|Code||GWTC-12C||Activity||Great Wall Trek|
|Duration||2 days||Challenging level|
|Price(USDeach)||$ 550.00||$ 290.00||$ 275.00||$ 255.00||$ 255.00||$ 225.00||$ 210.00|
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 arrownock.
Leaving at 8 o ‘clock, we first visit the Water Cube and Bird Nest from outside. After that we can buy a sandwich for lunch. We have 2 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 60 years old, who are fit and experienced
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.), Mutianyu guan 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 at Mutianyu Great wall.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 Toboggan/Cable car is ￥100RMB per person
1) Highstandardof service
2) No-shoppingstop, no hidden cost
3) Veryexperiencedguide and driver
4) Comfortableair-condition vehicles with official license
5) Unlimitedbottle water
Sun-glasses,suncream, backpack, good hiking boots, raincoat (it’s raining season in JuneandJuly 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 guideand driver (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 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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