Great Wall of China Trek

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“You have not lived until you have seen the Great Wall,” so the Chinese saying goes, and it’s not surprising why!

20141010_093844-SMILE A fantastic trek along this magnificent structure, over watchtowers and mountains, through historic battlements and to top it off the ‘Heavenly Ladder’ at Mutianyu. You will place your own brick in a section that is currently being restored, ensuring your imprint is left on the Wall for all time – a very special privileged, unique to Global Adventure Challenges who operate this challenge.

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9 Day Itinerary

Day 1 –You will depart the UK for our overnight flight to Beijing.

Day 2 – Beijing. Arrive in Beijing and transfer to the hotel to freshen up and have some free time before dinner.

Day 3 – Huangyaguan. Following breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer to Huangyaguan. To warm up, we will trek along the section which begins at Taipingzhai and then returns along the Great Wall to Huangyaguan. We will stay IMG_3343at the reconstructed fortress tonight and although the accommodation is basic, this area will give you a real feel for the history of the Great Wall and the soldiers who lived and protected this highly strategic area. (Approx. 3 hours trekking)

Day 4 – Gubeikou to Jinshanling. Following breakfast, we will transfer from Huangyaguan to Gubeikou. The trekk commences along the beautiful Gubeikou Great Wall to Jinshanling. Your main challenge today will be to cover some 27 watch-towers over old brick-made steps! Step back in time here and drink in the history of this remote and beautiful section of the Great Wall. As you descend from the Wall you will trek through remote villages and farms to your waiting coach. (Approx. 7-8 hours trekking)

Day 5 – Jinshanling to Simitai. Today’s trek starts at our lodge at Jinshanling and goes to Simitai. This is a remote section of the Wall and will give you a flavour of the immensity of the task undertaken in building this incredible structure. It is a truly beautiful area and the vista of the Wall disappearing over the mountains is a memorable sight. A truly amazing day you’ll remember forever. here we will descend from the Wall and take a short transfer to our accommodation. The staff at this lodge are very friendly and welcoming!

Day 6 – Mutianyu. Todat we will climb the awesome 1,000 steps up to the foot of the Wall and then trek the 20 battlements to the ‘Heavenly Ladder’ – a near vertical staircase that climbs to the top of the mountain. The scenery is stunning – the Great Wall pitches up and dives down across the rolling green hillsides disappearing and then reappearing amongst the forested slopes. A very tough day, but the views make it all worthwhile. On the descend, enjoy some “retail therapy” at the base of the wall, where stall holders set out their wares for you to buy. Everyone loves a bargain and this is certainly the place to practise your bartering skills! (Approx. 6-7 hours trekking)

Day 7 – Badaling and Juyongguan. The first part of today will be spent helping to repair the Badaling Old Section of the Great Wall. We have secured exclusive permission from the Chinese Government to help with the reconstruction in this area. New bricks areIMGP0694 carried up to a section that is currently being repaired and trained staff will supervise the placing of bricks on the Wall. After a lunch stop in Badaling, we will transfer to the Juyongguan area of the Great Wall where you continue your trekking. This section was reconstructed in 1988 and gives you a clear indication of how the Wall would have looked originally. It is very steep in parts and trekking is undertaken in two sections with an option to complete the second lower section if time and muscles permit. Following this you will transfer back to Beijing. (Approx. 4 hrs trekking)

Day 8 – Beijing. Free day to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Beijing and all it has to offer, both modern and ancient. Why not visit the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square or the beautiful Temple of Heaven? In the evening we will have your farewell dinner at Beijing’s Premier Duck Dinner Restaurant. Indulge in a real Chinese food experience and celebrate your achievements with your fellow participants.

Day 9 – Depart Beijing and transfer back to Beijing Airport for our flight back to the UK, arriving the same day. (Please note, this is a complex itinerary and subject to change)

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If you would like anymore information or are interested in taking part then please contact us for dates and more info.

Option A – Raising a Minimum Sponsorship

  • Participant pays Registration Fee of £349 to Global Adventure Challenges and then raises the minimum Sponsorship for People against Poverty.
  • Participant sends 80% of the minimum sponsorship and pledges for the remaining 20% to People against Poverty at least 11 weeks prior to the departure date of the Challenge. All outstanding sponsorship MUST be sent to People against Poverty within six weeks of completing the Challenge.
  • People against Poverty will be invoiced by Global Adventure Challenges for the balance of the Challenge 10 weeks prior to departure.

 Option B – Self-Funding Option

  • Participant pays Registration Fee of £349 to Global Adventure Challenges and then raises the minimum Sponsorship for People against Poverty.
  • Participant sends 80% of the minimum sponsorship and pledges for the remaining 20% to People against Poverty at least 11 weeks prior to the departure date of the Challenge. All outstanding sponsorship MUST be sent to People against Poverty within six weeks of completing the Challenge.

If you would like anymore information about the challenge or would like to discuss the payment options in detail then please contact us. 

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