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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN PRICE
* Personal transfers from and to hotel
* Entry fees to the Great Wall
* Two lunches, one dinner and one
* Overnight in a Great Wall hotel or farmotel
* Quality vehicle, professional driver and English-speaking tour
* Free membership card
* A credit of RMB50 when you reserve the next tour with us
Guaranteed no detours to
shops or markets, etc.
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If you currently don’t have travel insurance then
you will be required to purchase our PICC (People's Insurance
Company of China) travel and accidental insurance.
The fee will be $7.99 per person, and will cover the duration of
your hiking/camping/trekking in order to ensure that you are
comprehensively protected if injured.
For more information about our travel insurance policy please
see our insurance page.
Route 2SS2 : Two-day overnight sunset and sunrise tour to
view the beautiful views from watchtowers
*Ranked by the quantity of signups of
all 2-day hiking routes.
If you are looking for
breathtaking views with a relatively peaceful hike,
then this program was made just for you!
This trek will give you the best of both Great Wall worlds,
including both majestically restored Great Wall as well as wild
and dramatic unrestored “Wild Wall”, making the hike much more
interesting than others.
Pick-up and drop-off
from your Beijing hotel is included, as well as your
own guide and driver!
RALSTON, JULY 31, 2013
A two-day hike along a remote stretch of China?
Great Wall affords endless views without the
distraction of crowds.
New York Times looks to investigate the
rise in popularity of Great Wall hiking, who do you
think they turn to? Why Great Wall Adventure Club of
course! Read about how a
New York Times travel correspondent went on the
trip of a lifetime with Great Wall Adventure Club!
Our Great Wall
hiking is a private service.
What this means
is that you can hike on
the Great Wall
at any time at your convenience.
rather be part of a group for the experience for economic and
we'll check to see if there are more signups for
the same date as your own. We'll keep you
updated whenever there are more. If you would
like to keep your tour a private one, please let us
know and we'll assign you a guide and driver.
and Sleeping Tour Itinerary
(B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Day 1: Beijing-Gubeikou-Jinshanling (L, D, 10 kms,
4-5 hours of hiking)
Your guide will meet you at your hotel between
7:30-9:30am, and by private sedan or minivan we will head to the
Great Wall at Gubeikou to start our hike. The Gubeikou Great Wall
has long been an important pass of great military significance on
the route to the capital city of Beijing. The Gubeikou Great Wall
was built along a mountain range, rising and falling along its
length. The Gubeikou Great Wall has kept its original appearance.
Unlike other sections of the Great Wall, Gubeikou also has some
historical sites like temples and temporary imperial palaces. It is
suitable for hiking and photography.
Today, the famous Gubeikou Great Wall stretches for more than 40km.
There are 14 beacon towers, 143 watchtowers, 16 strategic passes,
three citadels and many other military instillations. Many of them
are famous cultural relics, such as the Big Flower Beacon Tower of
the Northern Qi Dynasty, the Fairy Tower, the General Tower, and the
dominant Wangjing Tower.
After a few hours of hiking Gubeikou we will eventually cross over
into the Jinshanling Great Wall. The Jinshanling Great Wall is one
of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, maintaining much of
its original features. It got its name because it was built on the
Greater and Lesser Jinshan (Gold Mountain) Ranges. A tablet with the
Chinese inscription for Jinshanling Great Wall was set into this
section. The Jinshanling Great Wall has not been repaired since
1570. It is a remote and relatively isolated section of the Great
Wall. As there are relatively few tourists at the Jinshanling Great
Wall, it is a good place to explore on foot. If you are looking for
breathtaking views with a relatively peaceful walk, then the
Jinshanling Great Wall is a great place to start!
As it starts to get dark, we’ll descend the Great Wall and spend the
night at the Jinshan Hotel, which is located at the foot of the
Jinshanling Great Wall (a 20 minute walk). Dinner will be had at the
hotel. Be sure to get a good night’s sleep, as you’ll want to wake
up early in order to catch the sunrise over the Great Wall.
Day 2: Jianshanling-Second Valley (the West
Wing of Simatai) -Beijing
(B, L, 8 kms, 3 hours of
an early morning start, breakfast, and viewing the sunrise over the
Great Wall, we’ll begin the second portion of your Great Wall hike.
Starting from eastern Jinshaling, we’ll soon cross into the western
portion of the Simatai Great Wall (the eastern portion has been
permanently closed). The Simatai Great Wall is celebrated for its
steepness and intactness. Constructed under the supervision of Qi
Jiguang, a famous general of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), it is the
only Great Wall section that still has the original appearance
during the Ming Dynasty.
The eastern portion of the Simatai Great Wall has 16 watchtowers and
was constructed on the steep ridge of the mountain. It looks like a
winding dragon jumping out of the lake. Among them the most
distinctive watchtowers are the Fairy Maiden Tower and the Wangjing
After about 2.5 hours of hiking we will descend the Great Wall and
drive back to Beijing, arriving at approximately 12:00pm. The great
thing about this program is that you’ll have the rest of the
afternoon and evening to sightsee, explore or even catch a flight or
train to your next destination. If you desire we offer many evening
Beijing tours where you can experience Peking Opera, Kung Fu,
Chinese acrobatics and much more!