If you want to take and extended break from the hustle and bustle of Beijing and explore the natural and cultural beauties of northern China, than these 3-day Great Wall programs are sure to have what you're looking for. For these 3-day routes, you will get an extended and up-close-and-personal view of the Great Wall. Here you will get the classic Great Wall hikes, like Jinshanling-Simatai and Jiankou-Mutianyu. But here you will go beyond the standard hiking route and into some of the more unknown areas of the Great Wall. In addition to being able to sleep on the Great Wall itself (major camping equipment supplied by us), you can experience the unrestored ruins of the Great Wall at Panlongshan, the eastern-most tip of the Great Wall at Old Dragon's Head, or some of the more obscure section like Jiaoshan and Xifengkou. In addition to the Great Wall, you also have the opportunity to visit some other national treasures that the Middle Kingdom has to offer, You can visit the summer-time playground of the Qing Emperors in Chengde, which features the magnificent Summer Resort and magnificent Little Potala Palace (all UNESCO World Heritage Sites). You can also pay your respects to China's last ruling dynasty at the Eastern Qing Tombs, one of China's best preserved burial sites. In addition to the manmade, our 3-day programs also let you enjoy China's natural beauty, such as the Panjiakou Reservoir and the magnificent and colorful blooming flowers of Huangyaguan.
For the person who loves outdoor physical activity, this program combines two of the most well-known Great Wall hikes along with one of the least known sections of Great Wall. Your trek begins with the hike from Jiankou Great Wall, which features dramatic peaks and ruins that are a photographer's dream. You'll soon hike over into Mutianyu, one of the most famous and popular sections of Great Wall, but one which has escaped the tackiness of other popular Great Wall spots. The next day we'll have the classic Gubeikou-Jinshanling hike, which allows you to see both restored and “wild” Great Wall, giving you a more nuanced look at the Great Wall. After sleeping in one of Jinshanling's larger watchtowers, you'll continue your hike to Second Valley, a strategic point on the Great Wall that is a bit of a challenge due to its steepness and condition.
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