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2-day Great Wall hiking: visit East Qing Tombs and hike the Huangyaguan Wall

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Tour Code: GW02-03
Duration: 2days
Hiking Distance: about 15km
Hiking Time: 6-7 hrs over 2 days
Good time to visit: all year
Departure date: Available daily on request 2016
Effort Nature Culture

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What makes our hikes different from the others ?

  • Our tours are private – no delays picking up other tourists from various hotels around the city. We pick up, then go!
  • Your English-speaking guide stays with you the entire trip (including the hiking).
  • Our guides carry 2-way radios (and a cell phone) in case of emergencies.
  • We use safe, reliable, government-licensed vehicles (e.g. mini-vans), not a dubiously-maintained family car or taxi.
  • We use professional drivers, not a “friend” making some extra money.
  • We save time by taking the direct routes, even if there are charges (rather than navigating back roads trying to avoid tolls).
  • With us, there are NO “forced shopping” stops !
  • There are NO hidden costs ! (e.g. fuel surcharge)
  • We are proud of our Wall. We want YOU to become an ambassador of Great Wall hiking too!
  • We not only want our customers to return – we want them to tell their friends!

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • This is a great excursion for a family, especially for a weekend!
  • The Tombs are well- worth a visit, the hiking portion is easy but still-interesting, and children always enjoy staying overnight in the clean and comfortable courtyard hotel, built right on the site of the Fortress!

TRIP OVERVIEW:

This is a good trip for children! The vast area known as the East Qing tombs will let them run, and the tombs themselves will give them an appreciation of Chinese history. The Huangyaguan Section is a good introduction to hiking on the Great Wall. It is not dangerous, and features some interesting structures, such as watchtowers, parapets, and fire-pits! This trip can be taken any time during the year, even winter, and always makes for an interesting weekend-trip.

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DAY-BY-DAY DETAILED ITINERARY:
(B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
 
Day 1 Beijing - East Qing Tombs – Huangyaguan Great Wall (LD; 1 ½ hrs)

A CnAdventure representative will meet you early in the morning and we will drive directly to the site of the East Qing Tombs.  Unlike their more-famous predecessors, the Ming tombs, which has only one sacred way, at this site each tomb has its own sacred road, with splendid gateways, decorated pillars, and pairs of animals. Not only it is a memorable experience to visit the underground graves, but it is also a beautiful setting itself, with well-manicured grounds set amid a backdrop of mountains and trees.
 
Following our visit, we will then drive for about 1 hour to a small village, the starting place for our afternoon hike. We will hike westward for about 1 ½ hrs, toward Huangyaguan Pass  an easy hike with a great view along the way. Our target is the Huangyaguan Fortress, at the bottom of the Wall.  Overnight at the courtyard hotel (2-beds-per-room; private washroom).

Day 2 Huangyaguan Great Wall to a small mountain village (BL; about 4-5 hrs) 

This morning we will start our walk, heading westward towards what appears to be a sheer cliff face, straight up! This is where we encounter "Heaven’s Ladder", a steep climb of over 200 steps leading us up the cliff face. Once we have caught our breath at the top, the path continues gradually up to the top of the ridge, where we will meet up again with the old Wall, which follows the contours of the mountain. At the end of the morning, we will clamber down the Wall as it gradually descends into the valley below, where we will enjoy a nice home-made lunch prepared for us by a local family. After lunch we will have a bit of time to wander around the village and to chat with the locals, before driving back to Beijing before dinner. If the kids don’t sleep on the way home from all their exercise, they will surely spend time reflecting on the exciting outing!

The end of the special cultural (Tombs) and architectural (Great Wall) hiking tour.
   

Tour Cost:    Currency Converter
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(The cost for the child of 2-12 year old is based on 15 % discount of the adult's tour cost.Any baby less than 2 year old is free of any charges. If it turns out there is cost involved, we reserved to collect the cost.)

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  • Please reserve at least TWO days before the departure time.
  • We are ready to extend your tour in Beijing if you want. Please click Tours in Beijing for reference or contact our expert!
  • As the exchange rate of CNY to USD is floating, we reserve  the right to adjust the quote in USD according to the exchange rate on the date you pay the tour.

The tour cost includes:

  • Local transportation - private vehicle with experienced driver will accompany us for the whole tour. While we are trekking, our vehicle will transfer our luggage to the appointed site or hostel and wait.
  • Equipment: 2-way radios, first aid kit, tents and mats for sleeping bags as required.
  • Leadership: Experienced English-speaking tour leader.
  • Entrance fees: All first-entrance tickets to tourist spots mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation:  twin and tri-share clean hostels in the small counties or villages, or private home if mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals: All meals as indicated in the itinerary, with some simple picnic lunches while trekking on the Wall.
  • Travel agency liability insurance.

The tour cost does not include:

  • Personal gear required: e.g.  hiking boots or other good footwear, raincoat, cap, camera, sun-cream, sun-glasses, pocket knife, day-pack, etc
  • Expenses of a personal nature: favorite snacks, energy complement, soft drinks, laundry, local or long-distance calls, etc.
  • Tips to tour guide and driver.
  • Tourist accident insurance. NB -you are strongly suggested to possess health and accident insurance before you start on the trek.
  • Single supplement costs (for those who want accommodation on a single basis)
  • Visa to China, if required
  • Supplementary trips, entrance fees, and services not mentioned, and any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances

What makes our hikes different from the others ?

  • Our tours are private – no delays picking up other tourists from various hotels around the city. We pick up, then go!
  • Your English-speaking guide stays with you the entire trip (including the hiking).
  • Our guides carry 2-way radios (and a cell phone) in case of emergencies.
  • We use safe, reliable, government-licensed vehicles (e.g. mini-vans), not a dubiously-maintained family car or taxi.
  • We use professional drivers, not a “friend” making some extra money.
  •  We save time by taking the direct routes, even if there are charges (rather than navigating back roads trying to avoid tolls).
  •  With us, there are NO “forced shopping” stops !
  • There are NO hidden costs ! (e.g. fuel surcharge)
  •   We are proud of our Wall. We want YOU to become an ambassador of Great Wall hiking too!
  •  We not only want our customers to return – we want them to tell their friends!   

 
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