Challenge for a Cause fundraising event
Are you up for a challenge? Venture along one of the great wonders of the world, one to knock off the bucket list! Snake through woodlands and the Hidden City while following the contours of the Great Wall in remote areas of Beijing. This trek carries many steps, breath-taking scenery and a fascinating insight into a rich culture and history. This is also a great opportunity to give back to your industry peers whilst raising funds through your industries charity.
Caz Dickinson Appeal- This challenge event will help to raise the much-needed money to help the Dickinson family with their financial struggles and to allow the family to focus on caring for Caz. This incredible challenge is aiming to raise £250,000 for the Dickinson family which will enable them to secure a lasting family home and will help with Caz’s development and care. Read her story here.
Limited places available for this challenge trek, enquire your interest today!
Date: 13-22nd September 2018
Registration fee: £300
Minimum fundraising amount: £3,150
- Return transport from London to Beijing
- Meals and accommodation (except where specified)
- Group leader, doctor with a group of over 15 participants, local guides and cooks
- Local support and back-up equipment
- Tour of Forbidden City on free day
- Charity branded materials
- Fundraising support and publicity across charity platforms
Itinerary (10 days)
Day 1: Depart London for Bejing
Day 2: Arrive in Beijing and transfer to the start of the trek in the small town of Huangyaguan, a small town situated in a beautiful valley in the heart of the Yanshan Mountains.
Day 3: After a leisurely start, you have your first experience walking on the Great Wall. After some steep step sections, you walk predominantly downhill until, here the wall crosses the road that leads back to the accommodation. Night mountain hotel. Trek approx. 4 – 5 hours
Day 4: Head up the steep renovated steps towards what appears to be a sheer cliff face. This is where you encounter ‘Heaven’s Ladder’, a steep climb of over 200 steps leading up the cliff face. There are fabulous views from the top. Once again you join the old Wall, and follow it along the contours of the mountain until you clamber down into the valley below. We bed down in the houses of a local village, a real cultural experience. Trek approx. 7 hours
Day 5: Trek up through the farming terraces immediately behind the village. The path is steep, and the terraces soon give way to rocky hillsides scattered with scrub. Following the Wall, which is unrestored and crumbling with fabulous views along the ridgeline to the day’s highest point. You then drop down the hillside and make your way on winding tracks through trees back into the valley, where farmers grow maize, and walnut and fruit trees. Trek approx. 4 – 5 hours
Day 6: Just outside the village of Gubeiko walking the village and farmland until the path takes you alongside an un-restored yet well-preserved section of the Wall. This part appears to be of almost brick-like construction and dates back to the Qing Dynasty – the last dynasty to rule over this vast land. Follow a track down into the valley in order to skirt a Chinese military post and follow dirt paths through trees and undergrowth before rejoining the Wall. The final stretch to Jinshanlin is on restored Wall with lots of steps. Trek approx. 7 – 8 hours
Day 7: Start by heading up the carefully restored steps, the scenery is superb with rolling purple hills fading into the distance, dotted with many watchtowers; classic ‘scales on a dragon’s back’ scenery. After time to soak up this breathtaking panorama, you head down on small paths to meet the waiting transport which takes you to Old Badaling. Trek approx. 6 – 7 hours.
Day 8: The final day of trekking takes you up onto Shixiaguan (Stone Gorge) Wall, at Ancient Badaling. This is a recently restored stretch of the Great Wall that rewards you with wonderful views of the surroundings and is only occasionally visited by other trekkers, so it makes for a very unique and historic finale to our trek! Once you have absorbed the opportunities to take finish photos and enjoyed looking back over the mountains at your huge achievements, you transfer by bus to Beijing, the nation’s capital and home to over 13 million people! This evening there is a great dinner. Trek approx. 3 – 4 hours
Day 9: Enjoy time visiting the Tianenman Square and the Forbidden City, a must-see sight of Beijing. You are then free to explore or shop.
Day 10: Fly Beijing to London
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