We are Action Challenge


Since 1999 we’ve organised inspirational challenge events & adventures in the UK and Worldwide. We run the successful Ultra Challenge Series here in the UK, and take over 1,000 people around the world on longer challenges every year. Our Group Challenges offer a fun, social and safe way to take on a new adventure.  Join on your own, or with some friends, and take on a challenge with a group of like-minded adventurers. You’ll have full support from our UK group leaders and local crew, plus a handy challenge app with all the info you need.


Tick off those bucket list dreams and take on one of our classic treks. These challenges take you to some of the most famous landmarks in the World. Whether it’s walking along a wonder of the world on our Great Wall of China Trek, witnessing an unforgettable sunrise over Machu Picchu, or summitting Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, there’s a challenge for you.

 We include full support on all of our classic treks, from experienced UK leaders, medics, and energetic local crew & guides on hand to support you every step of the way. 

Our packages include all flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, and all required permits. We also offer discounted kit hire for any  gear needed to take on the trek – and we provide full details on exactly what you need!

Check out our range of classic treks below.

The Group Experience

We’ve been delivering trekking challenges for over 20 years, and have developed excellent relationships with our local teams to deliver exceoptional support and a memorable experience. The camaraderie, support & hospitality make it an unforgettable adventure.

Join a Group on your own, or with a few friends, and then head out with a bunch of up to 30 like-minded adventurers to explore some amazing scenery and culture up close. Our Groups cater for all paces, ages & experience levels – so as long as you’re up for a challenge – join us!

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A Kilimanjaro climb is a trip of a lifetime – so make sure you go with the best! We offer a range of different routes and formats, from the “short & sharp” 10 day Machame, to the 12-day Deluxe Northern Circuit. with a better than 95% success rate, why climb with anyone else?


Everest Base Camp is one of the world’s finest treks. We organise groups for hundreds of trekkers each year, and individuals, couples, and groups of friends can join us for a wonderful and unforgettable adventure. Follow in the footsteps of famed mountaineers and explorers, on winding trails passing through picturesque Himalayan villages.

Depart on our flight to Kathmandu Airport.Once arrived in Kathmandu airport we transfer by coach to our comfortable Hotel. On arrival we have a briefing from our guides and a last check over our kit. Early morning of Day 3 we head again to the airport, this time to take our short and scenic flight into Lukla, the gateway to the Khumbu Valley. This is the start of the 11 days trekking towards our ultimate goal-Everest Base Camp. We trek past small communities and villages, crossing high wire bridges over the raging river, surrounded by towering peaks. By day 4 we arrive in Namche Bazar, the Sherpa Capital, where we explore and acclimatise further on day 5. Already, far in the distance, Everest will be visible if conditions are clear.
Meals: All meals starting from dinner on day 2.
Accom: Hotels and Teahouse

Leaving Namche we head further up the Khumbu Valley, Everest looming over us getting closer and larger by the day. We pass the legendary Tengbouche Monastery, the beautiful Ama Dablam and numerous small hamlets. We also have a further built in acclimatisation day, during which we venture down the secluded and quiet Chukung Valley towards Island Peak. We’re at high altitude on these days, so a slow and steady pace, plenty of rest and good food and hydration are vital. On the afternoon of day 9 we arrive into Lobuche at 4910m, the place from which we launch our attempt on Evest Base Camp.

Meals: BLD (all days) Accom: Teahouses

Today is the day! With the buzz of expedition in the air, we leave Lobuche at dawn. The sun soon reaches the summits of the Himalayan peaks and slowly lights up the valley floor. We traverse the Khumbu Glacier, climbing towards Gorak Shep (‘Graveyard of Crows’), where a couple of simple mountain lodges are set amongst breathtaking mountain scenery. Together we continue at a slow but steady pace on our bid to reach Base Camp along the Khumbu Glacier at 5,364m. It’s a long and tiring day at altitude but team spirit drives us on to reach Everest Base Camp. We spend a little time taking photos and celebrating our achievement before making our way back down to Gorak Shep where we spend the night.Day 11, for those who are in good health to do so, sees us take on the slow and steady climb to the summit of Kala Patthar. This is a tough trek which begins at 4am, but an achievement that is rewarded with spectacular views of the mighty Everest and the Khumbu Glacier below as the sun rises. We then re-join the rest of the group at Gorek Shep and all descend to Periche to complete a long but unforgettable day. If a trek to Kala Patthar is not possible due to inclement weather, we will descend directly to Periche.

Meals: BLD(all days)

Accom: Teahouses

Two long trekking days take us back down towards Lukla.It’s tough going, but the breath taking views and cultural sights take your mind off the challenge. The thicker air of lower altitudes is very welcome, as are the barkeries, cafes and bars of Namche Bazar and Lukla! Meals: BLD Accom: Teahouse

The adventure isn’t over yet, as we again take the short flight back to Kathmandu, where we stay in our comfortable hotel. Any down time can be spent exploring this incredible bustling city, full of history, culture, great shopping and incredible foods. The evening of day 14 is set aside for out traditional Nepali celebration meal in the Thamel district of the old city. Dependant on flight times, the morning of day 15 you’ll be free to explore the city further before our evening flight back to the UK.Arrival into the UK is on the morning of day 16.

Meals: BLD day 14, B day 15

Accom: Hotel/flight


Approach the long abandoned and captivating hidden city of Machu Picchu along a network of ancient trails. Over 4 days trekking you’ll see the rugged beauty of the Andes and see the ancient sites of theInca Empire up close. We finish with a chance to explore the vibrant city of Cusco, before a Peruvian celebration long into the night.

We depart on our flight to Peru, arriving on Day 2 in the breathtaking Andean city of Cusco (3,300m). We transfer to our central hotel and have the rest of the day to relax & enjoy one of the most celebrated cities in South America. We then re-group in the evening for a welcome meal & briefing on the days ahead.

Day 4 – we have an acclimatisation walk above Cusco to the ruins of Saksayhuaman to help us adapt to the altitude in preparation for the Inca Trail.

Meals: BLD Accom: Flight/Hotel

We start early, transferring after breakfast at the hotel, to the start of the challenge passed Ollantaytambo at Kilometre 82. We trek along the banks of the Urubamba River until we reach the magnificent ruins of Llactapata where our tents and hot drinks will be waiting for us. After enjoying an evening meal together we will retire early in preparation for tomorrow’s trek.

Meals: BLD Accom: Camping

Day 5 is possibly the hardest day of the trek, we rise early and head to the highest point of the trail, the impressive Warmiwanusca (Dead Woman’s Pass at 4270m), with striking views into the valley. We then descend into the Pacasmayo valley and settle in our camp for the night.

Day 6 sees us pass numerous Inca ruins as we trek along steep Incan stone staircases. The most special site, Winay-Wayna, can be explored just before arrival to our campsite in the cloud forest.

Meals: BLD Accom: Camping

We rise early today as the early morning sun lights up the magnificent Machu Picchu ruins from the ‘Inti Punku’ or ‘Door of the Sun’. From here, we descend to the world’s most famous ruins built in the 15th century, where we will have a guided tour. In the afternoon we continue to the town of Aguas Calientes and return by train to Cusco, ready for an early night.

Meals: BLD Accom: Hotel

Day 8 is a free day to look around Cusco. Optional extras include visiting the Pisac ruins, going white water rafting or relaxing in the city before meeting up in the evening to celebrate our challenge achievement together, well into the night! 

We take a domestic flight to Lima on Day 9  and connect with our international flight back to the UK, for an arrival on day 10.

Meals: BD (day 8) B (day 9)  Accom: Hotel/Flight


Challenge yourself on this 9-day adventure to one of the world’s most famous landmarks. Over 5 days of trekking, you will see spectacular panoramic views, trek crumbling pathways, and experience the deep history of this ancient wonder. There will be steep climbs, breath-taking scenery, and you will cap it all off with a celebration dinner in bustling Beijing!

Depart on our flight to Beijing Airport. Once arrived in Beijing airport we transfer by coach 70 kms north of the capital to our comfortable Hotel. On arrival we have time to freshen up before our first Chinese lunch. We then enjoy a free afternoon before our evening meal and briefing from our guides.

Meals (day 2): LD  Accom: Hotel

From the unrestored Badaling section, and the crumbling Gubeikou, to the well maintained Mutianyu and the Huanghuacheng which is partially underwater –  we visit a new area of the Great Wall each day. You will see the different construction styles used, learn more of the history, and of course take on some tough hikes up steep stairways to reach watchtowers that offer spectacular views. Each night you can enjoy a great meal at our lodge style accommodation, socialising with your fellow trekkers! On day 7, we return to Beijing.

Meals: BLD   Accom: Hotel 

We start the day with a visit to Tiananmen Square, then a tour of the Forbidden City. In the afternoon, we will pass the impressive Olympic Park, and if time permits we will make a visit to a local silk factory and market. In the evening we enjoy our last dinner together- Peking duck!

Meals: BD    Accom: Hotel

This morning we take our transfer to the airport for our flight home.

Meals: B


The ‘W’ trek in the Torres Del Paine National Park is the iconic challenge in Southern America. This 10 day adventure will take you into the heart of one of the great wilderness parks. Come face to face with the native flora and fauna of the Patagonian steppe, such as guanacos, Lamagaia and more. All set against a backdrop of glaciers, stunning trails and, of course, the awesome peaks of the Torres Del Paine. 

After a good night’s sleep and breakfast, we leave Punta Arenas heading north cross the pampa to reach the Torres del Paine National park (4-5h). This is our first introduction to the wild Patagonian landscape, passing estancias and sheep farming country. For our trek today we start with an easy loop walk from our camp. 

After a good night’s sleep and breakfast, we leave Punta Arenas heading north cross the pampa to reach the Torres del Paine National park (4-5h). This is our first introduction to the wild Patagonian landscape, passing estancias and sheep farming country. For our trek today we start with an easy loop walk from our camp. 

After breakfast we have a short transfer to Pudeto’s pier to take the ferry and cross Pehoe lake (40min). Our first big trek takes us up towards the Grey Glacier on a 3-4 hour walk. From here, we may have our first views of the Southern Patagonian Icecap spilling into Lago Grey. We stop at the mirador from where we can watch as chunks of the icecap tumble into the water to form icebergs. We camp at Paine Grande tonight.

Today our route takes us along one of the most spectacular cirques in the Paine range. There is opportunity to climb up to a mirador, or viewpoint, which commands views of the mighty Frances Glacier from which the valley derives its name. Here magnificent panorama of glacial lakes is supplemented by the back of the famous Towers that mark Paine Grand. After spending some time admiring the permanent ice of the glacier and the surrounding mountain peaks we return down the valley to the Italian Camp and  trek the last steeply undulating hours above Lago Nordenskjold to our next accommodation set below the strangely weathered Cuernos del Paine

After a camping night, we set off on a relatively short easy day hiking following Lago Nordenskjold to Las Torres. The track undulates for some time along the lake presenting magnificent views of Paine Chico and the Towers ahead of us and the Cuernos behind. We descend for half an hour, crossing several gushing rivers over the rolling forested terrain and then climb steeply away from the lake over a pass. We come to a flat stretch around a small lake and then gradually descend to Las Torres good camp.

Today is definitely the highlight of our stay in the national park, with an early start as we set off up the Torres valley to The Torres del Paine. The huge granite towers are a truly magnificent sight. The five-hour trek begins with a steep climb, with Paine Chico 2668m on our left, before following the river and the spectacularly situated Chileno refuge. It is a further two and a half hours of tough climbing up the huge glaciated valley to the towers themselves, the last stretch over rocks and boulders. After spending some time at the towers absorbing the views and atmosphere, we return to Las Torres for a final evening celebration our achievement tonight in the midst of the national park at Las Torres.

We leave our camp for the last time and head out of the park. After a few hours, we stop in Puerto Natales to enjoy a tasty lunch. We then catch our afternoon transfer to Punta Arenas for our evening flight to Santiago and on to the UK.

Our Feedback

Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some our past summit challengers have to say:

"Action Challenge have a comprehensive, well organised & slick operation & I wouldn’t hesitate recommending them to anyone who was considering taking on Mt Kilimanjaro." - Robert, Kilimanjaro 2023
"Fantastic. Great local team with excellent knowledge and experience. Amazing UK leader and medic. One of the most amazing experiences of my life" - Lindsay, Ecuador 2023
"The camaraderie among strangers was heart warming & the scenery was stunning. A committed and well organised team." - Bhavik, Mera Peak 2022
"Beautiful country, happy, friendly people and stunning scenery. A well organised challenge. It pushes boundaries with the highest of safety standards. " - Andy, Ecuador 2023
"This was an amazing experience and one which has certainly left a lasting impression for all the right reasons. Amazing leadership from start to finish. Definitely recommend!" - Thomas, Kilimanjaro 2023
"The Champagne moment was the summit of Mount Toubkal, reached after a demanding one-and-a-half day trek. The views from the top are immense & a real sense of achievement." - Angus, Mount Toubkal 2023

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