9 days trekking tour to different sections of Great Wall in Beijing & around. Trekking does not simply mean a leisurely walk. It’s serious tramping with purposes and targets. Those who wish to go on foot can learn much, become fitter and sightsee at the same time! They experience their surroundings in a unique way. The Great Wall is seriously threatened by development and encroachment, so walks must be undertaken with a leave-no-trace ethic and caution for the fragile structure. The Beijing municipality enacted regulations in recent years to conserve the 644-plus kilometers of the wall within its border, which include limiting access to undeveloped portions. What this means in practice can be difficult to discern. Therefore, it might be different from the clients’ expectations. They might not be able to reach a point by trekking as expected.
Day 01 Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing, you will be met by the guide and transferred to the hotel.
Day 02 Beijing
Relax in the morning. Have a short tour of Beijing newly built Museum in the afternoon.
Day 03 Beijing-Huangyaguan section
Take a ride eastwards to the Huangyaguan section of Great Wall. Check into a 2-star Huangyaguan Hotel located at the foot of the Great Wall. After lunch, re-board the vehicle and depart to Taipingzhai. Here warm-up along the first section of the hike, which begins at Taipingzhai and returns along the Great Wall to Huangyaguan. (Duration 3 hours)
Day 04 Huangyaguan section to Jinshanling
Take the coach to Jinshanling. Trek on the most beautiful section of the Great Wall to Simatai section. The distance is around 12 km, covering 27 watchtowers over old brick-made steps. There are sections of the renovated and original wall. (Duration
approximately 4 ½ hours) Stay at 2-star Simatai Hotel.
Day 05 Jinshanling-Mutianyu-Badaling
Take the coach to the Mutianyu section. On the Mutianyu Great Wall, there are 20 battle towers, the distance of the Great Wall covers 3 km, but the walking distance is about 6 km and will take around 2 hours. Take the coach to the Badaling area. Stay at 5-star Commune By The Great Wall or similar.
Day 06 Badaling section
Today board the vehicle and drive to the Old Section of Badaling Great Wall. The drive takes about an hour and covers 40 km. Ascend the Wall and begin to hike westward to Shixiaguan, the trekking distance covers 10 km, duration 5-6 hours. Part of today is spent helping to repair the Great Wall. New bricks are carried from the bottom of the Wall to the top. There is a watchtower being repaired. Trained staff will supervise and place the bricks on the Wall. Once each person has brought up a brick, the hike will continue to Shixiaguan. Take the coach to Badaling. Stay in5-star Commune By The Great Wall or similar.
Day 07 Badaling-Juyongguan
Today ascend the Badaling Great Wall at the Old Section again, and this time trekking eastwards for 7.5km, duration 4 to 5 hours.
hours. Continue drive to Juyongguan. After lunch, trek on the Juyongguan Great Wall, distance 4 to 5 km, duration 2 hours. Stay at the 3-star Juyongguan Hotel.
Day 08 Juyongguan-Beijing
Visit the Ming Tombs in the morning, and then take a coach ride back to Beijing. Visit a local market.
Day 09 Beijing
After breakfast, free till transfer to the airport.
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