Experience the most astounding chain of castles to be found anywhere on earth by trekking along a part of The Great Wall of China. China is a land of towering mountains and epic landscapes – background scenery to the fall of dynasties, the rise of emperors and the turning of the revolutionary wheel.
The Great Wall was started by the Qin Dynasty 2000 years ago. 10 years of labour by hundreds of thousands of workers laid the foundations for what we see today. During the Ming Dynasty (c1420) the project was revived for a further 100 years at the cost of many lives. What was once a symbol of tyranny is now the nations leading attraction, a landmark that has been quoted as being the only manmade structure visible from space.
This spectacular five day trek is one not to be missed as we take challenging steps on this stunning structure, witnessing China’s fascinating culture, intriguing history and beautiful scenery.
Best time of year:March to June, September and October
Number of days:9