These tours are designed in mind for those serious Great Wall hikers who have a little more time on their hands than the average traveler. This is some serious hiking, so please be in the right physical condition to handle the strenuous activity involved for these programs. These hikes take you to the best Great Wall spots, from the classic Jinshanling-Gubeikou hikes (as well as Jinakou-Mutianyu) and the fascinating Huangyaguan, to the more unknown and wild sections like Xishuiyu and Panlongshan. All of these areas of the Great Wall feature dramatic vistas and postcard-like scenes, so please remember to have your camera with you! In addition to the Great Wall you'll also get to take in some of China's lesser-known sites and explore the Chinese countryside, where the majority of China's population lives. You'll get a brief insight into how people truly live in China, which is a stark contrast away from the big cities. You'll get to interact with villagers, try the local countryside cuisines, and sleep in their homes, making for a truly authentic experience! For those that have already explored the more well-known and touristy sections of the wall, then this tour will be a welcome change. Please join us for a five day hike that will give you a whole new perspective of the Great Wall!
This tour starts with a visit to the East Qing Tombs, the burial site for most of China's last ruling dynasty. 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. Our next hike will be at Huanghuacheng, which features classically restored brickwork and some stunning scenery. About halfway through the hike we'll pass over into Xishuiyu, a little known section of Great Wall that is unrestored, meaning that the “wild wall” starts to take hold. The next day you'll be driven to the 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.
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