Great Wall of China Trek
5th - 13th October 2018
Take part in the challenge of a lifetime!
In 2018 we will be 30 years young - that’s 30 years of providing vital care for life limited and life threatened children and support for their families in our 3 hospices, the family home and in the community.
In celebration of this huge milestone we’re offering you the chance to take part in the challenge of a lifetime! Trek along one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wall of China and support your local children’s hospice. Our first overseas challenge was a China trek, so we are delighted to be able to recreate this iconic challenge.
We are looking for self-motivated individuals to join us on this trip of a lifetime
"You have not lived if you have not been to the Great Wall," or so the Chinese saying goes, and it’s not surprising to see why! Voted one of the New Wonders of the World, the Great Wall Trek will take you on a five day hike over watch towers and mountains, through historic battlement stations that are well off the tourist trail and will allow you to conquer the 1,000 steps up to the wall at Muitianyu.
This amazing trip will also allow you to secure your own place in the Great Wall of China’s history by lending a hand to repair a section of the wall.
Date: 5th - 13th October 2018
Duration: 9 days
Distance: Approx 35km
Challenge grade: Challenging (1) - all of our challenges are graded on a scale from 1 to 3 to indicate the level of difficulty, 1 being the lowest challenge grade and 3 being the most challenging. (1 = Challenging, 2 = Tough and 3 = Extreme).
As we trek along this iconic Wonder of the World, we’ll cross ancient watch towers and battlement stations, climb the iconic ‘Heavenly Ladder’ and help rebuild part of the wall, a unique privilege exclusive to Global Adventure Challenges.
Full itinerary details
Day 1 - Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Beijing.
Day 2 - Arrive in Beijing, transfer to hotel to freshen up and have some free time before dinner
Day 3 - Warm up trek from Tiapingzhai to Huangyaguan. Trekking distance approx. 4 - 5km/ 3 - 4 hours
Day 4 - Trek the remote and stunning Gubeikou section of the Great Wall covering 27 watch towers! Trekking distance approx. 13km/ 7 - 8 hours
Day 5 - Trek from Jinshanling a remote section of the wall. Trekking distance approx. 7.5km/ 5 - 6 hours.
Day 6 - Trek Mutianyu section of the Great Wall and conquer the 1,000 steps that make up the ‘Heavenly Ladder’. Trekking distance approx. 7km/ 5 - 6 hours
Day 7 - Morning is spent in Juyongguan section of the Wall. After lunch, transfer to Badaling to continue trekking. We have secured special permission from the Government to help with reconstruction in this area. Following this transfer back to Beijing. Trekking distance approx. 3km/ 3 hours
Day 8 - Free day in Beijing to explore the sights and sounds of this amazing capital city.
Day 9 - Transfer to Beijing for fight back to UK, arriving same day.
Cost: £299 registration fee (non-refundable).
Minimum sponsorship required: £2,999
Additional costs (costs are approximate and are subject to change);
Visa:£175 (price as of October 2017. Please note the embassy can change this without any notice.)
Insurance: (available to purchase through Global Adventure Challenges) - £62 (price as of October 2017. Please note the embassy can change this without any notice.)
Suggested spending money: £200
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Meet and greet event coming soon...
In February 2018 we'll be holding a meet and greet evening for our Great Wall of China Trek.
It'll be a great opportunity to grab a bite to eat and chat with others who've done a trek before. If you're thinking of signing up/ or you've already booked your place then this evening will be perfect to find out more about what you can expect on the trek, tips for fundraising success and get any questions you may have answered.
Stay tuned for more details about this evening and we look forward to seeing you there!