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“You have not lived if you have not been to the Great Wall”, or so the Chinese saying goes, and it’s not surprising why!

The Great Wall of China has been voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Stretching for 6,000km, it zig-zags its way across China, snaking across mountains and through valleys.

Our Great Wall of China Trek is a fantastic charity challenge hiking for five days along this magnificent manmade structure. One of the best in the market, our challenge takes us 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.

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.

Explore the itinerary of this incredible adventure in further detail in our Adventure Journal - check it out here!

Optional Single Occupancy Supplement

Solo adventurers who would prefer their own room or tent can request a single occupancy upgrade – View Single Occupancy Costs.

Climate Care

We believe that we all have a responsibility to help fight climate change and as a company, we are committed to offsetting as much of the carbon generated by our challenges as we possibly can. With this in mind, we will plant 25 trees for every open participant who takes part in the challenge. For further information on our climate care strategy, click here.

Key Points

Challenge Duration

Challenge Duration 9 days

Activity Duration

Activity Duration 5 days

Challenge Distance

Challenge Distance 35km (approx.)

Challenge Grading

Challenge Grading Challenging

Accommodation Type

Accommodation Type Lodges & Hotels

Min. Numbers Required

Min. Numbers Required 15

Challenge Highlights

Explore remote sections of the wall, far from the tourist trail Trek along a Wonder of the World! Visit a new section of the wall each day Enjoy free time exploring Beijing; its Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square.

Why Choose Global Adventure Challenges

  • One of our friendly, approachable and experienced UK Challenge Leaders accompanies every group.
  • Over 1,000 people have successfully completed this challenge through GAC!
  • Flexible payment plans are available to spread the cost of the challenge in the months leading up to departure.

Thanks to Global I have experienced China, met some wonderful people and achieved something incredible. I've come home and started looking for my next challenge!


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