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Trek Great Wall of China May 2020

Saturday 9 May 2020 to Sunday 17 May 2020
Event organiser:
Third Party

Trek along the Great Wall of China - a journey steeped in over 2000 years of history

Join Team CHSW on our Great Wall of China Trek and apply for one of our limited Charity spaces.  This Trek is a fantastic charity challenge hiking for five days along this magnificent man-made structure. One of the best in the market, the challenge will take you over watch towers and mountains, through historic battlement stations that are well off the tourist trail – there are many sections during this challenge where we’ll feel the Great Wall is for us only, with no-one else in sight. Rest assured, the Great Wall of China provides a fantastic backdrop to some fantastic trekking.

Exclusive to Global Adventure Challenges, you will ‘lend a hand’ repairing a section of the Wall that is currently being reconstructed. You will each place our brick in this newly restored section, ensuring our own place in the Great Wall of China!  Memories to cherish for a lifetime.

The trekking on this charity challenge is hard, due to a number of steps we trek up and down each day – it can sometimes take an hour just to trek 1km! 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’. Uniting as one and with exceptional support from when you sign up through to the challenge itself, this trek will not disappoint.

Glowing from our amazing success, 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.


Event provider: Action Challenge

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Registration fee:


Minimum sponsorship


Challenge Duration

9 days

Activity Duration

5 days

Challenge Distance

36km (approx.)

Challenge Grading


Accommodation Type

Lodges & Hotels

Challenge Highlights

  • Help build and restore the Great Wall of China – exclusive to us at GAC.
  • Trek along this Wonder of the World!
  •  Experience a fascinating culture that has been a vale of mysteries for centuries.
  • Enjoy free time exploring Beijing; its Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square.

Day 1

Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Beijing.

Day 2

Arrive in Beijing, meet local guides and transfer to hotel in Pinggu. Rest of the day free to acclimatise and refresh after flight.

Day 3

Warm up trek from Pinggu 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 8 hours.

Day 5

Trek from Jinshanling – another remote section, far from the tourist trail. Trekking time 5-6 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 hours.

Day 7

We trek from Juyongguan to Badaling where we help to repair a section of the wall, then transfer back to Beijing. Trekking time 3 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.