8 Days Hiking on Great Wall

Beijing, Qinhuangdao, Old Dragon Head, Shanhaiguan, Jiaoshan, Dongjiakou, Eastern Qing Tomb, Huangyaguan, Jinshanling, Gubeikou

Tour Code: TCT-Hiking-01

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November.

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As chairman Mao Zedong says: 'He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man.' Standing on the dangerous steep for thousands of years, the Great Wall occupies a commanding position. In this 8 Days China Great Wall Hiking Tour to Beijing, Qinhuangdao and Tianjin, you will find your best way to 'be a true strong man'. By covering every miles of this winding antiquity wall, you can gain the better understanding of Chinese history and people related to it.

Tour Itinerary

Hiking InformationDuration: 8 days
Hiking distance: about 60 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hrs a day
Effort: ★★★★☆
Scenery: ★★★★☆
History: ★★★★☆

Day 1 Arrival Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the start of this tour. Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel to catch up with some good rest for hiking in the coming days.

Meals: No meal
Recommended Hotel:In Beijing

Beijing City View

Day 2 Beijing Qinhuangdao  Old Dragon Head  Shanhaiguan

In the morning take a train from Beijing to Qinhuangdao. After lunch, you will firstly have a visit to Old Dragon Head Fortification - which is not only an ingenious military system which extends into the sea, but also a superb scenic spot and the only place of the Great Wall where the beauty of the pass, the mountain, the sea and the surrounding scenery form an integral entirety. And then, begin your hiking tour from Old Dragon Head directly to Shanhaiguan Pass. This route is easy and only about 1-1.5 hours in total to hike. Small villages on the way will add joys of this tour. When finish hiking, A short drive will take us to the Fortress itself. After a one-hour's visit of the Fortress and the Great Wall Museum inside. After that, drive you back to a hotel near the Wall for staying overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Recommended Hotel: Hotel near the Wall
Today’s Hiking Time: 1.5 hours 

Old Dragon Head Great Wall

Day 3 Jiaoshan  Sandaoguan  Dongjiakou

Get up and enjoy the breakfast today. And then, begin to hike from the bottom of Jiaoshan Mountain directly to the Wall above. Hiking to north-eastern direction, the Jiaoshan Great Wall and the mountainous trail will be alternant in this route. The destination of today is a place which can enjoy a panorama view of the Mt. Longevity. A peaceful valley, a quiet forest, and crystal-clear creeks are all can be caught in the eyes. And then, go ahead to Sandaoguan Village which is lived by 35 families. Have a rest there and then be transferred to Dongjiakou. Stay overnight in a guesthouse in Dongjiakou this night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Recommended Hotel: Guesthouse at the foot of the Wall
Today’s Hiking Time & Length: 6-7 hours/12 km in total

Jiaoshan Great Wall

Day 4 Dongjiakou  Great Wall Village  Eastern Qing Tomb

In the morning, firstly climb up the mountain from Dongjiakou Village to see a well-preserve Great Wall tower called Cihou Tower. And then, back to the village to visit the ruins of the fortress and to chat with the villagers, who are the descendants of the builders and guards of the Great Wall, and who have proudly maintained this section of the Wall generation after generation, without government funding. In the late morning, we will start our 3-hour hike westward along the Dongjiakou Great Wall, stopping to have a simple lunch along the way. At the end of our hike, we will start our long 4-hour drive to the site of the Eastern Qing Tomb, where we will stay in a nice hotel nearby (two beds per room, with private washroom).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Recommended Hotel: Guesthouse at the foot of the Wall
Today’s Hiking Time & Length: 5-6 hours/10 km in total

Eastern Qing Tomb View

Day 5 Eastern Qing Tomb  Huangyaguan & Hiking on Huangyaguan  Jinshanling

After breakfast, be transferred directly to Eastern Qing Tomb for a visit. Eastern Qing Tomb is the largest imperial grave complex with surrounding natural landscape in all of China. It is the home of 5 emperors and 15 empresses (as well as numerous concubines). After that drive you to Huangyaguan Great Wall and enjoy a leisure 1.5-hour hiking trip on this well-renovated Great Wall. And then, drive you to Jinshanling Great Wall area and stay overnight in a guesthouse at the bottom of the Wall.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Recommended Hotel: Guesthouse at the Bottom of the Wall
Today’s Hiking Time & Length: 1.5 hours

Huangyaguan Great Wall

Day 6 Jinshanling  Wuyan Tower  Wohushan   Jinshanling

After the simple breakfast, start your Jinshanling Great Wall hiking today. You will hike eastward from Jinshanling towards the Simatai Section, the scenery along is extremely fantastic! You will stop at Wuyan Tower on Jinshanling section. This tower ensures you a great view of Simatai Section. Then down to the parking lot at the Jinshanling and enjoy the lunch of today.

The afternoon Great Wall hiking section is Wohushan Great Wall which is needed a short transferring from Jinshanling. Wohushan (Crouching Tiger Mountain) Great Wall hiking may need 2 hours. Wohushan - so named because two distinct peaks resemble a pair of tigers, one looks up and the other bends down. Wohushan Great Wall is famous for its precipitous geography. Hundreds years passed, the old Wall without renovation becomes one of the most representatives for people to appreciate the original Great Wall architectural art.

When finish this hiking, you will be transferred back to the guesthouse on the bottom of Jinshanling Great Wall area and stay overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Recommended Hotel:Guesthouse at the Bottom of the Wall
Today’s Hiking Time & Length: 4 hours/8 km in total

Jinshanling Great Wall

Day 7 Jinshanling  Gubeikou  Beijing

Today’s hiking time will be around 5 hours/10km in total from Jinshanling to General Tower on Gubeikou Great Wall Section. On the hiking route, there is a military area which is forbidden to pass through. So you will bypass this part by going through a lovely village. When arrival the end of the hiking, you will be transferred back to Beijing. Have a good rest in the hotel in Beijing

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Recommended Hotel: In Beijing
Today’s Hiking Time & Length: 5 hours/10 km in total

Gubeikou Great Wall

Day 8 Departure Beijing

Free at leisure till be transferred to the airport

Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Prices (per person in US$)

Due to the uncertainties of this tour, such as special local conditions , the changes of accommodation rate, etc, the tour has to be tailor-made and its price is on request. Please tell us in advance your group information inclusive of departure date, number of pax, and other individual needs, which will be helpful to work out a fit program and the right price.

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