Visit Our China,  professional China travel agency and Online China tour operator. Contact Us | FAQ | About us | Feedback
Your Position: HomeChina ToursChina Hiking Tours11 Days Great Wall Hiking Tour
  • Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Jinshanling Great Wall
  • The Old Dragon Head (Laolongtou) Scenic Spot
  • Huangyaguan Great Wall
  • Shanhai Pass / Shanhai Guan
  • Simatai Great Wall of Beijing

You can click to see the attractions included in this tour itinerary.

11 Days Great Wall Hiking Tour

Tour Code: CHTT01
Tour Duration: 11 Days
Destination: Beijing
Tour overview: Great Wall, which winds for around 8852 kilometers in North China, has been being known throughout the world as one of the Eight World Wonders and attracting millions of visitors from home and abroad. Hike in different section of it and you can feel its great splendor! 

  • Tour Summary
  • Day by Day Itinerary
  • Reviews
11 Days Great Wall Hiking Tour 11 Days Great Wall Hiking Tour 11 Days Great Wall Hiking Tour 11 Days Great Wall Hiking Tour

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Beijing Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
/
Day 2 Beijing/Old Dragon's Head/Shanhaiguan Pass After an early breakfast we will have 4 hours drive from Beijing to The Old Dragon Head (Laolongtou) Scenic Spot .
After lunch, we will hike 3 kms from Chenghailou Tower to Shanhai Pass / Shanhai Guan . We tour around the tower of Shanhaiguan.Overnight in Haisheng Garden Hotel. Details...
B,L,D
Day 3 Jiaoshan/Sandaoguan This morning, we drive to the foot of Jiaoshan and start our hiking with ascending to the peak.
In late afternoon, we get to a village by Sandaoguan which is the trail end of hour hiking today.
Then, we drive back Shanhai Pass / Shanhai Guan . Overnight in Haisheng Garden Hotel. Details...
B,L,D
Day 4 Dongjiakou/Great Wall Village We drive about 40 kms to Dongjiakou after breakfast.
The trek from Dongjiakou starts with the various construction with embossment on some of the arches which are very rare to see. About 2.5 hours later, we descend down the wall to a local family for lunch. Hike another 3-4 hours along the Great Wall to another direction near the Village.Overnigh Home stay in Great Wall Village. Details...
B,L,D
Day 5 Luweishan/Liujiakou/Zunhua After breakfast, we drive 2 hours about 130kms to Luweishan(Deer Tail Hill). It is about 4-5 kms and the trekking will take us about 5 hours till we get to Liujiakou village. Then we drive to Zunhua town for hotel check in.Overnight in Zunhua International Hotel. Details... B,L,D
Day 6 Zunhua/Huangyaguan Hike about 3 hours in another section of the Great Wall near Zunhua.
After lunch, drive to Huangyaguan Great Wall . If you like, you can climb a small section of Huangyaguan on the western section. Overnight in Huangya Shanzhuang. Details...
B,L,D
Day 7 Huangyaguan/Simatai This morning, we drive about 20 minutes up to This morning, we drive about 20 minutes up to Taipingzhai village, where we start our 3-4 kms hiking from Taipingzhai to Huangyaguan Great Wall .
After lunch, we drive to Simatai. After check into the hotel, if time permits, we come to hike the eastern section of Simatai Great Wall of Beijing . Overnight in Changcheng Shanzhuang. Details...
B,L,D
Day 8 Simatai/Jinshanling Great Wall We start to 12 kms hike westwards to Jinshanling Great Wall , around 12km. Overnight in Jinshanling Hotel. Details... B,L,D
Day 9 Jinshanling Great Wall/Jiankou This morning, we will hike along the Great Wall from Jinshanling Great Wall to Gubeikou, it's 12 km and need about 4 hours hike.
In the afternoon, we get to Gubeikou town and drive about 1 hour to Huairou town. Then keep on driving to Xizhazi village by Jiankou Great Wall and so convenient to explore different section of the Wall. Overnight Home stay in Xizhazi Village. Details...
B,L,D
Day 10 Jiankou/Beijing This morning, we will have a hike on the other section of Jiankou Great Wall.
Then we drive to Huairou town for lunch, followed with a visit to Mutianyu Great Wall , In Mutianyu, we hike up to the peak of the mountain.
In late afternoon, we drive 2.5 hours back to downtown of Beijing. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
B,L
Day 11 Beijing Free at leisure until be met and transferred to airport for your flight home. Details... B
1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Include

A. Entrance fees:To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the above cities by the private air conditioned vehicle.
D. Guide and Driver: As outlined in the itinerary, a well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
E. Hotels: Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclude

A. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
B. Visa Fees.
C. Excess Baggage Charges.
D. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
E. Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
F. Single Room Supplement.
G. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
H. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Your guide will give you a briefing of the schedule of the next few days, and will answer your questions. Rest of the day will be your free time; you can explore the city by yourself or just relax.

Day 2 Beijing to Old Dragon's Head to Shanhaiguan (B,L,D)

Beijing to Old Dragon's Head to Shanhaiguan (B,L,D)

After an eraly breakfast we will have 4 hours drive from Beijing to Old Dragon's Head (Laolongtou).

After lunch, we will hike 3 kms from Chenghailou Tower to Shanhaiguan Pass which is appraised as the First Pass Under Heaven. Shanhaiguan had played an incomparable strategic important role in China's history. Then, we tour around the tower of Shanhaiguan

Overnight in Haisheng Garden Hotel.

Day 3 Jiaoshan to Sandaoguan (B,L,D)

Jiaoshan to Sandaoguan (B,L,D)

This morning, we will drive to the foot of Jiaoshan and start our hiking with ascending to the peak. After Jiaoshan, we keep on hiking downhill and uphill for a couple of times, you will enjoy the amazing scenery. We will have lunch box.

In late afternoon, we get to a village by Sandaoguan which is the trail end of hour hiking today. Then, we drive back Shanhaiguan.

Overnight in Haisheng Garden Hotel.

Day 4 Dongjiakou to Great Wall Village (B, L, D)

Dongjiakou to Great Wall Village (B, L, D)

This morning, we will drive about 40 kms to Dongjiakou after breakfast.

The trek from Dongjiakou starts with the various construction with embossment on some of the arches which are very rare to see. About 2.5 hours later, we descend down the wall to a local family for lunch.

Hike another 3-4 hours along the Great Wall to another direction near the Village.

Overnight Home stay in Great Wall Village.

Day 5 Luweishan to Liujiakou (B, L, D)

Luweishan to Liujiakou (B, L, D)

After breakfast, we will drive 2 hours about 130kms to Luweishan, which means the hill of Deer Tail for its formation. The Great Wall on this section is also wild and renowned as Great Wall in the Water.

It is about 4-5 kms and the trekking will take us about 5 hours till we get to Liujiakou village.

Then we drive to Zunhua town for hotel check in.

Overnight in Zunhua International Hotel.

Day 6 Zunhua to Huangyaguan (B,L,D)

Zunhua to Huangyaguan (B,L,D)

This morning we will hike about 3 hours in another section of the Great Wall near Zunhua.

After lunch, we drive to Huangyaguan Great Wall. Huangya, (yellow cliff), named after the yellowish hills and rocks nearby. It was originally built in Tianbao 7th of Beiqi (557 A D), the Huangyaguan was mainly repaired for the first time in Ming Dynasty with bricks under the leadership of General Qi Jiguang.

If weather permits, we could admire the sunset over the Yellow cliff from our hotel. Also if you like, you can climb a small section of Huangyaguan on the western sectioin.

Overnight in Huangya Shanzhuang.

Day 7 Huangyaguan to Simatai (B,L,D)

Huangyaguan to Simatai (B,L,D)

This morning, we drive about 20 minutes up to Taipingzhai village, then we will start our 3-4 kms hiking from there to Huangyaguan.

After lunch, we drive to Simatai Great Wall, which is well known for its ruggedness. The construction of Simatai Great Wall started under the supervision of General Qi Jiguang in the early Hongwu years (1368-1398) of the Ming Dynasty. It is 5 km long with all together 35 watchtowers.

After check into the hotel, if time permits, we come to hike the eastern section of Simatai Great Wall.

Overnight in Changcheng Shanzhuang.

Day 8 Hike from Simatai to Jinshanling (B,L,D)

Hike from Simatai to Jinshanling (B,L,D)

Today, we will hike from Simatai westwards to Jinshanling, it's around 12 kms.

The Jinshanling Great Wall was initially built from 1368 to 1389, also mainly directed by General Qi Jiguang. The 700 meters elevated Great Wall is about seven to eight meters high and five to six meters wide, which is made of brick and stone and its Watching Beijing Tower is on the highest position, where people say they could see Beijing right from here.

Overnight in Jinshanling Hotel.

Day 9 Jinshanling to Jiankou (B,L,D)

Jinshanling to Jiankou (B,L,D)

In the morning, we start 12 km about 4 hours hike along the Great Wall from Jinshanling to Gubeikou.

In the afternoon, we get to Gubeikou town and drive about 1 hour to Huairou town. Then keep on driving to Xizhazi village by Jiankou Great Wall and so convenient to explore different section of the Wall.

Jiankou has a large range of the Great Wall and worth to explore around for a couple of days.

Overnight Home Stay in Xizhazi Village.

Day 10 Jiankou to Beijing (B,L)

Jiankou to Beijing (B,L)

This morning, after a hike on the other section of Jiankou Great Wall, we drive to Huairou town for lunch, followed with a visit to Mutianyu Great Wall. In Mutianyu, we hike up to the peak of the mountain and come back the same way.

Afternoon, we drive 2.5 hours back to downtown of Beijing.

Day 11 Beijing Departure (B)

Transfer via: International flight on your own arrangement

Free at leisure until your guide meet you in your hotel lobby and then transfer you to airport for your flight home.

Comment on our service from Suzanne Eileen Chaddock, Canada
It was a fabulous trip. All the great things you made we were able to see and do while we toured your country.

Eden and I returned home to Canada yesterday. Just wanted to send you a huge thank-you for all your hard work organizing our China trip. It was a fabulous trip. All the great things you made we were able to see and do while we toured your country. If I hear of anyone heading to China I will recommend they get in touch with you.

Sincerely,

Suzanne

Collapse
Comment on our service from Ali Redza Bin Shuib, Malaysia
Our visit was a memorable one although it is a bit beyond our budget but I think it is worthwhile spending.

Thanks for your email. We are all fine thank you.

Our visit was a memorable one although it is a bit beyond our budget but I think it is worthwhile spending.
China tour in Guilin Tour in Guilin

We like your idea asking for feedback which is good for improvement.

Our respond are as follows:-

1. What do you think of our guide service?
The guide service is excellent. He assists us in taking photos and video with his own camera and share with us.

2. What do you think of our driver service?
The drive service is excellent. But if he could understand a bit of English would be better.

3. What do you think of the hotel service and their breakfast?
Hotel service was also excellent however Halal meal for Muslim tourist is good if you can prepare for their convenience.

4. Which meal makes you memorable?
Muslim Chinese Restaurant food in Guilin. We enjoy very much Chinese food but as Muslim it needs to be halal so once having a halal restaurant we enjoy the food very much especially the meat and chicken.

5. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday?
You are the one that positively respond to my request so that is why we chosen you.
China tour in Yangshuo Guilin Li River cruise

Please come to Malaysia, you will enjoy here.

Thank you and best regards,
Ali Redza & Saadah

Collapse
Comment on our service from Manuela Campanale, Italy
All the guides you proposed us were excellent! Very kind and nice, we have been very happy to meet them. From the terraces of Guilin to the old part of Lijiang to the Potala Palace, everything was very interesting!

Tour in Yunnan Meet in Guilin
Thank you for your mail and the photo!!! We are fine and I hope you are fine too!!!

1. What do you think of our guide service?
All the guides you proposed us were excellent! Very kind and nice, we have been very happy to meet them.

2. What do you think of our driver service?
The same as the guides, excellent drivers, we had no problems and we felt safe on the road.

3. Which meal makes you memorable? Please name the reason why you like or dislike it?
The dinner with you of course! :-) However the food has been very good everywhere apart the lunch on the boat at Guilin that was really very very poor. We did not like it at all.

4. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday?
Because we have already been in China with your T.O. and we had been satisfied.
Tour in Tibet Tour in Yunnan, China

5. Which part of sightseeing was the most memorable for you?
Many parts, from the terraces of Guilin to the old part of Lijiang to the Potala Palace, everything was very interesting! As I told you this third tour was the best one for us: the weather was fine and not foggy, many interesting things to see and people is more kind in this south part of China, also the guides. We think we will do the fourth tour in the next two years :-)

No other suggestion, everything was OK

I wish you a nice day,

A very big hug from Manuela
 

Collapse
Comment on our service from Doreen Jung,Canada
Our family was very happy with our tour and the services of the tour guides & drivers in each city were excellent. The hotels arranged by you were perfect for our family and the meals provided were wonderful.

Our family was very happy with our tour and the services of the tour guides & drivers in each city were excellent.  The hotels arranged by you were perfect for our family and the meals provided were wonderful.
Longji Rice Terraces Guilin tour
Thank your for all your organizing and help with our trip.  Cici in Beijing, Wendy in Xian and Lee in Quilin were all fantastic tour guides.  It was wonderful to see Lee again.  She was our guide in 2014 when we visited Guilin and Yangshuo.   Your agency helped us with our trip that time too.

Thanks for the lovely tea cups - they will always be reminders of a special time our family had on our holiday in China.

If there are any websites you would like us to post reviews, we will be happy to do so.
Cormorant fishing Long-hair Show 

My children said "It was a trip of a lifetime!" and we want to thank you for helping it go so well!

Have a good day and thanks again,
Doreen Jung

Collapse
Comment on our service from Sandra Santos, Portuguese
Let me thank you for organizing once again a great tour. All went really well with Kevin the Tour guide - his command of English was really good. Xi’an is an amazing city. We had a great time.

Good morning,

Hope all is well.

I am sorry for the late email but it has been very busy on this side :-)

Let me thank you for organizing once again a great tour.

All went really well with Kevin the Tour guide - his command of English was really good.
Xi’an is an amazing city.
We had a great time.

Thank you once again.

Cheers,
Sandra Borja-Santos

Collapse
Comment on our service from Yuyi Yeow, singapore

I must commend your team as well as our guide and driver for their excellent service and job done. We were very satisfied with the arrangements.

Thank you for your follow-up email. I must commend your team as well as our guide and driver for their excellent service and job done.

My young son felt at home with her, and she went out of her way to take care of him and entertain him during the trip. She was also very knowledgeable about most things that we had questions about. We were very satisfied with the arrangements.

I've attached a few photos of us having a great time. We were lucky to experience good weather in Nanjing as well during our travels, with no rain and warm temperatures.

  

Will definitely contact you when we next return to China.

Best Regards,
Yuyi

Collapse

Custom Tailoring: Design your own tour with our help to meet your unique interests. You don't have to compromise. Do exactly what you want to do! Let us assist you to tailor-make your own China experience.

Tell us what you need now!

Quick Questions

Our team is waiting for you questions. Please feel free to ask us any questions you might have about our China package tours, Chinese culture, or the sites available. We will gladly help you with any special needs you might have and all questions, like our trip designing is completely free of charge.

Name:      E-Mail:

How large is your group?      Your Travel date:

Enter your question:

Verify Code: Click to change the verification code.