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GWT22- 2-Day Great Wall Hiking & Trekking: Wangquanyu-Lianyunling-Xiangshuihu
 
 
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   About 8 hours
Level of Difficulty   Level 3+
Number of People   1-15
Price   1500RMB
Hiking Date  
Detailed information about this hike
Highlights of this hike:
1. This hike covers three different sections of the Great Wall: Wangquanyu Great Wall, Lianyunling Great Wall and Xiangshuihu Great Wall. It offers a great chance for you to witness a wide variety of both architecture and topography, as well as to sample the culture and history;
2. Walk on both restored and unrestored authentic wild 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; 
3. Awesome views for photographers; 
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 1500RMB (about 250 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: Zhuanghu Village to Wangquanyu Great Wall Hiking
We will meet in the early morning at 9am, and will arrive at the Huanghuacheng Great Wall at about 11am. We will start this hike from Zhuanghu Walled Village, following a relatively easy hillside path to get to the Great Wall. The climb isn’t steep and it will take us about 30 minutes.

After reaching the Great Wall we’ll head south east, following the Great Wall as it winds along the mountainous ridge. This section of wall still retains its original appearance since its construction in 1580. It is a "wild" section of the Great Wall without any rebuilding. Its disrepair makes it an ideal place for adventurous and experienced hikers and photographers. You will have awesome views of mountains, villages, and the Great Wall in the distance. We will walk on the wall for about 3 hours, passing through many watch towers. We have enough time to stop and look around or take pictures. If you’re looking for some truly extraordinary hiking in one of the most beautiful natural settings, then this Great Wall hike is a wonderful choice.

After the hike we will have a late lunch at a local guest house. We will have a rest after lunch. And then we will take a walk around the village and visit a short stretch of the Great Wall behind the village. At night we will stay at a local guest house.

Day 2: Xiangshuihu Scenic Area and Lianyunling Great Wall Visit
After breakfast we will visit Xiangshuihu Scenic Area and Lianyunling Great Wall. The scenic area is located in a valley which the Great Wall builders of the Ming Dynasty had carefully chosen for part of their fortress works. It features the precipitous Moshikou Pass, which is know as "No.1 Wonder of Chinese Great Wall", Longmen Feixue Waterfall, Lianyun Cave, Tuteng Pavilion, the source of Xiangshui Lake with a daily water yield of 25,930 tons, 2-kilometer-long Body Care Canyon with a 1000-meter-long water view composed of over 200 pools and waterfalls, stone carvings of 50 ancient and famous doctors, 100-mu fruit-picking plantation and more than 100 varieties of medical herbs which can be found along the visiting trail.

After the hike we will have a home-made Chinese lunch in a local farmer’s local guest house. And then the driver will drive us back 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.

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)
    4500
    2500
2000
1700
1500
1400
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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