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  • The Great Wall - Dayingpan

    It took 18 centuries to build!

  • The Great Wall - Gaolou

    It is better to hike on the Great Wall so that you can sense the miracle!

  • The Great Wall - Chenjiabao

    The whole experience was just something you will never forget!

  • The Great Wall - snow

    To get away from the crowds and see what ghosts of history you could find in the wild and remote sections of the Great Wall!

  • The Great Wall - Jiankou

    It is really a wonder of the world and everyone should see it!

Which section is the best for visiting the Great Wall first time?

It depends on your preferences and situation. There are three types of Great wall, the scenery is great on any sites, but there are something is different.
Badaling, Juyongguan, Mutianyu are rebuilt, better-than-new condition. Those sites are tourist attraction, always crowded with tourists from China and oversea
Crowed Badaling Great Wall
. The facilities are very good; you can ride a cable car or walk along a path to reach the Wall. Those sites are easy to access, you can go by public bus or join a local tour, and you can find tour information on your hotel easily.
Jingshanling, Simatai, Gubekou, Huanghuacheng are partly restored, less tourists, reasonably easy accessibility, and well known among the foreign tourists. You can access those sites by bus, tax, join a local tour or hire a private guide.
Jiankou Great Wall, Switchback Great Wall and Sancha Great Wall are parts of the Great Wall which are authentic, never rebuilt, breath-taking scenery. Those sites are not easy to access, and there is no people on those sites except very few hikers on weekend. Hiking and camping on the unrestored Great Wall is a lifetime experience and a better way to understand China.

One Day Great Wall Hike

 Jiankou Great Wall Hike - Adventurous, terrific scenery
Tour Code: GW11
Summary: Adventurous, Great view. This is a day trip, the hike will takes about 4 hours, and some places are steep. You need to be in good shape, fit and not be afraid of heights.
  • Jiankou Great Wall
  • Jiankou Great Wall
  • Jiankou Great Wall
  • Jiankou Great Wall
  • Jiankou Great Wall
08:00Pick up from your hotel
10:30Arrive the Wall and start to hike
12:30Lunch break on the great Wall (you need to bring your own lunch)
14:30Walk down from the Wall and go back to the hotel.
Included: Transportation to and from Beijing, Expert bilingual guide, All entry fees
Things to Bring: Hiking shoes, Trekking Pole(optional), 1 lites water(on Summer you need more), 1 lunch, energy complement.
*Don't have to buy trekking pole, you can hire it from me for free. If you need one, please let me know before departure.
Price and Payment: Service fee is payable in cash (CNY) to the guide after services.
1190 CNY per person based on 3+ persons
1390 CNY per person based on 2 persons
1790 CNY per person based on 1 persons
5% discount for student.
No Tourist Restaurants, No Souvenir Shopping, No Hidden Costs.
You can use Universal Currency Converter or Real-Time Currency Convter to figure out how much is it in your currency. China's currency is CNY or RMB.
Reservation: Contact me by either e-mail or phone to make a reservation.
Email:
Mobile: (8610)18501078817 / James
Phone: (8610)6343 4985
Note: Insurance is responsibility of the participant, People suffering from vertigo should not join
 Best Easy Great Wall Hike - easy to complete, great view
Tour Code: GW13
Summary: This is a day trip, the hike will takes 3-4 hours. It is easy and designed for older and yonger people.
  • Zhuanghu Great Wall
  • Zhuanghu Great Wall
  • Zhuanghu Great Wall
  • Zhuanghu Great Wall
  • Zhuanghu Great Wall
08:30Pick up from your hotel
10:30Arrive the Great Wall and start to hike
12:30Lunch break on the Great Wall (you need to bring your own lunch)
14:00Walk down from the Wall and go back to the hotel.
Included: Transportation to and from Beijing, Expert bilingual guide, All entry fees
Things to Bring: 1~2 lites water, 1 lunch, energy complement.
*Don't have to buy trekking pole, you can hire it from me for free. If you need one, please let me know before departure.
Price and Payment: Service fee is payable in cash (CNY) to the guide after services.
1190 CNY per person based on 3+ persons
1390 CNY per person based on 2 persons
1790 CNY per person based on 1 persons
No Tourist Restaurants, No Souvenir Shopping, No Hidden Costs.
You can use Universal Currency Converter or Real-Time Currency Convter to figure out how much is it in your currency. China's currency is CNY or RMB.
Reservation: Contact me by either e-mail or phone to make a reservation.
Email:
Mobile: (8610)18501078817 / James
Phone: (8610)6343 4985
Note: Insurance is responsibility of the participant, People suffering from vertigo should not join

2-Day or 1.5-Day Trek and Camp, Overnight on The Great Wall

Tour Code: GW21
Summary: Adventurous, great view, sunset, sunrise on the old Wall. This is a 2 day trip, the hike will takes around 4~5 hours every day, and some places are steep. You need to be not scared of heights. I will arrange a porter to take care our luggages, when we hike you just carry a daypack with bottle of water and your own lunch, the porter will carry the luggages to our camping site in the afternoon, and in the morning of next day, he will come to take the luggages off the wall.
Day 1
08:30Pick up from your hotel
11:00Arrive at the Great Wall and start to hike
12:30Lunch break on the Great Wall (you need to bring your own lunch)
16:30set up tents and walk on the Wall for sunset view.
18:30cook, eat, drink and chat on the Great Wall under stars.
Day 2
06:30Get up and enjoy sunrise
07:30Breakfast on the Great Wall. Sausage, fruit, milk and hot coffee.
08:30Pack tent up and take what you need on your daypack for the walk on the wall. Helper will bring the camping equipments down to the village.
09:00Start our adventures on the Walk with fantastic scenery.
12:00Lunch break on wall.
14:30Walk down from the Wall and go back to the hotel.
Inclued: All transportation, Camping equipment: tents, mats, sleeping bag, Food: dinner for the first day and breakfast for the second day, Expert bilingual guide, All entry fees
Things to Bring: Lunch for day 1 and day 2, sunscreen, sunglasses, windprove fleece jacket or down jecket, cap and gloves during winter, extra socks and a change of clothing, extra bottles of water, flash light, toilet paper. Hiking shoes are the best but running shoes are OK. You need a daypack to carry the things above.
*Don't have to buy trekking pole, you can hire it from me for free. If you need one, please let me know before departure.
Price and Payment: Service fee is payable in cash (CNY) to the guide after services.
2490 CNY per person based on 2+ persons
2890 CNY per person based on 1 persons
5% discount for student.
No Tourist Restaurants, No Souvenir Shopping, No Hidden Costs.
You can use Universal Currency Converter or Real-Time Currency Convter to figure out how much is it in your currency. China's currency is CNY or RMB.
Reservation: Contact me by either e-mail or phone to make a reservation.
Email:
Mobile: (8610)18501078817 / James
Phone: (8610)6343 4985
Note: Insurance is responsibility of the participant, People suffering from vertigo should not join, This trip can only be organized during good weather. Information to be given 4 days prior to departure. During bad weather, we will offer an alternative tour, Select a suitable backpack for your personal equipment.
Tour Code: GW22
Summary: This is a 1.5 day trip. We leave the town at afternoon, to catch the sunset on the Great Wall. We will camp on the wall. There is a guest house at the foot of the Great Wall, you can stay here if you do not want to sleep on the Wall. We hike about 2 hours on the first day and around 4 ours on the next day. I will arrange a porter to take care our luggages, when we hike you just carry a daypack with bottles of water and your own lunch, the porter will carry the luggages to our camping site in the afternoon, and in the morning of next day, he will take the luggages off the wall.
  • Simatai Great Wall
  • Simatai Great Wall
  • Simatai Great Wall
  • Simatai Great Wall
  • Simatai Great Wall
Day 1
14:00Pick up from your hotel
16:30Arrive the Great Wall and walk up to the Wall for sunset view.
17:30set up tents and walk on the Wall for sunset view.
18:30cook, eat, drink and chat on the Great Wall under stars.
Day 2
06:30Get up and enjoy sunrise. The morning light can produce amazing photographs.
07:30Breakfast on the Great Wall. Sausage, fruit, milk and hot coffee.
08:30pack tent up and take what you need on your daypack for the walk on the wall. Helper will bring the camping equipments down to the village.
09:00start our adventures on the Wall with fantastic scenery.
12:30lunch break on wall.
13:00hike on the Wall
14:30Wall down from the Wall and go back to the hotel.
Inclued: All transportation, Camping equipment: tents, mats, sleeping bag, Food: dinner for the first day and breakfast for the next day, Expert bilingual guide, All entry fees
Things to Bring: Lunch for day 2, sunscreen, sunglasses, windprove fleece jacket or down jecket, cap and gloves during winter, extra socks and a change of clothing, extra bottles of water, flash light, toilet paper. Hiking shoes are the best but running shoes are OK. You need a daypack to carry the things above.
*Don't have to buy trekking pole, you can hire it from me for free. If you need one, please let me know before departure.
Price and Payment: Service fee is payable in cash (CNY) to the guide after services.
1990 CNY per person based on 2+ persons
2790 CNY per person based on 1 persons
5% discount for student.
No Tourist Restaurants, No Souvenir Shopping, No Hidden Costs.
You can use Universal Currency Converter or Real-Time Currency Convter to figure out how much is it in your currency. China's currency is CNY or RMB.
Reservation: Contact me by either e-mail or phone to make a reservation.
Email:
Mobile: (8610)18501078817 / James
Phone: (8610)6343 4985
Note: Insurance is responsibility of the participant, People suffering from vertigo should not join, This trip can only be organized during good weather. Information to be given 4 days prior to departure. During bad weather, we will offer an alternative tour, Select a suitable backpack for your personal equipment.

Plan Your Own Great Wall Excursion

Either you want to explore the Great Wall more or you have special interests about the Wall, we can make a plan to meet your needs. You simply tell us what you're looking for and we'll arrange it.
If you do not find any of the package tours on this website suitable for your schedule or needs, you can create your own itinerary by sending us your program via email.
Ultimately, we can organize your travel starting with your arrival to airport in Beijing, until your return flight.
We need to know the dates of the tour, the destinations you request, the classification of the hotels and the room types (double, single etc) that you want to stay and the number of people that will join the tour.
We will answer you back as soon as possible, and give you our best price and suggestion.
Contact us by either e-mail or phone.
Email:
Mobile: (8610)18501078817 / James
Phone: (8610)6343 4985
A long time group leader of a hiking club, James Zhang have gone through the Great Wall within Beijing and part of the sections in Hebei.
James makes the attempt to incorporate his love of the Great Wall with his passion for the outdoors, making sure you have a life time experience while visiting The Great Wall.
Now he brings to you his fifteen years of hiking experience and guarantees you a experience with the most extraordinary part of the Great Wall.

CONTACT:

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Mobile:(8610)18501078817/James
Phone:(8610)6343 4985
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