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Walk the Great Wall of China
Stretching 6000km in a dotted line across China, the Great Wall was begun in the 5th Century BC.
As it snakes across the mountains it conjures up a sense of history which is difficult to grasp until you have had the opportunity to experience it.
Our trek is very varied, as we pass through woodland and terraced farmland, and follow the contours of the beautiful hills and mountains in remote areas north of Beijing. We follow old sections of the Great Wall, as well as restored sections with smooth flagstones and lots of steps!
This challenge is physically demanding and offers fabulous scenery and a fascinating insight into a rich culture and history.
DAY 1: Depart London for Beijing.
DAY 2: Acclimistion day in Beijing with opportunity to see the Forbidden City.
DAY 3: Transfer to Huangyaguan where we commence our Trek on the Great Wall
DAY 4: Huangyaguan to Mountain Village - including Heavens Ladder a steep 200 step climb.
DAY 5: Mountain Village to Jinshanling - Follow the contour of the hills along steep farmer's tracks
DAY 6: Gubeiko to Jonshanlin. Bus out to Gubeiko then follow the wall back to Jonshanling passing remnants dating back to the Qing Dynasty.
DAY 7: Jinshanling to Simatei - stunning walk along this largely restored section of the wall.
DAY 8: Simatai drive to a small village near Mutianyu, Hike from the village to Mutianyu part of the Wall.
DAY 9: Mutianyu to Juyongguan - Final day's walk on a circuit of the restored wall before returning to Beijing.
DAY 10: Beijing to London
10 days (9 nights)
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