One Day Great Wall Hiking at Huanghuacheng Section

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Beijing - Huanghuacheng - Beijing
At 8:00 am, your professional hiking and historian tour guide will pick you up from your hotel. Private transfer will take you to the Huanghua section of the Great Wall (2 hrs), where you’ll begin your moderate 5-hour hike. Getting onto the wall can be quite easy, but for the best views and some great photos of mountains, reservoirs and more wall, you’ll have to climb steep stretches that can get tricky. Follwow your guide, you’ll be able to see both restored and wild wall within a short distance.

Huanghuacheng Great Wall Overview:
Huanghuacheng as known as the ‘Water Great Wall,’ thanks to the reservoir that interrupts and submerges it at several points, Huanghuacheng gives exceptional views into the surrounding valleys. Like many of its contemporaries, the Huanghuacheng section was a labor of love, taking 188 years to complete, with construction having first begun in 1404, forming part of the inner Great Wall that guarded the capital.

The construction of the Xishuiyu Dam here in 1974 created a reservoir that flooded the valley that the wall stands over, submerging several lower-lying portions, and creating one of the Great Wall’s most intriguing sights.

Beijing - Huanghuacheng - Beijing
Pickup from your hotel in Beijing at 8 am. Private transfer will take you to the Huanghuacheng section of the Great Wall (2 hrs), where you’ll begin your moderate 3 hours hike. After the hike, head to a local farmer's restaurant to have lunch. Meet and chat with the farmers over a home-cooked Chinese meal and learn the surrounding community development.

End your tour with a drop-off at your original departure point in Beijing.

Group Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Price USD 425 242 198 163 145 136 132 127 117 111
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What to take:
- Comfortable shoes and boots.
- Sunscreen and sunglasses.
- Cap or hat
- Daypack
- Camera and snacks
- Rain jacket or wind proof jacket (depends on weather)

Important notes:
- There is no toilet along the oath on the wall. There are toilets at the entrance of Huanghuacheng.
- You will be followed by local farmers when starting the hike. They try to provide their help along the way, as a reward they will sell some souvenirs or snacks. If you don't like, you can say No, Thanks instead of saying Maybe later. Embrace it, or ignore them. Other they might follow you all the way on the wall.
- We provide unlimited bottled water in private car/bus, and you will need a daypack to carry them.
- It is traveler's responsibility to ensure that you have travel insurance. It is traveler's responsibility to be sure to have coverage of injury or accident.
- Trekking Poles: this is available to rent upon booking. 10 CNY per day/per a pair

*At China Adventures we don't make money by taking you to commissioned shopping places, a common practice in China, wasting your time. Our well trained guides will privide the best services to you. Have a great trip!

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