“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, the Great Wall zig zags its way across China snaking across mountains and through valleys.
China Great Wall Trek for charity is a fantastic 5 day hike along this awesome manmade structure. One of the best in charity treks, this 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 charity challenge where we’ll feel the Great Wall is for us only, with no-one else in sight. Rest assured, the Great Wall provides a fantastic backdrop to some fantastic trekking.
|Day 1:||We depart the UK on our overnight flight to Beijing.|
|Day 2:||Arrive Beijing, meet local guides and transfer to hotel. Rest of day free to acclimatise and refresh after flight.|
|Day 3:||Warm up trek from Tiapingzhai to Huangyaguan. Trekking time 3 hours.|
|Day 4:||Trek the remote and stunning Gubeikou section of the Great Wall covering 27 watch towers! Trekking time 7-8 hours.|
|Day 5:||Trek from Jinshanling to Simatai – another remote section, far from tourist trail. Trekking time 8-9 hours.|
|Day 6:||Trek Mutinayu section of the Great Wall and conquer the 1,000 steps that make up the ‘Heavenly Ladder’. Trekking time 6-7 hours.|
|Day 7:||Morning is spent in Badaling section of the Wall, repairing a watch tower. After lunch, transfer to Juyongguan to continue trekking. Trekking time 7 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.|
Would you like to join us on the trip of a lifetime in one of the world’s most fascinating countries?