Great Wall Trek

I so appreciated to spend those days close to the Wall and not just to “fly in” for one day. This enables me to get a bit of a “feel” for the country. To be with the Chinese crew also was a privilege I won’t forget. Our tour guide gave us valuable insights. I am thankful that I could be part of this challenge, it was worth it.

C. Strohmeier | United Kingdom

Great Wall of China Trekking Challenge

Imagine trekking along remote sections of the Great Wall of China; experiencing and camping at seldom visited villages, taking in sections of this icon that few others will ever see, surely this has to rank among one of the great challenges on this planet. During this specially tailored challenge you will be walking on several sections of this incredible architectural phenomenon, on the 15th Century Ming Dynasty hardrock wall, and then descending in the afternoons on local trails to our exclusive campsites near quaint villages in Hebei Province to camp and meet the local people. This unique opportunity is offered by World Expeditions, the pioneers of the Great Wall of China Challenge and specialists in remote-area travel in China. Let us take you to never seen sections of the ‘Middle Kingdom's’ national icon for a five day challenge which will involve exploration and cultural discovery. The challenge concludes with time to savour the highlights of Beijing - including the impressive Imperial Palace (Forbidden City).

This trip has been designed as an exclusive departure for a minimum of 10 people. If you wish to trek the Great Wall of China on an Open Challenge please see here.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Depart London
DAY 2 Arrive Beijing and transfer to centrally located hotel. DAY  3 Drive to Hebei Province and commence challenge, 4 hrs -5 hrs trekking.
DAY 4 Trek to Mount Si Ma Tai Summit, 8-9 hrs trekking.
DAY 5 Trek Jin Shan Ling Section to Erlaingzi, 8-9 hrs trekking.
DAY 6     Trek Erlaingzi to Gu Bei Kou, 5-6 hrs trekking.
DAY 7 Climb Gu Bei Kou Summit, 4 hrs trekking DAY  8 Sightseeing in Beijing, evening gala dinner.
DAY 9 Depart Beijing for London,
DAY 10 Arrive London

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Trip Code: GWECC
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  10 days
Activities:  Charity Challenges Trekking
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price: from £1450
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