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GWH124-Long-Valley Castle Village Visit and the Highest Great Wall Beacon Tower Hike
 
 
Meeting Time   8am
Trip Length   One Day
Meeting Point   Exit B of Tuanjiehu(团结湖)subway station of line 10
Hiking Distance   Approx.10km
Hiking Duration   4 hours
Level of Difficulty   Level 4
Number of People   6-20
Price   450RMB
Hiking Date  
Detailed information about this hike
Highlights of this hike:
1. Explore the highest Great Wall beacon tower on the mountain summit;
2. This place is almost devoid of tourists, allowing for a serene walk; 
3. Awesome views for photographers;
4. Long-Valley Castle Village visit;
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:
We will meet at 8:00am and it will take us about 2 hours to get to the long-valley castle village. We will first explore the Long Valley Castle village, where was an old castle. The garrisons manning the nearby section of the Great Wall lived there. We will stroll through the village, passing under a few old castle gates and several parts of defensive walls, looking at old shrines and a temple with a big old tree.

Then we will begin to hike to the highest Great Wall beacon tower on the mountain summit. There are stunning views along the way and on the mountain summit. We will pass by a reservoir, a small forest, a jungle corridor, a tablet which marks the border of Beijing Municipality and Hebei Province, the Round Stone Mound, a large piece of meadow and then arrive at the highest beacon tower of the Great Wall around Beijing with the sea-level of 1400 meters. We will stay on the tower taking some pictures, enjoying the beautiful wide review around, and then return to the 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?
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 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?
People who are fit and healthy, doing 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. 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
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2
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   8-10
Cost (per person)
  1800
   1000
800
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   600
   550
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    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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