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09 May

Great Wall Discovery

Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
TrekkingTrekking - 9 days
Date: 9 May 2015
Charity Challenge


TrekkingTrekking - 9 days
Place: Beijing, China
Organiser: Charity Challenge
Date: 9 May 2015
Duration/distance: 9 days
Under 18's:
Difficulty: Level 3
Payment options: Payment options explained
Minimum sponsorship option: £350 registration fee + min sponsorship
Self funder option: £350 registration fee + tour cost (no min sponsorship)
Date not suitable? No problem, this challenge is also available in...
April 2015
September 2015
October 2015

Challenge details

Starting in Jinshanling, you will trek roughly 12km each day along a stony path, winding and twisting its way through the mountains, passing ancient, crumbling watchtowers.

Your trekking adventure begins in Jinshanling with a vigorous ascent upwards, mounting thousands of steps which loop through the mountains on both sides of the Gubeikou Gateway.

This trek is physically demanding but also hugely rewarding, when you see the beautiful, vast mountain ranges surrounding you. Your imagination takes you back through several centuries to when the Great Wall was Imperial China's frontline of defence.

On completing the challenge, you will head back to Beijing to discover some of its many attractions, including Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.

The following items are included in the cost of the expedition:
  • Return international flights from London to Beijing
  • Airport departure tax
  • Overland transfers
  • All accommodation
  • All meals during the itinerary
  • Drinking water on trekking days, support team (drivers and guides)
  • Necessary back-up facilities
  • Provision of first aid supplies

Find out more today
Secure your place on this challenge with one of our charity partners - just click on a charity logo on the right for further details.

Charities with places

Limited charity places are available in Great Wall Discovery - click a logo for details about the charity and how it will help you:

  • secure your place in the event
  • raise any sponsorship needed
  • get kit, training advice & race-day support

Choose your own charity

Want to do this challenge for your own charity?
You can do this challenge to raise funds for your favourite charity. To find out more, please click here.