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 madding 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. As we trek along various contrasting sections of the wall, both dilapidated and rebuilt stretches; the old sections have a romantic feel, but the new ones may look odd to people who are used to seeing their ancient monuments in a poor state, but since the wall was constructed over a 2000 year period, the new sections are just a continuation of that process. We will 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. Day2Afternoon sightseeing tour.
  3. Day3Transfer to Mutian Yu and trek past watchtowers on the Great Wall before transfering to Jiankou.
  4. Day4Morning trek around Jiankou with its steep mountains and beautiful scenery; transfer to Gubeikou.
  5. Day5Walk along the wall near Gubeikou.
  6. Day6Hike past villages to Jinshanling.
  7. Day7Walk over mountain ridges from Jinshanling towards Simatai, past ruined and restored watchtowers.
  8. Day8Drive to Taipingzhai and trek to Huangyaguan; visit East Qing Tombs.
  9. Day9Transfer to Beijing; free afternoon.
  10. Day10End Beijing.


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