Monday, April 11, 2011

Great Wall Trekking

Hiking on the Great Wall for seven days is design for the Great Wall lover. Built to ward off enemies in ancient times, today the Great Wall brings together people from all corners of the world. Hiking along the Great Wall, is substantially different than simply making the usual short visit. You will not only accept a challenge physically, but also obtain a deeper understanding and appreciation of Chinese history and culture, as well as man's creative power. In the tour, we will start from the Old Dragon Head in Hebei province, the eastern starting point of the Ten-thousand-li Great Wall, to Huangyaguan Pass in Tianjin, and trek on to Simatai, Jinshanling and Gubeikou in Beijing. The sections of the Wall you will visit are typical in architecture, scenery, wildness, and military importance. The total length we will trek in the trip is about 60km. Some part of the wall is too broken to walk, please prepared to experience some hardship on the way. You have the chance to visit and explore beautiful sections of the Great Wall that most people will never see.


* Transportation: a van/car will accompany us for the whole tour. While we are trekking on the way, it will transfer our food and big packages to the appointed site or hostel and wait.

* Equipment: rope (very necessary in some part of the wall), water(4 liter per day), two walkie-talkies, compass, first aid kit.

* One experienced tour leader (English-speaking) and several service persons along the wall. The service person will bring the package, food and other necessaries to the appointed place waiting.

* All the entrance ticket to the scenic spots mentioned in the itinerary.

* Accommodation: twin and tri-share clean hostel in the small county and village; 3star hotel in the city.

* All the meal in the itinerary with simple picnic lunch while trekking on the wall.

Water: 4 liter per person per day.

* Travel service liability insurance.

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