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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN PRICE
* Personal transfers from and
* Entry fees to the Great Wall
* Four lunches, three dinners and three breakfasts
* Accommodation for three nights
* Quality vehicle, professional driver and English-speaking
* Free membership card
* A credit of RMB150 when you reserve the next tour with us
There are no unscheduled or
mandatory shopping stops.
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Four-day Great Wall Trekking & Hiking:
Route 4C: Beijing-Old
For those who want to get away from Beijing and do some real
exploring, this tour is an amazing way to learn about the Great
Wall. Starting at the Great Wall’s eastern-most
point on the East China Sea, we’ll gradually make our way
westward while hiking on the Great Wall. Initially beginning at
Old Dragon’s Head, we’ll explore many section of the Great Wall
that are in their natural and unrestored state, you’ll get a
degree of piece and solitude that you won’t find on the Great
Wall’s busier sections. We’ll conclude our Great Wall odyssey
with a visit to the Baiyangyu Great Wall, a little-known section
that is notable in that 1.5km of the wall here is pure marble,
something you will not see anywhere else. As this hike does
require lots of physical activity, we ask that you make sure
you’re in the right physical condition before undergoing this
1. Exploring the best of the eastern portion of the
Great Wall from the East China Sea all the way to Beijing!
2. Seeing amazing panoramas and vistas that can only be seen by hiking
3. Seeing a section of the wall which exemplifies the entire wall in
architecture, scenery, ruggedness, and military importance.
4. See unique Great Wall built with marble stone at
5. All meals are included!
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. If you
would much rather be part of a group for
the experience for economic and social reasons
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.
Day-by-day Hiking Itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
1: Beijing - Old Dragon’s Head - Shanhaiguan (L+D)
We will meet you in the morning at 7:30 a.m. You’ll enjoy a combination of a Western and Chinese breakfast on the first floor restaurant of your hotel. From there we will make the 4.5-hour drive to the Shanhaiguan Pass
(The First Pass of Great Wall of China), which is in a town situated in the northeast of Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province. It adjoins the Bohai Sea to the southeast and the Yanshan Mountain to the northwest.
After lunch at a local Chinese restaurant, we’ll have a tour to the Great Wall Museum to learn about the history of the Great Wall. You’ll also learn about the history and military strategy of this section of wall, as well as see military relics. We will start our hike at Old Dragon’s Head, also known as Laolongtou. Laolongtou is the most eastern section of the Great Wall, which extends into the Bohai Sea. Standing here is almost like being on a peninsula as you can feel the overwhelming power of the rolling sea. This hike takes about 40 minutes.
After marveling at the scenery here, we will make our way to the Shanhaiguan Pass Fortress, which is also known as “The First Pass Under Heaven”. Climbing up the Zhendong Tower, you will see that to one side of the tower is the rolling sea, while on the other lies the impressive Great Wall.
For the night we will stay at the Jinshan Hotel and have a tasty dinner of Northern Chinese cuisine to get you started for tomorrow’s hike. Be sure to wear a long sleeve shirt, as we will be walking through lots of bushes tomorrow.
Day 2: Jiaoshan – Sandaoguan - Dongjiakou (B+L+D, 5-6 hours of hiking)
Today we will hike from
Sandaoguan (Three-layer of Wall Pass), which will take us 5-6 hours. We’ll hike from the bottom of Jiaoshan Mountain up in order to enjoy the beautiful bird’s-eye view of Shanhaiguan city in the early morning sun-light. Hiking partly on the wall and partly by following a wild mountain trail in a northeasterly direction for about three to four hours, you will find yourself in the beautiful valley overlooked by Mt. Longevity: huge stones, quiet forest and crystal creeks. In the shadow of Mt. Longevity sits the little village of Sandaoguan with about 35 families living in it.
After a brief lunch, we’ll walk down to Sandaoguan village. After a short rest, we will drive about one and a half hours to Dongjiakou village, where we will stay in the local farmer's home. It’s very simple, but clean.
Day 3: Dongjiakou-Chengzhiyu-Xiaohekou Great Wall
8-9 hours of hiking)
In the early morning after breakfast, we will hike up the mountain in
Dongjiakou village for the beautiful arch-stones that contains amazing reliefs, and Cihou, a ruined fortress that can only be seen in this part of the Wall (about one hour). Then we will go around Dongjiakou village to more closely examine the ruins of the fortress and chat with the villagers, who are the descendants of the builders and guards of the Great Wall. The hike takes about 2.5 hours or 3 hours. Lunch is at Dongjiakou.
The rest of the trek to Xiaohekou takes us about 5 hours, passing Chengziyu village on the way (where we will have our lunch). At the end of the trek, we will drive from Xiaohekou to the nearby Qingfeng hostel.
Day 4: Baiyangyu Marble Wall - Beijing (B+L, 3 hours of hiking)
After breakfast, we will make our way west along the wall into
Baiyangyu. Baiyangyu enjoys the unique reputation of marble
Great Wall. “Baiyangyu” literally means “White Sheep
Valley”. A river called Baiyang River passes the valley from
north to south. There used to be a grand water pass of the Great
Wall bridging the valley which now still divides the Baiyangyu
Great Wall into two sections – East and West.
Baiyangyu Great Wall has some unique features different from
other sections of the Wall. Firstly, its water pass town had a
double water wall – upper part and lower part, constituting a
solid water town which was easy for self-defense and attacking
invaders as well, part of the military defense system in
Baiyangyu Great wall. Second, the east section of the Wall has a
1.5km unique marble wall,
10km high and 5m wide, rarely seen among other sections of the
wall. Third, among other towers, Shenwei Tower
(Powerful Tower) on the west section of Baiyangyu Great Wall is
the most remarkable. Unlike other watch-towers sitting on the
wall, it was constructed to the outer side of the wall. If you
walk eastward from Baiyangyu Great Wall, you will reach Xuliukou
Great Wall and on to Shanhaiguan Pass meeting the ocean; walking
westward, you get to Badaling Great Wall around Beijing.
We'll drive back to Beijing after the hike
and at about 4 p.m., you'll be in the city again.