Challenge Events

Kilimanjaro Summit Trek

Stand on the top of Africa, at the summit of the world’s tallest free-standing mountain. Hike through 4 different eco-systems and be greeted with an unforgettable sunrise at Uhuru Peak all at 5,895m above sea level. At the summit admire the sunrise across the crater, the sheer white glaciers and take photos that will capture those memories for a lifetime. Before celebrating your achievements with the group and your guides before the descent back down. Drive through the Ngorongoro Crater and around Lake Manyara on Safari, experiencing a huge rang of wildlife, from lemurs to lions! If rest and relaxation is more up yourstreet then you can head to Zanzibar; a magical, untouched island boasting white sandy beaches, hidden coves and empty headlands. All this whilst raising money for an amazing charity, the Meningitis Research Foundation.

Machu Picchu Trek

Traverse the high Peruvian Andes following in the footsteps of medieval Spanish Conquistadors, experience the breath-taking mountain passes, jungle trails and sacred peaks before beholding Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. You’ll trek past stunning lakes at the base of the Humantay glacier, around the mountain of Nevado Salkantay and through the spectacular glaciated valley, Santa Tereasa. At heights of up to 4,650m you will also be rewarded with fantastic views around Peru’s coffee plantations and fruit trees. You’ll begin trekking on the final day whilst it’s still dark and ascend Machu Picchu Mountain arriving in time for the sunrise of the Lost City of the Inca; a sight unparalleled anything in the world. You have the opportunity to explore the ruins, tour the hot springs and celebrate your achievement with your fellow trekkers before taking the train back to Cuzco in time for dinner. All whilst raising money for an incredibly charity, Action Against Hunger.

Morocco High Atlas Mountains Trek

In the far Northwest corner of Africa, perched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Sahara desert, lies Morocco. A place characterised by the smell of incense, narrow labyrinths of ancient souks and rolling golden dunes - nowhere catches the spirit of Northern Africa quite like Morocco. Taking in locations a little less explored by the traditional tourist routes, the High Atlas Mountains Trek is not to be missed. Reaching 4,167m above sea-level at the peak of Mount Toubkal, this trek is both a mental and physical challenge in one of the most stunning, but surprisingly undisturbed mountain environments in the world. All the effort will be worth it for the incredible views throughout the challenge, including the Atlas mountain vistas and beautiful clear skies at night.

The trek is being run in partnership with The Children's Society. Their work for disadvantaged young people in the UK ranges from drop-in clinics in various cities offering mental health support and advice on a no-strings-attached basis, through to working with government and policy-makers to make sure children who don't have a voice are spoken for where it really matters.

Uganda Gorilla Trek

Take on the challenge of trekking and canoeing through the foothills of volcanoes and the lakes of Western Uganda. Experience the landscape, culture and wildlife of the country as you pass through a variety of different terrains, altitudes and beauties, staying on small islands at the heart of local communities along the way. Spend an unforgettable day finding the last remaining silverback gorillas, feeling like a true explorer as you cut your way through the underbrush to find the gentle giants, before spending a breathtaking hour in their company, watching, observing, and walking alongside them. Transform an empty field into a safe and exciting playground for generations to enjoy, whilst running creative play sessions with the children: teaching them to make the most of their imagination in education and employment. Immerse yourself in a community, learn some local language, and make a huge impact with a small charity that will last for years and years to come with East African Playgrounds.

Budapest Marathon

Why not take on the challenge of a lifetime in one of the world’s most iconic cities? New for this year, Carnival RAG bring you the Budapest Marathon. The Budapest Marathon is the iconic road race set to the historic backdrop of the Hungarian capital. Race day atmosphere is simply indescribable as millions of people cheer you on. Your marathon will be a spine-tingling experience from start line to the finish line in one of the most desirable travel destinations in Europe. Not only will you have the sense of achievement and incredible experience of running Budapest, but you could be enjoying more time in the city to take in the sights, all whilst raising money for National Autistic Society.