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GWH12-Huanghuacheng to Zhuangdaokou Great Wall Hiking
 
 
Meeting Time   8:30am
Trip Length   One Day
Meeting Point   Exit B of Tuanjiehu(团结湖)subway station of line 10
Hiking Distance   Approx. 6km
Hiking Duration   3 hours
Level of Difficulty   Level 3
Number of People   6-20
Price   450RMB
Hiking Date  
Detailed information about this hike

Highlights of this hike:
1. Explore the unique lakeside Great Wall which is off the beaten path; 
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. Fit for family with kids; 
5. Peaceful and tranquil walking on the wall;
6. Home-made Chinese lunch at a local farmer’s guest house;      
7. 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 in the early morning at 8:30am, and will arrive at the Huanghuacheng Great Wall at about 10:30am. This section of the wall is completely unrestored and still remains its plain character since its construction in Ming Dynasty. During this hike, we will not only see the sheer Great Wall, but also the different mountain and water scenery.
The water makes this section of wall a very unique characteristic, distinguishing appearance from other sections of the Great Wall. 

The whole section of wall has 6 forts, 6 passes, 12 beacon-towers, and 32 guard towers. Of all the forts, Yaoziyu Fort is the best preserved. The climb isn’t steep and in some parts the walk is very pleasant. It is also a great place to take nice photos. We will walk on the wall for about 2-3 hours. And then we will follow a nice mountain trail down to the Zhuangdaokou Village. There are dragon and phoenix pine trees in the west of the village. With about two hundreds years growth, both of them are twelve meters tall.

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 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. 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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   8-10
Cost (per person)
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   1000
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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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