The Great Wall Charity Trek

Departing 17th September 2021

Trek the Great Wall for your chosen charity!
China is a colossal nation of unrivalled history, incredible sights, and fascinating culture. Beijing, China’s capital city is a captivating city steeped in history. Beijing has served as the centre for the many different empires and cultures that have ruled China and is an imperial treasure trove and home to the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China.

China’s most iconic sight is the Great Wall and you will experience different parts of it during your time in China. Stretching thousands of miles from the Yellow Sea to the Gobi Dessert, over all sorts of dramatic landscapes, it is one of the world’s most impressive feats of engineering. Walking on this structure is the best way to appreciate both the wall itself and the magnificent scenery that it crosses.

This amazing trip will also take in the Temple of Heaven (fine example of Ming architecture), Tiananmen Square (the largest square in the world and the final resting place of Chairman Mao), Forbidden City (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Lama Temple (Tibetan Buddhist monasteries), Summer palace (former residence of many of the Qing emperors) and the Hutong district of Beijing.

Come and join us on an extraordinary adventure through this enchanting region on one or our experience paced tours.

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Pricing

17th September 2021

Option A

Pledge to raise a minimum of £3,000 for the registered charity of your choice.

Pay a deposit to Charitable Travel of £99pp (if booking up to 30Nov20, and £350pp if booking from 01Dec20)

Set up a JustGiving fundraising page with the agreement of your chosen charity.

You must contact the charity and Charitable Travel requesting to fundraise in this way and we must receive approval from a responsible person at the charity.

Raise as much as you can through your fundraising page, with the money going direct to the charity. Provided you raise at least £2,300 by the deadline the charity will pay the balance of your trip on condition that you raise and pay the additional £700 within four weeks of your return from China.

If you don’t raise the minimum of £2,300 you may cancel and forfeit your deposit or pay the full balance of £2,200 to Charitable Travel to continue with the challenge. However do note that any donors who have so far donated will also need to be offered the chance to receive a refund of their donation. You will need to discuss this with your nominated charity.

Option B

Commit to the full payment of £2,299pp

Pay a deposit to Charitable Travel of £99pp (if booking up to 30Nov20, and £350pp if booking from 01Dec20)

Pay the balance of the trip cost, so £2,200, direct to Charitable Travel on the balance due date.

Generate as much sponsorship as you can for your chosen charity, they would be delighted.

Other Information

Single supplement – £395

Flight upgrade prices – on request.

Extension trips to explore China – lots of options available.

Final payment deadline is 25/06/2021. 

China visa and visa handling included for UK passport holders (worth £110pp)

What's included?

Accommodations as described in the itinerary.

Private guide and driver in each destination as described in the itinerary.

Transfers, guiding, entrance fees and evening entertainment as described in the itinerary.

Meals as described in the itinerary.

International flights as described in the itinerary with associated taxes and charges.

Pricing

Departing 17th September 2021

Option A

Pledge to raise a minimum of £3,000 for the registered charity of your choice.

Pay a deposit to Charitable Travel of £99pp (if booking up to 30Nov20, and £350pp if booking from 01Dec20)

Set up a JustGiving fundraising page with the agreement of your chosen charity.

You must contact the charity and Charitable Travel requesting to fundraise in this way and we must receive approval from a responsible person at the charity.

Raise as much as you can through your fundraising page, with the money going direct to the charity. Provided you raise at least £2,300 by the deadline the charity will pay the balance of your trip on condition that you raise and pay the additional £700 within four weeks of your return from China.

If you don’t raise the minimum of £2,300 you may cancel and forfeit your deposit or pay the full balance of £2,200 to Charitable Travel to continue with the challenge. However do note that any donors who have so far donated will also need to be offered the chance to receive a refund of their donation. You will need to discuss this with your nominated charity.

Option B

Commit to the full payment of £2,299pp

Pay a deposit to Charitable Travel of £99pp (if booking up to 30Nov20, and £350pp if booking from 01Dec20)

Pay the balance of the trip cost, so £2,200, direct to Charitable Travel on the balance due date.

Generate as much sponsorship as you can for your chosen charity, they would be delighted.

Other information

Single supplement – £395

Flight upgrade prices – on request.

Extension trips to explore China – lots of options available.

Final payment deadline is 25/06/2021. 

China visa and visa handling included for UK passport holders (worth £110pp).

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Next

What's included?

Accommodations as described in the itinerary.

Private guide and driver in each destination as described in the itinerary.

Transfers, guiding, entrance fees and evening entertainment as described in the itinerary.

Meals as described in the itinerary.

International flights as described in the itinerary with associated taxes and charges.

Itinerary

International flights from London to Beijing.

 

British Airways
Heathrow - Beijing
16:35 / 09:40 - next day arrival (flight times subject to change)

Arrive in Beijing.
In the evening there will be a group welcome dinner and a briefing covering the exciting days ahead!

 

Hotel: Mercure Beijing Downtown - 4*
Meals included: Dinner

The Tiananmen Square on the north to south axis is at the centre of Beijing city. It's the largest square in the world, encompassing an area of 14 hectares, and measuring 865 meters north to south, and 500 and 370 meters east to west on the northern and southern ends respectively.

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government.

Hutongs are a type of narrow streets or alleys, most commonly associated with Beijing, China. In Beijing, hutongs are alleys formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences.In the afternoon we will continue to visit the Lama Temple, which is located at the northeast corner of the city, considered as the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery in present day China.

 

Hotel: Mercure Beijing Downtown - 4*

Physical walking rate: Easy 5 hours AM / easy 2 hours PM

Distance: varies during sightseeing

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

This morning you will be transferred to Panlongshan, and then hike from Panlongshan to the Jinshanling Great Wall.

Please note that will be a lunch box on the wall this day. 

Today's hiking will last for 5-6 hours (about 12km). In the afternoon, we will arrive at Gubei Water town at the foot of Jinshanling Great Wall, and overnight stay in the hotel of water town.

 

Hotel: Gubei Water Town Hotel

Physical walking rate: Easy 5-6 hours 

Approx distance: 12km / 7.5 miles

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

You will hike the Jinshanling Great Wall from another direction and return to Gubei Water town. Please note that will be a lunch box on the wall this day. 

Hike from Jinshanling to Simatai West.  End up at Gubei Water town. 4-5 hours (about 8km).  In the evening, you will visit Simatai Great Wall at night, including a cable car trip. 

 

Hotel: Gubei Water Town Hotel

Physical walking rate: Moderate 4-5 hours

Approx distance: 8km / 5 miles

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

On this day you will hike from Jiankou to the Mutianyu Great Wall.  5-6 hours (about 10km).
Please note that will be a lunch box on the wall this day. 

 

Hotel: Brickyard Hotel on the foot of Mutianyu

Physical walking rate: Difficult 5-6 hours

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Today you will walk again on the Great Wall of Huanghuacheng for 4-5 hours (about 8km). Please note that will be a lunch box on the wall this day. 

Huanghuacheng Great Wall is a section of the Great Wall beside the water, which means that part of the Great Wall is linked to the lake in Huanghuacheng. You need to take a boat to the hiking point.  Transfer back to Beijing downtown in the afternoon. 

 

Hotel: Mercure Beijing Downtown 

Physical walking rate: Moderate 4-5 hours

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

The Temple of Heaven is located in southern Beijing. It was first constructed in 1420, the 18th year of the reign of Ming Emperor Yongleand was extended and renovated during the reigns of Ming emperor Jiajing and Qing emperor QianlongIt was the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties would worship the god of heaven and pray for good harvest. Covering an area of 273 hectares, it is the largest architectural complex in the world for rituals to pay homage to heaven.

Summer Palace, which means 'The Garden of Harmonious Unity' in Chinese. The palace is an outstanding example of imperial parks and private gardens of both northern and southern China, and it’s the best preserved and largest of the Chinese imperial parks. After that you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

Hotel: Mercure Beijing Downtown 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

After breakfast, transfer to Beijing airport to begin your journey home.

 

Flight details:
British Airways
Beijing - Heathrow
11:25/15:30 (subject to change)