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GWH116-Xizhazi Village to West Jiankou Great Wall Hiking
 
 
Meeting Time   8am
Trip Length   One Day
Meeting Point   Exit B of Tuanjiehu(团结湖)subway station of line 10
Hiking Distance   Approx.8km
Hiking Duration   4 hours
Level of Difficulty   Level 4
Number of People   6-20
Price   500RMB
Hiking Date  
Detailed information about this hike
Highlights of this hike:
1. Explore the most stunning wild Jiankou Great Wall which is off the beaten path;
2. This section of wall is completely untouched and almost devoid of tourists, allowing for a serene walk;
3. Awesome views for photographers;
4. The walking condition is multiple which offers great challenge for experienced hikers;
5. Home-made Chinese lunch at a nice countryside restaurant;
6. No commission shopping stops.

Price and discount:
The cost is 500RMB (about 80 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’ll start off the hike from a small village in the Jiankou area, following a hillside trail to the Great Wall. About one hour’s later we will reach the Er Dao Bian Tower, which level is about 900 meters above the sea level. From there will follow the wall walking south. In the beginning the Great Wall are mostly in ruins, and sometimes we need to leave the Wall and skirt around the Wall.

After about 40 minutes’ walking, the walking condition on the Great Wall will become easier and the Great Wall is much better preserved. Local people call this section of the Wall "Big West". On the "Big West" Wall, you will have a broad view. This section of the Wall was mainly built by huge white carved rocks.

We will walk on the wall for about 2 hours, passing by 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 will have enough time to stop and look around or take pictures. And then we will come down the wall, walking along a hill trail which will take us back to the Xizhazi 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. Hiking boots.

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.

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)
2000
1200
850
750
650
600
550
500
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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