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Our 2-day Beijing Great Wall Hiking is a perfect way to explore the wild side of the Great Wall for those that have a little time to spend in Beijing. Led by our experienced tour guide, you will see more of China's natural beauty, as well as explore relatively unknown sections. Far from the tourist crowds, you are able to get a great sense of this man-made wonder without rushing through in a big group. There is a chance to get a taste of local life with an overnight stay.
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DAY 01: BEIJING – JIANKOU – MUTIANYU
Begin this Great Wall Hiking Tour with a pickup (8 AM) from the hotel in Beijing, then drive directly to the Xizhazi village (2.5 hours). Climb up a path for about 1 hour to reach Jiankouwhere you begin the hike on the wall today.
From Jiankou, we will walk eastwards to Mutianyu, a section of the wall that has been largely restored. The duration of the day will be spent (with a guide) along the wall, with an overnight at a nearby local village homestay. Today’s hike will cover an area of around 10 km, split between a 5-6 hour hike. Mutianyu offers some breathtaking views of the valley and wall below. As few visitors get as far as this section, there won’t be too many crowds to battle.
During the trek, you will be guided by an expert guide who will give you all information like history, events, defense specifics and tactics implied in the wall system. After hiking to Mutianyu, you can hike down to the parking lot. Drive to the homestay in Mutianyu.
OPTIONAL: Those who do not want to hike down can take a cable car, or take a toboggan ride (summer available only) down to meet your driver.
DAY 02: MUTIANYU – JINSHANLING – SIMATAI WEST – BEIJING
In the morning, you will be transferred to the east gate of Jinshanling, to start the 5-km hike towards Simatai West. This section offers arguably the finest hiking anywhere on the Great Wall. It is extremely photogenic, with over 15 watchtowers, and steep gradients that give constantly changing perspectives with their wide, open views. There is fascinating variety in the watch-towers here, and the wall overall is wild, ruined, original, while also restored and elegant.
Down the wall and transfer to local restaurant for a unique hotpot lunch. A dish originally from Sichuan Province, this will be a good opportunity to flex chopstick skills, while choosing different ingredients.
After the Great Wall Hiking Tour, transport will be provided back to Beijing. End the tour.
Private Tour (for 02 pax, cheaper if more)
Tour Price Includes
01 night accommodation at local homestay
Meals as mentioned
Air-conditioned coach/car transportation
Local English Speaking guide
Bottled drinking water
Sightseeing and entrance fees
Tour Price Excludes
Domestic and international flights (quote separately)
Other meals than mentioned
Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal natures
Porter, toboggan ride or cable car
When to Go
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