Trekking for a Cure

The Trek

This innovative itinerary takes place in a remote section of the Great Wall outside Beijing in Hebei Province. We will be trekking in exclusive locations and exploring the Great Wall over five days, where the scenery is vast and diverse. We trek our way through tall swaying corn cropped fields to distant green river valleys with one of the great wonders of the world as our backdrop.

In total we will trek about 40km of the wall, anywhere from 4 to 8 hrs per day and will camp at private sites along the way which does mean pit toilets, yay!

World Expeditions

Our Trek has been organised through World Expeditions; Australia's original trekking & adventure company:

At World Expeditions we are passionate about our off the beaten track experiences as they provide our travellers with the thrill of coming face to face with untouched cultures as well as wilderness regions of great natural beauty.

We are committed to ensuring that our unique itineraries are well researched, affordable and tailored for the enjoyment of small groups or individuals - philosophies that have been at our core since 1975 when we began operating adventure holidays.

Our itineraries will give you the very best travel experience, designed by people with incredible local knowledge who share our vision of authentic exchange and real exploration with a responsible tourism approach. Whether you like your adventures to include trekking, touring, cycling, mountaineering, kayaking or cruising World Expeditions can make it happen for you.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Fly from Australia to Beijing
  • Day 2 - Beijing city tour
  • Day 3 - Drive to Gubeikou, commence Great Wall challenge
  • Day 4 - Explore the 1200 year old Great Wall - Gubeikou Valley
  • Day 5 - Trek from Gubeikou to Jinshanling
  • Day 6 - Trek Jinshanling to Lao Dong Po
  • Day 7 - Transfer to Simatai, half day walk, return to Beijing
  • Day 8 - Overnight soft sleeper Train
  • Day 9 - Tour the sights in Xian
  • Day 10 - Xian Visit to Terracotta Warriors
  • Day 11 - Depart Xian to Beijing and fly home
  • Day 12 - Arrive Australia

About the Wall

The Great Wall is one of mankind’s most extensive structures stretching over 6000km from the eastern coast of China all the way to the mountain ridges north of Beijing.

The Great Wall was built by over 1 million people who largely were soldiers, peasants, prisoners and soldiers. Thousands of them died in the process.

Dating back 2000 years, the original sections of the wall were built as a key to protect the agricultural lands from invasion and to keep the nations people from vacating
the empire.