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Ready for a life-changing challenge? Is trekking and adventure 'what you do best? Then trek the Great Wall of China and raise money for Tŷ Hafan.

We are looking for self motivated individuals to join us on the trek of a lifetime to the Great Wall of China to help make a short life a full life.

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the great wall

“You have not lived if you have not been to the Great Wall”, or so the Chinese saying goes, and it’s not surprising why! Being voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wall Trek will take you on a 5 day hike over watch towers and mountains, through historic battlement stations that are well off the tourist trail and will allow you to conquer the 1,000 steps up to the wall at Mutianyu.

As part of the challenge you will ‘lend a hand’ repairing a section of the Wall that is currently being reconstructed. Ensuring your own place in the Great Wall of China history!

tŷ hafan bespoke trip

The 9 day trip (with 5 days of trekking) will be leaving the UK on 29th April 2017 and returning on 7th May 2017. Each participant will be required to pay a £349 registration fee and raise a minimum of £3000 in sponsorship. Why not get a team of work colleagues together to use this as a great bonding experience and get your company to sponsor you!

The Tŷ Hafan route is yet to be confirmed but below is the usual itinerary for this trek:

Day 1 – We depart the UK on our overnight flight to Beijing.

Day 2 – Arrive Beijing, meet local guides and transfer to hotel. Rest of day free to acclimatise and refresh after flight.

Day 3 – Warm up trek from Tiapingzhai to Huangyaguan. Trekking time 3 hours.

Day 4 – Trek the remote and stunning Gubeikou section of the Great Wall covering 27 watch towers! Trekking time 7-8 hours.

Day 5 – Trek from Jinshanling to Simatai – another remote section, far from tourist trail. Trekking time 8-9 hours.

Day 6 – Trek Mutianyu section of the Great Wall and conquer the 1,000 steps that make up the ‘Heavenly Ladder’. Trekking time 6-7 hours.

Day 7 – Morning is spent in Badaling section of the Wall, repairing a watch tower. After lunch, transfer to Juyongguan to continue trekking. Trekking time 7 hours.

Day 8 – Free day in Beijing to explore the sights and sounds of this amazing capital city.

Day 9 – Transfer to Beijing for fight back to UK, arriving same day.

self-fund option

You can choose to self fund your trip to the Great Wall which will require you to pay a challenge fee of £1,491 (in addition to the £349 registration fee) ten weeks prior to the departure date. Your minimum sponsorship target will then be £1,600.

additional costs 

Visa - The cost of the visa is £175.00 but please note that this could be subject to change.   We have no control over what the Chinese Embassy choose to charge but do make every effort to advise our participants, at the earliest opportunity, of any price increases that we are made aware of.

Insurance - £63.00 - This can be bought through Global Adventure Challenges

Suggested spending money - £200.00

sound interesting?

If you would like to find out more about this challenge please email james.dhale@tyhafan.org or call 02920 532 284

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Register now for The Great Wall Trek and become a part of Team Tŷ Hafan today