Great Wall of China

Hike along the stunning Great Wall

The Great Wall of China is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is a staggering 5,500 miles long, and one of the few man-made structures visible from low orbit. Stretching from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Nur in the west, the Great Wall of China is arguably the most expansive man-made structure ever built. This means that, although hiking in China may be challenging, the rewards are spectacular, and the memory of a trip to the Great Wall will stay with you forever.


Challenge Details

Our Great Wall of China trek is unlike any other. Participants will start their challenge at Old Dragon’s Head where the wall meets the sea. The first couple of days of their trek will find them walking along rarely visited sections of the wall where, in some areas, the wall has been completely taken over by nature. As the trek progresses the team will see the wall in various stages of renovation and degradation before finally completing their challenge on the more familiar restored sections of the wall.

A trip to this part of the world would not be complete without getting the opportunity to experience rural China. Every challenge has a number of local village stays so participants can have an authentic cultural immersion experience.

We can guarantee a ‘Really Wild’ Great Wall of China challenge will be like none other!


Why do it?

  • We are the only tour operator that explores remote sections of the wall
  • We’re an ethical tour operator, with all our challenges locally-led so you can immerse yourself in the culture and so we can provide employment opportunities for local people
  • Start your trekwhere the wall meets the East China sea
  • See the wall in all its glory as you get closer and closer to Beijing
  • Every challenge overnights in a traditional Chinese homestay
  • Every challenge includes a free sightseeing tour of Beijing



Country flag Capital - Beijing
Currency - Renminbi (yuan)
Language - Standard Chinese


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Great Wall of China - Dates and Availability

Below are our current dates and availability. New departures open all the time so check this area frequently. If you have another date in mind please call us on 0131 553 1743 and one of the Really Wild team will be happy to help.
Departure dates
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Registration Fee
Minimum Sponsorship OR...
Self funding
15 September 201812 Days GWAA£395£3500NAClosed

* Click either of the following links to find out details of the Minimum Sponsorship and Self Funding options.

Really Wild Challenges

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