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6-day Great Wall Trekking plus Camping around Beijing

TOUR 6A: Wild Badaling-Huanghuacheng-Xishuiyu-Jiankou-Mutianyu-Gubeikou-Jinshanling-West Simatai

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.

TOUR 6A

Highlights

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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6-day Great Wall Trekking Itinerary

Day 1: Shixiaguan-Badaling

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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.


INCLUDED

Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation: Good Fortune Inn or camping on the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng

Day 2: Huanghuacheng Lakeside

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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. 

 

INCLUDED

Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation:  Laohe's Inn at Jiankou 

Day 3: Jiankou Trekking

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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, D 

Accommodation: Good Fortune Inn

Day 5: 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 6: Gubeikou-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 

Price Structure

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


CASH BACK

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. Contact us to learn more.

Included

* 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

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