Great Wall of China at Sunset

Great Wall of China Trek 2020

10th October 2020 - 18th October 2020
Fundraising target
£3,150 - see payment options below
Becka and Henry
0207 554 5960

Unfortunately, the Great Wall of China Trek 2020 has now been cancelled in response to COVID-19. You can read more about Sue Ryder's response to the virus or contact our team for more information.


Stretching 6,000km in a dotted line across China, the Great Wall was begun in the 5th Century BC. As it snakes across the mountains, it conjures up a sense of history that is difficult to grasp until you've had the opportunity to experience it.

About the trek

The trek is very varied as you will pass through woodland and terraced farmland, and follow the contours of the beautiful hills and mountains in remote areas north of Beijing.

You will follow old sections of the Great Wall, as well as restored sections with smooth flagstones and lots of steps!

This challenge is physically demanding, and offers fabulous scenery and a fascinating insight into a rich culture and history.

Download the event itinerary

Get Inspired

Hayley pictured with the Great Wall of China mountains
A Sue Ryder supporter looking through an arch of the Great Wall of China onto further steps
Our Sue Ryder trekker Hayley before she takes on the Great Wall of China steps
Supporters walking down steps of the Great Wall of China
Walkers trekking the Great Wall of China
This video offers a taste of what the adventure has in store for you.

Payment options

You can select one of three ways to fundraise:

  1. Full fundraising option (we pay for the cost of your trip)
    - Registration fee: £299 (to our events partner Discover Adventure)
    - Minimum sponsorship pledge: £3,150
  2. Part-payment option (you contribute towards the costs of your trip)
    - Registration fee: £299 (to Discover Adventure)
    - You pay £500 towards the trip costs  
    - Minimum sponsorship pledge: £2,150
  3. Full payment option (self-funded)
    - Registration fee: £299 (to Discover Adventure)
    - You pay the full trip costs of £1,350 and Airline Taxes £225.
    - Any additional fundraising you do comes directly to us and doesn't contribute to the cost of your adventure.

Why we're incredible...

As a member of #TeamIncredible, you’ll receive:

  • Fully inclusive trip including flights, hotels and meals
  • A Team Incredible jersey
  • Top fundraising tips and on hand support from the team
  • Professional training support from our Team GB coach Nick
  • Access to our exclusive #TeamIncredible Facebook group

 We’ll be with you every step of the way and want to ensure you have the best possible experience.

… and why you are

Your participation helps us to support people through the most difficult times of their lives.

Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – we’re there when it matters.

And so are you: now that makes you truly incredible.

Not for you?

With so many natural wonders to explore and events to take part in, don’t worry if this adventure isn’t on your bucket list! Check out the other events further down this page, or if you’re still looking for something else, our challenge provider Discover Adventure has several adventures to choose from in the UK and overseas. 

Sign up to trek the Great Wall of China

Jane taking a break on the Great Wall of China

Jane trekked the Great Wall in memory of her husband Ian

"‘China itself is amazing – you run out of superlatives – it was the most incredible experience. I have made friends for life on that trip. It was very emotional and there were points where I just wanted to be sharing it with Ian but it was also so cathartic because it proved to me that life goes on and I can do things on my own."