Raise money for EAAA by taking part on one of the most iconic trekking adventures as you conquer the twists, turns, steps and slopes of the famous Great Wall of China.04 Feb 20
Raise money for EAAA by taking part on one of the most iconic trekking adventures as you conquer the twists, turns, steps and slopes of the famous Great Wall of China.
As you trek along this iconic Wonder of the World, you’ll cross ancient watchtowers and battlement stations, witness rolling green hills, climb the incredible Heavenly Ladder. You will also have the opportunity to explore Beijing where you can visit landmarks such as the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the famous Tiananmen Square.
- 8th May 2021 – 16th May 2021. Book here
- 11th September 2021 – 19th September 2021. Book here
- 16th October 2021 – 24th October 2021. Book here
Option A: Minimum Sponsorship
Registration fee £299 plus minimum sponsorship to EAAA of £2,790
Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250
Option B: Self-funding
Registration Fee £299 + Self Funding £1,395 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250
- Return flights from a London Airport to Beijing
- All accommodation and transfers
- All meals and celebratory dinner (except lunch on Day 2 and 8)
- Bottled water
- Professional English speaking local guide
- Global Adventure Challenges Leader from the UK
- Local medic for the trek
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
- Tips and gratuities
- Alcoholic drinks
Day 1: Depart UK for overnight flight to Beijing.
Day 2: Arrive Beijing and transfer to your hotel near Huangyaguan to freshen up and have some free time before dinner.
Day 3: Huangyaguan. Following breakfast you will start your warm up trek along the Taipingzhai section and return along the Wall to Huangyaguan. Once you get to the bottom, you will stop for something to eat before transferring to your overnight accommodation. Trekking distance – approx. 4 - 5km/3 hours
Day 4: Gubeikou to Jinshanling. Following breakfast you commence trekking along the beautiful Gubeikou section of the wall to Jinshanling. Your main challenge today will be to cover the 27 watchtowers over old brick-made steps! In the afternoon you come off the Wall down to the valley and trek through remote villages and farms. Towards the end of the day you re-join the Wall and trek through the last 8 watchtowers to the Jinshanling section. Trekking distance – approx. 13km/8 hours
Day 5: Jinshanling. Today you trek from your lodge at Jinshanling to a remote section of the Wall which 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. Trekking distance – approx. 7.5km/5-6 hours
Day 6: Mutianyu. After breakfast you take a short transfer to the Mutianyu section and climb the awesome 1,000 steps up to the Wall. You will then trek through 11 watchtowers to the Heavenly Ladder with your group, which ascends at a 45 degree angle and covers another 460 steps! The view from the top is stunning – the Great Wall pitches up and dives down across the rolling green hillsides disappearing and then reappearing amongst the forested slopes. Trekking distance – approx. 7km/6 hours
Day 7: Juyongguan and Badaling. The first part of the day is spent at the Juyongguan section of the Wall with an important barracks situated at the bottom. This section gives you a clear idea of how the Wall would have looked originally. Your final mission of the challenge is to help repair the Badaling old section of the Wall. Our booking partner Global Adventure Challenges has secured exclusive permission from the Chinese Government to help with the reconstruction in this area. New bricks are carried up to a section that is currently being repaired and under the supervision of trained staff you will be able to place our own brick on the Wall. Following this you will transfer back to Beijing, where you have the opportunity to go on an optional Hutong rickshaw tour. Trekking distance – approx. 3km/3 hours
Day 8: Beijing. Free day to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Beijing and all it has to offer, both modern and ancient. In the evening you will have a farewell dinner at Beijing’s premier Duck restaurant.
Day 9: Depart Beijing to fly back to the UK.
*Itineraries are subject to change