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GWH16-Chenjiapu/ Chen Castle Switchback Wild Great Wall Hiking
 
 
Meeting Time   8am
Trip Length   One Day
Meeting Point   Exit C of Dongsishitiao subway station of line 2
Hiking Distance   Approx.10km
Hiking Duration   4 hours
Level of Difficulty   Level 3+
Number of People   4-15
Price   550RMB
Hiking Date  
Detailed information about this hike

Highlights of this hike:
1. Explore the wild 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. Great challenge for experienced hikers;
5. Home-made Chinese lunch at a local farmer’s guest house;
6. Small group of maximum of 15 travelers. The group usually has 4-12 travelers;
7. No commission shopping stops.

Price and discount:
The cost is 550RMB (about 85 US$) per person. It includes transportation, entrance fees, water, lunch and guides. We give 10% discount for students, members and kids under 12’s.

Detailed itinerary:
Chenjiapu /Chen Castle Great Wall is located in Yanqing County and it is extremely picturesque, wonderfully quiet and absolutely unspoiled. Usually we will only meet a few hikers on the wall, sometimes nobody is in sight. It is a three-hour hike - exactly how you romantics dream of experiencing the Wall. This hike also offers the chance to explore China’s peaceful yet spectacular countryside.

We will start out from the village of Chenjiapu /Chen Castle, in Yanqing County, near to the border of Hebei Province. We will take in sweeping views of the Yan mountain range as we scramble up hillside, making our way along the Great Wall in about 20 minutes. The hike itself is a good workout but nothing too strenuous, roughly 3-4 hours in total with plenty of time to stop and take photos. The maximum elevation is about 1070 meters. We will take our time climbing up and down and make sure that we have a relaxing and enjoyable visit. There are alternate routes around the steepest climbs allowing the hikers to adapt their activity to suit their hiking level. Sitting atop the watchtowers along the way, you could hear nothing but the wind.

This hike also offers excellent views of the surrounding mountains and the chance to see native wildlife in its natural habitat. After the hike, we will visit a local farmer`s house to have a Chinese family cooking style meal there and experience rural hospitality at its best. Welcome to join us to experience the real untouched wall’s grandeur in the peaceful remote area.

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 we will cancel the hike, change the dates or arrange a tour 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).

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 style 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.

Level of difficulty for this hike: Level 3+ (moderate hikes)
Before booking this hike, please read about how difficult this hike is.

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)
2400
1400
1000
800
700
650
600
550
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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