Sunday, February 28, 2016

Four-day Great Wall Trekking Adventure around Beijing Route 4E: Beijing-Jinshanling-Gubeikou-Simatai West-Crounching Tiger Mountain-Jiankou-Mutianyu

This action-packed program gets started at Gubeikou, a portion of wall long valued for its defensive importance. We’ll trek into Jinshanling, which features rolling hills and watchtowers that dot the horizon. The hiking is relatively easy here, but the challenge will pick up the next day as we scale the western end of Simatai, which is renowned for its steepness and challenging path. We’ll cross into Jinshanling from the way opposite we came yesterday, and we’ll spend the night camped out in a watchtower, a unique experience to be sure! The scene then shifts to Wohushan and Crouching Tiger Mountain, a route long overlooked by foreign visitors. The path here is dotted by watchtowers, and the rolling land makes for a pleasant walk. We’ll conclude your Great Wall adventure by hiking the Jiankou-Mutianyu trail, which feature stunningly beautiful ruins alongside restored wall that has been photographed in many different publications. Up high in the mountains, the setting here couldn’t be more perfect, and you’re certain to get some amazing photographs that are National Geogrpahic-worthy.

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