Great Wall of China Trek

The China Great Wall Trek is a once in a life time 5 day hike along one of the 7 wonders of the world!

This trek is one of the best in charity treks, stretching for 6,000km, it zig zags its way across China, snaking across mountains and through valleys, taking you through historic battlement stations that are well off the tourist trail – there are many sections during this challenge where you feel the Great Wall is for you only, with no-one else in sight. 

Date: 6th May 2017 - 14th May 2017


Exclusive to Global Adventure Challenges you are also able to ‘lend a hand’ repairing a section of the Wall that is currently being reconstructed. You will each place your own memory brick in this newly restored section, ensuring your own place and memory in the Great Wall of China! 

Following this crème de la crème of charity events, you will have some free time to explore Beijing’s famous sites, such as the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square before celebrating your achievement at dinner.

An ancient wonder, an amazing accomplishment… join Operation Henry on this challenge of a lifetime and ensure your place in history as you complete the seven wonders of the worlds.


Great Wall Trek Itinerary

Day 1 – Depart UK on an overnight flight to Beijing.

Day 2 – Arrive Beijing, meet local guides and transfer to hotel. Rest of day free to acclimatise and refresh after flight.

Day 3 – Warm up trek from Tiapingzhai 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 7-8 hours.

Day 5 – Trek from Jinshanling to Simatai – another remote section, far from tourist trail. Trekking time 8-9 hours.

Day 6 – Trek Mutianyu section of the Great Wall and conquer the 1,000 steps that make up the ‘Heavenly Ladder’. Trekking time 6-7 hours.

Day 7 – Morning is spent in Badaling section of the Wall, repairing a watch tower. After lunch, transfer to Juyongguan to continue trekking. Trekking time 7 hours.

Day 8 - Free day in Beijing exploring the sights and sounds of this amazing capital city

Day 9 – Transfer to Beijing for fight back to UK, arriving same day.


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We have a multitude of other exciting international challenges you can take part in from treks in Peru to cycle rides in costa rica - click here to see a full list or email for more info.

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