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Overview

Lace up the hiking boots for an unforgettable trip along the Great Wall of China. Spend two days traversing the Wall with an expert guide to truly appreciate this man-made wonder. Experience life in the shadows of the Great Wall with a memorable night in a village homestay.

Trip Highlights

2 Days Hike on the Great Wall

Explore the Great Wall in-depth

Spend two days on the wall, trekking away from the tourist crowds with an expert local guide. 

Stay in a village homestay

Get a taste of local life with an overnight stay at a family’s home near the Great Wall.

Appreciate China’s natural beauty

From the vantage point of the Great Wall enjoy sweeping views of dense jungle, distant mountains and lush valleys.

Itinerary

1

Beijing – Jiankou - Mutianyu

Beijing - Jiankou (approx.2h30): 120km Jiankou – Mutianyu (approx. 5-6 hours walking): 10 km *Depends on local situation (the weather/construction/traffic jam, etc…), may take longer

Begin this Great Wall hiking tour with a pickup (8 AM) from the hotel in Beijing, driving to the Wall with a stop at some iconic Olympic venues along the way. Grab some lunch en-route to the Great Wall and continue the drive onto Jiankou (2.5 hours.) The duration of the day will be spent (with a guide) along the wall, with an overnight at a nearby local village homestay (a comfortable local farmer’s guesthouse.) Today’s hike will cover an area of around 10 km, split between a 5-6 hour hike. The day’s views will offer superb scenery, dense vegetation and finely restored watchtowers. As few visitors get as far as this section, there won’t be too many crowds to battle.

The guide is an expert about the wall, making the visit as educational as it is picturesque. History, events, defense specifics and tactics implied in the wall system will be explained during the walk.  The guide will also take care of snacks and drinks along the way.

(Guides are all First Aid Trained; Emergency Response Kits will be included.)

Dinner will be provided in local village.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: For those interested, there is an option to scale the wall with a professional photographer. Please consult us for any information in advance.

2

Jinshanling – Simatai West

Jinshanling – Simatai West (approx. 3h): 5km hiking Simatai West – Beijing (approx. 2h30): 142km *Depends on local situation (the weather/construction/traffic jam, etc…), may take longer

Begin the morning with a drive to the Jinshanling portion of the wall. Today the Great Wall hiking tour will begin by 8AM, assuring clear weather, good scenery, and few visitors.

This section offers arguably the finest hiking anywhere on the Great Wall. It is extremely photogenic, with over 15 watchtowers, and steep gradients that give constantly changing perspectives with their wide, open views. There is fascinating variety in the watch-towers here, and the wall overall is wild, ruined, original, while also restored and elegant.

We will cover roughly 5km, for an approximate timing of 3h.

Down the wall and back to the city, we will organize a unique Hotpot lunch. A dish originally from Sichuan Province, this will be a good opportunity to flex chopstick skills, while choosing different ingredients.

After the Great Wall hiking tour, transport will be provided back to Beijing. 

Important Information

Our services include:

  • English speaking guide without shopping(for other languages supplements apply)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private and air-con vehicle
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Unlimited water bottles (drinks, energy drinks and chocolate are also provided)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Subway sandwich
  • Hotpot
  • Overnight in Farmer’s guesthouse and breakfast
  • Dinner in the village on day 1

Our services do not include:

  • Meals arrangement other than indicated
  • Other services not mentioned in the program
  • Tips (ratio 2:1 is suggested for guide : driver)
  • Travel insurance

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