In just 4 days you will experience 4 of the most popular Great Wall hikes, while also exploring in detail a section of Great Wall that is often overlooked by most hikers, both Chinese and foreign.
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 at Gubeikou! Afterwards you’ll be taken to Wohushan Great Wall (“Crouching Tiger Mountain”), where you will get to trek through its numerous watchtowers while admiring the surrounding mountains and valleys.
Our program we’ll conclude with a trek from Jiankou to Mutianyu, which also features restored and natural Great Wall as well as a toboggan ride! Mutianyu is one of the most photographed sections of Great Wall and has played host to numerous heads of state, while Jiankou is quickly becoming one of the most popular and talked-about Great Wall hikes.
This action-packed program gets started at Gubeikou, a portion of wall long valued for its defensive importance. We’ll trek into Jinshanling, which features rolling hills and watchtowers that dot the horizon. We’ll cross into Jinshanling from the way opposite we came yesterday, and we’ll spend the night camped out in a watchtower, a unique experience to be sure! The scene then shifts to Wohushan and Crouching Tiger Mountain, a route long overlooked by foreign visitors. The path here is dotted by watchtowers, and the rolling land makes for a pleasant walk. We’ll conclude your Great Wall adventure by hiking the Jiankou-Mutianyu trail, which feature stunningly beautiful ruins alongside restored wall that has been photographed in many different publications.
Camping on the Wild Wall, which is not known to outsiders but is the most heartwarming and fascinating, is the embodiment of a dream. Looking at the moonlight of the mountains, the stars, imagine, what a rare opportunity. We have a government permit for Great Wall Camping and can make sure you don't lose this experience to remember for a lifetime.
1 person: US$1229
2 persons: US$869 pp
3 persons: US$849 pp
4-5 persons: US$679 pp
6-9 persons: US$609 pp
10+ persons: US$529 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
Wow! What a fantastic experience. Hiking for four days on the "wild wall" was an experience of a lifetime! I would recommend the trip 3ab to anyone in reasonably good shape who likes adventure. The hikes were indeed challenging but for the most part away from the hoards of tourists with unbelievable vistas. Aaron was phenomenal as a guide. His perspectives and knowledge were very impressive. He didn't overwhelm you with too much information (especially when you were climbing up steep portions) yet knew when to engage in discussions about the history of the wall. His English was great. He is really a valuable contributor to your company. Thanks to Angela who didn't miss a beat in responding to emails and helping plan the trip. Our driver was great too especially at meals when we needed something done. Words cannot adequately express my sincere thanks to your entire team. I've travelled and hiked around the world and this ranks as one of my finest adventures. Thank you so much!!!!
Grant Snyder, USA, Experienced March, 2014
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.
Meals: B, L, D
This section is probably one of the most scenic places the Great Wall has to offer. “Wohu” means “Crouching Tiger” in English, because the mountain looks like two tigers, one lying on its back while the other lies on its stomach. Located in the western section of the Gubeikou Great Wall, its highest peak measures about 665 meters (2,181 feet). A watch tower is erected every 150 meters (492 feet) of the wall, overlooking a deep valley or mounted on a strategically important hilltop.
The Wall is quite high, but you don't have to be a great athlete to hike this trail. An easy 1 hour trail through the cornfields, about 1 hour of Great Wall hiking and another hour down through the farmlands will complete this nice loop. During lunch on top of the great wall we will tell you some more of the historical importance of this place.
Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: Miss-U-Much Hostel at Jiankou
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
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.
We'll treat you with farm-to-table meals and special breakfast watchtower delivery on the camping day. We offer a dining experience that reflects the unique ingredients and creativity of every part of the Great Wall we travel. After an active day on the Wall, it's time to see what other great choices are on the menu. Have a food allergy or a restricted diet? Just let us know, and we'll make sure there are meal options available to you.
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