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Joe took my buddy and I out for a full day out in the sticks to see a less frequented part of the wall. We were picked up in a very comfortable car. The drive out to the wall was very safe unlike the kind of crazy taxi rides I am accustom to in the mainland. Upon arrival to the area we hike up the hill to the wall with Joe. Joe was very informative the whole way about history, the region, culture, etc. English is top-notch. Experience was totally non-rushed. Very friendly guy and I recommend him to anyone visiting Beijing and I already have recommended him to my friends and relatives visiting.
Visited March 2013
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The Routes of Two-Day Hikes

Route 1    Tour Code: G2A

Difficulty

Day 1: Gubeikou Great Wall to Jianshanling Great Wall(L+D,appx.4 hours hike)
Gubeikou Great Wall in /old days is very strategically important because the valley blocked by this section of the Great Wall is the north gateway of the capital. In order to make sure the capital is safe, the emperor invested a lot of money to make the Great Wall here strong enough.
The general at that moment mainly used bricks to build this section of the Great Wall, because the color of the bricks are brown so the color of the Great Wall here is also brown and this is the reason why I sometimes named here Gin&Tonic.
The view here is very nice, the distance of the Great Wall you can see here is about 30km, the Great Wall looks like a dragon zigzags on the ridges of mountains and there are so many towers here. The speciality here is the character bricks. The hike here is pretty hard especially in summer time because there is a military forbidden area here so we need to walk through the jungle part of the hike, in summer time there are quite a lot of flies and bugs, bug spray is very necessary. The hike here need about 3 to 4 hours.
After the hike on the wall,we will have supper in a local restaurant. After that we will take you to the tower on the Great Wall to camp if you want,otherwise we will stay in a local farmhouse.
 
Day 2:Jianshanling Great Wall to Simatai west(L,appx.3 hours)
 This morning when you wake up you will enjoy the sunrise on the Great Wall, and then we will bring breakfast to you,after breakfast we will drive about 30 minutes to Second Valley,from Second Valley we will climb about 3000 steps to eastern five-eye tower and walk westward to Jianshangling section. This hike is quite hard,from the parking lot to the five-eye tower,3000 steps up hill which will make you puff a lot,from eastern five-eye tower to Jianshanling Great Wall most of time is down hill but some parts of it is very steep,so you need to be careful.
After the hike ,we will drive about 2 hours 30 minutes to Beijing city area to your hotel.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1:
pick you up from your hotel at 8:30 in the morning,drive about 2 hours to Geibeikou Great Wall,hike on the wall about 4 hours,distance is about 10 km, have lunch in a local restaurant,walk around the village by yourself,have dinner,take you to the watch tower for camping if you don’t want to camp or the weather is bad will stay in a farmhouse overnight.
Day 2:
have breakfast about 7 am,drive about 30 minutes to Simatai West Great Wall,hike on the wall about 3 hours,distance is about 5 km.have lunch in a local restaurant,drive about 2 hours 30 minutes back to your hotel,will get to your hotel around 4 pm.

Price Table

Group size 1pax 2pax 3pax 4pax 5pax 6pax 7pax 8pax more
Price RMB each camp 4180 2690 2480 2260 2180 1980 1870 1830 Contact us
                   

Included

Private English-speaking tour guide
Private car with AC and experienced driver
Tasty lunch
Entrance fee
Bottled water

Exclude

Gratuity to the guide and driver if they are good
Drinks
Personal expense
Travel insurance
Cable car/slide

Tips

1:proper shoes,good boots is recommended.
2:raincoat is recommended to bring.
3:backup memory card and battery is recommended to bring because countryside is difficult to get these things.
4:certain amount of cash is recommended to take because there is no ATM or bank in the village we will stay.
5:snacks and walking poles are recommended to bring with you,if you are easy to get hungry and your balance is not good.
6:summer time sunglasses,sunblock,wide-brim hat,bug spray and long pants/long sleeve T-shirt are recommended.
 

Route 2  Tour Code: G2B

Difficulty

Day 1: Gubeikou Great Wall to Jinshanling Great Wall(L+D,appx.4 hours hike)

Gubeikou Great Wall in old days is very strategically important because the valley blocked by this section of the Great Wall is the north gateway of the capital. In order to make sure the capital is safe, the emperor invested a lot of money to make the Great Wall here strong enough.
The general at that moment mainly used bricks to build this section of the Great Wall, because the color of the bricks are brown so the color of the Great Wall here is also brown and this is the reason why I sometimes named here Gin&Tonic.
The view here is very nice, the distance of the Great Wall you can see here is about 30km, the Great Wall looks like a dragon zigzags on the ridges of mountains and there are so many towers here. The speciality here is the character bricks. The hike here is pretty hard especially in summer time because there is a military forbidden area here so we need to walk through the jungle part of the hike, in summer time there are quite a lot of flies and bugs, bug spray is very necessary. The hike here need about 3 to 4 hours.
After the hike on the wall,we will have supper in a local restaurant. After that we will take you to the tower on the Great Wall to camp if you want,otherwise we will stay in a local farmhouse.
 

Day 2:Jiankou Great Wall(L,appx.3 hours hike)

 After waking up, you will have a look of the sunrise on the Great Wall and take some pictures and then have your breakfast. Pack all your stuff and get on the car, this morning we will drive about 2 hours to the Jiankou Great Wall.
Jiankou section is well-known in Beijing, this section of Great Wall is almost 100% wild without renovation. You don’t need to worry about the crowds.The mountains here are so steep and the valleys here are so deep, all these things here make the Great Wall look like electrocardiogram with so many ups and downs. The foundation of this section of the Great Wall is made of dolomite, it is very white and eye-catching.After the hike ,we will drive about 2 hours 30 minutes to Beijing city area to your hotel.

 

Detailed itinerary

Day 1:

pick you up from your hotel at 8:30 in the morning,drive about 2 hours to Geibeikou Great Wall,hike on the wall about 4 hours,distance is about 10 km, have lunch in a local restaurant,walk around the village by yourself,have dinner,take you to the watch tower for camping if you don’t want to camp or the weather is bad will stay in a farmhouse overnight.
 

Day 2:

have breakfast about 7 am,drive about 2 hours to Jiankou Great Wall,hike on the wall about 4 hours,distance is about 7 km.have lunch in a local restaurant,drive about 1 hour 30 minutes back to your hotel,will get to your hotel around 5 pm.

Price Table

Group size 1pax 2pax 3pax 4pax 5pax 6pax 7pax 8pax more
Price RMB each camp 4180 2690 2480 2260 2180 1980 1870 1830 Contact us
                   

Included

Private English-speaking tour guide
Private car with AC and experienced driver
Tasty lunch
Entrance fee
Bottled water

Exclude

Gratuity to the guide and driver if they are good
Drinks
Personal expense
Travel insurance
Cable car/slide

Tips

1:proper shoes,good boots is recommended.
2:raincoat is recommended to bring.
3:backup memory card and battery is recommended to bring because countryside is difficult to get these things.
4:certain amount of cash is recommended to take because there is no ATM or bank in the village we will stay.
5:snacks and walking poles are recommended to bring with you,if you are easy to get hungry and your balance is not good.
6:summer time sunglasses,sunblock,wide-brim hat,bug spray and long pants/long sleeve T-shirt are recommended.

 

Route 3   Tour Code: G2C

Difficulty

Day 1: Gubeikou Great Wall to Jianshanling Great Wall(L+D,appx.4 hours hike)

Gubeikou Great Wall in old days is very strategically important because the valley blocked by this section of the Great Wall is the north gateway of the capital. In order to make sure the capital is safe, the emperor invested a lot of money to make the Great Wall here strong enough.
The general at that moment mainly used bricks to build this section of the Great Wall, because the color of the bricks are brown so the color of the Great Wall here is also brown and this is the reason why I sometimes named here Gin&Tonic.
The view here is very nice, the distance of the Great Wall you can see here is about 30km, the Great Wall looks like a dragon zigzags on the ridges of mountains and there are so many towers here. The speciality here is the character bricks. The hike here is pretty hard especially in summer time because there is a military forbidden area here so we need to walk through the jungle part of the hike, in summer time there are quite a lot of flies and bugs, bug spray is very necessary. The hike here need about 3 to 4 hours.
After the hike on the wall,we will have supper in a local restaurant. After that we will take you to the tower on the Great Wall to camp if you want,otherwise we will stay in a local farmhouse.

Day 2:Jiankou Great Wall to Mutianyu Great Wall(L,appx.3 hours hike)

This section of Great Wall locates right north of Beijing about 120km. The color of the wall here is white and grey because the material used to build the wall here is limestone and bricks. Jiankou Great Wall is very famous in Beijing because here is kind of off-beaten-path,compared with crowded Badaling section and Mutianyu section here is rather quiet.
Buddha Head ,Eagle Flies Upward,Beijing Knot and Nine-Eye Tower are well-known here.
The hike on Jiankou section is quite hard especially for people who are afraid of high because some of the stairs here are very steep looking like heaven's ladder but the view is stunning, you feel like being surrounded by pyramids because the watch towers are all built on the top of cliffs make them look like pyramids.
The hike here will take about 3 hours depends on paces.After the hike ,we will drive about 2 hours to Beijing city area to you hotel.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1:

pick you up from your hotel at 8:30 in the morning,drive about 2 hours to Geibeikou Great Wall,hike on the wall about 4 hours,distance is about 10 km, have lunch in a local restaurant,walk around the village by yourself,have dinner,take you to the watch tower for camping if you don’t want to camp or the weather is bad will stay in a farmhouse overnight.
 

Day 2:

have breakfast about 7 am,drive about 30 minutes to Jiankou Great Wall,hike on the wall about 4 hours,distance is about 8 km.have lunch in a local restaurant,drive about 1 hours 30 minutes back to your hotel,will get to your hotel around 5 pm.

Price Table

Group size 1pax 2pax 3pax 4pax 5pax 6pax 7pax 8pax more
Price RMB each camp 4180 2690 2480 2260 2180 1980 1870 1830 Contact us
                   

Included

Private English-speaking tour guide
Private car with AC and experienced driver
Tasty lunch
Entrance fee
Bottled water

Exclude

Gratuity to the guide and driver if they are good
Drinks
Personal expense
Travel insurance
Cable car/slide

Tips

1:proper shoes,good boots is recommended.
2:raincoat is recommended to bring.
3:backup memory card and battery is recommended to bring because countryside is difficult to get these things.
4:certain amount of cash is recommended to take because there is no ATM or bank in the village we will stay.
5:snacks and walking poles are recommended to bring with you,if you are easy to get hungry and your balance is not good.
6:summer time sunglasses,sunblock,wide-brim hat,bug spray and long pants/long sleeve T-shirt are recommended.

 

Route 4  Tour Code: G2D

Difficulty

Day 1: Gubeikou Great Wall to Jianshanling Great Wall(L+D,appx.4 hours hike)

Gubeikou Great Wall in old days is very strategically important because the valley blocked by this section of the Great Wall is the north gateway of the capital. In order to make sure the capital is safe, the emperor invested a lot of money to make the Great Wall here strong enough.
The general at that moment mainly used bricks to build this section of the Great Wall, because the color of the bricks are brown so the color of the Great Wall here is also brown and this is the reason why I sometimes named here Gin&Tonic.
The view here is very nice, the distance of the Great Wall you can see here is about 30km, the Great Wall looks like a dragon zigzags on the ridges of mountains and there are so many towers here. The speciality here is the character bricks. The hike here is pretty hard especially in summer time because there is a military forbidden area here so we need to walk through the jungle part of the hike, in summer time there are quite a lot of flies and bugs, bug spray is very necessary. The hike here need about 3 to 4 hours.
After the hike on the wall,we will have supper in a local restaurant. After that we will take you to the tower on the Great Wall to camp if you want,otherwise we will stay in a local farmhouse.
 

Day2:Huanghuacheng Great Wall to Xishuiyu or Water Great Wall(L,appx 3 hours hike)

Huanghuacheng Great Wall has another name, it is also called Water Great Wall. The reason why people named it Water Great Wall is that the Huanghuacheng Great Wall is cut by two rivers. Firstly the Great Wall snaking into water, then come out, keep snaking to west about 4-5 km, then meet another river, the Great Wall plunges into the water again here and then climb up to mountain ridge. Huanghuacheng Great Wall is the only section of the Great Wall where you can enjoy the view of Great Wall, mountains and water. The water here makes people refresh just likes drinking a glass of Fresh Lemongrass Martini.
The hike here is quite hard. The slope here is steep. It mixes with old and new you will feel the contrast between them. It takes 3-4 hours.
After the hike ,we will drive about 2 hours 30 minutes to Beijing city area to your hotel.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1:
pick you up from your hotel at 8:30 in the morning,drive about 2 hours to Geibeikou Great Wall,hike on the wall about 4 hours,distance is about 10 km, have lunch in a local restaurant,walk around the village by yourself,have dinner,take you to the watch tower for camping if you don’t want to camp or the weather is bad will stay in a farmhouse overnight.

Day 2:
have breakfast about 7 am,drive about 2 hours to Huanghuacheng Great Wall,hike on the wall about 4 hours,distance is about 7 km.have lunch in a local restaurant,drive about 2 hours  back to your hotel,will get to your hotel around 5 pm.

Price Table

Group size 1pax 2pax 3pax 4pax 5pax 6pax 7pax 8pax more
Price RMB each camp 4180 2690 2480 2260 2180 1980 1870 1830 Contact us
                   

Included

Private English-speaking tour guide
Private car with AC and experienced driver
Tasty lunch
Entrance fee
Bottled water

Exclude

Gratuity to the guide and driver if they are good
Drinks
Personal expense
Travel insurance
Cable car/slide

Tips

1:proper shoes,good boots is recommended.
2:raincoat is recommended to bring.
3:backup memory card and battery is recommended to bring because countryside is difficult to get these things.
4:certain amount of cash is recommended to take because there is no ATM or bank in the village we will stay.
5:snacks and walking poles are recommended to bring with you,if you are easy to get hungry and your balance is not good.
6:summer time sunglasses,sunblock,wide-brim hat,bug spray and long pants/long sleeve T-shirt are recommended.

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