Great Wall Hiking

In Beijing Municipality, the Great Wall expands over 630km. Except for about 50km of the Great Wall developed for tourism at scenic spots like Badaling and Simatai, the majority of the wall is still left untouched, making it extraordinarily well-preserved. ChinaHiking will guide you to those most remote and long deserted parts of the Wild Great wall.
Sunset Huanghuacheng Great Wall Hike (1day)
  • Hiking Distance: 7-8km
  • Hiking Duration: 3-4h
  • Fitness level needed: 2
  • Departure time: 13:30 am
  • Back in Beijing: 9:00 pm
  • Price: 550¥/109$

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Huanghuacheng Great Wall Sunset Hike (1day)

The Huanghuacheng great wall  is almost 11 kilometers long and joins with Mutianyu Great Wall in the east, and Juyongguan Great wall Pass and Badaling Great wall in the west. The trail we hike is about 10 km long. We will hiking through the wild west part of  Huanghuacheng Great Wall and the restored east part of Huanghuacheng Great Wall.

Huanghuacheng Great wall hike

Huanghuacheng Great Wall Hike

From our Lama temple meeting point we drive for about 1,5 hour till we reach Huanghuachang.  A 30 minute flat walk on a winding little dirt road trough the chesnut orchards brings us to the unrestored section of the  Huanghuacheng Great Wall.  We hike for a good hour on top of the crumbled and overgrown Great Wall till we hit the lowest tower.

Here the and restored, yet impressive section of the Huanghuachang Great Wall starts.  The Wall rises out of the valley following a steep hill ridge so what follows for us is a steep climb towards the highest tower.  At this General tower we set our camera’s into sunset mode an relax. We  take in the fantastic view of the Huanghuangchang Great Wall curving over the mountain ridges until it drops into the lake.

After sunset we hike down for another 20 minutes and have a dinner at a local restaurant with view on the the Great Wall.

Around 9 pm we should be back at our Lama temple subway station meeting point.


Level 3:捕获1 Medium-strong
A good physical condition is required for hiking in these designed trails. Hikes marked as level 3 are usually long day hikes or day hikes that include a steep uphill hike and/or trails where some balance is needed. Usually kids from age of 10 are all right with these trips.


History of the Huanghuacheng Great Wall

In ancient times, the hills in this area were filled with wild yellow flowers during the summer. The local people named their village Huanghuacheng which is Chinese for Yellow Flower Village, this section of the Great Wall was named after the village.

Huanghuacheng Great Wall is located in Huairou district, about 70 kilometers from Beijing City. It is part of the inner Great Wall that connects the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall in the east, via Jiankou, and Juyong Pass in the west.

During the Yuan dynasty, the Huanghuacheng area was home to numerous small villages. They were scattered around the Benzhenguan pass, an important pass to Beijing. In the Ming dynasty, emperor Wanli ordered a general called Cai Kai to build the Great Wall here because...


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Private tours are great ways to travel if you have a group of friends, family or colleagues ready to explore nature together.

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