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GWH12-Gubeikou Winding Dragon Great Wall Hiking
Meeting Time   8:00am
Trip Length   One day
Meeting Point   Exit C of Dongsishitiao subway station of line 2
Hiking Distance   Approx. 8km
Hiking Duration   4 hours
Level of Difficulty   Level 3
Number of People   4-10
Price   400RMB
Hiking Date  
Detailed information about this hike

Highlights of this hike:
1. Explore the wild Great Wall which is off the beaten path;
2. Awesome views for photographers;
3. Fit for both family with kids and experienced hikers;
4. Peaceful and tranquil walking on the wall;
5. Home-made Chinese lunch at a local farmer’s guest house;
6. Small group of maximum 10 travelers. The group usually has 4-9 travelers;
7. No commission shopping stops.

Price and discount:
The cost is 400RMB 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:
Gubeikou Winding Dragon Great Wall is one of the most original parts of the Great Wall for hiking. Viewed from a distance, the Wall is like a giant dragon, curving its path over the mountain peaks. The tranquility at the ruins of this section of Wall is really touching. We will start this hike from the ancient Gubeikou town. There is also an easy and short hiking route which leads you to the highlight of this section of Wall. Walking on the Gubeikou Winding Dragon Great Wall, you will see amazing panoramas and this hike offers awesome views for photographers.

The walking on the Gubeikou Great Wall is about 3 hours and you will pass 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. The Gubeikou Winding Dragon Great Wall construction rates highly as an architectural achievement and it provides many spectacular photo opportunities. You will cherish this unique experience that will overjoy your senses and definitely you will also have enough time to stop to look around or take pictures.

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
Cost (per person)
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.

1. There are risks involved in outdoor activities. Please read our Risk Acknowledgment and Waiver and inform yourself before participating.

Other information about this hike:
Reviews of This Hike
Information about Gubeikou Great Wall
Great Wall Facts

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