For a country with the biggest population in the world, China remains largely untouched by the West and now is your opportunity to discover its hidden charms on our charity China trek. To trek along one of the Seven Wonders of the World is an incredible experience and one that will stay with you for a lifetime.

China is one of the world’s most fascinating countries with a passion for culture and a sense of adventure – it leaves an indelible mark on all who go there. Embark on this journey with the Prostate Cancer Research Centre and discover it in the best way possible: on foot along the most exciting and stunning parts of the Great Wall.

How to secure your place on the China Trek

To secure your place you will need to fill out the booking form and pay a registration fee of £349 each. Each participant will then have a fundraising target of £2840 to raise.

50% of the fundraising target is the cost of the challenge. You can choose to pay the £1420 and then reduce the fundraising target to £1420 and 100% of this will go to the Prostate Cancer Research Centre – its completely up to you!

Take a look at the Great Wall of China Trek brochure to answer any questions you may have

Why take on this challenge for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre?

At PCRC, we focus on researching advanced prostate cancer. This is because prostate cancer is treatable when it is confined to the prostate, but once it spreads to other parts of the body, it becomes incurable and dangerous. We urgently need better treatments for men with this life-threatening disease, and we can only do that by funding excellent, ground-breaking research.  Every pound that you raise will help us to achieve our vision of a better future for men with prostate cancer. You can help us use science to turn hope into reality.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the challenge take place?

The Challenge takes place 12th – 20th September 2019.

How many days and nights?

The Challenge takes place over 9 days (8 nights).

What are the payment options?

Charity Fundraiser: Pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship amount of £2,880.
or
Self-funder: Choose to pay the tour costs of £1,440 yourself.

Reserve your space on the trek here or head to www.skylineoverseas.co.uk.

Notes:
1. The registration fee is non-refundable.
2. All fundraising incurs costs. The tour costs are 50% of the minimum sponsorship level. The first 80% of this minimum sponsorship is due 12 weeks before the event.
3. Those who self-fund their place will receive an invoice for the tour costs 14 weeks before the event.

What is the itnerary?

Day 1: Depart London for Beijing –
Meet our crew and your fellow trekkers at London Heathrow for the journey to China.

Day 2: Arrive Beijing – 
Arrive in Beijing in the early morning and transfer to Huangyaguan where you will catch your first glimpse of the Great Wall. After lunch you will set off to tackle the Huangyaguan section of the Great Wall, which is known to be particularly stunning.

Day 3: – Huangyaguan – Oiankaijian Village –
Your hike will lead you out of the hotel and onto a restored section of the Wall and by mid morning will reach the start of “Heavens Ladder”, a steep, narrow climb of over 300 steps. Once at the top, with stunning views of Yanshan Mountains and the region below, you will head down again into the mountain village where you will stay in a local-run guest house.

Day 4: Oiankaijan Village – Jinshanlnig – 
After breakfast you will head up a steep trail where Heibei province, Tianjin City and Beijing meet together, known as the “Three Borders Tablet”. You will then make your way West with the un-restored wall by your side as you descend back to the village for lunch. After lunch you will trek further through the village to meet your coach for the transfer to Jinshanling.

Day 5: Guebikou to Jinshanling – 
This morning you transfer to the start of the Gubeikou section of the Great Wall where you will see the Miyun reservoir and the Wangjing Tower rising in the distance. This section towards Jinshanling is one of the best preserved areas of the Great Wall and you will trek through 67 restored watch towers, each offering fantastic photo opportunities.

Day 6: Jinshanling to Mutianyu – 
After breakfast you trek east heading towards Simatai along a much restored section of the wall. Your trek can be seen for miles as the Wall runs up and down the spine of the mountain. You will take shelter in one of the many watchtowers on the way, and end the day with a transfer to your accommodation in Mutianyu.

Day 7: Mutianyu to Beijing – 
Today is your final morning on the Great Wall! After leaving the hotel and passing a small village you will climb a steep wooded track to the top of the Wall for your final breathtaking views over the far off mountains. The section you join is one of the most beautiful parts of the wild Wall in Beijing. After your final hike you will meet the bus and drive into the hustle and bustle of Beijing. You will regroup after freshening up to celebrate in downtown Beijing!

Day 8: Beijing –
Today you will take time to explore the capital, seeped in history and culture. You’ll visit Tiananmen Square and the nearby Forbidden City before grabbing some lunch. You can choose to explore the expansive Pearl Market and test your bargaining skills or opt for a foot massage or rickshaw tour of the Hutongs, the oldest area of Beijing. There will be a chance to watch a traditional Kung-Fu performance in the evening.

Day 9: Beijing to London – 
Today you will transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

What is included?

What’s Included?

Accommodation, return flights and in-country travel, all meals during trekking days, water, fully qualified UK Leader, UK Doctor, and local crew.

Accommodation

2-3* hotels where possible throughout the trek.

Climate

It is usually fair and clear at this time of year with temperatures of around 21–27°C, however you should be prepared for rain. The temperature will drop overnight.

Meals

You will enjoy traditional Chinese cuisine through the trek – you certainly won’t go hungry! Most dietary requirements can be catered for, please advise upon booking.

Packing

We’ll provide you with a kit list tailored to this challenge when you book. Whilst trekking, your bag will be transported on the coach so all you need to carry is your day pack with your essential items.

How do I contact the Prostate Cancer Research Centre?

Telephone 0203 735 5444

Email events@pcr.org.uk

Address Prostate Cancer Research Centre, 23-26 Great James Street, London, WC1N 3ES

Facebook @ThePCRC

Twitter @ThePCRC

Registered Charity Number 115602

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