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The Most Affordable 4-day Great Wall Trek

TOUR 4S: Jinshanling-Simatai-Gubeikou-Jiankou-Mutianyu Self-guided with Chinese local guides

TOUR 4S: The Challenge

Highlights

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 at Jiankou, the most misterious section of the Great Wall followed by another day's hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu.  


Throughout the four-day itinerary, we will send local guides who are the local residents at the Great Wall. They know the best of the Wall and can guide you with translation apps on their phone. This is a great opportunity for you to interact with local Chinese people while saving $$ for this 4-day expedition. 

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4-day Great Wall Self-guided Hike Itinerary

Day 1: Jinshanling to West Simatai

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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. 


INCLUDED

Meals: B, L, D 

Accommodation: Camping on the Wall

Day 2: Gubeikou to Jinshanling

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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. 


INCLUDED

Meals: B, L, D 

Day 3: Jiankou to Mutianyu

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 Jiankou is the part where the shape  of the mountain looks like an arrow, with the collapsed ridge   opening as its arrow nock. It is known for its ruggedness and wild beauty, and you will be in awe of the marvelous views it affords. As soon as we reach Jiankou we will see a deserted watchtower that gives you a panoramic view of the entire valley. In the early morning the  view is priceless with its morning fog. This is the pinnacle of exotic Great Wall scenery.


Once we descend from the Great Wall we  will spend the night at a farmer’s inn. 


INCLUDED

Meals: B, L, D 

Accommodation: Laohe's Inn

Day 4: Jiankou to Mutianyu

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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. 


INCLUDED

Meals: B,L


Complimentary Airport Drop-off

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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.  

Food on the Road

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Have a food allergy or restricted diet? Just let us know and we'll make sure there are meal options available to you

Gold Package Price Structure

1 person: US$999

2 persons: US$599 pp

3 persons: US$459 pp

4-5 persons: US$389 pp

6-9 persons: US$329 pp

10+ persons: US$259 pp


Early-bird discount (booking 6 months in advance): 10% off

Holiday discounts, seasonal discounts, and other special discounts available


CASH BACK

Write us your story of this 4-day trek by detailing your activities day by day. Send to us for a review. We will reward you up to US$100 cash. Contact us to learn more.

Hike the Great Wall with Local Guides or Self-guided

* 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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