Walking The Great Wall

Stepping out across the peaceful semi-ruin of a section of the Great Wall is like walking in the footsteps of the past. Far from the tourist crowds we are able to get a great sense of the scale and the majesty of this remarkable piece of engineering without rushing through in a big group. Some of the main attractions on this itinerary are in the smaller places we walk through, places that the vast majority of other tourists do not see. As we trek along various contrasting sections of the wall, we get closer to day-to-day life in rural China before returning to Beijing, a city steeped in history yet plunging headlong into modernity.

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Trip Itinerary

  1. Day1Start Beijing.
  2. Day2Transfer to Mutian Yu and trek past watchtowers before transfering to Jiankou.
  3. Day3Morning trek around Jiankou with its steep mountains and beautiful scenery; transfer to Gubeikou.
  4. Day4Walk along the wall near Gubeikou.
  5. Day5Hike past villages to Jinshanling.
  6. Day6Walk over mountain ridges from Jinshanling towards Simatai, past ruined and restored watchtowers.
  7. Day7visit East Qing Tombs; trive to Taipingzhai and trek to Huangyaguan.
  8. Day8Transfer to Beijing; afternoon sightseeing.
  9. Day9End Beijing.


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