|Code||GWTC-12A||Activity||Great Wall Trek|
|Duration||1 day||Challenging level|
|Price(USDeach)||$ 278.00||$ 158.00||$ 135.00||$ 115.00||$ 105.00||$ 95.00||$ 85.00|
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 1368A.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 war raging everywhere.
We start off from the hotel at 8:00am and drive to the Gubeikou Great Wall. It takes about 2.5 hours. 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 farmer’s house, which is 10 minutes away from the Great Wall on foot. Hiking time is 5-6hours.
Meals : lunch, dinner
Jinshanlin Great Wall starts from Longyukouin 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 acomplicated and well preserved fortification systems and possesses the largest number of watchtowers. These watchtowers were made by huge bricks, 5-8 mileshigh, 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 includesbarrier 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. Returnto 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 buysomething 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’s raining season in June and July inBeijing) 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.Further more, if you want a party to celebrate wedding or birthday, we can also organise 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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