|Code||GWTC-51A||Activity||Great Wall Trek|
|Duration||5 days||Challenging level|
|Price(USDeach)||$ 1680.00||$ 950.00||$ 900.00||$ 800.00||$ 750.00||$ 700.00||$ 650.00|
Located 29 km northwest of the city Huairou,60km to the city of Beijing ,Huanghuacheng is one of the few sections of the Great Wall which is linked by mountains and rivers in Beijing.The name Huanghuacheng(Yellow FlowerFortress) comes from the yellow flowers which bloom luxuriantly in mid-summer when all the houses and cottages are submerged into the boundless flowers.There are three well-known scenic highlights here . The first is the Great Wall . Constructed in the Ming dynasty ,the Great Wall is hovering on the mountain ridge with high and wider am parts, intact parapet sand sturdy beacon towers. The second is the lake which splits the Great Wall into three parts, forming the Great Wall in water scenery. The third is the chestnut orchard planted in the Ming dynasty. All the old trees have their own unique shapes and in the fall ,the chestnuts are in abundance on the trees.
Leaving from the hotel at 8 in the morning, and will buy sandwich for lunch on the way.we can get to Huanghuacheng in 1.5 hour’s drive. Walking along the path in the mountain in 15 minutes,we can get on the Great Wall.This section was renovated according to the original style,steep and hazardous,no parapets on neither side.We will walk on the ridge to the top.There we could have a bird-eye-view of the reservoir,the awarding spectacular view of the Great Wall in the mountain and lake.Walking downwards on this part of the original wild part to Xishuiyu,we finish the 5-6 hours trek.
Accommodation:Homestay at Mutianyu
Jiankou Great Wall is located in Badaohe village in the northwest of Huairou County in Beijing, about 30 kilometers away from Huairou County Town. It is also situated at Bohai Town(North part at Badaohe, while south part at Bohai). It connects to Mutianyu Great Wall in the east, and joins the Dazhenyu Great Wall in the west. Because the moutain here is higher and steeper, this section becomes more winding and varied. ‘Jiankou’, is translated as ‘Arrow Nock’ in English, because the shape of the mountain is like an arrow, with the collapsed ridge opening as its arrownock.
Leaving at 8 o ‘clock, We have 1 hours driving to Xishanzi village, Huairou District. Making our way through the bushes and taking a right turn, we can get on the Great Wall where there are few tourists. (Only in Sept. and Oct) It is known for its dangerous terrain, but we have the chance to meet a few Chinese mountain hikers. At the beginning, there is a part where you will need to stay close to the wall. There is a slope of 38 steep steps with 75-80 degree angles.Further on, there is a part called “Little Pudala Palace” which is built on a very narrow mountain ridge. We go down the mountain by the Heavenly Ladder. The whole journey is four to five hours’ hiking. Afterwards we go to the place where we stay tonight. It looks like a guesthouse but the food is delicious.
This part of wall hiking is not for the kids or in experienced walkers or heart disease, hypertension, acrophobia or feeling bad, etc… Since this part of the wall is not open to the public yet, infrastructure is unfinished;it is suitable for walkers between 20 to 50 years old, who are fit and experienced
Accommodation:Homestay xizhazi village
Mutianyu Greatwall was built on the ruins of the Beiqi Great Wall under the supervision of the General Xu Da in the early age of Ming Dynasty. In the second year of Ming Yongle years ( 1404A.D.), Mutianyuguan Pass was built. In the third year of Longqing years (A.D. 1569), When Tan Lun and Qi Jiguang were defending the Beijing area, they renovated the Great Wall again. Now what we call as Mutianyu Great Wall is one of best preserved section of the Great Wall from Ming Dynasty.
We have a Chinese style breakfast such as pancake or porridge. Half an hour’s drive to a different place from where we were dropped off, we walk across the village, then hike for about 1 hour, and approach the Due North Tower of Jiankou Great Wall. When we ascend the tower, look to the west, and you will have a breathtaking view of Jiankou section. Finish at Toboggan station.Have lunch in the local restaurant. Return to the hotel
The fees for the slide rail and the cable car are not included in the quoted price,you can pay for it or walk down the mountain by walk. The fee for the slide rail is ￥80RMB per person, and the fee for the cable car is ￥60RMB per person.
Accommodation:Homestay at Gubeikou
Gubeikou Great Wall is located in Miyun County, 120 kilometers away from downtown Beijing. It is composed of two parts. The main part of the Gubeikou Wall was first built in the Ming Dynasty 1368 A.D., while the other part was built in the Beiqi Dynasty 550 A.D.. This section is the most intact and well preserved, original section of all the sections in Beijing. You can feel the vicissitude of history here, more than that, those bullet holes and damages will take you back to the past when flames of warraging everywhere.
We start off from the hotel at 8:00am . Gubeikou was a military strongpoint between Shanhaiguan Pass and Juyongguan Pass, the only way to pass from Liaodong flatland and Inner Mongolia to the central plains of China, and a place of strategic military importance.Especially during the Liao, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties, battles for occupying Gubeikou never stopped. As a result, the military function of the Great Wall became very important. We get out of the car and walk through the village and farmland, then ascend the Gubeikou Great Wall. After 3-4 hours hiking, we arrive at the highest place of this section, 24-hole Guard Tower, then we walk into the valley and go across the farmland. We return to the Great Wall and leave it at Zhuanduokou. We could stay at the Great wall for the sunset, and in the evening we stay at a homestay ,which is 10 minutes away from the Great Wall on foot.We will stay in the local hotel( 1st,May–31st,Oct)or Homestay(1st.Nov–30th.April)Hiking time is 5-6 hours.
Meals : breakfast,home-made sandwich for lunch,dinner
Accommodation:Homestay (or local hotel) at Jinshanling
Jinshanlin Great Wall starts from Longyukou in the west and ends at the Wangjinglou Tower in the east and stretches about 10.5kilometers. It is located on the Yanshan Mountains, 140 kilometers away from downtown Beijing, where Miyun County borders with Luanpin County in Hebei Province. The Jinshanling Great Wall is a complicated and well preserved fortification systems and possesses the largest number of watchtowers. These watchtowers were made by huge bricks, 5-8 miles high, each one built in a different architectural style and every other one is about 50-100 miles away.Some of them are half-timbered, some are stone, some with one eave, some with two-eave. The roofs of the towers are many and varied, flat, arched,quadrangular or octagonal. It is an exemplary section of the Great Wall and hence comes the saying that the Jinshanling section is the most essential part of the 10,000-li Great Wall. Jinshanlin Great Wall has a strong military defence system. It includes barrier walls, crib walls, blockhouses, emplacements,watch-towers, stone-shooting windows, arrow-shooting holes, cavalry defense walls and so on, which making it easier to defend. When you stand on the Jinshanling Great Wall, you will appreciate how majestic and splendid it is,and you will understand how great and heroic the nation is.
We go to Zhuanduokou and hike towards the Simatai Great Wall. About 3 hours later we reach the East 5-hole Guard Tower. If you want to hike further, you can carry on for 800 metres more and come back. Then we come down from the mountain and have lunch. Return to downtown Beijing and it’s the end of our happy tour.
There may be a lot of local peasants called “shadow” along our way. They want to sell you souvenirs such as picture albums, postcards and T-shirts. Please don’t talk to them or smile if you don’t want any souvenirs and don’t mislead them by saying you will buy something later
Meals : breakfast, lunch
1) High standard of service
2) No shopping stop, no hidden cost
3) Very experienced guide and driver
4) Comfortable air-condition vehicles with official license
5) Unlimited bottle water
Sunglasses,sun cream, backpack, good hiking boots(or running shoes), raincoat (it’sraining season in June and July in Beijing) and snacks.
Transport and the driver, Entrance tickets, English speaking tour guide, meals as mentioned, drinking water.
Travel insurance, other personal expense (cable car, slide rail and so on), gratuities to guides and drivers (2:1).
If you have special dietary requirements ,such as red meat, white meat,vegetarian and so on, please tell us in advance. Furthermore, if you want a party to celebrate wedding or birthday, we can also organize it on the Great wall with great view.
We make our hike fit what our clients are looking for, whether it’s an easy hike or challenging or somewhere in between.
Trek club knows a large variety of hikes and avoids the busy touristy areas. We are always finding more areas to explore.
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