Prostate Cancer Research Centre

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China Trek

An ancient wonder, an amazing accomplishment…..

Sep 10 2015

Sep 19 2015

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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...

China is one of the world's most fascinating countries - It is a beautiful country steeped in tradition, history and mythology. For those with a passion for culture and a sense of adventure - China leaves an indelible mark on all who go there...Come and explore it with us and discover it in the best way possible.

The brief itinerary gives you a taste of the challenge ahead:

Day 1: Depart London to Beijing.

Day 2 - Beijing: After a chance to settle in and refresh, we will have a welcome meeting and a chance for you to ask any questions about the up and coming trek. The it's out for a welcome traditional Peking Duck dinner at one of Beijing's famous restaurants.

Day 3 - Beijing to Huangyaguan: We make the morning journey out of Beijing and catch our first glimpse of the Great Wall ahead of us. After checking into our hotel and some lunch, we set off to the first section of the trek, giving us a good indication on the challenge ahead. Originally built in 557 AD, the Huangyanguan section of the wall was repaired for the first time in Ming Dynasty with bricks and for the second time in 1985. This section is noted for being particularly stunning because of its water towers, which have all been restored to their former majestic glory. Trekking time approx 3-4 hour.

Day 4 - Huangyaguan - Mountain Village: Our hike today leads us out of the hotel as we head up on a restored section. By mid morning we reach the start of "Heavens Ladder", a steep climb of over 200 steps. This is a tough section but we are rewarded with stunning views over the Yanshan Mountains and the region below. After congratulating each other on our achievement we head up again to join the top of the ridge where our path winds around sections of the old wall. In the afternoon we are led down the valley and into a mountain village. Tonight we stay in local family houses, a wonderful opportunity to see what life is like for the people who inhabit this remote area of China, an unforgettable experience. Trekking time approx. 5-7 hours.

People of all ages and from all walks of life take part in these fantastic challenges and what everyone has in common is the desire to do something amazing for a great cause!

Join us on this charity challenge of a lifetime and unleash your inner explorer!

Visit http://www.prostate-cancer-research.org.uk/overseas-challenge/overseas-challenge

Admission Price:

£349

Event Type

Active & Health – Trekking

Event Contact Details

Kerry Hulf

Britannie House , 7 Trinity House, London, London (Greater London). SE1 1DB

Telephone

02078487546

Email Address

khulf@prostate-cancer-research.org.uk

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