Trek across the Great Wall of China in aid of St Clare Hospice: October 2024

Saturday 12th October 2024 - Sunday 20th October 2024
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Great Wall of China
A shot of the Great Wall of China can be seen as it stretches across the photo. The sky is blue as the sunshine reflects off the historic wal.

Tick the Great Wall of China off your ‘bucket list’ and complete a charity trek for St Clare this October!

An overview of the Great Wall of China trek

Take on a majestic trekking adventure (12th – 20th October 2024) and conquer the twists, turns, steps and slopes of this formidable and iconic Wonder of the World – the renowned Great Wall. Stretching for 21,196 km, it zig zags its way across China, snaking across mountains and through valleys.

The Great Wall of China Trek for charity is a fantastic 9 day hike, covering approximately 35km, along this awesome man made structure. One of the best in charity treks, this once in a lifetime challenge takes you over watchtowers and mountains, through historic battlement stations to witness magnificient panoramas of luscious, rolling green hills as far as the eye can see!

The trekking on this charity challenge is hard, due to the amount of steps you’ll trek up and down each day – it can sometimes take an hour just to trek 1km on this glorious structure! Another highlight of this challenge is to conquer the 1,000 steps up to the wall at Mutianyu – culminating with the ascent of the ‘Heavenly Ladder’.

Following this crème de la crème of charity events, we’ll have some free time to explore Beijing’s famous sites, such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the beautiful Temple of Heaven before celebrating our achievement at dinner.

An ancient wonder, an amazing accomplishment…join St Clare Hospice on this charity challenge to remember!

I’m ready to register for the Great Wall of China trek

Costs and fundraising

  • Payment Option A – Minimum Sponsorship*

You pay the non-refundable registration fee (£299) to Global Adventure Challenges. This is used to run your challenge, and to secure relevant permits. You then will commit to raising the minimum sponsorship of £3,290* for St Clare Hospice.

The challenge costs will be paid for you by St Clare out of the sponsorship raised. Do try and raise as much as you can, as every penny you raise over the minimum sponsorship will be donated to St Clare.

You can raise your sponsorship by setting up a JustGiving page. If you’d like to support with this, our friendly Fundraising team will be more than happy to help. You can get in contact with our Fundraising team by emailing or calling 01279 773750.

*Please note: St Clare Hospice will need to have received 80% of the minimum sponsorship no later than 12 weeks before departure. Failure to do so may mean non-participation in the challenge. The remaining 20% will then need to be donated to St Clare at least 24 hours before you depart on Saturday 12th October 2024.

  • Payment Option B – Self-Funding

This option provides a more relaxed approach to funding your challenge, as you’ll be responsible for funding the entire challenge yourself and will not be committed to raising a set sponsorship total. 

You will pay the non-refundable registration fee (£299) to Global Adventure Challenges and will then be required to pay the challenge balance no later than 12 weeks before the challenge date.

If you choose to take on payment option B, you can set your own fundraising goal on your very own JustGiving page.

  • Additional costs

There are additional costs for the Great Wall of China charity trek, including a £250 airport tax and fuel surcharge and an optional single occupancy supplement of £450.

Registering for the Great Wall of China trek

At St Clare, we’re here to support you through each step of your fundraising journey so we’d love to hear from you.

Maybe you’d like to chat about why you’re considering embarking on this challenge or to let us know you’ve pressed all the buttons, filled in the forms and registered yourself for this unforgettable charity trek on the Global Adventure Challenges website!

Either way, you can get in touch with our Relationship Fundraising Manager Ellie Gale by calling 01279 773750 or emailing

If you’d like to start your registration journey for this charity challenge, visit the Global Adventure Challenges website by clicking the button below.

Click here to register for the Great Wall of China trek  

For more information on the 2024 Great Wall of China trek

The Global Adventure Challenges website will have the full range of information you need to make your decision about undertaking this charity trek. However, if you’d like a bitesize look at some of the information about this adventure you can click here to download the challenge information pack for the Great Wall of China, including the full itinerary.

Want to speak to a member of our friendly Fundraising team? Please get in touch with Relationship Fundraising Manager Ellie Gale on 01279 773750 or email


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