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Great Wall of China Trek

Join us on our first ever overseas trek! Conquer the world famous Great Wall of China and visit legendary landmarks whilst raising vital funds for local people at your Hospice.
The trip at a glance
From the 19th - 27th March 2022, Saint Francis Hospice will take a team of trekkers to conquer the Great Wall of China, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World! This nine day adventure will take you on a trip of discovery along this undulating path of 10,000 uneven steps, from Gubeikou to Jinshanling and Simatai.
Not only will you trek on the wall itself, meticulously built and restored over thousands of years, but you will also trek through remote landscapes with awe-inspiring views of the green rolling hills and mountain peaks, with the Great Wall as the backdrop.
Staying in guesthouses throughout the challenge allows you to gain a deeper understanding of local culture as you discover the lifestyle of the local people and taste the incredible cuisine. Download the full information pack.
How much does it cost?
Each person must pay a £350 registration deposit to help cover some of the costs, and then pledge to fundraise a minimum of £3,100 by 17th December 2021; your funds raised will provide a substantial donation to Saint Francis Hospice and also covers the cost of your travel arrangements. 
Alternatively, you can opt to self-fund your trip, the same registration deposit of £350 applies, you will need to pay the tour costs of £1,550 plus pledge to fundraise a minimum of £1,550 by 17th December 2021.
Please note that fundraising targets must be met to enable you to take part in the trek. 
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What about fundraising support? 
We will be here to help you every step of the way! 
Our Events Fundraising team will be on hand to provide advice, great tips and ideas on how to maximise your fundraising. We can also provide you with lots of support materials and our Go Orange Fundraising pack. 
To get started, simply set up a JustGiving page, a Virgin Money Giving page or download our sponsorship form and get in touch with the team. And don't forget to 
keep in touch about your fundraising and remember to follow and tag us in on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn too.

DSC00257This trip is operated by The Different Travel Company (ATOL 6706) in aid of Saint Francis Hospice (Registered Charity No. 275913). All the flights are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.caa.co.uk.

Cost summary
£350 registration deposit
£3,100 fundraising
£350 registration deposit
£1,550 trip costs
£1,550 fundraising
*Fundraising targets must be met by 17th December 2021 to enable you to take part in the trek.*

Register your place

Or if you have questions that you'd like to discuss before registering, please contact the events team on events@sfh.org.uk or call them on 01708 753319.
Trip includes
  • Return flights from London (incl. airport taxes)
  • All transport in China
  • Accommodation (hotel in Beijing for 3 nights, guesthouses on trek for 4 nights)
  • Meals 
  • English speaking guides and support crew
  • Trek permits
  • UK Different Travel tour manager
Trip does not include
  • Chinese visa (current cost £175)
  • Personal expenses (eg. drinks, souvenirs
  • Vaccinations
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips (approx. £25-£30 per person)
  • Trek kit and equipment
How do I find out more?
Or if you have a question that isn't answered in the pack, please contact the events team at events@sfh.org.uk or call him on 01708 753319.

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