The Great Wall of China is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Stretching for 6,000km, it sig zags its way across China, snaking across mountains and thorugh valleys.
During the trek you will hike for 5 days along this magnifiacnt structure. You will explore the watch towers and mountains, go through historic battlement startions and see incredible sights.
On day 7 we will stop along the route to place a brick on the wall in memory of your loveds ones. With each brick we place, we will help restore the wall and leave our mark on this incredible monument.
- Beijing, China
We depart the UK for our overnight flight to Beijing.
We arrive in Beijing and then transfer to our hotel near Huangyaguan to freshen up and have some free time before dinner
Following breakfast we start our warm up trek, as we trek along the Taipingzhai section and return along the Wall to Huangyaguan. This section is very popular as it used to be an army barracks 600 years ago and was a highly strategic point for entering into Beijing - you can still see the links of the barracks to the Great Wall. Even though it is a warm up day there will still be plenty of ups and downs as you get used to the Great Wall steps! Once we get to the bottom, we stop for something to eat before transferring to our overnight accommodation.
Gubeikou to Jinshanling
Following breakfast we commence trekking along the beautiful Gubeikou section of the wall to Jinshanling. Our main challenge today will be to cover the 27 watchtowers over old brick-made steps! Step back in time here and drink in the history of this remote and beautiful section of the Great Wall. In the afternoon we come off the Wall down to the valley and trek through remote villages and farms. Towards the end of the day we re-join the Wall and trek through the last 8 watchtowers to the Jinshanling section.
Today we trek from our lodge at Jinshanling to a remote section of the Wall which will give you a flavour of the immensity of the task undertaken in building this incredible structure. It is a truly beautiful area and the vista of the Wall disappearing over the mountains is a memorable sight. Today is a tough day with lots of steps going up and down but it is a truly amazing day you’ll remember forever. After reaching the highest point of the day we come off the Wall and walk down to meet our coach and take the transfer to our overnight accommodation.
After breakfast we take a short transfer to the Mutianyu section and climb the awesome 1,000 steps up to the Wall. We then trek through 11 watchtowers to the Heavenly Ladder, which ascends at a 45 degree angle and covers another 460 steps! The view from the top is stunning – the Great Wall pitches up and dives down across the rolling green hillsides disappearing and then reappearing amongst the forested slopes. After we’ve taken all our photos we will head back down following the route we have just climbed. As we get closer to the bottom we have three choices of how to get off the Wall: follow the 1,000 steps we tackled on the way up, descend in a cable car or take a toboggan slide!
Juyongguan and Badaling
The first part of the day is spent at the Juyongguan section of the Great Wall, which is very similar to the first day at Huangyaguan with an important barracks situated at the bottom. This section gives you a clear indication of how the Wall would have looked originally. The second part of the day is spent helping repair the Badaling Old Section of the Great Wall. We have secured exclusive permission from the Chinese Government to help with the reconstruction in this area. New bricks are carried up to a section that is currently being repaired. You will get the chance to place a brick on the wall in memory of your loved one and will be supervised by trained staff. Following this we will transfer back to Beijing. Once back in Beijing we have the opportunity to go on an optional Hutong rickshaw tour.
Free day to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Beijing and all it has to offer, both modern and ancient. There will be an optional full day excursion organised that explores the highlights of Beijing which includes a visit to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the beautiful Temple of Heaven! In the evening we will have our farewell dinner at Beijing’s premier Duck restaurant. We indulge in a real Chinese dining experience and celebrate our achievements.
We transfer back to Beijing Airport for our flight back to the UK, arriving the same day.
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