The Great Wall of China trek will allow you to experience China’s culture, history, traditions and locals at its best. Its not just the wall thats incredible but the atmosphere, culture and sights along the way.
You will also get the opportunity to see the Olympic village, the Royal Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Beijing’s old residential quarters to really get a feel for the Chinese culture.
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Day 1: Depart from the UK:
Depart UK and fly to Beijing Capital International Airport.
Day 2: Arrive in Beijing:
Arrive in Beijing.
Day 3: Trekking the Jiankou area of the Wall:
Jiankou Hike (10km/6 miles, 5 hours) Our hiking will start on a high note as we will be visiting hikers’ most favorite section of the Great Wall Jiankou. The Jiankou section is known for its ruggedness and wild beauty. Today, we’ll mainly explore the east side of Jiankou where only Great Wall purists will go.
Day 4: Trek Jiankou to Mutianyu:
Jiankou-Mutianyu (10km/6 miles, 5 hours) Today we’ll continue with our hike on Jiankou, but we’ll walk toward Mutianyu section. First we have to climb up a path for about 60 minutes to reach it.
Our hike will today will take about 4 hours and will cover 10km/6 miles.
Day 5: Trek Huanghuacheng to Xishuyu:
Huanghuacheng-Xishuyu- (6km/4 miles, 5 hours) After breakfast, we’ll hike from Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu for about 4 hours. We will also try an additional hike at Huanghuacheng for an hour to enjoy the great view to see the beautiful lake water. In the afternoon, we’ll drive to Jinshanling.
Day 6: Walk Gubeikou to Jinshanling:
Gubeikou- Jinshanling (10km/6 miles, 5 hours) We will be continuing our hike westward from Gubeikou to Jinshanling. Gubeikou is mostly “Wild Wall” so the hiking will be tougher than the beginning of our hike.
In the afternoon, we’ll stop by a farmotel and yard in Panlongshan for dinner.
Day 7: Trek Panlongshan to Huangyaguan:
Panlongshan to Huangyaguan (6km/4 miles, 5 hours). We’ll hike at Jinshanling and West Simatai for about two hours, then drive to Huangyaguan Great Wall where we’ll hike about another 2.5 hours for the afternoon.
Day 8: Drive to Beijing via Olympic Village, Royal Summer Palace tour:
We will drive back to Beijing, stop for photos at Olympic Village with Bird Nest and Water Cube on the way back. Then go to tour the Royal Summer Palace. Free evening and check into a local hotel for tonight.
Day 9: Visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Hutong:
We will visit Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City, then tour Beijing’s old residential quarters where you can feel the old culture of this part of vanishing old town called Hutong in Chinese.
Day 10: Return to the UK:
Time to say goodbye and depart back to the UK.
To join our trek you will need to practice and train so that you have a substantial level of fitness and be able to trek for long periods of time in consecutive days. If you have any concerns then please feel free to contact a member of a staff to discuss whether this is the right expedition for you.
We know what you need! Once you have booked onto the trip, we will send you a full kit/equipment list so that you will be perfectly attired and outfitted for your whole trip and well under baggage allowance. This will ensure you are fully prepared. We find most people already have in their possession what is necessary for a trekking trip and very little else in the way of specialized equipment is required.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the trip or your suitability for it, please contact us on 01769 309002 or email email@example.com. We will be happy to help.
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- All accommodation
- Our own UK Leader will accompany your group on the whole trip
- Meals on trek
- Any permits
- Entry fees to any regions and sites visited as part of the itinerary
- Group equipment
- Safety equipment
- Own expedition manager
- 24 UK operations and emergency cover whilst you are in the country
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- Visa fees
- Travel Insurance
- Tips for local crew ($100 is the recommended rate)
- Personal spending money
It is a booking condition of The Bucket List Company that you have full travel insurance valid for the duration of your tour to cover you for medical emergency and repatriation to your home country. We will ask you for a copy of this before departure for our records. It is also important that you leave a copy of your insurance with the person nominated as your emergency contact.
We can recommend a respected, specialist travel insurance provider for this trip if you wish – simply contact us to find out more.
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Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is Adventure Travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions, road conditions, and the health of participants can all contribute to changes. The Trek Leader and our local agent will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!