Great Wall of China

Meet:  Beijing, China

Return: Beijing, China

Itinerary: Click photo for details

Hiking level: A few high-altitude hikes

Centuries after its construction, China’s Great Wall remains one of humankind’s engineering marvels. At over 21,000km (13,048 mi) in length, the Wall is a trip in and of itself. You won’t tackle the whole thing on this ten-day trek, but you’ll return home with a deeper understanding of the life that goes on around and upon it. The Beijing-to-Beijing route will take you to small villages that have stood for centuries in the shadow of this massive tribute to human will and introduce you to the cuisine, culture and history that make this one of China’s most captivating attractions. The Wall’s been standing for centuries. Isn’t it about time you turned up?

Brochure Map

 

Day 1
Beijing 

Arrive at any time.

2017-2018 Departures Dates & Prices*

 

Departure dates

Prices*

May 1, 8, 22

Jun.5, 12, 19

$1,849

Jul.3, 10, 24

Aug.7, 21

$1,899

Singles are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex. Or add $499 to guarantee non-shared room
Sep.4, 11, 18

$1,849

Oct.2, 9, 16

$1,799

2018:

Apr.16, 30

$1,799

2018:

May 7, 21, Jun.4, 18

$1,849

 2018:

Jul.2, 23, Aug.6

$1,899

 2018:

Sep.3, 17, 24

$1,849

Taxes are included

Day 2

Beijing

Start your Hiking Holidays with a guided tour of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Included tea art lesson with a traditional tea ceremony. Overnight in Beijing.

 

What’s included?
  • Great Wall entrances and trek (6 days)
  • Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square guided tour
  • Tai chi classes
  • Tea ceremony
  • Chinese cooking class. Luggage transfer on every hiking day
  • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners (allow USD200-250 for meals not included)
  • Hotels (4 nights), simple guesthouses (5 nights)
  • Local bus, walking
  • English-speaking Chinese Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
  • Small group experience (maximum 16)
Day 3
Mutianyu

Transfer to Mutianyu. Trek along the Great Wall to Xizazi village for the night. Included dumpling cooking class. 

 

Notes:

  • *All rates are subject to change and space is subject to availability at time of booking.
  • Airfare is not included. You may obtain air on your own or contact Travelpath: 905-319-8818 or email Info@hikingholidays.ca
Day 4
Jiankou

Enjoy walking the Great Wall to Jiankou. This is one of the toughest days of hiking, as parts of the Wall are broken up and loose, and there are several ascents and descents. Transfer to Gubeikou, for the night.

Day 5
Gubeikou

In the morning, stop for a tai chi lesson to stretch your legs before the hike. Trek around Gubeikou, taking in two sections of the Wall, before heading to a farmer’s village for the night.

Day 6
Jinshanling

Continue along the Great Wall to Jinshanling, where the restoration of the Wall can be seen along the hike. Sleep in a guesthouse at the foot of the Wall itself.

Day 7
Simatai/Huangyaguan

Enjoy another morning tai chi lesson to get ready for the hike, then continue along the Wall towards Beijing. The Wall is more restored here, but the trek is no less spectacular. Spend the night in a guesthouse.

Day 8
Huangyaguan/Beijing

The last day trekking along the Wall at Huangyaguan, named for the bright yellow flowers that appear in this region. In the afternoon, explore Qing tombs before returning to Beijing.

Day 9
Beijing

Free day to relax in Beijing, or to explore more of the sights of the city.

Day 10
Beijing

Depart at any time.