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China Great Wall Trek
May 12, 2018 @ 7:00 am - May 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm£2799
“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 and stretches for 6,000km, as it zig-zags its way across China, snaking across mountains and through valleys.
The China Great Wall Trek for charity is a fantastic five-day hike along this awesome man-made 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. Led by Global Adventure Challenges, this most amazing of fundraising events will also give you the opportunity to ‘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!
The trekking on this charity challenge is hard, due to the amount of steps we trek up and down each day – it can sometimes take an hour just to trek 1km, and conquering the 1,000 steps up to the wall at Mutianyu – culminating with the ascent of the ‘Heavenly Ladder’ – is another highlight of this challenge. At the end of the challenge you will have some free time to explore Beijing’s famous sites, such as the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square before celebrating our achievement at dinner.
An ancient wonder, an amazing accomplishment… join us on this challenge of a lifetime, helping GUTS – and helping to repair the Great Wall of China!
(From) min sponsorship of £2550 + £249 registration fee
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, Chinese visa, gratuities, alcoholic drinks and your own kit (trekking boots, etc.).