Great Wall Trek
Trekking along a remote section of the Great Wall outside Beijing in Hebei Province. We camp in simple and comfortable exclusive locations and explore the Great Wall over seven days, trekking between villages and seeing the quiet sections of the Wall, generally away from the crowds. The scenery is vast and diverse as we trek our way through swaying corn cropped fields to distant green river valleys with one of the great wonders of the world as our backdrop. Camping near to villages provides us with true rural hospitality in the 'real China' and allows a rare interaction with the local people. Visiting a number of sections of the wall makes this particular journey so special. In Beijing we visit the capital’s major historic sites such as the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. We also indulge in the culinary delights that Chinese cuisine is so famous for. The Beijing food experiences will no doubt compete with the trek itself as one of the highlights of this entirely unique adventure.
|DAY 1||Join Beijing|
|DAY 2||In Beijing|
|DAYS 3/6||In Hebei Province, trekking along remote sections of the Great Wall including Gubeikou and Jinshanling camping in villages|
|DAY 7||Climb the summit of Mt Simatai, afternoon transfer to Beijing|
|DAY 8||In Beijing, trip concludes|
I so appreciated to spend those days close to the Wall and not just to “fly in” for one day. This enables me to get a bit of a “feel” for the country. To be with the Chinese crew also was a privilege I won’t forget. Our tour guide gave us valuable insights. I am thankful that I could be part of this challenge, it was worth it.