|Code||GWTC-12D||Activity||Great Wall Trek|
|Duration||2 days||Challenging level|
|Price(USDeach)||$ 598.00||$ 339.00||$ 295.00||$ 275.00||$ 255.00||$ 245.00||$ 235.00|
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 arrow nock.
Start at 8 o’clock,after 2 hours driving we arrive at the Xi Zhazi of Huairou County; then we walk through forest and walk west on the wall. This section of the Wall is rarely visited by the tourists; During September and October, a few Chinese tourists interested in hiking will come to this place for visiting and the rest of time, almost none . This section of the wall is well-known for its steepness: one section is called “Ca Bian Guo” which means the wall is so narrow that only one person can go through at a time; one section of the Wall is called “San Shi Ba Deng” which has 70~80 degree slop; and one part is called “mini Potala Palace”,which is built on the narrow and steep mountain range. We will leave this place when we arrive at the “sky stairs”, which is 4~5hours walking ,and 2.5 hours drive to Homestay at Jinshanling Great wall
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 suitablefor walkers between 20 to 50 years old, who are fit and experienced
Meals: Lunch .Dinner
Accommodation:Jinshanling farmer’s house
Jinshanlin Great Wall starts from Longyukou in the west and ends at the Wangjinglou Tower in the eastand stretches about 10.5 kilometers. 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 meters high, each one built in a different architectural style and every other one is about 50-100 meters away. Some of them are half-timbered, some are stone, some withone 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 youstand 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.
After breakfast,We walk 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 move on for 800 meters more and come back. Then we get down from the mountain and have lunch. Return to the 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.
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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