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The EXTREME Seven Day Beijing Great Wall Challenge

TOUR 7X: Stone Gorge Pass-Huanghuacheng-Xishuiyu-Jiankou-Mutianyu-Gubeikou-Jinshanling

 You’ll have the opportunity to try your at hand at every single challenging Beijing-area Great Wall hike. All of the most popular walks are here for you to encounter. For these hikes, we will be taking the long route, so your endurance will be put to the test. You’ll also get to experience a long-overlooked hike-Badaling-Shixiaguan. To top it all off, you’ll get to camp overnight on the Great Wall itself-which is sure to be one of your most cherished memories of your China trip.

TOUR 7X: The Extreme Challenge

Highlights

Explore the best of the Beijing-area Great Wall with these five memorable routes

See incredible 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 season)

· All meals and home-stays/hostels are included!

· Experience traditional Chinese life in authentic villages

· Complimentary airport pickup! Send us your arrival information, and you'll meet our friendly driver after you claim your baggage!

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7-day Great Wall Trekking Itinerary

Day 1: Shixiaguan-Badaling

Day 2: Huanghuacheng Lakeside

Day 2: Huanghuacheng Lakeside

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We will start our adventure with Shixiaguan Great Wall. 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. 


However, a castle in Shixiaguan was pulled down during the Great Leap Forward. Nevertheless, the wall remains relatively intact because of its strategic location. Shixiaguan 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.


INCLUDED

Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation: Good Fortune Inn 

Day 2: Huanghuacheng Lakeside

Day 2: Huanghuacheng Lakeside

Day 2: Huanghuacheng Lakeside

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Huanghuachengis the only section that sits beside the lakes, so it is called Lakeside Great Wall. As the name suggests, the Water Great Wall of Huanghuacheng is accompanied by water. Surrounded by Luming Lake, the water naturally disconnects the three sections of the Great Wall, forming a peculiar landscape of the Great Wall splashing water and the ancient city wall. There is a poem: The city embraces the blue waves, and the water has no ancient city wall; the city and the water echo, and the beauty is leisurely.

 

INCLUDED

Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation: Camping on the Wal 

Day 3: Majestic Jiankou

Day 2: Huanghuacheng Lakeside

Day 4: Jiankou-Mutianyu

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The Great Wall at Jiankou stands on top of the mountain, and lays hovering slowly, such as the dragon rising and falling with the mountains, which is very spectacular. The enemy building was built in accordance with the danger of the mountain, and its trend is full of change and rhythm. With the strong support of the government, the Jiankou Great Wall has been well protected, showing visitors its majestic and precipitous ancient appearance.


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


INCLUDED

Meals: B, L, D 

Accommodation: Good Fortune Inn

Day 4: Jiankou-Mutianyu

Day 6: Jinshanling to West Simatai

Day 4: Jiankou-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 the 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.


INCLUDED

Meals: B, L, D 

Accommodation: Campiing on the Great Wall at Gubeikou

Day 5: Gubeikou-Jinshanling

Day 6: Jinshanling to West Simatai

Day 6: Jinshanling to West Simatai

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Gubeikou is the key fortification. The Jin and Yuan dynasties had added to this barrier. The entire Gubeikou Great Wall has not been artificially repaired, and it has a vicissitude of life. The broken walls and bullet holes make people feel like they were in the war-torn era. Under the rays of the setting sun, people burst into tears.
 

In 1933, the 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 a battlefield in the modern world. 


INCLUDED

Meals: B, L,D

Accommodation: Camping on the Wal 

Day 6: Jinshanling to West Simatai

Day 6: Jinshanling to West Simatai

Day 6: 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. The Great Wall relies on the mountains for its risks, and the ups and downs between the mountains and rivers are incredibly magnificent. In particular, the enemy buildings here are dense, with delicate structures and various forms.
 

Tonight, we will stay at the foot of Huangyaguang Great Wall.


INCLUDED

Meals: B, L, D 

Accommodation: Huangyaguan Hotel

Day 7: Huangyaguan Sky Ladde

Complimentary Airport Drop-off

Complimentary Airport Drop-off

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Today we'll start with Peace Fort (Taipingzhai) that begins from Banlagang Mountain in the east and arriving at Guafu Tower (Widow Tower) in the west. There are six watchtowers, one battlement, and one shortcut leading to the wall.  
 

Waking westward, we will get to the steepest segment of this section, the Huangyan Sky Ladder. The long stairway seemingly leads to the sky. Climbing over the ladder, we will reach the primitive Great Wall built in the Northern Qi Dynasty, marking the end of the Huangyaguan section.

 
 

We will end this adventure tonight. 


INCLUDED

Meals: B, L

Complimentary Airport Drop-off

Complimentary Airport Drop-off

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

Complimentary Airport Drop-off

Food on the Road

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Survey the delicious Chinese northern foods during this week-long excursion. Have a food allergy or a restricted diet? Just let us know ,and we'll make sure there are meal options available to you. 

Price Structure

1 person: US$3129

2 persons: US$1629 pp

3 persons: US$1599 pp

4-5 persons: US$1429 pp

6-9 persons: US$1289 pp

10+ persons: US$1199 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 7-day trek by detailing your activities day by day. Send to us for a review. We will reward you up to US$200 cash. 

Included

* Personal transfers from and to hotel
* Entry fees to the Great Wall
* One-night camping on the Great Wall
* Accommodation of 5 other nights in local hostels or farmer's courtyards
* 7 lunches, 6 dinners and 6 breakfasts
* Quality vehicle, professional driver and English-speaking tour guide
* Complimentary airport or train station pickup
* Free membership discount card for future tours
* A credit of USD30 for your next tour with us 

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