This program is an incredible way to get the best out of your short time in China. In just 4 days you will get to go on the 3 most popular Great Wall hikes. We’ll start out with the trek from Jinshanling to West Simatai, a hike that combines classically restored Great Wall along with its natural and unrestored state. Tonight you’re in for a real treat, as you’ll get to camp inside one of the Great Wall’s watchtowers! Next we’ll hike from Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu, a hike rapidly growing in popularity and featuring an underwater portion of Great Wall.
If you come in the spring or summer, you’ll see that the surrounding countryside is bathed in the glow of blooming yellow wild flowers. Our program we’ll conclude with a trek from Jiankou to Mutianyu, which also features restored and natural Great Wall. These three hikes are a photographer’s fantasy, as you’ll have loads of opportunities for stunning views and pictures.
Our hike will start from Simatai, and we will make our way west along the wall into Jinshanling. This is the classic Great Wall that hikers are very thrilled about. wall enthusiasts have done. The Wall runs from deteriorated wild state to the restored in the end to allow hikers to compare the differences between the two wall status.
Tonight, we will camp on the Great Wall in an ancient watchtower.
Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: Camping on the Wall
Gubeikou is mostly Wild Wall. It was first built during the Northern Qi Dynasty (550-557) and rebuilt in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Stretching for about 25 miles (40 kilometers), there are 172 watchtowers, 14 beacon towers, 16 passes, 3 water passes, 3 barbarians, and 6 fortresses along it.
In 1933, Chinese army fought against Japanese invasion troops at Gubeikou. In the four-month-long battles, over 5,000 Japanese soldiers were killed while 9,000 Chinese soldiers died. You can see that Gubeikou is not merely a relic but it remained as a battlefield in modern world.
We will return to Beijing in late afternoon.
Meals: B, L, D
From Jiankou we will cross over onto Mutianyu, a section of the Wall that has been largely restored. Although it has gotten a face-lift, it avoids the army of tourists that plague Badaling. Mutianyu offers some breathtaking views of the valley and wall below, and if you look to your right you’ll see a large sign engraved in the side of the mountain encouraging you to “Cherish the teachings of Chairman Mao.” Mutianyu has also become popular for visiting foreign leaders and celebrities.
Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: Good Fortune Inn
Huanghuacheng is the only section that sits beside the lakes, so it is called Lakeside Great Wall. Since the lake breaks this section of the Great Wall into three segments naturally, its uniqueness might surprise you.
The Hanghuacheng Reservoir lies here, shaped like a curved moon. The highest point of the wall is a broken watchtower, and from there you will have a wide panoramic view of the whole valley. From this summit the Wall dives steeply downwards into the valley.
We will transfer you to the airport from your hotel in Beijing for free. It's our appreciation to you for having chosen us for your lifetime Great Wall experience.
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1 person: US$1449
2 persons: US$899 pp
3 persons: US$859 pp
4-5 persons: US$689 pp
6-9 persons: US$629 pp
10+ persons: US$559 pp
Early-bird discount (booking 6 months in advance): 10% off
Holiday discounts, seasonal discounts, and other special discounts available
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* Personal transfers from and to hotel
* Entry fees to the Great Wall
* Four lunches, three dinners and three breakfasts(delivered to your watchtower at no charge)
* The privilege of camping on the Great Wall and exclusive access to the camping watch tower
* All necessary camping gears such as tents & bags
* Quality vehicle, professional driver and English-speaking tour guide
* Free membership card
* A credit of $20 when you reserve the next tour with us
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