18th – 26th October 2019
This trek takes you 36km along the Great Wall, up watch towers, across mountains and through historic battlement stations providing you with fabulous scenery and a fascinating insight into a rich culture and history.
This challenge will take you well off the tourist trail, removing the hustle and bustle of the tourist hotspots leaving you feeling that the Great Wall is for us only, with no one else around.
On the trek 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.
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.
Arrive in Beijing, meet local guides and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free to acclimatise and refresh after flight.
Warm up trek from Tiapingzhai to Huangyaguan. Trekking time 3 hours.
Trek the remote and stunning Gubeikou section of the Great Wall covering 27 watch towers! Trekking time 7-8 hours.
Trek from Jinshanling to Simatai – another remote section, far from tourist trail. Trekking time 8-9 hours.
Trek Mutianyu section of the Great Wall and conquer the 1,000 steps that make up the ‘Heavenly Ladder’. Trekking time 6-7 hours.
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.
Free day in Beijing to explore the sights and sounds of this amazing capital city.
Transfer to Beijing for fight back to UK, arriving same day.