Charity Trek China
4th - 13th September 2014
Sponsorship level: £3,100
For a country with the biggest population in the world China remains largely untouched by the West and now is your opportunity to discover it's hidden charms on our charity China trek...
It is a beautiful country steeped in tradition, history and mythology. For those with a passion for culture and a sense of adventure the China trek leaves an indelible mark on all who take part.
Join us on the charity trekking trip of a lifetime as we trek the Great Wall, visit Beijing and discover China's amazing cultural past!!
The following itinerary gives you a brief taste of the challenge ahead but for more detailed information please do not hesitate to contact one of the Overseas Team on 020 7424 5511 who will be delighted to help you!
Depart the UK
Arrive Beijing for our full trip briefing
Transfer to Huangyaguan where we commence our Trek on the Great Wall
Huangyaguan to Mountain Village including Heavens Ladder a steep 200 step climb
Mountain Village to Jinshanling Follow the contour of the hills along steep farmers tracks
Guebikou to Jinshanling - Bus out to Guebikou then follow the wall back to Jinshanling passing remnants dating back to the Qing Dynasty
Jinshanling to Mutianyu - stunning walk towards Simatai before transferring to our accommodation for the night
Mutianyu to Beijing Our final walk along one of the most beautiful parts of the Great Wall after which we head back to Beijing for our celebration meal
Beijing - Time to explore the city steeped in history and culture
China is one of the world's most fascinating countries - explore it with Skyline Overseas and discover it in the best way possible - on foot, along the most exciting and stunning parts of the Great Wall.
There are a limited number of places available on our next China Trek.
Enquire about China trek availability now! Some places still remain
Skyline Events are acting as agents for the tour operator (ATOL number 10069)
Is the trip for me?
Yes! People of all ages and from all walks of life take part in this fantastic challenge and what everyone has in common is the desire to do something amazing for a great cause! Some people come with friends or family but most people won't know anyone else on the trip so it's a great opportunity to make new friends!
How fit do I need to be?
Most people will be just like you, however if you want to get the very best out of the trip it's imperative that you train. Once you have reserved your place on the trip we will give you training hints and tips
How much do I have to raise?
Will I be able to raise the sponsorship level?
YES! Once you have started you will find that raising the minimum sponsorship is easy and most importantly fun! We will provide you with a breakdown of examples of how to raise the sponsorship money in an enjoyable way and we will of course be available every day to help you with more ideas! You are doing something quite simply amazing so make sure you tell everyone you know, and before you know it you will be racing towards your fundraising target!
What deposit do I have to pay?
Can I extend my trip?
Yes! For a nominal registration fee your flight can be extended (subject to availability). This will give you the opportunity to discover more of this amazing country independently
Will you help me?
YES! One of our highly experienced tour reps will be on hand to help you in the lead up to the event. You will be sent a full confirmation pack shortly after you register on the event which will give you all the information you need but we are always here to make the event as enjoyable and hassle free as possible! And there will even be the opportunity to meet your fellow participants at a special gathering before the event!
What is the food like?
We'll enjoy traditional Chinese cuisine. Vegetarian diets can be catered for
What do I need to bring?
No specialist kit is required although you will need a good pair of walking boots. We will send you a full packing list when you register
What will happen to my luggage during trekking days?
Your luggage will be carried separately in one of the support vehicles. You'll just need to carry those essentials like water, sun tan lotion and a camera!
How many people can take part?
The average group size is about 40 people although this does vary considerably from trip to trip
What type of accommodation will I be staying in?
2-3* hotels where possible
What's included in the cost?
Flights and all internal travel, accommodation, all food (except 3 meals), water, refreshments, guides, a doctor and medical support
Is there an age restriction?
You will need to be over 18 but there is no upper age limit. If you are over 65 will just need to get a medical form signed by your doctor.
What about insurance?
You must have travel insurance cover in order to participate in this challenge. You can either arrange this yourself (as long as your insurance company is aware of the nature of what you are doing and that it is a charity event) or we can help you arrange this.
How do I book my place?
As soon as possible! Simply click here to book online - places are extremely limited and get snapped up quickly so to avoid disappointment sign up today and don't miss out!
Registration Fee: £349
Sponsorship Level: £3,100
Enquire about availability NOW! Some places still remain
|Your China trek takes place:
4th - 13th September 2014
|Book now for a deposit of just:
|Additional sponsorship to raise:
|Number of days:
||10 days(9 nights)^
||Ranges from western style hotels to basic hostels and farmers' houses: they are basic but clean and extremely friendly.
||Usually 21-27C at this time of year however the temperature will get a lot cooler at night.
||Flights and all interval travel, accommodation, all food (except 3 meals), water, refreshments, guides, a doctor and medical support. Camping equipment is also provided.
Choosing Your Charity
We want to make choosing a charity as simple as possible for you. With so many different charities out there you might not have a clear idea of who is going to benefit from all of your time and effort.
Here at SkylineOverseas we work with hundreds of UK based charities on our charity treks and bike rides, simply take a look at our list there is definitely plenty of choice!
We've given you a few examples of our most popular charities below to help you decide but should you have a cause that is close to you or know of a cause that you haven't seen in our charity list then we can certainly contact them on your behalf and arrange everything for you.
Some of the popular charities people with us chose to support include:
(click on a link to order your free information pack now)
Breast Cancer Care
Institute of Cancer Research
Kidney Research UK
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Make a Wish Foundation
Your Local Hospice
With so much choice making a decision can take some time which is also why you are able to order a free information pack on your chosen event and then decide which charity to raise money for when you book.
There are a limited number of places available on our next China Trek, further dates maybe available so please call us for details.