This program combines the nine most famous 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, then this program will give you the most bang for the buck.
Explore the best of the Beijing-area Great Wall with these six memorable routes.
See incredible panoramas and vistas that can only be seen by hiking these areas! This tour is perfect for amateur photographers who want to show their friends some fantastic 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!
"Thank you for the wonderful trip. Your service was amazing from beginning to end. Our tour guide and the drivers throughout were par exceptional and courteous. It felt like we took the tour with our friends."
-- Peter Gami, experienced October 2019
Start your adventure at Stone Gorge Pass (Shixiaguan), 5 km from Badaling. There are high mountains, deep gullies, and dangerous passes, the Great Wall and the Walls are connected, and the piers are facing each other. The original preservation is full of broken walls. Tonight, we'll move to Huanghuacheng part of the Great Wall and sleep in the Good Fortune hostel or camp on the Great Wall there.
Take in the Great Wall natural beauty during the sunrise over your camping tower. Enjoy your breakfast in the watchtower. Hike 4 hours today. The Huanghuacheng Great Wall is majestic and precipitous, magnificent, hovering above the mountain ridges, surrounded by the Hao Ming Lake, the scenery is spectacular. The Great Wall is to guard the northern gate of Beijing and become the guardian of the Ming Tombs "thirteen mausoleums" important portal, the essence of the Great Wall of Ming Location. Camp on the Great Wall tonight. Move to Jiankou to rest.
The Jiankou Great Wall is the most famous wild Great Wall in Beijing. Many classic photos of the Great Wall publicized by the Great Wall are taken here. This section of the Great Wall is backed by steep mountains and has not been artificially renovated. It looks very simple and natural and is an excellent place for photography. The middle section is the most quintessential area of the Jiankou Great Wall, with many dangerous and beautiful landscapes such as Beijing knot, eagle flying upside down, and ladders.
From Jiankou, journey through scenery right out of Mutianyu. The Great Wall at Mutianyu is built on a cliff's edge, which is a dangerous place to live. The Great Wall at Mutianyu also has a "Spur Wall," a high ridge mountain beam on the outside and inside the Great Wall. It is the only one of the most popular places globally, and it is one of the most popular sites in the world. A few meters to dozens of meters, and the enemy building built here, the locals called "knife to the building." Try toboggan slide down from the Wall. Transfer to Gubeikou. Camp on the Great Wall for the second night.
Explore Gubeikou, which is the access from the North China Plain to Inner Mongolia Plateau. Since ancient times, it has been known as the Xiongjiao, a place where "the throat is strangled and tends to the Shuozi Desert, and the sky stays locked and keyed and pillows the Xiongguan." The most recent fighting took place in 1933. That year Japanese troops invaded Beijing from Gubeikou and fought the Chinese defenders, killing more than 5,000 people on both sides. Overnight in a hotel at Jinshanling.
Hike 3 hours from Jinshanling to WestSimatai. See both the Wall in the deteriorated wild state to the restored. Here the terrain is low, easy to attack, and hard to defend, the Wall is very thick and robust, the beacon tower is majestic and tall, the fortress is scattered with densely packed buildings and towers. Intensively, there are 158 of them. 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
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* 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. Despite severe damage, the winding wall set in the lofty mountains reveals its grandeur. The wall remains relatively untouched because of its strategic location. The pass was initially built in the reign of Ming Emperor Wanli(about 1600 AD), which was then a key pass guarded by a largen number 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 Wall's highest point is a broken watchtower, and from there, you will have a complete 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.
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 rebuilt in the 1980s. 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 famous 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). There are 172 watchtowers, 14 beacon towers, 16 passes, 3 water passes, 3 barbarians, and 6 fortresses along it.
In 1933, the Chinese army fought against Japanese invasion troops at Gubeikou. In the four-month-long battles, over 5,000 Japanese soldiers and 9,000 Chinese soldiers died. You can see that Gubeikou is not merely a relic. It remained a battlefield in the modern world, although it got more smushed by Japanese airplane bombers.
We will return to Beijing in the late afternoon.
Meals: B, L
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