This program combines the nine most popular Great Wall hiking routes into an action packed 6-day journey that shows you all aspects of the Great Wall. From rugged unrestored “Wild Wall” to restored brickwork and watchtowers, to even underwater Great Wall, if you’ve been dreaming about experiencing the Great Wall than this program will give you the most bang for the buck.
Explore the best of the Beijing-area Great Wall with these 6 memorable routes.
See amazing panoramas and vistas that can only be seen by hiking these areas! This tour is perfect for amateur photographers you want to show their friends some amazing photos.
See sections of the Great Wall which exemplifies the entire wall in architecture, scenery, ruggedness, and military importance.
Camp overnight on the Great Wall any time of the year.
All meals and home-stays/hostels are included!
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Hike Stone Gorge Pass, next to Badaling Great Wall and a key pass to guard Beijing for four hours. Transfer to Huanghuacheng lakeside Great Wall. Sleep in a local hostel called Good Fortune.
Hike the beautiful lakeside Great Wall on the mountain. See two lakes by the Great Wall from the mountain peaks. Camp on the Great Wall tonight.
Hike Jiankou, the part where the shape of the mountain looks like an arrow, with the collapsed ridge opening as its arrow nock. Stay at the same hostel of last night.
Hike Jiankou, the most beautiful and steep section of the Great Wall and cross over to Mutianyu section. Try toboggan slide down from the Wall. Transfer to Gubeikou. Camp on the Great Wall for the second night.
Hike 4.5 hours from where you camp last night to Jinshanling, the battlefield where Chinese army fought against the Japanese invasion in 1930's. Overnight in a hotel at Jinshanling.
Hike 3 hours from Jinshanling to West Simatai. See both the Wall in deteriorated wild state to the restored. Return to Beijing in the late afternoon.
1 person: US$2389
2 persons: US$1439 pp
3 persons: US$1409 pp
4-5 persons: US$1269 pp
6-9 persons: US$1229 pp
10+ persons: US$1059 pp
Early-bird discount (booking 6 months in advance): 10% off
Holiday discounts, seasonal discounts, and other special discounts available
Write us your story of this 6-day trek by detailing your activities day by day. Send to us for a review. We will reward you up to US$200 cash.
* Personal transfers from and to hotel
* Entry fees to the Great Wall
* One night camping on the Great Wall
* *Accommodation of 5 nights in local hostels or farmer's courtyards
* 5 lunches, 4dinners and 4 breakfasts
* Quality vehicle, professional driver and English-speaking tour guide
* Free membership card
* A credit of USD25 for your next tour with us
Shixiaguan (Stone Gorge) Pass, 5km southwest of the Badaling section of the Great Wall. It is one of the most intact parts of the whole Great Wall. In spite of serious damage, the winding wall set in the lofty mountains reveals its grandeur. However, a castle in Shixiaguan was pulled down during the Great Leap Forward. Nevertheless, the wall remain srelatively intact because of its strategic location. Shixiaguan Pass was originally built in the reign of Ming Emperor Wanli(about 1600 AD), which was then a key pass guarded by a largen umber of soldiers.
Accommodation: Good Fortune Inn or camping on the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng
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.
Accommodation: Laohe's Inn at Jiankou
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.
Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: Laohe's Inn
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
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
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