This two-day hiking provides you with many original towers and challenge in remote sections of the Great Wall in an affordable way. The driver will pick you up at downtown meeting point and then drive to the Great Wall, and the local farmer guide will greet you upon arrival. The farmer guide will escort you for 2 days hiking on the Wall. Gubeikou & Jinshanling are far away from Beijing, less-visited all year round. There's also a chance to learn the daily life in rural China.
ItineraryDay 1: Beijing to GubeikouStop At: The Great Wall of Gubeikou, BeijingGubeikou, along with the passes at Shanhaiguan in the east and Juyongguan in the west, was a key strategic target in military campaigns since ancient times. Protecting these three passes was considered vital for keeping Beijing safe from the Mongolian nomads. There was also a fierce battle between Chinese and Japanese in the 2nd World War. The vistas of the sinuous Wall snaking its way over the ridges of the Yanshan Mountain are breathtaking.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Great Wall Inn GubeikouDay 2: Jinshanling to BeijingStop At: Jinshanling Great Wall, Luanping County, HebeiJinshanling offers arguably the finest hiking anywhere on the Great Wall. It is extremely photogenic, with over 15 watch-towers, and steep gradients that give constantly changing perspectives and wide, open views. There is fascinating variety in the watchtowers here. Some have two storeys, others three. Some have flat roofs, others rounded and others again are pitched with upturned eaves. This section of the wall is wild, ruined, preserved and original. On a clear day, it is difficult to fail to take good photographs here.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.