Trek the Great Wall of China18th Apr 2025
Take on the Dragon's Back on our bewitching Dream Challenge trekking on and alongside the Great Wall of China!
Straight away, we'll gain enthralling insight into the ancient cultures and landscape of China trekking in the remote town of Huangyaguan. From here, the Great Wall leads us through emerald green countryside, tiny farming villages unused to tourists, and traditional local towns. We'll trek on a range of terrains as we walk on the Great Wall itself and the trails nearby it.
It's no mean feat as we encounter rugged paths, mighty climbs, and even a section of forest. The hills will leave us breathless but brimming with pride as we look over the stunning panoramas of rural China. We'll meet local people, stay in traditional Chinese guesthouses, and discover China’s rich history.
We finish our magnificent challenge at Jinshanling and step from the ancient past into the future with a free day in Beijing!
In this extraordinary city, ancient history collides with futuristic technology. We'll celebrate in the best way, with a fantastic guided tour of Beijing's world-famous sites, including the Forbidden City Palace Complex Museum, the iconic Royal Lakeside Retreat of the Summer Palace and the infamous plaza of Tiananmen Square.
registration fee (payable today)£87.25
What to Expect
- Trek for 5 days along one of the 'Seven Wonders of the Medieval World' on the Great Wall of China.
- It’s not just steps. Experience a range of terrain on ancient and restored wall sections, forest trails, and rural village roads.
- Stay in hotels and traditional Chinese guesthouses.
- End the challenge in Beijing with a tour of the Forbidden City Palace and Tiananmen Square.
Day by Day Itinerary
London - Beijing - Huangyaguan
Our adventure starts at the airport in London, where we catch our group flight to China’s amazing capital city of Beijing.
Our awesome local Challenge Leader greets us at the airport and we transfer by coach to our hotel at Huangyaguan (Yellow Cliff Pass).
This area receives few Western tourists and so we can get a taste of traditional Chinese culture while admiring the Great Wall of China and the stunning views of rugged, green mountains.
After lunch, the afternoon is free for you to spend as you wish. You can kick back and relax at the hotel or explore the beautiful and fascinating town of Huangyaguan, where the new China meets the old and traditional China. In the evening, we meet again for our group dinner.
This Dream Challenge is not designed for Olympic athletes – it is designed for people looking for an amazing goal to train and get fit for. A number of the people who will take part in this charity trek in China will have a low level of fitness level when they sign up.
Let’s Trek for Children 2024 is the perfect motivation to get fit, improve your own mental and physical health and wellbeing, and get an unbeatable experience of the Great Wall of China.
We strongly recommend you train for this charity challenge as we’ll be tackling tough terrain in China with some steep climbs. The more you prepare, the more you’ll enjoy it.
Once you register for the challenge, we’ll send you a realistic training plan. This builds up gradually over time so you’ll be ready and raring to go by the time we depart for China.