4-Day Great Wall Hiking and Camping from Beijing

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Day 1: Beijing – Gubeikou (L,D) 

Morning transfer to Great Wall Gubeikou. Lunch in local restaurant. Afternoon hike on the wall. Overnight in local guest house.

Day 2: Gubeikou –Jinshanling (B,L,D) 

Full day hike on the Great Wall from Gubeikou to Jinshanling. Picnic lunch on the wall. Late afternoon arrival in Jinshanling. Overnight in local guest house.

Day 3: Jinshanling –Simatai-Erchu-Jinshanling (B, L,D)

Morning hike of Great Wall Simatai and afternoon hike of Erchu to Jinshanling. Return back to same guest house in the late afternoon. Overnight in same guest house.

Day 4: Jinshanling - Beijing (B, L)

Morning hike of most spectacular Wang Jing Tower (Beijing Tower). After lunch at local restaurant transfer back to Beijing.



Day 1 Beijing - Great Wall Gubeikou (L,D)
9:00AM your guide will pick up you at your hotel lobby in Beijing. Transferred for 2-3 hours to Great Wall at Gubeikou. After lunch commence hiking on Wohushan Great Wall, which is 665.2 meters above sea level. It was built in the Ming Dynasty with the full length of 13.6 kilometers, which contains a great many watch towers. Wohushan Great Wall becomes a masterpiece in the history of building Great Walls for its long history, ingenious distribution, steepness and complete facilities. Today's Great Wall hiking takes about 3-4 hours. Overnight in local guest house in a village. You can interact with local friendly villagers.

Accommodation:
• Local farmer's guest house  (1 night)
Transportation: private
Included Activities:
• Entrance to the Great Wall Wohushan
Meals Included:
• Lunch at local restaurant
• Dinner at local farmer's house

Day 2: Gubeikou –Jinshanling (B,L,D)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel to gear up for today’s hike to Jinshanling. As you hike along with your guide, you'll see lush vegetation and learn how this part of the wall has crumbled because in the 1950s local farmers took bricks from the wall to build their houses. Pass by a local village and walk around the inner circle of wall, which was the second defense in case the main wall was breached. Continue walking until the late afternoon. Today, you’ll hike 7.5 miles (12 km) for a total of 4-5 hours, and will rest for a 3-4 hours to take in the views and have lunch. Then you will come to a guesthouse in village calledErdaoliang Jinshanling area for accommodation.
Overnight in a guesthouse Jinshanling.

Accommodation:
• Local farmer's guest house  (1 night)
Transportation: private
Included Activities:
• Entrance to the Great Wall
Meals Included:
• Breakfast at the guest house
• Picnic lunch at the wall
• Dinner at local farmer's house

Day 3: Jinshanling –Simatai-Erchu-Jinshanling (B, L,D)
In the morning, enjoy a home-cooked breakfast in the guesthouse and then transfer to Simatai and hike for 2-3 hours on the Great Wall. Continue to hike in the afternoon from Erchu to Jinshanling. It will be a full day hike today and total distance is 6 miles. Total ascent will be 890 meters.

Overnight in the same guesthouse Jinshanling.

Accommodation:
• Local farmer's guest house  (1 night)
Transportation: private
Included Activities:
• Entrance to the Great Wall
Meals Included:
• Breakfast at the guest house
• Lunch in local restaurant
• Dinner at local farmer's house

Day 4 Simatai/Beijing (B,L)
Visit Wang Jing Tower (Watching Beijing Tower). Atop there is a bird’s eye view of the surrounding mountains and if visibility is good enough people say you can see Beijing City. Total hiking distance: 3.88 miles Total ascent: 539 meters Moving time: 1 hour 47 minutes Rest time: 1 hour 29 minutes Youwill have lunch back at local restaurant and in the afternoon you will be transferred back to Beijing. Trip finishes after drop off at your hotel in Beijing.

Remarks:  B= breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner

Visas - A visa is required for entry into China for all nationalities except Japan, Singapore and Brunei who are allowed visa free stays under 14 days. Travellers holding APEC cards are allowed entrance visa free if their card has already been approved for China.

Under the current guidelines to get a visa you will need to provide the following:

- Letter of Invitation from a Chinese agency

- Copy of Flight tickets

- Hotel booking confirmation

- Travel Insurance (some embassies ask for this document) 

In some cases, you may be required to provide further information or documentation and if this is the case we will notify you as soon as possible.

Booking a Single Room - On this particular tour we are pleased to be able to offer travellers the option of pre-booking a guaranteed single room. Due to the variety of accommodation used on this tour, single rooms are available for a majority of the nightstops, however it would still mean sharing on any overnight trains. All of our tours are planned and operated on a twin-share basis, meaning that the standard cost is based either on individual travellers sharing accommodation with another group member of the same sex, or people who book together sharing accommodation.

Vaccinations and Your Health - We recommend that you contact your primary care physician or a travel doctor for advice on vaccinations and travel health and we advise that you check to see if your tetanus-diphtheria booster is still valid every 10 years. 

Insurance - Travel insurance is compulsory for all our customers. At the start of the trip you must provide us with: the name of your insurance company, your policy number, a 24 hour medical emergency contact number, and the expiry date of the policy. You should ensure that your policy covers you for medical expenses and repatriation. If you are unable to provide all this information at the start of the trip you will not be allowed to join the trip. You can purchase insurance easily online by checking our Travel Insurance page.

Luggage - One main piece of lockable baggage and a shoulder bag. Total allowance: 44lbs/20kgs. Remember, you are expected to carry your own baggage – so don’t overload yourself. It is essential that your baggage is lockable; the airline/train authorities insist on this. Please be aware, before boarding a flight in China that the Chinese authorities will only allow bottles onto aircraft if they have been checked in as main luggage. Any bottles in the hand luggage may be confiscated.

 

What to Expect on Tour

Itinerary Disclaimer – The information in this trip details has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. 

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