Great Wall Hiking
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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.
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: 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.
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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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!
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.