The Great Wall of China trek, traversing an ancient wonder of the world, is an iconic and achievable charity challenge.

Winding its way across the north of China, from the Yellow Sea to the Gobi Desert, the Great Wall of China is one of mankind’s most impressive architectural accomplishments.

As part of this adventure, you’ll travel through history to the very heart of China’s ancient culture. Over five days, you’ll trek between mist-covered mountains, into local villages, across rolling farmlands and through dense forest.

With the support of expert guides, you’ll explore the many facets of the Great Wall, deciphering the ancient stories and poems etched into its watchtowers—every brick seeming to tell a story of war and adventure.

Swapping the majesty of the Great Wall for the hustle and bustle of Beijing, you are immediately immersed in China’s confounding and contrasting culture. Discover the ancient history of the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven, experience the poignancy of Tiananmen Square and marvel at the modernity of the 798 Art District.

  • Trek the Great Wall of China as it winds between rural villages and otherworldly mountains
  • Experience the contrasts of ancient and modern Beijing, from Tiananmen Square to the Forbidden City
  • Discover the history of a thousand years’ past as you weave through ancient hutongs in a traditional rickshaw

Day 1: Depart Australia

Day 2–3: Beijing

Day 4–8: Great Wall trek

Day 9–10: Beijing

Day 11: Arrive home

*Please note: Itineraries are subject to change and should be used as a guide only.

Adventure type: Trek
Trip duration: 9 days
Challenge duration: 5 days
Challenge grade: 3/5 (moderate)
Accommodation: Twin-share in 3 star hotels and guest houses (single supplement applies)




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