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GWH125-West Jiankou Great Wall to Nine-Eyes Tower Hiking
Meeting Time   8am
Trip Length   One day
Meeting Point   Exit B of Tuanjiehu(团结湖) subway station of line 10
Hiking Distance   Approx.12km
Hiking Duration   6 hours
Level of Difficulty   Level 5
Number of People   6-20
Price   600RMB
Hiking Date  
Detailed information about this hike

Highlights of this hike:
1. Explore the most stunning wild Jiankou Great Wall which is off the beaten path;
2. Explore the largest-scale watchtower of Great Wall in Ming Dynasty;
3. This section of wall is completely untouched and almost devoid of tourists, allowing for a serene walk;
4. Awesome views for photographers;
5. The walking condition is multiple which offers great challenge for experienced hikers;
6. Home-made Chinese lunch at a nice countryside restaurant;
7. No commission shopping stops.

Price and discount:
The cost is 600RMB (about 90 US$) per person. It includes transportation, entrance fees, water, lunch and guides. We give 10% discount for members and kids under 12’s.

Detailed itinerary:
We’ll start off the hike from a small village in the Jiankou area, following a hillside trail to the Great Wall. About one hour’s later we will reach the "Big West" Wall. From there we will walk on a steep and rocky section of the Wall, with a lot of scrambling and climbing. This section of the Wall was mainly built by huge white carved rocks.

We will walk on the wall for about 3 hours, passing by many watch towers, and reach the Nine-Eyes Watch Tower. Built stably and elegantly, different towers have different structures and appearances. Some towers are ruined and some others are still well-preserved.

The Nine-Eye Tower is the largest-scale watchtower of Great Wall in Ming Dynasty. It was an important command post during the ancient wars, measuring 7.8m high and 13m wide. It has three layers, and there are nine holes which look like nine eyes on each side. You will get a peak overlooking of the whole section of Jiankou Great Wall from the tower.

We will have enough time to stop and look around or take pictures. And then we will come down the wall, walking along a hill trail which will take us back to the Xizhazi village. We will have a late lunch at a local farmer’s guest house after the hike.

Bad weather plan:
We will email you 2-3 days before the hike to let you know about the weather condition. If there is thunder storm, heavy rain or strong wind it will be dangerous to do the hike on the wild unrestored Great Wall in the mountains. So we will cancel it, change the dates or arrange a hike to the restored section of the Great Wall.

What to bring on this hike?
2.Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, long-sleeved shirt;
3.A bottle of sports drink with salt content;
4.Hiking boots.

Level 5: Tough Level
These hikes are our most difficult and challenging hikes. Level 5 hikes involve long trips and rough roads for up to 5 or 8 hours hiking a day at a steady pace. Level 5 hikes tend to range from 15 to 20 kilometers in length and about 1200-1500 meters in elevation, and sometimes involve load carrying, setting up tents and outdoor cooking skills. People with acrophobia shouldn’t join these kinds of hikes.

For whom are Level 5 hikes suitable?
Level 5 hikes are suitable for people who have a good level of fitness and are in good health. Prior mountaineering experience and good climbing skills are required.

What is included on this hike?
1.Air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver;
2.English-speaking hiking tour guide;
3.Entrance fees;
4.Unlimited bottled water;
5.Chinese home-made lunch.

What is excluded on this hike?
1.Travel insurance;
2.Cable car, chairlift, toboggan (slide way) or any other additional local facilities;
3.Personal expenses.

Customize this hike and make a privatereservation:
In addition to our regular weekly hikes, we also offer private tours. You can customize a private hike for you, your familyor your friends exclusively. Just tell us what you want and we will organize ahike for you, with places, guides, transport, food, and accommodation all taken care of. You can make a private reservation on the private tour page.

Pricing for a private tour:
1. A private tour is more flexible. Both extra distance and less distance are available.
2. Discounts are available for larger groups.
3. Prices are quoted in Chinese dollars.

1. There are risks involved in outdoor activities. Please read our Risk Acknowledgment and Waiver and informyourself before participating。

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