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Welcome to the Great Wall Adventure Club!

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This is your Great Wall Adventure Club membership card. This card will also give you savings on accommodation, entertainment, city tours and more. Please contact us for details!

As a Club member, we believe you'll actively preserve the Great Wall, the world heritage during your hiking. We thank you for protecting our environment!

 

What to bring with?

First, bring the remaining balance due at boarding. Exact change, please!

Second, bring some more cash, but no credit card or passport, or any important items. You may bring a photocopy of your passport or other ID for identification in case for emergency. However, since you'll have an English-speaking tour guide to walk with you, you shall be fine. Bring some snacks, or sandwich for your lunch. Also bring a couple of bottled water and a clean t-shirt (You'll get wet!). Bring an umbrella if it gets very cloudy. Check the weather before hand.  Here are more remarks to prepare for your hiking.

  • You are likely to be chased on the Wall by book, map, postcard and water peddlers.  You should say NO at the beginning otherwise you will be followed throughout the whole walk.
  • To keep the cost low to promote the outdoor activities in Beijing, we only include the tour bus fee. The tourist insurance is not included, we suggest participant purchase their own insurance before going.
  • In summer, thunder storms and rain are common while hiking on the Wall. Be sure to have your cell phone (Mobile phone) powered-off in the bad weather. Using cell phone while thundering could be fatal!!!
  • There are local people selling bottled water and even Coco Cola all along the wall. They generally charge four or five yuan (RMB5) for each. So you are recommended to carry some water at hand. Our recommended drink is Gatorade which can be bought at CareFour and other supermarkets.
  • It's really a long drive for about six hours round trip. We may be delayed by the traffic or something unforeseen, so don't come if you have something planned in the evening.
  • It is likely to be very hot at noon under the sun from May to October., but there is always gentle breeze or even gale.
  • Some parts on the way are really rough, and the wall is broken and loose. So you must take care, and bring some medical supplies.
  • For the trekker from Jinshanling: This is an A-B trek, the bus will be waiting at the parking lot of Simatai. You will NOT be able to go in your own car (unless you also bring a driver), you won't be returning to the starting place.
  • Mobile phones have limited coverage in the area, so if you see someone trekking alone, stay with them. This trip is to "smell the fresh air", rather than to compete..
  • Leave nothing except your footprints. Take nothing except photograph and garbage.
  • Are you willing to send photos of your experience to us to get them published on our site? We'd like to take up to 10 digital photos and will pay you back for $20. We'd like to see you, your teammate and our tour guide in them. Please contact us for details.
 

When and Where to meet

7: 20 AM
at your Residence

  • A day before your hiking date, you may call our office at local number 86216278 if you have emergency or have to change your tour date for other arrangement. Your guide will also try your number (residence or hotel room) to reconfirm your participation a day before. Therefore, if you change your hotel information, please do email us back immediately at greatwall@greatwalladventure.com or give us a call to keep us posted. We appreciate your cooperation!

    At the time of boarding, please introduce yourself as Great Wall Adventure Club member.
 

Back to the City

  • We'll be back around 5:30 pm or later depending on the traffic. Therefore, it's not wise to arrange any major evening event except a good rest.

Thank you for hiking with us!
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