With its snow-capped summit rising high above the dusty African plains; huge permanent glaciers flow down from the summit, spectacular views and beautiful ice formations are the reward for pushing our limits both physically and mentally on this, this is the mightiest of charity challenges.

This is a tough trek in the world of charity challenge events which follows the beautiful Machame Route, approaching Kilimanjaro from the south. Our route has been designed allowing gradual acclimatisation to the altitude – with an extra day included from the more traditional Machame Route, this gives us the platform for summit success.  With our exceptional support and care combined with highly trained leaders and medics, we will achieve and conquer the toughest of treks together as one.

Our trek for charity takes us through dense tropical rainforest, moorland and scree until we reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point. This is one of the most challenging charity treks at altitude, climbing one of the most impressive mountains in the world. On reaching the summit we will feel a sense of overwhelming achievement – a truly unforgettable charity challenge with exceptional support and encouragement.

If you are interested in doing an challenge event  or have already booked on one and want to tell us about it, please get in touch with our team on communityfundraising@fertilitynetworkuk.org


Day 1

Depart the UK for our overnight fight to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Day 2

Transfer to our hotel in Moshi. Briefing and equipment check with each participant to be sure that we are all fully prepared.

Day 3

Machame Gate to Machame Camp – 3,100m. 2hr transfer to Machame Gate where we register and start our challenge! Trekking distance – 9km (approx.) / 5-7 hours.

Day 4

Machame Camp to Shira Camp – 3,840m. Trekking distance – 7km (approx.) / 5–6 hours.

Day 5

Shira Camp to Barranco Camp – 3,950m. Trekking distance – 10km (approx.) / 6–7 hours.

Day 6

Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp – 4,100m. Trekking distance – 5.5km (approx.) / 4 – 5 hours.

Day 7

Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp – 4,600m. We reach our camp then it’s an early dinner before getting our heads down, as we will be woken at 11pm for our summit attempt! Trekking distance – 4.5m (approx.) / 4 – 5 hours.

Day 8

Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak – 5,895m. We aim to leave camp at 12am and reach the summit by about 6 or 7am, we then descend to Millennium Camp. Trekking distance – approx. 6.5 km / 7 – 8 hours to Uhuru Peak Trekking distance – 10.5km (approx.) / 6-7 hours to Millennium Camp.

Day 9

Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate. Transfer to hotel in Moshi to relax with a nice hot shower or cool dip in the swimming pool! This evening we meet as a group and celebrate our achievements at our farewell dinner. Trekking distance – 13km (approx.) / 5 – 6 hours.


  • £475 Registration Fee
  • £4,150 Minimum Sponsorship
  • £250 Airport Tax