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GWT26- 2-Day Great Wall Hiking & Trekking: Gubeikou Winding Dragon-Jinshanling
 
 
Meeting Time   9am
Trip Length   Two Days
Meeting Point   Exit B of Tuanjiehu(团结湖)subway station of line 10
Hiking Distance   Approx. 16km
Hiking Duration   8 hours
Level of Difficulty   Level 3+
Number of People   1-15
Price   1700RMB
Hiking Date  
Detailed information about this hike
Highlights of this hike:
1. This hike covers Gubeikou Great Wall, the restored Jinshanling Great Wall and the unrestored Jinshanling Great Wall: an excellent chance for you to compare and contrast what the wall may have looked like when they were originally finished, and how it looks after about 600 years of exposure to the elements;
2. Awesome views for photographers: These sections of Great wall are quite popular amongst photographers with breathtaking views;
3. Fit for family with kids;
4. Home-made Chinese meals at a local farmer’s guest house;
5. Stay at a local guest house: a great chance for you to know about rural Chinese culture and rural Chinese lifestyle;
6. Camping overnight on the Great Wall is optional;
7. No commission shopping stops.

Price and discount:
The cost is 1700RMB (about 280 US$) per person. It includes transportation, entrance fees, water, four meals and guides. We give 10% discount for members and kids under 12’s.

Detailed itinerary:
Day 1: Gubeikou Great Wall Hike
We will meet in the early morning at 9am and arrive at Gubeikou Great Wall after 2.5 hours driving. We will start this hike from a countryside trail, pass by a village, and then arrive at a farmhouse in the deep mountains. We will have an early lunch there. After a short break after the lunch we will head out to the winding dragon Great Wall. It is easy to reach the wall. We will walk on the wall for about 3 hours, passing by some watch towers. We have enough time to stop and look around or take pictures.

Gubeikou Winding Dragon Great Wall is one of the most original parts of the Great Wall for hiking. Viewed from a distance, the Wall is like a giant dragon, curving its path over the mountain peaks whose line it follows. The tranquility at the ruins of the Great Wall is really touching. The construction of this wall rates highly as an architectural achievement and it provides some spectacular photo opportunities. You will cherish this unique experience that will overjoy your senses. We will stay the night at a local guest house and experience the rural hospitality at its best.

Day 2: Jinshanling Great Wall Hike
After breakfast the driver will drive us to the wall. The Jinshanling Great Wall has an elevation of 2100 feet. Though there is a cableway up to the Wall, its gentle gradient makes it easy to walk up to the wall.

Jinshanling Great Wall is one of the best preserved parts of the Wall with many original features. As there are relatively few tourists at Jinshanling Great Wall, it is a good place to explore on foot. It is the section that foreign visitors like the most. We will pass by some watch towers and beacon towers. Built stably and elegantly, different towers have different structures and appearances. We will have lunch on one watch tower. After walking on the wall for 3 to 4 hours, we will come down the wall along a trail. Our driver will be waiting for us at the end of the trail. We will be back beijing at about 6pm.

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. Two bottles 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. Four meals and one night’s accommodation.

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
6-9
10+
Cost (per person)
5000
3000
2500
2000
1700
1600
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:
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