Great Wall Hiking

Huanghuacheng Great Wall Hike at Sunset

A 7km hike on the wild and restored part of Huanghuacheng Great Wal. A perfect spot to watch the sunset, this lakeside Great Wall looks exactly as it did in it's glory days.

  • Key Info
  • Discounts & Inclusions
  • Hiking Distance: 7km
  • Hiking Duration: 1 day
  • Fitness level needed: 2
  • Departure time: 13:30 am
  • Back in Beijing: 9:00 pm
  • Price: 550¥/109$

Meeting/drop off point: Lama temple subway exit B (How to get there?)

Short Itinerary

01:00 pm    Gather at meeting point

01:30 am    Departure with private van

03:00 pm    Start hiking

06:00 pm    End hiking

06:30 pm    Dinner at a local farmhouse

09:00 pm    Arrive in Beijing

Highlights

Wild & restored Great Wall

Included meals

Authentic farmhouse dinner

Upcoming trip:

Detailed Itinerary

From our Lama temple meeting point we drive for about 1.5 hour till we reach Huanghuacheng.  A 30 minute flat walk on a winding little dirt road trough the chestnut 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.

Huanghuacheng Great Wall hike

Huanghuacheng Great Wall hike

Here the and restored, yet impressive section of the Huanghuacheng 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 Huanghuangcheng Great Wall curving over the mountain ridges until it drops into the lake.

Following Huanghuacheng Great Wall towards the lake

Following Huanghuacheng Great Wall towards 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 2: Medium-Strong

A good physical condition is required for hiking in these designed trails. Hikes marked as level 2 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.

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