Walking The Great Wall

China

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Trek one of the seven wonders of the world

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Duration: 9 Days
Starts in: China
Group Size: 5-16

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Exodus Travels

The original adventure and activity holiday company specializing in cultural, walking, cycling, winter and wildlife adventures.

Itinerary

Arrive Beijing; free afternoon and Beijing duck dinner

Drive to Huanghuacheng Great Wall section; afternoon begin trekking.

Morning trek from Mutianyu to Jiankou, passing many watchtowers. 

A challenging but beautiful morning trek at Jiankou’s ‘wild’ wall; transfer to Gubeikou and explore this section.

Hike the Great Wall Jinshanling section; transfer back to Gubeikou.

The most challenging walk today along the Panlongshan section; return to Gubeikou for the night.

Majiagou Hill walk with views of Crouching Tiger Great Wall; drive to Beijing via Niangniang Temple.

Beijing city tour visiting hutongs, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.  

Our trips ends today in Beijing after breakfast.

Additional Information

Stepping out across the peaceful semi-ruin of a section of the Great Wall is like walking in the footsteps of the past. Far from the tourist crowds we are able to get a great sense of the scale and majesty of this remarkable piece of engineering without rushing through in a big group. We trek along various contrasting sections of the wall, both dilapidated and rebuilt stretches. The old portions have a romantic feel, but the new ones may look odd to people who are used to seeing their ancient monuments in a poor state, though since the wall was constructed over a 2000 year period, the new sections are just a continuation of that process. We will get closer to day-to-day life in rural China before returning to Beijing, a city steeped in history yet plunging headlong into modernity.

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