China: Great Wall Trekking Challenge

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Run by: Evaneos

Reference number: I_19933

From: £3440.00

This program has been crafted for serious Great Wall enthusiasts who would like to experience the best parts of the eastern Wall, but who has only limited time. This is a long and comprehensive Great Wall tour that we offer, combined Great Wall hiking and the historical sites along the way together as well nearby city in Chengde with one day special hiking experience inside the Summer Resort., and you'll be hard pressed to find a better constructed one at any other travel agency.

We begin our hike at Old Dragon’s Head, and hike eastward to Dongjiakou, where descendants of the original builders still proudly maintain their section of the wall. The following day we will take a visit to East Qing tombs, the resting place for much of China's final ruling dynasty. Then drive to the massive fortress at Huangyaguan, which includes part of the Wall which is constructed over a body of water. One of our stops, Jinshanling, is the best example of the Ming Dynasty wall, which is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Afterwards, we will meet the highlight for this tour, which is the sites with long history and rich culture, the Summer Resort in Chengde where we could arrange 4 hours soft hiking. We will enjoy a leisure time in Gubei Water Town and hike into the eastern portion of Simatai, an area known for its steepness and challenging paths. Then drive to Jiankou, a largely dilapidated section that features awe-inspiring ruins set against some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable.

We’ll get a break when we cross over into Mutianyu, a largely restored section where the hiking is relatively tame. The scene then shifts to Hunaghuacheng, where we will trek until we reach Xishuiyu, which is famed for its underwater portion of the Great Wall. The last two trekking days, when you are wandering on the “Wild Great Wall” at Shuitou village to Miaogang village, the beautiful surroundings, and the broken towers will lead you breathing the “historical air”. Later the great hiking tour will take you across the “Pristine Great Wall” from Yangbiancheng before you will reach the end point, Dayingpan, of the hiking journey. The magnificent scenery and a unique view of the wall will be an unforgettable memory of your journey to China. And when we get back to Beijing you'll get to pick any kind of city tour you like (Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, etc.) And the end of trip, fly to Shanghai.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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