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Great Wall of China Trek 2018

Trek for charity this October! Your participation in our fundraising walk could help us raise money for local terminally ill children and young adults.

Stretching over 5,500 miles the Great Wall of China is a remarkable feat of construction and architecture with a history spanning more than 2000 years. The wall, the longest human-made structure on the planet, is located in the North of China and crosses vast deserts, barren plains and snow-capped mountains. Originally built for fortification against invasions from the north, it was once of great strategic importance, today it is counted as one of the seven wonders of the world!

Join us as we explore the legendary Great Wall of China on this fantastic trekking challenge.

Our trek takes the Gubeikou to Simatai route, which features some of the most stunning views of the wall and the surrounding rolling hills. Across 5 days you will take on 50km of this iconic man-made structure trekking through remote villages and towns and meeting local people along the way. The terrain will be mixed, from undulating paths to demanding steep, uneven steps. You really will need to step up to the challenge! You will finish your adventure with a visit to the famous Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City, giving you an insight into city life in China today.

Dates: 27th October – 4th November 2018
Deposit: £275
Sponsorship: £3600
Minimum Age: 18 (16 when accompanied by an adult)

Please note, subject to availability we are able to take bookings up to the 17th August 2018. Prices and dates may be slightly different but will be confirmed prior to booking.

If you would like to find out more about the trek please call Hannah Barrett 01865 799166 or email hbarrett@helenanddouglas.org.uk.

Helen & Douglas House is acting as agent for The Different Travel Company 6706. The flight-inclusive holiday on this website is financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate.

Why should you put on your trekking shoes for Helen & Douglas House?

Your participation in our fundraising events is going to make a real difference to us – we care for terminally ill babies, children, young people, and their families through exceptional hospice care.

We rely on the generosity of the public to keep our doors open, with voluntary donations making up the majority of the £3 million every year we need to find to run the hospice service.

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We need to raise over £3 million each year to care for local terminally ill children at the hospice and at home.