With our 4-day Great Wall hiking programs and tours, you are sure to get the Great Wall experience of a lifetime! These hikes bring you to all different sorts of Great Wall structures and styles, giving you the full range on one of mankind's most incredible achievements. You can see the classically restored Great Wall with its watchtowers and brick (such as at Jinshanling, Mutianyu, and Shanhaiguan), and you can also explore the rugged ruins of the “wild” wall at Jiankou, Simatai, Gubeikou, and Panlongshan. You can visit the eastern-most point of the Great Wall, or you can see the Great Wall submerged underwater. With the 4-day hikes, each program gives you a different and unique Great Wall encounter. In addition to the Great Wall, these programs also being you some of China's other wonderful cultural imperial heritage. You can visit the East Qing Tombs, a vast complex which is one of China's best burial sites, and which serves as the final resting place for much of the Qing Dynasty. Our trips will also show you a neglected side of China, one that isn’t widely reported in all the stories about China’s economic boom. You’ll have the chance to explore and stay in tiny villages and farmer’s communities that are in the countryside, trying the local delicacies and learning about their long yet fascinating lives during your time there. As with our other Great Wall multi-day hikes, heavy trekking camping equipment will be provided (such as tents when sleeping on the Great Wall), and your safety will be ensured by our travel guides, who will accompany you on your hikes and who have a 100% safety record in our 15 years of service.
This tour starts with a visit to the East Qing Tombs, the burial site for most of China's last ruling dynasty, the Qing. One of the largest and most well-preserved burial sites in China, you'll find five emperors, four empresses and even the infamous Empress Dowager Cixi, China's power behind the throne in the late 19th Century. You'll then be taken to the Great Wall at Huangyaguan, which features classic brickwork, imposing watchtowers, and immense natural beauty. In fact, Huangyaguan is designed to be a miniature representation of the entire Great Wall, allowing you to get a keen insight on the structure in a much shorter time than it would take to walk the entire wall! You'll hike at Huangyaguan for two days before embarking for the classic Jinshanling hike, a restored piece of wall that will gradually deteriorate into its natural state as we cross west onto the Gubeikou section of Great Wall. You'll also be able to explore some traditional farming villages along the way.
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