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HAB21-2-Day Three Ancient Villages Visit and Huangcaoliang to North Lingshan Hike
 
 
Meeting Time   8am
Trip Length   Two Days
Meeting Point   Exit B of Tuanjiehu(团结湖)subway station of line 10
Hiking Distance   Approx. 26km
Hiking Duration   12 hours
Level of Difficulty   Level 4+
Number of People   6-20
Price   1500RMB
Hiking Date  
Detailed information about this hike
Highlights of this hike:
1. Explore three ancient Ming villages which offer a snapshot of history in one day. The folk villages are fascinating and delightful, that help you understand Chinese culture and ancient architecture;
2. Beautiful high mountainous landscape;
3. Untouched wild Great Wall visit;
4. Big challenge for experienced hikers;
5. Awesome views for photographers; 
6. No commission shopping stops.

Price and discount:
The cost is 1500RMB (about 250 US$) per person. It covers transportation, entrance fees, water, three meals and guides. We give 10% discount for kids under 12’s.

Detailed itinerary:
Day 1: Three Ancient Villages Visit
Many ancient villages in rural Beijing offer a snapshot of history, as they have been preserved, virtually unchanged since they were built. Some folk villages are fascinating and delightful, that help you understand Chinese culture and ancient architecture.

During our trip, we will visit three ancient villages: Chuandixia Village, Double Stone Village and Baiyu Village. Chuandixia Village is an old hill village and is one of the most well conserved ones in all of China. It is situated on an ancient post road in the mountainous area This village is famously known as the "Potala Palace" of Beijing.

Double Stone village and Baiyu village are very lovely ancient villages. They still retain their original appearances. Some people there still live a very natural original lifestyle. You can see the doors which are made of branches and the houses which are made of stones.

Day 2: Huangcao Mountain-North Lingshan Mountain Hike
Huangcao Mountain is a combination of natural landscape and human landscape, and has yet to develop the West Beijing mountains, which makes its beauty even more natural and pure. The peak is a famous alpine meadow in Beijing - "Shiliping", which covers an area of 1,500 meters above sea level. The lookout towers of Huangcao Mountain are very closely spaced and tightly interconnected. Lookout towers numbers 6 to 11, along with a banging stone lookout tower, are commonly known as the "7 buildings". These acted as defense posts during the Ming Dynasty and have been very well preserved. The "7 building" were a line of defense, which was built after senior Defense Department officials and local officials observed the terrain during the Ming Dynasty.

We will start our hike from a trail in the mountains. This trail isn’t very steep but it is very long. In the Huangcao Mountain area, in addition to the ancient Great Wall, there are many distinctive attractions to enjoy. The most notable of all is the "Elephant Trunk". The most notable of all is the "Elephant Trunk". There is a path on the hillside, atop is a cliff, below are deep valleys which are about 20 meters, deep and 2 meters in diameter; a pillar leans on the cliff, which looks exactly like an elephant, making this area a popular location for taking photos. Huangcao Mountain also has a variety of rocks in its vegetation, as well as ancient monuments.

We will reach the "Shiliping" alpine meadow about 2.5 hours later. We will have our lunch there. After lunch we will visit the "7 building" Great Wall. After that we will come down the mountain from the same side or the other side.

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 in the high mountains. So we will cancel it or change the dates.

What to bring on this hike? 
1. The second day’s lunch and 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 4: Challenging Level 
These hikes usually involve a lot of walking, climbing and descending over varied terrain, and sometimes also camping. The elevation is about 1000 meters and the length ranges from 10 to 15 kilometers. Some roads/trails can be a little rough. The hiking time is usually somewhere between 4 and 6 hours. People with acrophobia shouldn’t join these kinds of hikes. 

For whom are Level 4 hikes suitable? 
Level 4 hikes are suitable for people who are fit and healthy, do aerobic type exercise regularly and have 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. Three meals and one night’s accommodation.

What is excluded on this hike? 
1. Travel insurance;
2. Cable car, chairlift, toboggan (slideway) 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
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   8-10
Cost (per person)
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   1500
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.

Other information about this hike:
Reviews of this hike
Information about the ancient villages
Information about the Huangcaoliang Mountains

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