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All Inclusive Private Hiking Tour: Great Wall Challenge at Jiankou provided by Greatwall Trekclub Tours

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All Inclusive Private Hiking Tour: Great Wall Challenge at Jiankou

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 07/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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    The Great wall of Jiankou
    Stop: 4 hours
    Your tour starts at 8am, and your professional Great Wall trek guide will come to pick you up at your hotel in Beijing. You will take your private car to XiZhazi of Huairou County (2 hours driving), then you will walk through a forest and walk towards west direction on Jiankou Great Wall. You will find this section of the Wall is rarely visited by the tourists. During September and October, a few Chinese tourists interested in hiking will also come to this place for fun. Jiankou Great Wall is well-known for its steepness. There is one section is called "Ca Bian Guo" which means the wall is so narrow that only one person can go through at a time. Moreover, you will encounter a section of the Wall is named "San Shi Ba Deng", which is with 70 to 80 degree slop. "Mini Potala Palace" is another exciting section of the wall, which is built on the narrow and steep mountain range. Once you reach "sky stairs" there, you will start going down from the Wall. The entire hiking time is about 4 to 5 hours, and you surely will enjoy it very much. After your tour is finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing.
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Important Information
  • Local lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Jiankou Great Wall is not open to the public yet as the infrastructure are unfinished.
  • This tour is only suitable for experienced hikers/walkers
  • Please wear comfortable hiking shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Travel insurance is encouraged
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a strong 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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Christian Mentzer wrote a review May 2019
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Our trip was absolutely fantastic! We could not be happier. The historical knowledge you delivered made us appreciate The Great Wall and culture of China. You maintained a professional manner that kept us safe on trails but also, you are extremely kind, hospitable, and
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Date of experience: May 2019
edb3g123 wrote a review Mar 2019
Punta Gorda, Florida2 contributions1 helpful vote
James was an excellent guide and we had an excellent experience with this company. They made everything easy and everything was top quality from transportation to accommodations to food to our trek. Our trek was challenging enough to be interesting but not too hard - perfect
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Date of experience: March 2019
thiagolg wrote a review Mar 2019
Miami Beach, Florida9 contributions2 helpful votes
First visit to the Great Wall and we hired James to take us to Jiankou! We had a blast and James was exceptional! Definitely one of the highlights of our trip. I would definitely recommend him and the hike in Jiankou! You get to see the original Great Wall without a lot of
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Date of experience: March 2019
Crjennin wrote a review Dec 2018
Michigan6 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a great day with James! He picked me up from my hotel promptly at 7:30AM, just as was arranged the night before. We drove approximately two hours to a parking lot where we were the only car. This was a good sign, I had been to the main tourist section of the wall and I
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Turtlegrace wrote a review Oct 2018
Falls Church, Virginia39 contributions37 helpful votes
This is the second hike I have done with James. Both have been spectacular! Newly relocated to Beijing I wanted someone that really knows the wall to introduce me the the trails and parts I have been searching for. James does not disappoint! He worked with me on where to begin
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Date of experience: October 2018
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About the operator

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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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a day trip to the great wall with James Ren
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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