Jiankou Great Wall is located in Badaohe village in the northwest of Huairou County in Beijing, about 30 kilometers away from Huairou County Town. It is also situated at Bohai Town (North part at Badaohe, whilesouth part at Bohai). It connects to Mutianyu Great Wall in the east, and joins the Dazhenyu Great Wall in the west. Because the moutain here is higher and steeper, this section becomes more winding and varied. 'Jiankou', is translated as 'Arrow Nock' in English, because the shape of the mountain is like an arrow,with the collapsed ridge opening as its arrow nock.
Meet you in the lobby at 8 o'clock, ,we will buy subway for lunch on the way,about 2 hours driving we arrive at the XiZhazi of Huairou County; then we walk through a forest and walk west on the wall. This section of the Wall is rarely visited by the tourists; During April,September and October, a few Chinese tourists interested in hiking will come to this place for visiting and the rest of time, almost none . This section of the wall is well-known for its steepness: one section is called "Ca Bian Guo" which means the wall is so narrow that only one person can go through at a time; one section of the Wall is called “San Shi Ba Deng” which has 70~80 degree slop; and one part is called "mini Potala Palace",which is built on the narrow and steep mountain range. We will leave this place when we arrive at the "sky stairs", which is about 4 hours walking.It takes 2 hours to drive to the homestay.
Meals : pack lunch, dinner
Accommdation : Homestay in Gubeikou village
Day 2 Gubeikou to Jinshanlin
Gubeikou Great Wall is located in Miyun County, 150 kilometers away from downtown Beijing. It is formed by two parts. The main part of the Gubeikou Wall was first built in the Ming Dynasty 1368 A.D,, while the other part was built in the Beiqi Dynasty 550 A.D. This section is the most intact and well preserved, original section of all the sections in Beijing. You can feel the vicissitude of history here, more than that, those bullet holes and damages will bring you back to the past when flames of war raging everywhere
We set off at 8:00 after breakfast,go straight up along the hillside, and finally step on this Gubeikou Great Wall. It takes 1 hour to walk on the hilly wall,some part is one meter wide on the top of the wall.2-3 hours later, we arrive at the highest place of this section of Great Wall, 24-Hole Guard Tower. Then we go into the mountain valley (military restricted zone ahead), walk across the farmland ,we will have lunch in the local farmer’s house,and be back to Jingshanling greatwall,Hiking time is 6~7 hours,it is 15 Kilometers.You could wait for sunset on the wall if you would like to see.
Meals : dinner
Accommdation : We will stay in the local hotel( 1st,May--31st,Oct)or Homestay(1st.Nov--30th.April)
Jinshanlin Great Wall has a strong military defense system. It includes barrier walls, crib walls, blockhouses, emplacements, watch-towers, stone-shooting windows, arrow-shooting holes, cavalry defense walls and so on, which made it infrangible then. When you stand on the Jinshanling Great Wall, you will appreciate how majestic and splendid it is, and you will understand how great and heroic the nation is
After breakfast in the last day, we go back to Zhuanduokou again and hike towards the Simatai Great Wall. About 3 hours later we reach the East 5-hole Guard Tower. If you want to hike further, you can move on for 800 meters more and come back. Then we get down from the mountain and have lunch. Return to the downtown Beijing and it’s the end of our happy tour.
Attention: There must be a lot of local peasants called "shadow" along our way. They are ready to sell you some souvenirs such as picture albums,postcards and T-shirts. Please don't talk to them or smile if you don't need any souvenir. And don't mislead them by saying you will buy something later.
Meals : lunch
1) High standard of service
2) No shopping stop, no hidden cost
3) Very experienced guide and driver
4) Comfortable air-condition vehicles with official license
5) Unlimited bottle water
Prepared by yourself
Sunglasses, sun cream, backpack, good hiking boots(or running shoes), raincoat (it’s raining season in June and July in Beijing) and snacks.
Transport and the driver, Entrance tickets, English speaking tour guide, meals as mentioned, drinking water.
Travel insurance, other personal expense (cable car, slide rail and so on), gratuities to guide and driver (2:1).
If you have special requests for the meal,such as red meat, white meat,vegetarian and so on, please tell us in advance. Furthermore, if you want a party to celebrate wedding or birthday, we can also satisfy it on the Great wall with great view.