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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 man-made 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.

Exclusive to Global Adventure Challenges, we ‘lend a hand’ repairing a section of the Wall that is currently being reconstructed. We 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.

Key Points

Challenge Duration

Challenge Duration 9 days

Activity Duration

Activity Duration 5 days

Challenge Distance

Challenge Distance 36km (approx.)

Challenge Grading

Challenge Grading Challenging

Accommodation Type

Accommodation Type Lodges & Hotels

Min. Numbers Required

Min. Numbers Required 15
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Challenge Highlights

Help build and restore the Great Wall of China – exclusive to us at Global Adventure Challenges. 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.

Why Choose Global Adventure Challenges

  • We are the only company to offer the Great Wall rebuild, as part of the challenge.
  • One of our friendly, approachable and experienced UK Challenge Leaders accompanies every group.
  • Over 1,000 people have successfully completed this challenge through Team 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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