Great Wall Hiking
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Long Valley Great Wall hike 1 day
This not just a Great Wall hike but a great all round 15km hike. After our lunch at Long Valley village we walk trough orchards and past a large lake before we start hiking up Beijing’s highest Great Wall(1400m).
A 1.5 hour uphill hike trough the bush and forest will bring us to the top of the mountain. This scenic spot with an old grave with prayer flags is the perfect place to relax and take some fabulous pictures. With a good zoom you can even take a picture of Beijing’s 2300 year old Yan Dynasty Great Wall. After this rest it is a short hike toward Beijing’s highest watchtower. This Great Wall hike finishes with a 1 hour downhill hike on the wall and trough the orchards towards Village where our driver will pick us up.
What is included:
Lunch & water
Transportation, guide, Entrance fee
What you should bring:
Comfortable hiking shoes & your camera
Level 3: medium-strong
History of the Great Wall
During Ming Dynasty, 4 km south of the Great wall they restored an old city, because that local area is like a long sweeping Valley, they give this City the name Long Valley City.
Through this area most of the traffic approaching (Peking) Beijing from the North is channelled. This was also the natural pass through the mountains fought over during times of war. The Great Wall shows the bullet scars from the Nankou war between China and Japan in the years leading up to World War II. The Chinese 529th Army Group held out to the last man here making a solemn memorial for the Chinese people. There remains ruins of towers along the Great Wall which were constructed during the Yan Kingdom in 600 A.D. The highest point along this area is 1438m, making them the highest point in this part of China. There is a beautiful meadow called Huanghuapo. During the autumn, it blooms with yellow flowers
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Discounts – What’s included – What’s not included –
Cancelation policy – Meeting point maps
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
This weekend we went camping at long Valley village. Once you get on top of Beijing’s highest great wall you understand why this is called long valley. Through this area most of the traffic approaching (Peking) Beijing from the North is channeled . This was also the natural pass through the mountains fought over during times of war.
After a bus ride and slow local taxi we arrived at one of Beijing’s cultural villages. We started with a good meal at a local restaurant and the with some ganbei’s of cold beer we started to know our new hiking friends a bit better. It didn’t take long to know that this was going to be a very nice weekend in good company.
Although this is a great wall hike, the first 4 hours no great wall is to be seen but that didn’t make the hike less beautiful. The four hours hiking up the mountain gave us stunning views on the surrounding area’s. The flowers and butterflies enjoying the nice summer sun made this hike up just perfect.
The first climax of the day came when we reached the top of this mountain and a long stretches of wall could be seen. It made everybody 5 minutes quiet. We pitched our tents in the high grass on top of this 1400m high mountain and climbed the beacon tower that majestically ruled over the whole area. We gathered some wood for the BBQ, got the beer whiskey and wine out of our backpacks and prepared us for the second climax, sunset. It was a magic sunset. Slowly the fog slid in between the mountains under us and the sun covered them with a red carpet. If you think I m exaggerating have a look at these pictures With a nice BBQ, a few drink and jokes we ended the evening.
As we all enjoyed this magic sunset so much nobody missed the sunrise at 4.30 in the morning. And again it was so worth getting up for. After sunset we went back to sleep for a few hours but by 8.30 we were all enjoying a good breakfast with the most stunning view. A smooth hike down on the wall, trough fields and orchards brought us at chengiabao village at the other side of the mountain. Mission accomplished, a perfect hike trough beautiful nature on a lovely summer day. Thanks guys for sharing this beautiful hike with us!
Fred & Heidi
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!
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.