|Code||GWTC-12B||Activity||Great Wall Trek|
|Duration||1 day||Challenging level|
|Price(USDeach)||$ 550.00||$ 290.00||$ 275.00||$ 255.00||$ 235.00||$ 215.00||$ 200.00|
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 southpart 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 asits arrow nock.
We start off at 8:00,and after about 2 hours driving, we come to the Xishanzi village in Huairou. We walk through the village, then hike for about 1 hour and approach the Due NorthTower of Jiankou Great Wall. When we ascend the tower, look to the west, you will have a breathtaking view of Jiankou section, look to the east, you will see the Niujijiaobian. Hiking along the Great Wall for about 40 minutes, we arrive at Niujijiaobian. This section of Great Wall is steep and dangerous, with small stones falling all the time. We leave this section, walking on a path for 15 minutes instead,and then go back onto the Great Wall.After 30 minutes more hiking, we approach the Mutianyu No.23 Tower, in front of which we see the renovated Great Wall. At the end there is a slide rail. Hiking lasts for about 4-5 hours.
Advice:The fees for the slide railand the cable car are not included in the quoted price, so you can either payfor it or go down the mountain on foot. The fee for the slide rail is ￥80RMB per person, and the fee for the cable car is ￥60RMB per person
Meals :box lunch, dinner
Jinshanlin Great Wall starts from Longyukou in the westand 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 Wallis 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 onebuilt 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 then 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 onfor 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 youwill buy something later
Meals : breakfast, lunch
1) High standard of service
2) No shopping stop, nohidden cost
3) Very experienced guideand driver
4) Comfortableair-condition vehicles with official license
5) Unlimited bottle water
Sunglasses, sun cream,backpack, good hiking boots(or running shoes), raincoat (it’s raining season inJune 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 guide anddriver (2:1).
If you have special dietary requirements , such as red meat, white meat,vegetarian and so on, please tell us in advance. 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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