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:
This is an open challenge which means you can take part and raise funds for any of the charities listed. The payment options are explained below.
Minimum sponsorship option
This option requires you to pay the above registration fee at the time of booking and pledge to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship for your nominated charity. The charity will then cover the full cost of the challenge out of the sponsorship you raise. The amount retained by the charity varies between challenges - full details are included in the challenge information pack.
Self funder option
This option requires you to pay a registration fee at the time of booking and pay the final balance to cover the full cost of the challenge before your departure. As you have covered the full cost of the challenge yourself, 100% of any fundraising is kept by the charity - full details are included in the challenge information pack.
Full details of all funding options are included in the challenge information pack we'll send you - just select a charity and complete the request form.
Great Wall Discovery is an open challenge which means you can take part and raise funds for any of the charities listed. To get started, just select a charity and complete the request form to get full details about the challenge and payment options.
Variety, the Children's Charity, improving the lives of sick, disabled, and disadvantaged children each day.
An international humanitarian organisation committed to ending child hunger.
The British Lung Foundation - leading the fight against lung disease.
Caring today, researching for tomorrow.
Age UK's vision is for a world where everyone can love later life.
Every childhood is worth fighting for.
Helping seriously ill children live better lives.
Helping children experience what life has to offer.
We aim to ensure that no child is left out or left behind because of a difficulty speaking or understanding.
Transforming the lives of vulnerable children & young people in the UK.
Home-Start: one of the UK’s leading family support charities.
AFK provides life-changing equipment, education & training for disabled children & young people all around the UK.
Putting a Smile on Kids in Hospital. Samuel's Charity helps kids when they are ill through the dark, scary and painful time.
Dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
Guide Dogs provide life-changing freedom and mobility to blind and partially sighted people.
For the growing number of people with combined sight and hearing loss.
WaterAid transforms lives by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the world’s poorest communities.
MAG destroys landmines to save lives, prevent injuries, make land safe for people to grow food & rebuilds lives after war.
Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer but the BHF is leading the fight against it.
We’re the Parkinson’s support and research charity. Help us find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.
Funding medical research projects to improve the lives and survival for men with the disease, and secure a future without prostate cancer.
Cancer kills more young people than any other disease in the UK. Our expert care means they don't have to face cancer alone.
No one should have to face cancer alone.
The only UK-wide charity providing specialist support and tailored information for anyone affected by breast cancer.
Dementia UK is committed to improving the lives of everyone affected by dementia, by providing Admiral Nurses.
Helping Hearts by funding pioneering research & projects to help people live healthier, happier & longer lives.
The only UK-wide charity making a daily difference to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis, and those who care for them.
Fighting the death, disability and suffering caused by meningitis – The Science of Saving Lives.
A new kidney can transform a person's life. Kidneys for Life works to make the kidney last a lifetime.
Working to take the pain away from people living with all forms of arthritis.
The only national charity fighting pancreatic cancer on all fronts: Support, Information, Campaigning and Research.
A world-leading innovation centre who pioneers new treatments that save lives. Invest in a future beyond cancer.
The leading UK charity striving to beat multiple sclerosis.
Research to save lives.
Providing information and support to sufferers of this incurable disease which could affect anyone of any age.
Care. Connect. Campaign.
We exist to save lives and rebuild futures by funding research, raising awareness and providing support.
Providing emotional, practical & financial support to serving & ex-serving RAF & families.
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