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TTCS: 3 Days Wild Great Wall Hiking with Camping Experience
Tour Type: Private Tour,your family, friends or group
Guide & Driver: Chinese-English-speaking guide & air-conditioned
Tour Highlights:
    • Get accompanied by experienced knowledgeable local hiking guide, and enjoy comfortable and fast private transfer;
    • Camber up the up-and-down Jiankou Section of Great Wall which snakes its ruined walls and towers along the ridges of towering peaks;
    • Get vowed for the marvel of human power as you roam leisurely on Mutianyu Great Wall which is most popular among foreign tourists;
    • Gaze at the shooting starts and enjoy a peaceful night during your camping in a watchtower of Gubeikou Section of Great Wall which was the site for over 130 ancient battles;
    • Enjoy a leisure hike on Jinshanling Great Wall which is believed as the most beautiful section of Great Wall;
    • Necessary camping gears are provided, including tents, sleeping bags, etc.
From $Request per person Free Inquiry
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Day 1 Beijing Arrival Airport or Railway Station Pick Up
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Welcome to Beijing, the iconic city as well as the capital of China!

You will be met by your local tour guide at the arrival hall of Beijing Capital Airport, or railway station, then be escorted to check in your hotel in downtown by a private comfortable vehicle. The rest of today is on your own to relax. If you want to explore nearby, feel free to get some practical suggestions from your tour guide.

Arrival Ideas: At present, there are many international and domestic flights to Beijing. Besides, you can take a high speed train to this capital city from Shanghai (5-6 hrs), Xi'an (5.5 hrs), Guangzhou (8-9.5 hrs), etc.

Day 2 Beijing - Jiankou / Mutianyu Great Wall - Gubeikou(L) Jiankou Great Wall, Mutianyu Great Wall
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Hiking length10 km (6 miles) / 4 hours

This morning, you will be picked up by your tour guide at hotel, then drive about 1.5 hours to Jiankou Great Wall. (The hotel pick up time is usually 7:00 am in summer and autumn, 8:00 am in spring and winter. If you would like to watch the sunset on the great wall, the departure time will be delayed accordingly).

Jiankou Great Wall is one of the most recommended walls for Great Wall hiking and photography. Its walls and towers are very authentic because there is no any restoration has been done yet. You will start the hike from Xizhazi village. It then takes about 1 hour to hike along a bushy mountain path from the village up to Zhengbei Tower, the highest watch tower on the Great Wall Jiankou where you can enjoy a panoramic view of how the Great Walls crumbling on the ridges of the steep and narrow mountains. After short rest at Zhengbei Tower, you will keep hiking about 2 hours eastward ups and downs on the rugged wall, passing through 8 wild and crumbling towers at Jiankou, to get to Mutianyu Great Wall which is not crowded yet well-preserved and pretty. Hiking on this section of Great Wall is much smoother and easier compared with Jiankou Great Wall hiking. You will hike about 1 hour on the well-paved steps of Mutianyu and pass 9 towers. Lastly, descend the Mutianyu Great Wall. You have 3 choices to come down: 1.Cable car 2.Walk way 3.Tabbogan. 

Lastly, drive to about 1.5 hours to Gubekou Village. Tonight, you will camp in the Haowang Tower on the Gubekou section of the Great Wall for overnight. We will provide necessary camping gears, including tents, sleeping bags, etc.

Misty Mutianyu Great Wall
Jiankou Great Wall
Day 3 Hike from Gubeikou to Jinshanling - Beijing (B, L) Gubeikou Section of Great Wall, Jinshanling Great Wall
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Hiking length: 6 km (3.7 miles) / 4 hours

Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the beautiful sunrise on the Gubeikou Section of Great Wall. After sunrise, have a picnic breakfast at the camping site, then start today's hike. 

Gubekou is one of the strategic sections of Great Wall. It was constructed to protect Beijing from northern Mongol tribes’ invasions and guard an important pass into Beijing. There were over 130 battles taken place here in the ancient time. Currently its walls and towers are wild and unrestored, which is a nice contrast to Mutianyu, Juyongguan and Badaling. You will hike about 1 hour via 10 towers to reach the reach 24-Eyes Window Tower. The hindward section of Gubekou Great Wall is a prohibited military zone, so you will need to bypass the area along a bushy mountain path to get to Jinshanling Great Wall. This section of Great Wall is believed as the best essence of all sections of Great Wall, also the paradise for great wall hiking lovers. It is one of the best preserved sections of Great Wall which is featured in steep mountains, ornate and dense towers. You will pass through Taochunkou Pass, West Five - Window Tower, Zhuanduokou Pass, etc. About 7 towers with about 1 hour hike on Jinshanling section, come down from Zhuanduokou Pass. 

Lastly, drive back to Beijing. Tour ends.

Jinshanling Great Wall
Gubeikou Section of Great Wall Hiking

Useful Great Wall Hiking Tips to Know

 

 

1) You'd better wear hiking boots and clothings, and bring trekking sticks, backpack, sun-glasses, sunscreen, snacks, gloves for this hiking tour;

2) Traveler who is not fit or having arthritis, heart disease, hypertension, asthma are not recommended to take this hiking;

3) Kids less than 3 years old and travellers over 80 years old are not recommended to take this hiking;

4) You'd better not wear short pants because some paths are bushy;

5) Please go to toilet at the entrance of the wall before the hiking because there is no toilet on the Wall. Toilet paper should be brought by yourself;

6) This hiking is not available during rainy days, snowy days and strong-wind days, etc.

B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner

The quotation for this trip is from Request P/P

1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one standard double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling with our private tour in low seasons.

2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.

Price Includes.

    Professional licensed English-speaking guide;

    Admission tickets for all attractions listed in the itinerary;

    Accommodation as listed in the itinerary;

    Necessary transfers as listed in the itinerary;

    All meals as listed( “B” for Chinese and Western breakfast buffet in your hotel; “L” for Chinese Lunch in local restaurant; “D” for Chinese dinner in local restaurant.);

    Our service charge, including tour planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Excludes.

    China visa;

    Accommodation not listed in the itinerary;

    Single Room Supplement;

    Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary;

    Recommended optional activities;

    Flights or trains not listed in the itinerary;

    Optional tips to guides, drivers, etc;

    Personal expenses.

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