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GWH16-Gubeikou Winding Dragon Great Wall Hiking
 
 
Meeting Time   8:00am
Trip Length   One day
Meeting Point   Exit B of Tuanjiehu(团结湖)subway station of line 10
Hiking Distance   Approx. 8km
Hiking Duration   3 hours
Level of Difficulty   Level 3
Number of People   6-20
Price   500RMB
Hiking Date  
Detailed information about this hike

Highlights of this hike:
1. Explore the wild Great Wall which is off the beaten path; 
2. Awesome views for photographers; 
3. Fit for family with kids; 
4. Peaceful and tranquil walking on the wall;
5. Home-made Chinese lunch at a local farmer’s guest house; 
6. No commission shopping stops.

Price and discount:
The cost is 500RMB (about 80 US$) per person. It includes transportation, entrance fees, water, lunch and guides. We give 10% discount for members and kids under 12’s.

Detailed itinerary:
Gubeikou Winding Dragon Great Wall is one of the most original parts of the Great Wall for hiking. Viewed from a distance, the Wall is like a giant dragon, curving its path over the mountain peaks. The tranquility at the ruins of this section of Wall is really touching. We will start this hike from the ancient Gubeikou town. It is easy to reach the wall. This section of wall is completely untouched and authentic. You will see amazing panoramas and this hike offers awesome views for photographers.

We will walk on the wall for about 3 hours, passing by many watch towers. Built stably and elegantly, different towers have different structures and appearances. Some towers are ruined and some others are still well-preserved.  The Gubeikou Winding Dragon Great Wall construction rates highly as an architectural achievement and it provides many spectacular photo opportunities. You will cherish this unique experience that will overjoy your senses.

We will have enough time to stop and look around or take pictures. And then we will come down the wall, walking along a trail in the mountains. The bus will be waiting for us at the end of the trail. We will have a late lunch at a local farmer’s guest house after the hike.

Bad weather plan:
We will email you 2-3 days before the hike to let you know about the weather condition. If there is thunder storm, heavy rain or strong wind it will be dangerous to do the hike on the wild unrestored Great Wall in the mountains. So we will cancel it, change the dates or arrange a hike to the restored section of the Great Wall.

What to bring on this hike? 
1. Snacks;
2. Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, long-sleeved shirt; 
3. A bottle of sports drink with salt content;
4. Comfortable sport shoes (hiking boots are strongly suggested).

Level of difficulty for this hike: Level 3 (Moderate hikes) 
The level of these hikes are moderate and suitable for most people. The hiking time is usually 3-4 hours and the hikes usually include some more steep trails. They tend to 6-12 kilometers in length and approximately 500-1000 meters in elevation. However Level 3 hikes aren’t tough and most people can make it without trouble as long as you have a reasonable level of fitness and are in good health.

For whom are Level 3 hikes suitable? 
Level 3 hikes are suitable for people who are fit and healthy. It is better to have a bit of prior hiking experiences.

What is included on this hike? 
1. Air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver;
2. English-speaking hiking tour guide;
3. Entrance fees; 
4. Unlimited bottled water;
5. Chinese home-made lunch.

What is excluded on this hike? 
1. Travel insurance;
2. Cable car, chairlift, toboggan (slide way) or any other additional local facilities;
3. Personal expenses.

Customize this hike and make a private reservation:
In addition to our regular weekly hikes, we also offer private tours. You can customize a private hike for you, your family or your friends exclusively. Just tell us what you want and we will organize a hike for you, with places, guides, transport, food, and accommodation all taken care of. You can make a private reservation 
on the private tour page.

Pricing for a private tour:

Group size
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2
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4
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   8-10
Cost (per person)
  2000
   1200
850
   750
   650
   600
550
    500
1. A private tour is more flexible. Both extra distance and less distance are available.
2. Discounts are available for larger groups.
3. Prices are quoted in Chinese dollars.

Notes:
1. There are risks involved in outdoor activities. Please read our Risk Acknowledgment and Waiver and inform yourself before participating.

Other information about this hike:
Reviews of This Hike
Information about Gubeikou Great Wall
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