Your great adventure starts here

13-21 September 2018

Registration Fee: £349
Sponsorship Level: £2,880

Join us on the trip of a lifetime as we trek the Great Wall, visit Beijing and discover China’s amazing cultural past!

Step to it

For a country with the biggest population in the world China remains largely untouched by the West…

It is a beautiful country steeped in tradition, history and mythology. For those with a passion for culture and a sense of adventure China leaves an indelible mark on all who go there.

Join us on the trip of a lifetime as we trek the Great Wall, visit Beijing and discover China’s amazing cultural past!!


  • Day 1: Depart the UK
  • Day 2: Acclimatisation day in Beijing with opportunity to see the Forbidden City
  • Day 3: Transfer to Huangyaguan where we commence our Trek on the Great Wall
  • Day 4: Huangyaguan to Mountain Village – including Heavens Ladder a steep 200 step climb
  • Day 5: Mountain Village to Jinshanling – Follow the contour of the hills along steep farmer’s tracks
  • Day 6: Guebikou to Jinshanling – Bus out to Guebikou then follow the wall back to Jinshanling passing remnants dating back to the Qing Dynasty
  • Day 7: Jinshanling to Simatei- stunning walk along this largely restored section of the Wall
  • Day 8: Simatei drive to a small village near Mutianyu; hike from the village to Mutianyu part of the Wall
  • Day 9: Mutianyu to Juyongguan – final day’s walk on a circuit of the restored wall before returning to Beijing
  • Day 10: Beijing to London

How to book

Further information

  • Is the trip for me?
    Yes! People of all ages and from all walks of life take part in this fantastic challenge and what everyone has in common is the desire to do something amazing for a great cause! Some people come with friends or family but most people won’t know anyone else on the trip so it’s a great opportunity to make new friends!


  • How fit do I need to be?
    Most people will be just like you, however if you want to get the very best out of the trip it’s imperative that you train. Once you have reserved your place on the trip we will give you training hints and tips.


  • Will I be able to raise the sponsorship level?
    YES! Once you have started you will find that raising the minimum sponsorship is easy and most importantly fun! We will provide you with a breakdown of examples of how to raise the sponsorship money in an enjoyable way and we will of course be available every day to help you with more ideas! You are doing something quite simply amazing so make sure you tell everyone you know, and before you know it you will be racing towards your fundraising target!


  • Can I extend my trip?
    Yes! For a nominal registration fee your flight can be extended (subject to availability). This will give you the opportunity to discover more of this amazing country independently


  • Will you help me?
    YES! One of our highly experienced tour reps will be on hand to help you in the lead up to the event. You will be sent a full confirmation pack shortly after you register on the event which will give you all the information you need but we are always here to make the event as enjoyable and hassle free as possible! And there will even be the opportunity to meet your fellow participants at a special gathering before the event!


  • What is the food like?
    We’ll enjoy traditional Chinese cuisine. Vegetarian diets can be catered for.


  • What do I need to bring?
    No specialist kit is required although you will need a good pair of walking boots. We will send you a full packing list when you register.


  • What will happen to my luggage during trekking days?
    Your luggage will be carried separately in one of the support vehicles. You’ll just need to carry those essentials like water, sun tan lotion and a camera!


  •  How many people can take part?
    The average group size is about 40 people although this does vary considerably from trip to trip.


  • What type of accommodation will I be staying in?
    2-3* hotels where possible


  • What’s included in the cost?
    Flights and all internal travel, accommodation, all food (except 3 meals), water, refreshments, guides, a doctor and medical support.


  • Is there an age restriction?
    You will need to be over 18 but there is no upper age limit. If you are over 65 will just need to get a medical form signed by your doctor.


  • What about insurance?
    You must have travel insurance cover in order to participate in this challenge. You can either arrange this yourself (as long as your insurance company is aware of the nature of what you are doing and that it is a charity event) or we can help you arrange this.
  • This trip is organised by Skyline, who are acting as agents for the tour operator, ATOL 10069

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