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Highlight of Great Wall Hiking

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Dave Herman
4 out of 5

"A great way to see the Great Wall! Next stop- a full body Chinese massage."

Loraine
5 out of 5

"What a Great Experience! Me and my husband decided to challenge ourselves and hike the great wall, and our…"

From $136.00
(Price per person)
  • 9 Hours
  • No shopping
  • English
Type: Join In This is a Tour
Length : 9 Hours
Shopping Stops: No
Languages : English

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Total:
$136.00

Highlights

  • Wild Great Wall at Simatai West
  • Restored Great Wall at Jinshanling
  • Lunch at a local farmer’s restaurant
  • Small group tour (Max. 8 hikers)

This tour is described as: History, Nature, Hiking, Adventure, Photography

Tour details

What are Join In tours?  

"Join in Tours" are group tours. It means you will join others for this tour which can be a wonderful way to make new friends and also, lower the costs. If you are interested in a private tour, there are many options available on the website. 

 

What you can expect

We will meet up at the meeting place at 8am and then drive to Gubeikou. You will start the hiking around 10:30 am, and it will take about 3 hours to complete the hiking. A lunch at a local farmer’s restaurant will be organized after the hiking before returning the city.

Physical rating: ★★★☆☆ Moderate

 

Tour details and itinerary

Gubeikou, along with the passes at Shanhaiguan in the east and Juyongguan in the west, was a key strategic target in military campaigns since ancient times. Protecting these three passes was considered vital for keeping Beijing safe from the Mongolian nomads. There was also a fierce battle between Chinese and Japanese in World War II. The vistas of the sinuous Wall snaking its way over the ridges of the Yanshan Mountain are breath-taking.

 

This part of the Wall at Coiling Dragon Hill is completely wild and untouched. It takes about 20 minutes walking on trail to reach the Wall and then another 1 hour to break at 24-eye-tower, the highest point and the picturesque spot where you could have a panoramic view of both Coiling Dragon & Tiger hills. We will not continue eastward as it’s a part of military area. We will do a return walk and pass by the starting point and keep going to the west, approaching Tiger Hill. The main Wall here has decayed (we will walk through 8 intact watchtowers) and only the foundation is left. It is relatively flat trail instead of many stairs on the Wall. The unrestored wall, the watch towers, the beacon towers snake on the mountain from east to west. You will have chance to meet local farmer friends, try local home-made food and learn local community development. It is one of the best places for keen photographers along the wall. On a clear day, it is difficult to fail to take good photographs here. Regarding fitness it is a medium-level hiking for all ages.

Price includes

Transportation to and from the city to the wall
English speaking tour guide
Lunch at a local farmer's house

Price doesn't include

Transfer to and from your hotel to meeting point
Tips and Gratuities

Cancellation Policy

  • Up to 4 working days before the experience: full refund.
  • 0-3 working days before the experience or no-show: no refund.
4.5 out of 5

2 Traveler reviews

  • Dave Herman
    4 out of 5
    at

    A great way to see the Great Wall! Next stop- a full body Chinese massage.

  • Loraine
    5 out of 5
    at

    What a Great Experience!
    Me and my husband decided to challenge ourselves and hike the great wall, and our hike was EXACTLY what we were looking for! Good tour guide, beautiful sights and a great exercise!

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