Great Wall Trek
Trekking along a remote section of the Great Wall outside Beijing in Hebei Province ensure you gain an indepth appreciation of this iconic structure. We camp in simple and comfortable exclusive locations and explore the Great Wall over seven days, trekking between villages and seeing the quiet sections of the Wall, generally away from the crowds. The scenery is vast and diverse as we trek our way through swaying corn cropped fields to distant green river valleys with one of the great wonders of the world as our backdrop. Camping near to villages provides us with true rural hospitality in the 'real China' and allows a rare interaction with the local people. Visiting a number of sections of the wall makes this particular journey so special. In Beijing we visit the capital’s major historic sites such as the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. We also indulge in the culinary delights that Chinese cuisine is so famous for. The Beijing food experiences will no doubt compete with the trek itself as one of the highlights of this entirely unique adventure.
|DAY 1||Join Beijing|
|DAY 2||In Beijing|
|DAYS 3/6||In Hebei Province, trekking along remote sections of the Great Wall including Gubeikou and Jinshanling camping in villages (7hrs/day on av)|
|DAY 7||Climb the summit of Mt Simatai (4hrs), afternoon transfer to Beijing|
|DAY 8||In Beijing, trip concludes|
We highly recommend World Expeditions. We don't use guide services as a general rule...we prefer to get wherever we're going and then figure it out for ourselves. That's not so easy in a country you've never before visited, where English is barely spoken, and where the culture can be so very different from your own. We reluctantly hired a guide service ‐ and now we are so glad we did. World Expeditions was fantastic. Allie who arranged the reservation for us, was informative, easy to work with, and personable. Their local tour association in China was wonderful. Our personal guide, Jimmy, could not have been better. He was truly perfect. He made everything go smoothly, he got us the top meals, seats, spaces, etc. for everything, Not only was he a top‐ notch guide, but he was friendly, intelligent, and fun to talk with. We trusted him completely with everything, and we had a wonderful experience. I am so glad we went through World Expeditions.