Great Wall of China 2018
Saturday 8 - Sunday 16 September 2018
Minimum sponsorship: £3,100
Trek for 32 hours over five consecutive days along the magnificent Great Wall of China. Tackle twists, turns, steps and slopes in this once in a lifetime challenge. Experience the stunning Chinese landscape surrounding the formidable watchtowers of the Great Wall and climb the heavenly ladder at Mutianyu.
Embrace the ancient culture and local cusine, and leave a lasting memory by placing your own personalised brink in the restoration section of the wall.
Throughout your fundraising, you will be supported by our challenge events fundraiser who will help you reach your target, and be on hand to provide advice, ideas, and materials such as collection tins, posters and t-shirts should you need them.
Whether you are taking on this adventure in memory of a loved one, to challenge yourself, or to celebrate an anniversary or birthday, your fundraising will go towards providing expert palliative care when people need it most, and for that we'd like to say a huge thank you.
To register your interest in this challenge, please click here and complete the enquiry form.
Day 1 - Depart the UK for the overnight flight to Beijing
Day 2 - Arrive in Beijing
Day 3 - Huangyaguan - A warm-up trek starting at Taipingzhai. This section is popular as it used to be an army barracks 600 years ago!
Day 4 - Gubeikou to Jinshanling - On this trek, you will be covering 27 watch-towers!
Day 5 - Jinshanling - Today you will visit a remote section of the wall, with stunning views.
Day 6 - Mutianyu - Climb 1,000 steps, before trekking through 11 watchtowers and ascend the 460 steps of the "Heavenly Ladder"
Day 7 - Juyongguan and Badaling - This is when, under expert supervision, you get to place your brick in the renovations of the wall.
Day 8 - Beijing - a free day to enjoy the hustle and bustle of this vibrant city. Will you visit the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square or the Temple of Heaven?
Day 9 - Depart Beijing