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GWH15-Cliff Inscriptions to Jiankou Great Wall Stretch Hiking
 
 
Meeting Time   8:00am
Trip Length   One Day
Meeting Point   Exit B of Tuanjiehu(团结湖)subway station of line 10
Hiking Distance   Approx. 8km
Hiking Duration   3-4 hours
Level of Difficulty   Level 3+
Number of People   6-20
Price   450RMB
Hiking Date  
Detailed information about this hike

Highlights of this hike:
1. Explore the stunning wild Great Wall which is off the beaten path;
2. Awesome views for photographers;
3. Great Challenge for experienced hikers;
4. Peaceful and tranquil walking on the wall;
5. Home-made Chinese lunch at a local farmer’s guest house;
6. No commission shopping stops.

Price and discount:
The cost is 450RMB (about 75 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:
On this hike we will visit a part of the Great Wall which was built in Ming Dynasty, more than 500 years ago. We will start this hike from Zhuanghu Walled Village, following a relatively easy hillside path to get to the Great Wall. The climb isn’t steep and it will take us about 30 minutes.

After reaching the Great Wall we’ll head south east, following the Great Wall as it winds along the mountainous ridge. This section of wall still retains its original appearance since its construction in 1580. It is a "wild" section of the Great Wall without any rebuilding. Its disrepair makes it an ideal place for adventurous and experienced hikers and photographers. You will have awesome views of mountains, villages, and the Great Wall in the distance. If we go hiking there at the workdays usually we won’t see anyone else on the Wall the whole day.

We will walk on the wall for about 3 hours, passing through many watch towers. Built stably and elegantly, different towers have different structures and appearances. Some towers are ruined and some others are still well-preserved. We have enough time to stop and look around or take pictures. If you’re looking for some truly extraordinary hiking in one of the most beautiful natural settings, then this Great Wall hike is a wonderful choice.

Our walk on the Wall will end at a very well-preserved watch tower. From there we’ll follow a trail down to the Wangquanyu Walled Village. We will have a late lunch at a local farmer’s guest house after the hike and experience rural hospitality at its best.

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?
1. Snacks;
2. Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, long-sleeved shirt;
3. A bottle of sports drink with salt content;
4. Comfortable sport shoes (hiking boots are strongly suggested).

Level of difficulty for this hike: Level 3 (Moderate hikes)
The level of these hikes are moderate and suitable for most people. The hiking time is usually 3-4 hours and the hikes usually include some more steep trails. They tend to 6-12 kilometers in length and approximately 500-1000 meters in elevation. However Level 3 hikes aren’t tough and most people can make it without trouble as long as you have a reasonable level of fitness and are in good health.

For whom are Level 3 hikes suitable?
Level 3 hikes are suitable for people who are fit and healthy. It is better to have a bit of prior hiking experiences.

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 private reservation:
In addition to our regular weekly hikes, we also offer private tours. You can customize a private hike for you, your family or your friends exclusively. Just tell us what you want and we will organize a hike 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:

Group size
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8-10
Cost (per person)
1800
1000
800
700
600
550
500
450
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.

Notes:
1. There are risks involved in outdoor activities. Please read our Risk Acknowledgment and Waiver and inform yourself before participating.

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