The unrestored part of the Great Wall, known as “Wild Wall”, is dangerous in many parts. Hikers can get lost, injured, or even lose their lives if they try to climb some parts of the wall they are not familiar with. They can also be apprehended by local administrators if they violate rules they are not aware of. This is especially true when it comes to Gubeikou, as part of it lies within a restricted military base.
Some trekkers think they won’t be able to freely explore with a guide. In fact, our guides lead you to parts of the “wild” Great Wall where only a small number of western visitors have ever been before.
A few hikers believe they can save some money if they hike alone. In actuality, the guide fee makes up a minimal portion of your overall cost. The majority of your tour price comes from vehicle rental, fuel price, and the ridiculously expensive highway tolls that are not seen in the countries such as US and Canada.