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What is The Great Wall Challenge?

One of the ‘New Wonders of the World’, the Great Wall of China is a thrilling challenge of ups, downs, twists and turns. With 10,000 uneven steps, this trip will challenge even the most dedicated trekker. Exhaustion will quickly vanish however, as you are rewarded with sweeping views over the vast mountain ranges.

During a never-to-be-forgotten experience you will:

  • Conquer the imperial masterpiece of the Ming dynasty
  • Test yourself against thousands of challenging steps
  • Triumph over the crumbling, twisting pathways of the Yan Mountains
  • Savour the timeless landscapes and time-weathered watchtowers
  • Enjoy the cultural highlights of China's bustling capital city

Originally constructed to defend China against the nomadic tribes, the Great Wall Trek is a thrilling challenge of twists, turns, ups and downs. Beginning four hours north of Beijing, this week-long challenge tackles a series of vigorous climbs totalling over 10,000 uneven steps. The trek will follow the winding path along the Yan Mountains to the Gubeikou Gateway and takes on the famous ‘heavenly staircase’. Exhaustion will quickly be replaced with wonder as you savour the sweeping views of the surrounding mountain ranges.

The challenge ends in the vast metropolis of Beijing, with time to explore the cultural highlights of China’s historic capital. Expert English speaking guides will be with you every step of the way, managing your challenge and providing historical context to the Great Wall and its surroundings.

Minimum fundraising amount: €3,750
Trip Duration: 10 days

What’s included:

  • International flights to and from Ireland.
  • Three meals a day.
  • All internal transfers
  • Accommodation during the challenge (usually in twin share)
  • Entrance fees to national parks or other places of interest visited on the itinerary
  • A Charity Challenge T-Shirt
  • All ground staff including English speaking guide, drivers, cooks, and porters
  • Activity equipment such as bikes, tents and rafts as per the challenge activity
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