Event Details
Event Date
18 October 2019 - 26 October 2019
Event Type
Challenge, Sports Event

About Great Wall of China Trek 2019

Take on this challenge of a lifetime and conquer the twists, turns, steps and slopes of the formidable fortification that is the famous Great Wall of China. The Great Wall stretches 6000km east to west, it zig zags its way across China, snaking across mountains and through valleys, over watch towers and mountains, through historic battlement stations that are well off the tourist trail! With parts of it dating back to the 7th century BC it has been voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and is always one of the top 10 bucket list destinations!

The adventure in total is for 9 days, with 5 days of this made up of walking along this iconic wonder of the world, climbing the iconic Heavenly Ladder and an exclusive opportunity to ‘lend a hand’ repairing a section of the wall that is currently being reconstructed. You will place a brick in this newly restored section, ensuring your own place in the Great Wall of China! 

As well as taking on the trek and placing your own brick in the Great wall, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore Beijing's famous sites, such as the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square before celebrating your achievement with your fellow participants at dinner at the Premier Duck Dinner Restaurant, a real Chinese dining experience.

You will be fully supported throughout the whole journey by specialist leaders and guides and a dedicated St Gemma’s fundraiser who will be able to help support you in raising your sponsorship money.

  • Trek along one of the Seven Wonders of the World
  • Help rebuild part of the wall and be able to tell everyone you have a brick in the Great Wall of China!
  • Climb the 'Heavenley Ladder' at Mutianyu
  • Enjoy a toboggan ride down part of the wall
  • Experience fascinating traditional Chinese culture
  • Discover the cultural highlights of Beijing

If you are tempted, but would like to meet the guides, find out more info, and get to know other people who are taking part or thinking of signing up, then come along to our information evening on Thursday 18th October at 7pm. Our partners and the guides for the event, Global Adventure Challenges will be coming along to give more information, answer any questions, and give you a taster of what the trek will be like!

To RSVP and to reserve your place at our info evening, please contact Fay on 0113 218 5559 or email Fay

Challenge payment options
Option A - Registration fee £299 + Airport tax £250 + Minimum sponsorship £2,700
This option includes the cost of your trip plus guaranteed sponsorship money for St Gemma's Hospice.

Option B - Registration fee £299 + Airport tax £250 + £1,350
This option only includes your trip cost, you will be personally invoiced for all payments. You must pledge to raise as much sponsorship money as possible for St Gemma's Hospice in addition.

If you would like more information about the Great Wall of China challenge please contact Fay, our dedicated International Challenges Fundraiser on 0113 218 5559 or email Fay and she will be happy to help.

Or if you are already convinced, please book your place HERE.

Enjoying the views!
Climbing the Wall
Great Wall of China
Toboggan down the side of the Wall