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 the Great Wall. The highest beacon tower is 670 meters in elevation. Ground elevation is 180 meters. Total hiking distance today: 5.5 miles, total ascent: 515 meters. Hiking time is 3 hours, stopping and relaxing time is 1 hour 45 minutes. Today’s wall is entirely wild wall. Though most of it is crumbling, one can still feel its grandeur when one is there.
At foothill of the Great Wall, there is a village named Hundred Family Names Village. That is 600 years ago in Ming Dynasty there was a general by the name of Qi Jiguang. He transferred armies from South China to build the great wall. The wall was so well built those days that during the 140 years of General Qi Jiguang and after him, there was never any invasion by Mongolians.
Tour operator's van will pick you up after you finish the afternoon trek and transfer you to your campsite 1.8 miles away.
At your campsite you will have twin share tent, dining tent and toilet tent with hand washing facility. Also you will have table and chairs so you can sit and chat, drinking beer and enjoying the landscape.
Day 2 Gubeikou/Tou Liang (B,L,D)
Breakfast of local corn porridge, boiled eggs and a very delicious local pancake, bread, coffee and tea. Today’s walk will be around the inner circle of the Great Wall. This is the 2nd defense in case the main wall was breached. Again it is wild wall. There will be lush vegetation view. You will have your picnic lunch on the wall. In the afternoon, you will continue your hike from Gubeikou to Village Tou Liang along the wild wall.
Overnight camping in Village Tou Liang.
Hiking distance: 13 miles
Total ascent: 1100 meters
Hiking time: 6 hours
Rest time: 2 hours
Day 3 Tou Liang/Lao Dong Po (B,L,D)
Today’s wall is almost completely rebuilt and one can feel its grandeur.
Overnight in campsite of Village Lao Dong Po.
Hiking distance: 4.77 miles
Total ascent: 697 meters
Hiking time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Rest time: 3 hours
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
You will have lunch back at your campsite and in the afternoon you will be transferred back to Beijing. Trip finishes after drop off at your hotel in Beijing.
(B= breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)