Take a walk on the wild side… of the Great Wall. This trekking tour takes you along the wild, un-restored section of the Jiankou Great Wall, enjoying unspoiled scenery, peace, delicious country meals, and an overnight farm stay or camping trip.
Day 1 – The Unrestored Great Wall, The Beijing Knot, and the Lonely Pine
You’ll start the day with a drive to the beautiful countryside north of Beijing where you’ll start your trek on the wild, unrestored section of the Great Wall. This part of the Great Wall is free of tourists and hawkers, and its overgrown stones will make you feel like you’re discovering the wall for the first time.
You’ll pass through several watchtowers before settling down for a picnic in the countryside, after which you’ll tackle the Beijing Knot section of the Great Wall, where two separate sections of the wall merge.
From there, you’ll hike past the Lonely Pine, a tree that grows in the middle of the wall, and take a side path down to a small village, where you’ll have dinner and stay overnight with a local family. You’re also welcome to bring your camping gear if the weather permits!
Day 2 – The Climb
Wake up to the sound of birds singing and the smell of fresh porridge. After a filling breakfast, you’ll take a small path back to the wall, and hike towards the Zhenbei Watchtower, a crucial tower that was used to defend against the Northern Barbarians.
The view at this spot is called “The Eagle Flies Facing Upwards” because it’s so steep. This is the highest section of the Great Wall, and probably the one with the most impressive scenery. We’ll finish our hike at the Mutianyu Great Wall, and may walk or take a cable car back to the van.
Two Day Great Wall Trekking tour
|Itinerary and Sights||Secret Great Wall, Jiankou Great Wall, Overnight in Farm House, Zhenbei Watchtower, The Highest Section of the Great Wall, lots of beautiful scenery.|
|Remember to bring||Hiking shoes, toilet paper, water, one lunch, snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses, and your camera.|
|Pricing||RMB 1,500 per person based on 2 persons RMB 1,300 per person based on 3 personsRMB 1,200 per person based on 4 persons RMB 900 per person based on 5 or more persons|
|Availability||March through November. Winter tours can be arranged for experienced trekkers.|