Hiking on wild Great Wall

Tour Code: GWT03
Destinations: Huangyaguan Great Wall, Simatai Great Wall, Jinshanling Great Wall, Gubeikou Great Wall
Departure: Daily
Duration: 10 days
Language: English
Price: Lowest Price From $2070
The above per person price is based on a party of 10 booking.

Details (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Day 1 Arrive in Beijing
Our representative will meet you at the airport and will transfer you to a 4-star hotel.. He/she will give you a briefing of the schedule of the next few days, and will answer questions. It is free for you to explore Beijing city by yourselves.

Day 2 Huangyaguan – a small mountain village (BLD, 22 km, about 7-8 hours trekking)
Huangyaguan is situated in a beautiful valley in the heart of the Yanshan Mountains. We will start our trek heading towards what appears to be a sheer cliff face. This is where we encounter “Heaven’s Ladder”, a series of over 200 renovated steps carved into the precipice, climbing steeply upwards toward a breath-taking section of the Great Wall. Once we have caught our breath at the top, the path continues along the ridge. We will trek alongside the Wall until it gradually descends to the valley below. We will continue to climb the wild Wall and stay in a small mountain village and camp overnight.

Day 3 Beijing –Huairou County- cycling to Dragon Lake Valley to do kayaking about 10KM and 2 hours – Camping in a village (BLD cycling about 80 KM)
In the morning drive to Huairou Country, which is about 60 KM from Beijing in the mountain area. Then start your mountain biking from the city. Cycle about 80 KM in mountain area, you will have chance to visit several villages, which will make you bike a longer distance. Then you will arrive at the Northern Beijing kayaking Garden. You will kayak in the mountain valley for about 10 KM. Then visit a local village and camping in the village or stay in a clean family’s guest houses.

Day 4 Rappelling at a natural mountain in the morning in mountain area of Miyun County. – cycling around the Reservoir (which is a big big one and the scenery is beautiful) then bike to Gubeikou Village at the foot of the Wall. ( BLD Cycling about 90 KM)
Drive to to a selected natural mountain area and do the rappelling. You have about 2 hours time to do the rappelling and then drive to the Miyun Reseroir and start biking around the reservoir and then go ahead to the Gubeikou village about 70 KM along mountain road) This biking section is very challenging and the van will accompany you along the road. There are some trucks on the road and you may follow the tour guide`s tip and go with the van if needed. Camp at the foot of Gubeikou Great Wall

Day 5 Jinshanling – Simatai Great Wall (BLD; 21 km, trekking 7-8 hrs)
Today we will bypass the reconstructed section of Jinshanling, and instead will trek eastward on the “wild wall”, enjoying a picnic lunch along the way, until we arrive at the Simatai Section of the Wall. Usually hikers will go down the Wall and end the hiking. We will still continue the hiking and climb the steep Simatai Great Wall. You may have chance to climb another 12 towers .Camp overnight at the foot of the Great Wall.

Day 6 Bike 2 hours and trek Jinshanling-Gubeikou Great Wall (BLD; 23 km, trekking 7-8 hrs)
Bike about two hours to the Start point of Jinshanling great wall and then start trekking. Today’s trekking is easy because the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall is still kept well, and the terrain is gently undulating. On the way westward toward our destination point, the General Tower of historic Gubeikou, we will have to follow a country road a short distance, in order to make a detour around a restricted military area, after which we will continue. We will continue climbing the wild Wall and at the end of the trek, we will drive to the small village of Jiankou and camp there.

Day 7 Hiking Huanghuacheng, Juyongguan Section (BLD; 21 km, trekking 6-7 hrs)
Drive to Huanghuacheng Great Wall and start hiking. This section of the Great Wall is about 10 KM long, which is a resort with mountains, lakes and the ancient Great Wall. Then drive to Juyongguan Great Wall which is located 20 kilometers north of Changping County and Juyongguan Pass has long been a military stronghold. Then come back to the city and transfer to the 4 star hotel in the city.

Day 8 Beijing, Foot and full body massage followed by Hutong tour by rickshaw and 798 Art Zone. B.L
A relax day and you will have foot and body massage for about 3 hours to recover from the long expedition. Then visit Hutong by rickshaw and visit a local family to experience the life of local people, which is followed by a visit to the 798 Art Zone. It is the most art zone in Beijing demonstrating modern art style of Chinese.

Day 9 Beijing, Forbidden City and Summer Palace BLD
This morning, see vast Tiananmen Square and the extravagant Ming–era Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City, including the jewelry section. After lunch, visit the elegant Summer Palace with the Kunming Lake cruise, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with the largest imperial garden in the world. You will have delicious Beijing Duck for dinner.

Day 10 Beijing-Home
Transfer to the airport for the flight home. End of the tour.

Service included
A. Hotel room with 4 star hotel in Beijing City. Camp in the village, clean hotel in the mountain area.
B. Entrance fees to all tourist attractions mentioned above.
C. Personal driver + Airconditoned van for all the trip.
D. All meals mentioned in the itinerary
E. Luggage transfers between airports and hotels
F. Professional English-speaking Great Wall hiking guide along all the trip.
G Emergency doctor with first-aid kit from day 2 – day 8.
H. Special activates – rappelling with all equipment and insurance, kayaking
I. Biking equipment for all the trip.
J. Travel Insurance

Service not included
A. Entry or exit China international airfare
B. Visa fees.
C. Gratuities, tips to guides or drivers.
D. Personal expenses.

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