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Walking the Great Wall

Beijing - Jinshanling - Gubeikou - Huanghuacheng - Jiankou - Mutianyu

Jiankou Great Wall

The Ming Dynasty Great Wall runs along the ridges and crests of the mountains to the north of Beijing. Parts have been reconstructed and much visited by tourists, but other sections remain in their semi-ruined state and are known as the 'wild wall'. Explore some of the best of these areas on this hiking tour staying near the wall in simple accommodation.


1-day hike Simatai West to Jinshanling
A moderate 3 hour hike on one of the best sections of wall.



2-day Huanghuchang and Xishuiyu
Moderate 2-day hike, camping overnight near the wall.



2-day Jiankou/Mutianyu and Jinshanling/Simitai West small group tour
Guaranteed departure of join-in group. Moderate hiking.



5-day Great Wall hike
Hike along several sections of wall, staying overnight in local farmers' guesthouses.