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CHINA – TREK THE GREAT WALL

The Great Wall of China is an amazing structure. Snaking its way for what appears to be endless miles, undulating like a Chinese Dragon’s back, following the earth’s natural contours.

  • 5 day treks, avoiding the busier sections; superb photography opportunities

  • Experience waking up on the Wall itself for 1 night; wake up to the sunrise, no-one about! Camping equipment for this 1 night supplied

  • All meals and drinking water on trek, b’fasts in hotels

  • Includes a tour of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square; no forced shopping trips!

  • Options to extend to see the Terracotta Warriors and a Panda breeding centre

Our itinerary snatches the best of the Wall, ranging from original sections to restored watchtowers, from wide open vistas to narrow overgrown paths, it all forges its way over mountains and through valleys.

To get the best out of the Wall, you have to live it, be close to it and even in our case, live on it! On our final trek night, when everyone else has gone, we trek back up to the Watchtower and camp overnight there to experience the silence and see the sun rise (camping equipment supplied).

We maximise our time in China. On arrival, we transfer you straight to the Wall, staying overnight in a local hotel before trekking the next morning. The Wall can be demanding at times; very demanding. Following the contours of the land, it is a consistent undulation, relentless and seemingly endless like the back of the legendary Chinese Dragon.

Subsequent overnight stays are in local farmhouses close to either the beginning or end of the day’s trek. We learn to make Chinese dumplings with a local family and your picnic lunches are hand made to ensure you get to eat what you want to eat! Once you come off of the Wall on the final day, we get you back to Beijing early afternoon to allow you some free time before a complimentary celebration roast duck dinner that evening. There are a total of 2 nights in hotels in Beijing.

No visit to the capital would be complete without seeing the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, both of which are included on our Tour. After the morning tour, you have more free time to explore the city before your flight home in the morning.

Over 10,000 steps! – and that’s a conservative estimate of how many you will encounter. They vary enormously with depth, height, etc.. nothing is consistent.

Need a break from the Wall’s steps? – then take the day off. We’ll transfer you onwards, no problem.

Great Wall of China
China, Great Wall, Beijing bikes

The Great Wall of China is an amazing structure. You have to experience it.

Our itinerary snatches the best of the Wall, ranging from original sections to restored watchtowers, from wide open vistas to narrow overgrown paths, it all forges its way over mountains and through valleys.

  • 5 day treks, avoiding the busier sections; superb photography opportunities
  • Experience waking up on the Wall itself for 1 night; wake up to the sunrise, no-one about! Camping equipment for this 1 night supplied
  • All meals and drinking water on trek, b’fasts in hotels
  • Includes a tour of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square; no forced shopping trips!
  • Options to extend to see the Terracotta Warriors and a Panda breeding centre

On arrival in China, we transfer you straight to the Wall ready to trek the next day. The Wall can be demanding at times; very demanding. To get the best out of the Wall, you have to live it, be close to it and even in our case, live on it! On our final trek night, we trek back up to the Watchtower and camp overnight there to experience the silence and see the sun rise (camping equipment supplied).

We stay in local farm/guest houses and learn to make Chinese dumplings with a local family. Your picnic lunches are hand made to ensure you get to eat what you want to eat!

Once back in Beijing, there there is a celebration roast duck dinner (evening) and a tour of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square (next day); both are complimentary).

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