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All Inclusive Private Trekking Tour at Shixiaguan Great Wall provided by Greatwall Trekclub Tours

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All Inclusive Private Trekking Tour at Shixiaguan Great Wall

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 30/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
For hiking lovers, especially Great Wall hiking lovers, here will be one of your best options. You will have the chance of hiking different sections of Great Walls within one day which are originally built during the different dynasties including Beiqi about Dynasty 1400 years ago, Ming Dynasty about 500 years ago and Mingguo in 18 centuries. You are able to enjoy your trekking along the marvelous walls with less touristic atmosphere.
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    Shixiaguan Great Wall (Southwest Gate)
    Stop: 4 hours
    We will depart from Beijing at 8am in the morning, and the journey will take about one and a half hours. After walking through villages and woods for about 20 minutes, you will at first reach the Beiqi Great Wall. This stretch of Great Wall was mainly built from mud, stones and wood, created an elevated military route through the harsh and rugged terrain. You will see stones and marbles opening a road among greens and stretching along ridges. You can’t help throwing all the noises and concerns away and enjoy the nature ahead. After hiking for 40 minutes, you will reach The Ming Great Wall, which was built by the Ming dynasty as a deterrent against northern settlements of Mongol tribes. Here, the Great Wall was built from bricks and stone. The Ming Great Wall stretches like a Loong (legend godlike dragon in China). You will feel like riding the giant flying dragon as you are on the Wall. And if you are familiar with Chinese history, the fierce battles between the armed Mongol tribes and the Ming armies will come into your mind as you are standing right on where these have been happening. After hiking uphills and downhills, eventually you will reach the stretch of Great Wall which was restored in the 18 centuries. The hiking tour will end here. Descending from the Great Wall within 50 minutes, you will be enjoying your lunch specially prepared for you by local villagers. Your happy journey ends here and you will leave for Beijing with all the marvels and wonders of Great Wall.
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Important Information
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • A certificate of completion for hiking on the Great wall of China
  • Professional hiking guide
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • A Maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available,please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes/clothing(better with hiking boots)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Turtlegrace wrote a review Sep 2019
Falls Church, Virginia39 contributions37 helpful votes
Just when I thought I have seen the best of the Great Wall James still surprises me! This is an amazing hike. You can see two different parts of the wall and how they converge. This hike has you walking on some of the oldest parts straight into the more recent Ming Dynasty built
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Date of experience: September 2019
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By: Greatwall Trekclub Tours
Great guide & hike!
Today was my second time hiking the Great Wall with James from Greatwall Trekclub Tours. We had an awesome day! Jam
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Amazing hikes on the Great Wall
I have already done 5 hikes with James : Jiankou, Shixiaguan, Hefangkou, ... Great Wall. I highly recommend him !
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Best part of my trip to Beijing
I took a solo trip to Beijing in November and booked a private hiking tour. My guide James was super nice, knowledg
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Authentic Great Wall Private Tour Without All The Tourists
I am so glad I booked this trip, eventhough it is more expensive than other things offered. A friend who lived in B
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An Absolute Must!
Attention Ladies and Gentlemen! Everyone wants to see the Great Wall but if you want to see it in the most authenti
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Another excellent trip with James
This year I brought the rest of my family to experience the awesome trip to the wall as my daughters and I did last
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From the 8 AM pick up at my hotel until I was returned at 7 PM, my trip with James Ren was pure pleasure,aside from
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Our tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable, kind and his English was great. The best way to get to know the sights
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Best activity in Beijing - nothing even close
This was the highlight of our trip to Beijing. We spent 4 hours hiking on the Great Wall listening to Peter (our gu
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This was a part of the Great Wall that is very remote and not visited by many tourists. Its a bit of a challenge to
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Guide James and Vincent Lui (our driver) picked me up from my hotel (not easy in the Hutong!) and we drove, away fr
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Oliver H
Highly recommend!
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and Peter was a wonderful and very caring guide. Organisation, advance communication
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Personal Attention Awesome Day on The Great Wall
Wow James, Our private trekking tour from the “wild” portion of the Great Wall in Jiankou to the restored beautiful
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Great Day
Fantastic day out with Peter. Great weather, superb views on a quiet unspoilt part of the Great Wall. Private drive
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An awesome experience with new found friends!
Our guide, James, was an absolute star! His in depth knowledge, experience and assistance across the entire trek wa
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese
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