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  Why Choose Us

 for the Himalayas?

  Go with the best...

  .. just don't risk it

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You have a lot of choice when it comes to your Himalayan challenge. One of the most important decisions is who to book with! Trekking in the Himalayas requires careful planning, expert knowledge and the right experience. It's essential to book with reputable operator you know you can trust. 

"An amazing trip with an amazing team. Everest Base Camp is a once in a lifetime trip and Action Challenge run it to perfection."

Steven, Everest Base Camp 2018

We have been running challenges overseas for more than 20 years, and have taken thousands of trekkers to the Himalayas for safe & enjoyable adventures. Over that time we have worked with some major charities and corporate brands, who have trusted us to deliver challenges for their fundraisers and staff. When you book with us, all of that experience will help ensure you have an amazing, once in a lifetime adventure!

We offer a range of Himalayas itineraries to suit all requirements, and believe that our Challenge Group trips offer the best overall experience - and the best value you can find!

"Our Challenge Leader was fantastic and a real asset. Whole experience was just wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and always felt I was in safe hands & looked after."

Ken, Mera Peak 2018

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1) UK MOUNTAIN LEADER + MEDIC

Our Himalayas Challenge Groups come with a qualified UK Leader with deep experience and passion for what they do - offering full support and daily briefings. They also include a UK Medic with expedition medicine experience. You may find a cheaper Himalayas trek elsewhere, but is it worth risking trekking to 6,000m without proper support? Every Challenge group will have a full expedition medical kit, oxygen cylinder (at altitude), & daily health monitoring.

2) ATOL COVER - IT'S IMPORTANT

We are 100% ATOL bonded – ATOL number 6296. Tour operators who sell air-inclusive travel packages in the UK are required to hold an ATOL licence under UK law. It offers full financial protection by the Civil Aviation Authority for clients who have booked package trips, including flights. Many companies ONLY offer ABTA protection, which does NOT fully protect a combined flights and travel itinerary purchased separately as it will not form a 'package'. Always read the small print for your Himalayas trip!

3) HIMALAYAS SUPPORT TEAMS

Local team of English speaking Head Guides, assistant guides & porters - experienced in working with Action Challenge groups. Incredibly supportive & great fun - and know every route like the back of their hands. These teams look after the logistics of every challenge - taking care of setting u pcamp, cooking meals, transporting baggage and more!

4) PREPARATION

  • Challenge App - all the info!
  • Office Help Line - speak with an experienced member of staff
  • Self help videos on key topics
  • Himalayas training guides & kit lists
  • Kit discounts for quality retailers
  • Kit Hire service
  • Training Weekends
  • Advice on visas, insurance, medical

 

A successful Himalayas Challenge starts with good preparation - and our pre-trip support sets us apart from other companies.

 

5) PRICES & VALUE

All-inclusive Himalayas packages with international flights and connecting transfers - we have built up a portfolio of reputable airlines and local ground operators. Best value prices without compromising on quality, comfort, or safety. All local taxes, permits & fees included, which some operators don't include!. Check the small print of what you get & what you don't on your Himalayas Challenge!

6) TRAINING FOR YOUR CHALLENGE

We also run Training Weekends in Snowdonia & The Peak District – 2 full days walking / 2 night's accommodation, all meals and a challenge briefing in the evening. Theres a 'night climb' option on Snowdon which mirrors the summit night experience of Mera Peak and Stok Kangri. We also organise a range of Training Walks in the south of England. Test out your kit and your fitness! - You might also meet someone going on your Himalayas Challenge!

Check out our list of dates here!

7) OUR CLIENTS

Action Challenge has been in business for over 20 years - organising events worldwide, taking over 85,000 individuals on challenges, with over £70 million raised for over 400 UK charities. Working with UK's leading charities including, Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research, British Heart Foundation, Help For Heroes, and Marie Curie,  - and major companies like British Gas, HSBC, Tesco, DHL, Harrods, BlackRock - and many more. 

8) COMFORT ON YOUR CHALLENGE

Private transfers from your arrival airport to your hotel. Accommodation is in good hotels either side of climb – usually 3* with modern comforts. Our Everest Deluxe challenge offer even better accommodation too! During your challenge we use good quality camps & teahouses, offering warmth, comfort and good hospitality. Single supplements are also available. 

Our challenge leaders are there to ensure you have a good time. They will work with the local teams to make sure everything runs to plan - leaving you to focus on reaching your goal and completing the challenge!

9) POST CHALLENGE CELEBRATIONS!

The Himalayas offers some tough challenges, so we believe you should be able to celebrate your achivement! On the last evening of the tinerary, we have a lively celebration dinner - with a medal & certificate awards ceremony - and a bit of a party into the night with the group and new found friends.

 

Many of our customers also choose to take up optional trip extension packages - and head off to explore beyond the Himalayas!

10) OUR HIMALAYAS TEAM

Our Head Office is based in London - and we have an experienced team to deal customer service, bookings, flights, logistics - and all the details that make up successful overseas challenge events. We have close links with all the major UK charities - so if you want to link your HImalayas Challenge to fundraising for a cause that's close to your heart - we can make all the arrangements. Many of our team have taken on a Himalayas Challenge - so they have first hand experience of what it's like and can share their knowledge. 

 

Our UK Challenge Leaders are fully qualified - and experts managing groups. We've taken thousands of people just like you to the Himalayas. We have a first class safety record, with a 24 hour control room back in the UK - which can link up with our leaders and trip doctors via satellite phone when needed. 

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We are Action Challenge...

.. based in London we've organised group challenge events and bespoke adventure trips for corporate clients and charities in the UK & overseas for 20 years. Our events have helped to raise over £70 million for charities. We are Kilimanjaro trek specialists - visit our main website to see what else we do.

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