lush forest vegetation; the ascent is steady and the pace is always quite slow. We have short breaks en route, allowing time to snack and keep hydrated. Eventually we reach our camp at Big Tree Camp (2,780m) positioned in the higher reaches of the rainforest. There is a chance of spotting Colobus monkeys on today’s trek.

Day 4 Shira Camp

Our first full day trekking – with over 1,200m of ascent. It’s a long day, but a great way to kick start the process of acclimatisation. We leave rainforest zone, and within 2 hours notice a big change as we enter the Moorland zone – with shrub like trees and unique flora. After a few breaks we start the sustained ascent up to the Shira Plateau, along what the locals call ‘the Elephants Spine’ – a broad ridge with incredible views to the plains below Kilimanjaro. On the Shira Plateau we stop for a cooked lunch – and then onwards towards our camp for the night. A slow and steady ascent allows our bodies to acclimatise to the higher altitude as we cross Kilimanjaro’s Shira plateau, and enter the High Alpine Desert zone. It’s a tough day, and our local crew will have the camp and some welcome hot food ready for us. We sleep at Shira Camp, with great views of the imposing southern face of Kilimanjaro above – and the Shira Plateau below.

Day 5 Barranco Camp

Today is one of the most scenic – and prepares our bodies for the Kilimanjaro summit push in 3 days time. We head east across beautiful barren moon-like landscape and around craters that scar the earth. We trek in the shadow of mighty Kibo, with it’s southern ice field visible above us, until reaching the Lava Tower where we stop for some lunch and the highest point of the day – at 4,630m. This afternoon we descend through ravines into a scenic valley with a wonderful micro climate and flora unique to Kilimanjaro. We reach our camp late in the afternoon. This ascent up to Lava Tower, followed by the descent to a lower overnight camp aids the acclimatisation process – and Baranco Camp is perhaps the most scenic on Kilimanjaro. Cliffs and glaciers tower above us, with views down into the forested Umbwe Valleys below.


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