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Trek Great Wall of China October 2018

Friday 19 October 2018 to Saturday 27 October 2018
China
Ultra-challenge
Event organiser:
Third Party

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

Trek the mighty wall through peaceful woodland and over rugged mountains. 

On this nine day adventure, you will hike for five days along one of the world's most iconic structures - the Great Wall of China! Each day of this challenge you will visit and trek along different sections of the Great Wall experiencing the changing landscape and learning about the deep history of each part of the wall - it is a classic adventure - and one to tick off the bucket list!

The adventure will take you from the 'Wild Wall' at Guibeko with its crumbling paths and ruined watchtowers to the restored 'post-card' views of Mutianyu and Badaling where panoramic views stretch to distant misty mountains over peaceful woodland and terraced fields to exposed ridges and majestic peaks. Away from the wall, you will also spend a day trekking in the Black Dragon Pool Park, a spectacular nature reserve set in a deep valley with waterfalls, towering cliffs, crystal clear pools and traditional Chinese buildings. As you complete your 45 km trek after five days you will head back to Beijing for a celebration and some exploring of one of the world's most fascinating cities.   Multiple payment options available.

Trip highlights

  • 9 day group adventure with 5 days of trekking and camping
  • Explore the wall’s ancient watchtowers
  • Climb the Heavenly Steps and descend via luge
  • Visit the remote parts of the wall rarely seen by tourists
  • Get a glimpse of traditional rural life in China
  • Trek the ‘Wild Wall’ from Gubekou
  • Visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square

Event grade

This challenge requires a good level of fitness to trek the route, the terrain is varied with some steep uphill climbs, downhill sections and steps. Some prior aerobic fitness training is necessary.

Event provider: Action Challenge

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