Great Wall of China trek FAQS

Do you have a question about the Great Wall of China trek? Take a look at our FAQs below and we may be able to answer your question.

When is the trek?

The trek will take place from Saturday 18 September 2021 to Sunday 26 September 2021.

How many days do we trek for?

The trip will last for 9 days but you will be trekking for 5 incredible days.

The trek will begin with an overnight flight to Beijing followed by a trainer to Pinguu. On day 3 we will begin our trek as we explore Huangyaguan. this section of the wall used to be an army barracks 600 years ago so it was crucial to the walls defenses.

On day 4 we will continue to trek to Jinshanling, covering 27 watchtowers and descending through remote villages and farms.

Day 5 will take us to a remote section of the wall where you will be able to see the Wall disappearing over the mountains, so it truly is a memorable sight.

On Day 6 we will trek through the 11 towers to the ‘Heavenly Ladder’. It’s a tough day but the views make it all worthwhile.

Day 7 will be spent on the Juyongguan section of the Great Wall. It is here that we will get the chance to help rebuild the wall and place a brick in memory of our loved ones. So it will be a very special day and lead us to the end of the trek.

Day 8 will be free for you to explore the hustle and bustle of Beijing so make sure you visit the Forbidden City or Tiananmen Square and take in the incredible sights of Beijing.

Our final day will be spent travelling back to the UK and hopefully a well deserved rest when you get back home!

What is the minimum age to take part?

You must be 18 years on or before the day of travel. 14-17 year olds can join the challenge if they are accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. If you would like to register a 14-17 year old please email to discuss this before signing up.

Is the registration fee refundable?

Unfortunately no, the registration fee is not refundable.

Can I book my own flights?

Yes, you can book your own flights but this must be arranged with Global Adventure first. Please contact them on 

I need extra leg room for the flight, can I request this?

Yes, if you require extra leg room please contact Global Adventure to amend your flight booking. There may be an additional charge for this. Please contact them on

How much does the trek cost?

There are two different payment options available for everyone. If you would to have a chat about which option would be best for you just give Lauren a call on 0207 820 6714 or email

Option A – Minimum Sponsorship

Registration Fee – £299

Minimum fundraising pledge – £2995

The charity must receive 80% of your fundraising so £2,396 10 weeks before the trek (9th July 2021). Please make sure you inform your sponsors that part of your fundraising will be used to cover the trek costs.

Option B – Self Funded

Registration Fee- £299

Remaining Balance – £1748

Fundraising target – Raise as much as you can

The remaining balance is due to Global Adventure 10 weeks before the trek. (9th July 2021) You can then set your own fundraising target.

When is my fundraising due?

If you have chosen the minimum sponsorship option then:

– 80% of your fundraising is due by 9th July 2021

– The remaining 20% of your fundraising is due by 10th December 2021.

If you have chosen the self-funding option then there is no set deadline for your fundraising.

What happens if I don’t meet the fundraising deadline?

If you have chosen the minimum sponsorship option and don’t meet the 80% fundraising deadline then you cannot take part in the trek. If you think you won’t reach this target then please talk to the team ASAP and we can discuss this on a case by case basis.