The Great Wall Of China Expedition
-- Charity Trek on the Great Wall
Why the Great Wall?
Built over two millennia and stretching over 8,800 (5,500 miles)
km, the Great Wall of China is perhaps the greatest
achievement in human civilization. The feeling of sheer thrill
and excitement when discovering this wonder of the world will
stay with you for the rest of your life. We offer trips and
routes along the Great Wall that is exhilarating and
challenging, as well as diverse. We offer access to those
portions of the wall that are in their natural state, not part
of the touristy Disney World wall such as at Badaling. We employ
an adventuring style of hiking that is enjoyable, educational,
and safe. While having the trek of a lifetime, they’ll also
learn the history and strategic importance of the wall by the
routes we will take. Our routes will take participants to
unexplored sections of the wall over rolling hills and through
vast undergrowth. Trekkers will venture to parts of the wall
that very few westerners and even Chinese have ever seen. Along
the way we’ll pass through small villages and communities,
giving students a key insight into rural life, a life that has
continued largely uninterrupted for hundreds of years.
An expedition along the Great Wall is surprisingly cheap, as
lodging on and near the wall is awfully inexpensive. In
addition, Beijing is the major arrival city for most airlines,
making for fairly inexpensive airfare. Unless you are going to
Shanghai or somewhere in the south, you will land first in
Beijing. There are no transfer costs, allowing participants and
organizers to save. Beijing is also a marvelous tourist city, as
there is so much to see and do before or after the hike.
Trekkers can take a tour of the Forbidden City or Summer Palace,
take in a performance of Peking Opera or Chinese acrobatics, or
savor the delicacies of Peking Duck. If you are then moving on
to another location in China after your Great Wall trek, Beijing
is an ideal place to start your trip, as it is linked directly
to almost every other destination in the country.
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Great Wall student charity trek and details.
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