Are you a hiking enthusiast?
This is a tour designed especially for energetic people who plan to hike more on the Great Wall. It features five sections of Great Wall – Badaling, Juyongguan, Mutianyu, Gubeikou, and Jinshanling.
Hiking on the “Wild Great Wall”
Some hiking routes cover the original, rugged, and ruined sections. Enjoy an authentic view of the Great Wall, where the original buildings are not fixed and constructed by modern technology.
Day 1 Beijing Arrival
Upon arrival in Beijing, transfer to your hotel in Changping, located close to the Badaling Great Wall. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own.
Day 2 Badaling and Juyongguan Great Wall tour
Hiking: 11 km, about 7 hours
In the morning, your hiking guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby and then transfer you to the Badaling Great Wall. We walk the original part of Badaling Great Wall to keep away from the crowds.
After lunch, we warm those legs again on a steep part of Juyongguan Great Wall. This section has been restored for tourism but is still a great pleasure to walk. Then transfer to your hotel in Changping.
Day 3 Mutianyu Great Wall
Hiking: 7 km, about 5 hours
Today, take a car ride to the Mutianyu Great Wall. Walk through the hustle bustle market to the start of our 1000 step challenge and then onto the Wall. We can see our goal in the distance where we will eat our lunch box after climbing the ‘Heavenly Stairs’ to the top! We then descend the same route, plus there are options of a cable car or ‘slideway’ if you dare. Then we transfer to your hotel in Huairou.
Day 4 Gubikou Great Wall
Hiking: 12 km, about 8 hours
After transfer we walk along the long and winding section of the Gubeikou Great Wall where impressive pictures will be taken. This is a wild section in the mountain range with much history. Walk through several watch towers and beacon towers, some of which were destroyed by rain and wind, only leaving foundation stones. The scenery is often bleak yet picturesque. Today is a long, but worthwhile day. Then we transfer to your hotel close to the Jinshanling Great Wall.
Day 5 Jinshaling Great Wall
Hiking: 7 km, about 5 hours
Today is an amazing last day to the trek along a winding part of the wall. The Jinshanling section of the Great Wall is a heaven for photographers. Get your camera ready to record the breathtaking scenery along the hike. Watch tower after watch tower we go up and down very steep sections, slowly making our way to the end watchtower before we descent to meet our final transfer to our hotel in Beijing.
Day 6 Beijing Departure
Today, transfer to the airport for your flight.
— Private tour guide
— Private air-conditioned coach
— Land transfers between airport or railway station and hotel
— Entrance tickets as listed
— Chinese lunch/lunch box as listed
— Hotels with breakfast
— Service charge & government taxes
— Flight or train ticket
— Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, phone bills, optional activities
— Tips for guides and drivers
— China Visa
— Travel insurance