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Take a non-stop trek along the Great Wall of China from Beijing and view different parts of the grand wall. This hiking tour is carefully designed for enthusiast who would like to join a physically challenged tour and get deeper understanding of the wall compared to that short visit. Great photos available and experience the little hotels and villages at the food of the wall. What a professional great wall hiking trips!

Duration: 7 days & 6 nights

Destinations: Beijing - Jixian - Jinshanling - Huairou - Beijing

Travel type: Walking Tour

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On arrival at Beijing Airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel at city downtown. In the afternoon, take a walking tour in Hutong (Beijing's traditional alleyways) to see the local people's life. The walk starts from the Drum Tower and then walk to Houhai Lake. Through the Hutongs, continue to Jingshan Park, where you will have a bird view of the Forbidden City. Today's walking distance is around 5km and takes around 2 hours.

Hutong

After breakfast, go to Temple of Heaven, a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's bless of the whole nation. Then visit the Forbidden City, the largest imperial palace in China for 24 emperors' reign during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years.

Meal: B, L

Forbidden City

Great Wall trek: This morning depart Beijing for the 3 hour drive to Malanyu in Hebei Province, for a visit to the site of the East Qing Tombs, the largest complex of imperial tombs in China. The tombs are the resting place for several Emperors and are set in dramatic scenery in the foothills of Changduan Mountains. 

Continue by road (1 hour by car) to the Huangyaguan section of the Great Wall for a 1.5 hour warm up walk. Located in a wild mountainous part of Tianjin the Huangyaguan Pass was first built during the Northern Qi Dynasty (550 - 557). In the 1980s the people of Tianjin spent three years repairing 3,308 yards of the main wall and restored 20 terraces, the Huangya Water Gate, and Bagua Castle. Overnight in local guesthouse.

Meal: B, L, D

Beijing Great Wall walking

Great Wall Trek: This morning drive to Jinshanling pass, a less visited section with spectacular views of the Great Wall as it snakes across the skyline far into the distance. The trek starts along some easy flat sections before some more challenging areas with steep uneven steps from where there is an excellent view of a collection of watchtowers and ramparts. Continue on a lengthy decent to the bottom of a valley where your driver awaits. After lunch in a local restaurant drive to Wohu shan, or Crouching Tiger Mountain, for a further 2 hours' trek along the Great Wall over a dramatic mountain ridge.

Meal: B, L, D

Hiking Jinshanling Great Wall

Great Wall trek: Continue your trek along a 10km stretch of the Gubeikou section, taking approximately 5 hours. Part of today's trail has to be done away from the wall. This evening you will stay in a guesthouse near Jiankou Great Wall.

Accommodation: Stay 1 night at a Local Guesthouse (En Suite Room)

Meal: B, L, D

Great Wall hiking tour

Great Wall trek: Jiankou is a wild section of the Great Wall and the walking trails are treacherous in areas. The scenery is wonderful here and it is a favorite section for photographers. You will walk up to the wall by about 40 minutes and walk through the wild walls and towers to Mutianyu, which takes about 4 hours. You will get to the Mutianyu Great Wall at the 23rd Towers. Walk down the mountain, meet your car and transfer back to downtown Beijing. 

Meal: B, L

Jiankou Great Wall hiking

Private transfer: Transfer to the airport for the flight to your next destination.

Meal: B

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What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suite Your Preference

    In each place, we hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our China tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

  • Internal Transportation

    Based on your needs, we could make bookings of internal transportation, including domestic flights, inter-city trains, long-distance bus, etc.

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