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Chen Castle Great Wall Hike 1 Day
If you’d like to see a wild part of the Great Wall, then Chen castle is your destination. Chen Castle Great wall is a well-preserved part of the wild great wall that combines famous staircases and great views. Chen castle was once the gateway for the army of Li Zicheng, a rebel leader who end the Ming Dynasty. Li Zhicheng tried to enter Beijing many times, but only succeeded by breaking the lines on this Wall.
The 1.5-hour drive from the center of Beijing will end at the deep location of a valley, where filled with apple and pear trees. One of the few remaining families in the valley runs a small farmhouse where we will start with a good countryside style lunch. After lunch we start hiking, we will pass a small temple and go hike up the hills for about 1 hour towards the Great Wall of China.
Once we reached on top of the Great Wall you will be delighted with the endless views. This section of the Great Wall has never been renovated, so once in while we must side track a bit to avoid a few dangerous parts. Every 20 minutes you get a new scenery enfolding on this hike.
After 1 hour hiking on the Great Wall and a good climb on the crumbled staircases, we will reach the General Tower, the highest watchtower on this part of the wall. The views over the valley and the Wall are stunning.
We keep following the wall as it goes slowly downhill over the mountain ridges. The 600 years old Wall is very well preserved and you will find numerous excellent photo opportunities. For the last part of this trip, we leave the Wall and follow a winding trail through a small forest. At the end of the trail which is the next valley, our driver will be waiting to bring us back to Beijing.
Level 2: Easy – medium
Most of the 1 day hikes will be listed as level 2. These 1 day hikes will take about 3-4 hours with moderate climbs. An average physical condition is enough to enjoy these hikes. Usually, kids older than 7 are all right with these hikes. Camping trips with a 2 level will always have the camping gear be delivered.
Chen Castle is located in Huailai county, Hebei province. It connects north to the Badaling, and south to the General Xu Great Wall.
The Chen Castle Great Wall was built in the early Ming dynasty, about 600 years ago. It was the defense wall and protected the northern gateway of Beijing for over 250 years. The army of Lizicheng, the Nomad King who end the Ming dynasty, led numerous attacks to Beijing. As his army grew stronger, the imperial forces...
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What you should bring:
Comfortable hiking or sport shoes and long trousers are recommended.
A small daypack to carry water
From October till April: warm jacket
From May till September: sun lotion & hat
Booking and Payment
You can reserve your place for the trip by clicking on “join this trip” and filling out the online booking form.
You will receive an automatic reply with an overview of your reservation and a link to PayPal.
You can click on the PayPal link and follow the instructions to make your online payment.
If you live in China and you wish to pay online in CNY you can do that trough Wchat. Our Wchat account is hikingchina
Kids younger than 18 receive 10% discount.
Members receive 20% discount.
Kids younger than 7 receive 50% discount.
Included in the price:
English speaking Guide
Lunch & water
Transport, guide, entrance tickets
Not included in the price:
You need to have travel insurance when you engage in our activities. Organizing this insurance from your own country is the best choice as China has different rules.
If you don’t have any insurance yet you can request a quote from our insurance partner Worldnomads
Cancelation made by the participant more than 1 week before the trip will entitle the participant 100% refund.
In case of cancelation by the participant 7 days or less before the trip there is no refund but you can reschedule your trip to another date.
If a trip gets canceled due to unforeseen circumstances (very bad weather, closed trails, heavy pollution, not enough people signed up for a trip or other acts of god) you will of course get a 100% refund.
Meeting point maps
Are you planning far ahead but your favorite trip is not on our schedule at the time you’re coming to China? Are you an indepentdant traveler that wants to keep the costs as low as possible? Just let us know your favorite trip and starting date at least 6 weeks in advance and we will add your trip to our hiking agenda. As soon as we have 6 people joining the trip we are good to go!
Private tour prices for Chen Castle Great Wall Hike 1 Day
Prices are per person and include:
Pick up and drop of by private bus at your hotel ( Please let us know the pick up address)
English speaking guide
Lunch and water
Price per person in CNY
Price per person in USD
|Nr of people||Adults||Kids < 18||Adults||Kids < 18|
|4||1000 ¥||900 ¥||166 $||149 $|
|5||900 ¥||810 ¥||149 $||134 $|
|6||800 ¥||720 ¥||133 $||120 $|
|7||750 ¥||675 ¥||125 $||112 $|
|8||700 ¥||630 ¥||116 $||105 $|
|9||650 ¥||585 ¥||108 $||97 $|
|10||600 ¥||540 ¥||100 $||90 $|
|15+||please contact us for larger group prices|
Are you planning far ahead but your favorite trip is not on our schedule at the time you’re coming to China?
Are you an independent traveler that wants to keep the costs as low as possible?
Just let us know your favorite trip and starting date at least 6 weeks in advance and we will add your trip to our hiking agenda.
As soon as we have 6 people joining the trip we are good to go!
Private tours are great ways to travel if you have a group of friends, family or colleagues ready to explore nature together.
Also for school trips or company team building activities, a private tour is the way to go.
We have experience guiding trips with up to 60 people from international schools and companies.
Price for private tours will vary depending on the number of people, the chosen transportation and accommodation.
Let us know your desires and we will customize a trip for you.