“You have not lived if you have not been to the Great Wall”, or so the Chinese saying goes, and it’s not surprising why!

The Great Wall of China has been voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Stretching for 6,000km, it zig-zags its way across China, snaking across mountains and through valleys.

Our Great Wall of China Trek is a fantastic charity challenge hiking for five days along this magnificent man-made structure. One of the best in the market, our challenge takes us over watch towers and mountains, through historic battlement stations that are well off the tourist trail – there are many sections during this challenge where we’ll feel the Great Wall is for us only, with no-one else in sight. Rest assured, the Great Wall of China provides a fantastic backdrop to some fantastic trekking.

Exclusive to Global Adventure Challenges, we ‘lend a hand’ repairing a section of the Wall that is currently being reconstructed. We will each place our brick in this newly restored section, ensuring our own place in the Great Wall of China!  Memories to cherish for a lifetime.

The trekking on this charity challenge is hard, due to a number of steps we trek up and down each day – it can sometimes take an hour just to trek 1km! Another highlight of this challenge is to conquer the 1,000 steps up to the wall at Mutianyu – culminating with the ascent of the ‘Heavenly Ladder’. Uniting as one and with exceptional support from when you sign up through to the challenge itself, this trek will not disappoint.

Glowing from our amazing success, we’ll have some free time to explore Beijing’s famous sites such as the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square before celebrating our achievement at dinner.

Explore the itinerary of this incredible adventure in further detail in our Adventure Journal - check it out here!

Optional Single Occupancy Supplement

Solo adventurers who would prefer their own room or tent can request a single occupancy upgrade – View Single Occupancy Costs.

9 Day Itinerary

Day 1

Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Beijing.

Day 2

Arrive in Beijing, meet local guides and transfer to our hotel. Rest of the day free to acclimatise and refresh after flight.

Day 3

Warm up trek along the Taipingzhai section returning along the Wall to Huangyaguan. Trekking time 3 hours approx.

Day 4

Trek the remote and stunning Gubeikou section of the Great Wall covering 27 watch towers! Trekking time 8 hours approx.

Day 5

Trek from Jinshanling – another remote section, far from the tourist trail. Trekking time 5-6 hours approx.

Day 6

Trek Mutianyu section of the Great Wall and conquer the 1,000 steps that make up the ‘Heavenly Ladder’. Trekking time 6 hours approx.

Day 7

We trek from Juyongguan to Badaling where we help to repair a section of the wall, then transfer back to Beijing. Trekking time 3 hours approx.

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.
Registration Fee £299 + Min Sponsorship £3290 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250