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GWT71- 7-day Great Wall Hiking, Trekking and Camping (Route A)
 
 
Meeting Time   Exit B of Tuanjiehu(团结湖)subway station of line 10
Trip Length   Seven Days
Meeting Point   9am
Hiking Distance   about 8-12 kilometers each day
Hiking Duration   about 5-6 hours each day
Level of Difficulty   Level 4+
Number of People   1-15
Price   From 6500RMB
Hiking Date  
Detailed information about this hike
This 7-day Chinese Great Wall hiking, trekking and camping tour will become a special life-time memory---guaranteed!
This tour is designed for keen hikers from all over the world who are adventurous, energetic and enthusiastic about the Chinese ancient Great Wall, Chinese Culture and Nature. This excursion includes eight different sections of the wall which most tourists never have a chance to see. We will step off the beaten trail to witness the remote, historic and unspoiled Great Wall.

This tour isn’t only about the Great Wall, but also a distinctive historical and ecologically sensitive trip to the corners of rural Beijing. We will visit some villages and local farmers’ houses which are close to the wall, experiencing rural hospitality at its best. You will cherish this unique experience that will overjoy your senses. The five-day Chinese Great Wall hiking, trekking and camping tour will become a special life-time memory---guaranteed!

This trekking tour includes eight sections of the Great Wall:
Huanghuacheng-Zhuangdaokou-Wangquanyu-Lianyunling-Xiangshuihu-Jiankou-Mutianyu-Gubeikou Winding Dragon-Jinshanling

Highlights of this trekking tour:
1. Explore the best of the Great Wall around Beijing. It offers an excellent chance for you to compare and contrast different sections of wall and you will get a whole new perspective of the Great Wall!
2. Awesome views for photographers;
3. Big challenge for keen hikers;
4. Opportunity to sleep overnight on the Great Wall;
5. Ancient villages and local farmers’ houses visit;
6. Home-made Chinese meals;
7. No commission shopping stops or hidden costs.

Detailed itinerary:
Day 1:
1. In the morning we will meet at 9am;
2. After about 2 hours’ driving , we will get to the Huanghuacheng Great Wall;
3. We will start our hiking from the West Huanghuacheng Great Wall to Zhuangdaokou Great Wall; (about 6 kilometers, 2-3 hours’ walking)
4. Lunch time: We will have lunch at a local guest house;
5. After lunch we will start our hiking at the East Huanghuacheng Great Wall; (about 5 kilometers, 2-3 hours’ walking)
6. At night we will stay at a local guest house. (Camping on the Great Wall is optional.)

Day 2:
1. In the morning we will have our breakfast at a local guest house;
2. After breakfast we will drive to Dazhenyu Village;
3. About one hour’s driving we will get to the Dazhenyu Village and start our hike at the Wangquanyu Great Wall; (about 8 kilometers, 3 hours)
4. Lunch time: After the hike we will have a late lunch at a local guest house;
5. After lunch we will take an easy walk to visit the villages which are nearby the Great Wall;
6. At night we will stay at a local guest house. (Camping on the Great Wall is optional.)

Day 3:
1. After breakfast we will start our hike at the Xiangshuihu Natural Scenic Area and visit two different sections of the Great Wall: Lianyunling Great Wall and Xiangshuihu Great Wall (about 6 kilometers, 2-3 hours’ walking)
2. Lunch time: We will have our lunch at a local guest house;
3. In the afternoon the driver will drive us to Xizhazi Village;
4. At night we will stay at a local guest house.

Day 4:
1. After breakfast we will start the hike at the Middle Jiankou Great Wall; (about 8 kilometers, 3 hours’ walking)
2. Lunch time: After the hike we will have lunch at a local guest house;
3. After lunch we will take an easy walk to visit the villages which are nearby the Great Wall;
4. At night we will stay at a local guest house.

Day 5:
1. After breakfast we will start our hike from East Jiankou Great Wall to Mutianyu Great Wall; (about 11 kilometers, 4 hours’ walking)
2. Lunch time: We will have a late yet big lunch at a local guest house;
3. In the afternoon the driver will drive us to the Gubeikou ancient town;
4. At night we will stay at a local guest house.

Day 6:
1. After breakfast we will start our hike at Gubeikou Winding Dragon Great Wall; (about 9 kilometers, 4 hours’ walking)
2. Lunch time: We will have lunch at a local guest house;
3. In the afternoon we will visit the Gubeikou ancient town;
4. At night we will stay at a local guest house. (Camping on the Great Wall is optional.)

Day 7:
1. After breakfast we will start our hike at Jinshanling Great Wall; (about 9 kilometers, 4 hours’ walking)
2. Lunch time: We will have a late yet big lunch at a local guest house;
3. In the afternoon the driver will drive us back to Beijing.

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.

Pricing:
Group size
1
2-3
4-5
6-9
10+
Cost (per person)
15000
9500
7500
7000
6500
1. Discounts are available for larger groups.
2. Prices are quoted in Chinese dollars.

What is Included:
1. Seven days’ transportation with a professional driver and a clean car or van;
2. Entry fees;
3. Professional English-speaking tour guides;
4. Mineral water;
5. Seven days’ meals and six nights’ accommodation; (It doesn’t include the first day’s breakfast and the last day’s dinner.)
6. Camping gears (tents, sleeping bags, moisture-proof sleeping pads, big backpacks.);
7. Experienced local trekking guide in some Great wall sections.

What is excluded on this hike?
1. Beer and drinks;
2. Travel insurance;
3. Cable car, chairlift, toboggan (slide way) or any other additional local facilities;
4. Personal expenses;
5. Extra costs which due to unforeseen circumstances.

What to bring on this hike?
1. Comfortable hiking boots and a suitable size comfortable daypack;
2. Quick-drying dress in summer and windproof dress in spring and autumn, raincoat;
3. Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, long-sleeved shirt;
4. Snacks and energy complement;
5. Pocket knife, personal first-aid, mosquito killer.

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, doing aerobic type exercise regularly and have prior hiking experiences.

How to book this trekking tour?
We only offer private tours for the Great Wall trekking from 3 days to 15 days. You can customize a private trekking tour for you, your family or your friends exclusively. Just tell us what you want and we will organize a trekking tour from 3 days to 15 days for you, with places, guides, transport, food, camping gears and accommodation all taken care of. You can book this trekking and camping tour on the private tour page.

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 trekking tour:
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