The Great Wall Trek

The Great Wall of China has been voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Stretching for 6,000km, it zig zags its way across China, snaking across mountains and through valleys

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For this trek of a lifetime, find out more and sign up below.

28 October - 5 November 2017

About the challenge 

The Great Wall of China has been voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Stretching for 6,000km, it zig zags its way across China, snaking across mountains and through valleys.

The China Great Wall Trek for charity is a fantastic 5 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. Rest assured, the Great Wall provides a fantastic backdrop to some fantastic trekking.

Exclusive to Global Adventure Challenges, this most amazing of fundraising events also enables us 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 on this glorious structure! Another highlight of this challenge is to conquer the 1,000 steps up to the wall at Mutianyu – culminating with the ascent of the ‘Heavenly Ladder’.

Following this crème de la crème of charity events, we’ll 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 charity challenge of a lifetime and ensure your place in history as we trek and help repair the Great Wall of China.

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Challenge Itinerary 

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 Mutianyu 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.

How much will it cost?

Option A

Registration Fee £349 (Non-refundable deposit paid directly to Global Adventure Challenges)

Minimum Sponsorship £2598

Option B

Registration Fee £349 (Non-refundable deposit paid directly to Global Adventure Challenges)

Self Funding £1299 (Pay tour costs and raise as much money as possible for Meningitis Now)

What we offer

Meningitis Now has teamed up with Global Adventure Challenges to create this fantastic trekking challenge. Our events team and Global Adventure Challenges will take care of all the practical arrangements, leaving you free to concentrate on the trek and enjoy the breath-taking scenery. We will also provide lots of fundraising and training tips before you go.

If you are not quite ready to sign up and would like further information you can register your interest here.

There are a whole host of UK and overseas challenges taking place throughout the year that we can discuss with you.

If you can’t quite find the challenge or dates that you’re looking for on our website, or if you have any questions , please email overseas@meningitisnow.org or call 01453 769081.