FAQ’S – Great Wall of China Trek

Is this trek for me?
ABSOLUTELY! This trek is suitable for people of all ages (minimum 17 years old). The one thing that everyone will have in common is a great sense of adventure and the desire to help their favourite charity. Most people will sing up as individuals meaning you will all be in the same situation.

How fit do I need to be?
This trek has been designed to be challenging, but achievable by anyone as long as you train beforehand. Remember, you are trekking for 5 consecutive days, so a good cardiovascular fitness is required – the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy this challenge.
Some training tips can be found on the Global Adventure Challenges website to point you in the right direction and why not join one of our challenge training weekends – it’s a great opportunity for you to meet our team and fellow participants!

Where will we stay?
Whilst in Beijing, you will stay in twin room hotel accommodation with en-suite washing facilities. Whilst you are on the trek, the accommodation varies from hotels to more basic lodges.

Do I need a specialist kit?
Global Adventure Challenges will supply you with a kit list of what you need to take once you register to take part. Apart from some broken in trekking boots and maybe some trekking poles, you do not need any specialist kit.

Do I have to carry my own luggage?
No. Participants will only have to carry a day pack (for items such as sun-screen, water, sunhat, camera, etc) and your luggage will be carried from each accommodation to the next by vehicle. Soft hold-all type bags are preferable for this challenge.

Food matters..
All meals will be provided throughout the challenge and bottle water will be readily available and supplied free of charge. Global Adventure Challenges cater for all dietary requirements as long as they know in advance – just fill in the appropriate section on your registration form enclosed.

What’s included?
Return flights from London to Beijing, all transfers, all accommodation, all meals and celebratory dinner, bottled water for trekking, professional English Speaking local guides on trek, Global Adventure Challenges leader from the UK and a full, comprehensive first aid kit.

What’s not included?
Airport taxes and fuel surcharge – these are approximately £250 and payable 6 weeks prior to departure, personal travel insurance – it is strongly advised that is taken out through Global Adventure Challenges, Chinese Visa, gratuities, alcoholic drinks and your own kit (trekking boots, etc).

Can I stay in China after the challenge? 
All extensions are strictly limited, subject to availability and are given on a first come first served basis. Those wanting to request an extension should contact Global Adventure Challenges at customer.care@globaladventurechallenges.com as soon as possible. There is a minimum £60 + VAT charge for having your return airline ticket extended. Please note, the final decision always rests with the airline.

What sort of back-up is there?
There will be a strong support team with a professional Global Adventure Challenges leader from the UK, as well as local guides. Full, comprehensive first aid kits will also be taken.

What happens if I get tired?
There will be regular rest stops for drinks and snacks – there is no problem if you need to take more rest stops. A guide will be bringing up the rear of the group ensuring no-one is left alone – remember though, this is not a race!

How do I go about raising the sponsorship?
Once you have signed up you will receive a fundraising pack from your charity in order to make your fundraising as easy as possible. You will also receive a few tips and ideas from Global Adventure Challenges to help you on your way.

I’m interested… what do I do now?
Places are limited and go on a first come, first serve basis, so try and register as soon as you can! You can register online at www.globaladventurechallenges.com or fill in the enclosed registration form and medical questionnaire and post it back to Global Adventure Challenges along with the registration fee – all payment options and costs are explained on the enclosed form sheet. Once your registration is received, Global Adventure Challenges will write to you sending you further information on what to expect from this awesome adventure! Your charity will also be in touch to discuss your fundraising.

If you would like anymore information then please contact us. 

Do you have what it takes to conquer the Wall?

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