This seven day adventure is truly designed for the most experienced of hikers and may not be suitable for families with little children. During this program, you’ll put your mind and body to the limit, as you’ll endure seven consecutive days of 5+ hours of hiking. For those up to the task however, the reward is more than suitable, as you’ll be treated to a cornucopia of Great Wall fun and excitement.
You’ll have the opportunity to try your at hand at every single challenging Beijing-area Great Wall hike. All of the most popular hikes 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.
So for those of you that are man (or woman) enough, give this seven day Great Wall challenge a try, you won’t be sorry that you had.
Get your first taste of the Great Wall on a picturesque hike to Shixia Pass. Here, the Great Wall is very distinctive, with independent buildings, double-pile walls and rings. It is a "living specimen" of the Great Wall. In the steep mountains, deep ravines and dangerous ravines, the Great Wall pier fortress looking at each other, although the original city wall has been through the vicissitudes and serious damage, but you can still see its magnificent scale when you sit in the distance overlooking the distance. Move to Huanghuacheng Great Wall and camp in an watchtower.
What a thrill it is to see a sunrise rising over the Great Wall from the place you are camping. After breakfast
Set off on a hike across Huanghuacheng. The Huanghua 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 not only to guard the northern gate of the capital, and become the guardian of the Ming Tombs "thirteen mausoleums" important portal, is the essence of the Great Wall of Ming Location. We'll move to Jiankou to relax in a cozy hostel.
Prepare to be awestruck on a climb to Jiankou where the shape of the mountain looks like an arrow, with the collapsed ridge opening as its arrow nock. Because it was built on a cliff with a strange peak and a steep mountainous terrain, the Jiankou section is the essence of the Great Wall. Stay at the same hostel of last night.
Admire jaw-dropping views of Jiankou at Zhengbeilou Tower. Venture from Jiankou onto Mutianyu, a section of the Wall that has Dbeen largely restored and popular for visiting foreign leaders and celebrities. The advantage of the Great Wall at Mutianyu is the beautiful scenery, the majestic Great Wall hidden among the pines and cypresses, which makes the most beautiful picture. Try the toboggan slide at the end. Move to Gubeikou, and camp on the Wall for the second night.
Enjoy the sunrise sensation on the Great Wall. Trek 4.5 hours from where you camp last night to Jinshanling. Gubeikou became an important gateway to Mongolia, the capital of the Ming dynasty, and was known as "the place where the throat is strangled and tends to the Shuoshuo Desert, while the sky is left with a key to pillow the Xiongguan Pass" due to its majestic terrain. The battlefield Gubeikou was where Chinese army fought against the Japanese invasion in 1930's. Relax in a hostel at Jinshanling.
Hike 3 hours from Jinshanling to West Simatai. See both the Wall in deteriorated wild state to the restored. Overnight in a h Hike 3 hours from Jinshanling to West Simatai. The Great Wall here meanders and twists, with a wide view. The Great Wall rises and falls between the mountains and the rivers in an extremely majestic situation. In particular, it is densely packed with enemy towers, exquisitely constructed and of various forms. Stay in a hotel at the foot of Huangyaguan Great Wall.
Trek four hours from the Peace Fort to Huangyaguan and the Sky Ladder famous for its steepness and splendor. The Great Wall here is of 1450 years old, and it was an important pass in the Ming Dynasty to defend against Manchu invasion. Today is the last day of our adventure. Return to Beijing in the afternoon.
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
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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 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
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
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: Camping on the Wal
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: Good Fortune 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: Campiing on the Great Wall at Gubeikou
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.
Meals: B, L,D
Accommodation: Camping on the Wal
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 saty at the foot of Huangyaguang Great Wall.
Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: Huangyaguan Hotel
Today we'll start with Peace Fort (Taipingzhai) that starts from Banlagang Mountain in the east and arriving at Guafu Tower (Widow Tower) in the west. There are six watch towers, one battlement, and one shortcut leading to the wall.
Waking westward, we will get to the steepest segment of this section, the Huangya Sky Ladder. Stretching to the top of the ridge, this 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.
Meals: B, L
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