Private Hiking 2 days Tour-Sleeping on the Great Wall

Tour Code: BT-BSICT6

Tour City: Beijing

Tour Category: Two-Day Private Tour

Hiking Duration: 1.5 hours on Day 2, 4 hours on Day 1

Tour Depart: Your selected date, start and finish in Beijing, all year round

Pick-up point and time: Your hotel at 14:00 on Day 1 between May and September on Day, 13:00 on Day 1 between October and April

Finishing point and time: Your hotel at 14:00 on Day 2

Best time to go: Late March to early November

Language: English

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1 Beijing – Huanghuacheng (1.5 hours, 3km hiking)

HuanghuachengPick you up at your hotel in Beijing at 14:00 and drive to Huanghuacheng (2 hours). You will start the hiking around 16:00, and it will take about 1.5 hours hiking on the Wall for a return trip of 4 watchtowers. The Wall actually snakes eastward, however we’re not able to walk further as it’s very steep and crumbling.

We will have a home-made local dinner at a farmer’s guesthouse next to the Wall. basic shower is available at the guesthouse and we will also have home-made local dinner here. Our host will lift up all camping gears to the watchtower on the Wall after dinner. We will go back to the watchtower on the Wall by 30 minutes walking. Torch is necessary to find the way at night. You have to go toilet before ascending the Wall.

Camping gears: twin-shared tent, 1 sleeping bag and 1 rolling mat per person Meals: dinner

Accommodation: camping on one of the watchtowers on the Great Wall

Day 2 Sunrise & Hiking from Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu (4 hours, 6km hiking) –  Beijing

Wake up on the Great Wall as the sun rises around you. It’s the right time to produce amazing photographs. At this time there are usually no other tourists on the wall, you have the wall to yourself. We will come down to the village and have basic breakfast here and then walk up to the Wall again.

HuanghuachengThe first 40-minute straight up walking is challenging and you will be rewarded by the first watchtower with a panoramic view of the lakeside Great Wall however. There are constant ups and downs toward Xishuiyu. You will meander through the jungles and bushes, along with chestnut orchid near the Wall. When reaching the end of today’s hike at Xishuiyu, you will see another part of the Wall cut by another reservoir. Again, stunning view from top of the watchtower.  Coming down on a little path and we will finish the hike at the parking lot. Be warned that it is slippery when descending the Wall, and you don’t have to rush forward.

A unique Hotpot lunch is followed on the way back to Beijing. Hotpot is originally from Sichuan Province and now is popular all over China. You can choose Plain or Spicy one as you like. This is also a good opportunity to practice your chopstick skills.. You will get back to hotel at 2 pm.

Meals: breakfast, lunch

Prices of this tour

Group Size

8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Price USD/person

195 205 225 245 265 275 295 520

For group sizes over 9 please send us an email request to obtain the best possible rate.
Children under age 12 receive 50% discount. Children under 5 are free. Children’s price is based on adult travelers. Please send us children’s details in email.

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The quotations include:
1. Air-con vehicle with experienced driver
2. Personal expert English-speaking hiking tour guide
3. Entrance fees for the Great Wall
4. Unlimited bottled water; snacks; late lunch at farmers restaurant after hike
5. A certificate of completion for hiking on the Great Wall of China

The quotations exclude:
1. Cable car, chairlift, toboggan (slideway), flyingfox (zipline) or any other additional local facilities
2. Personal expenses
3. Tipping of hiking guide/driver recommended on good service on a 2:1 ratio separately
4. Items not specified above.

Notes:

1. You need a day pack to carry water, snacks and other stuff.
2. Travel insurance is optional and is the sole responsibility of travelers. It is strongly encouraged to have coverage of injury or accident.
3. There is no toilet along the path on the Wall. There are toilets at the entrance of Huanghuacheng or at the end of Xishuiyu, otherwise be prepared to commune with nature. Please prepare before hiking and always carry toilet paper by yourself.
4. Unlimited bottled waters are stored in our vehicle.
5. We will bring trekking poles in our vehicle and please tell your guide if you need one.
6. Since this trip will go through jungles and bushes, then long pants with zip-off legs will be the best in summer time and shorts are not recommended.
7. We’re not able to guarantee good weather. If the weather is really bad (heavy rain or thunderstorm in June/ July/August) at night, we will shift you to a local guesthouse without additional charge.
8. It’s recommended to prepare your own snacks before your departure from Beijing if you don’t like snickers.
9. As responsible travelers, we “take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprint”.

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