Ever since the Great Wall of China was made, there has always been an air of mystery surrounding its existence, the process of its making and other dilemmas that surround its existence. In these seven days China vacation package, you will be exploring the very wall of china, the mysteries of which have now taken the shape of many myths. Arrive in the beautiful capital city of Beijing to start the best China vacation package which will take you to many more places throughout the country. Get to see the Great Wall of China, the stories of which you must have heard during school times. Check out the peaceful semi-ruin section of the Great Wall which, the scale and majesty of which have not yet been matched in any part of the world. Trek along the various sections of the wall which has been preserved by the government and also the dilapidated ones. Get to feel romantic on the old portions which have frequently been used for marriage proposals. Get to see other parts of the country that have some beautiful settings and sites as well apart from the great wall. Visit Beijing’s many markets and buy things in a city that has been among the oldest continuously habituated cities in the world. Check out the highlights of the trip here –
Trip at a Glance –
Arrive in the beautiful capital city of Beijing to start the best China vacation package which will take you to many more places throughout the country.
Get to see the Great Wall of China, the stories of which you must have heard during school times.
Check out the peaceful semi-ruin section of the Great Wall which, the scale and majesty of which have not yet been matched in any part of the world.
Trek along the various sections of the wall which has been preserved by the government and also the dilapidated ones.
Get to feel romantic on the old portions which have frequently been used for marriage proposals.
Get to see other parts of the country that have some beautiful settings and sites as well apart from the great wall.
Visit Beijing’s many markets and buy things in a city that has been among the oldest continuously habituated cities in the world.
Arrive in the beautiful capital city of Beijing to start the wonderful China vacation package which would include hiking and trekking on the Great Wall of China. In this seven days tour, you will get to visit more than 5 locations in China while being part of many more excursions. Check out the details of the trip here in the following section –
Day 1: Arrival in Beijing and Beijing duck dinner
On the first day of the tour, you will be arriving in the capital city of Beijing which is one of the most fast-paced cities in the world catering to the whole world. After arrival, you will be taken to the pre-booked hotel where you can relax and have some meal. The day would be completely free to spend on your leisure and hence you should try to visit some of the markets to buy some electronic items which are the forte of the country. In the evening, a welcome dinner would be organized for the groups which will also provide an opportunity for many to sample one of the best dishes of the city – Beijing Duck. The vegetarians can have an array of their own dishes as well and hence will not have to face any difficulty. Check-in here for the night.
Day 2: Transfer to Huanghuacheng Great Wall section and trekking in the afternoon
On the morning of the second day, you would leave the capital city behind and will head to the countryside to see the Great Wall of China which would take around 3 hours to reach. The area is situated in the northwest of the city and you will be visiting the lesser-known section at Huanghuacheng which is situated by a lake and rather gives a beautiful picture of the area. The name of the area means the Yellow Flower City because during the summer the nearby mountains become completely yellow because of the local wildflowers who are yellow in color. This portion of the wall is the older one and gives a romantic feel to the couples who get swayed by its beauty. People also like the older section more as it gives them the feel of the older times unlike the newly renovated and built ones. The wall was constructed 2000 years old and some of the areas of the walls look as firm as they would have been many years ago. In the afternoon, you will be starting the walk of the wall which would be relatively challenging because of the uneven topography but the views from the top are worth the effort. Once you are done with the trek, you will come back to the guesthouse for the night.
Day 3: Trekking of great wall from Mutianyu to Jiankou, passing many watchtowers passing watch towers, trek at Jiankou’s ‘wild’ wall and transfer to Gubeikou
Today is going to be a long day because the trek would cover most of the sections today. In the morning, you will take a short drive to reach Mutianyu which is another less visited section and from here the wall gives an impressive sight as well as it snakes across the mountains and valleys to reach the distance and oblivion. This section is one of the best-preserved section of the Great Wall because the Mutianyu section used to be at the forefront and used to serve as the northern barrier defending the great capital city and the imperial tombs. Here, there are 22 watchtowers of which 20 have been open for the public while two have been sensitive to the area. The section itself if around 2300 meters long. From here, you will be trekking to Jiankou from where another trek would start in the afternoon after lunch.
Once you have had lunch, you will go to the wild section of Jiankou which was built along the mountain edge and remains as one of the wildest sections because of the clinging towers and steepest ridges. So, the highlight for this section would also include ‘spiderman wall’ or "Sanshibadeng" in Chinese; which would be an optional short vertical climb to reach the top of the wall to see the panoramic view of the area. This area is also the most photographed section of the Great Wall because of the panoramic views it gives to the viewers as well as due to its unique construction style. you will be walking around 4 km on this section after which you will be transferred to Gubeikou where you will walk another 4 km. check-in here for the night stay.
Day 4: Hiking along the Great Wall Jinshanling section, transfer back to Gubeikou
Today would be another long day in motion as you would be getting along another challenging section of the great wall which has not been traversed much as of yet. Today, you would be walking the length of the section around the Jinshanling Great Wall section (from Zhuandoukou Tower to Eastern Five Window Tower). This section is known for being the best-preserved section of the great wall and dates back from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The height of the section is around seven meters and six meters wide and has five main passes while having 67 watchtowers and two beacon towers as it zig-zags its way through the Big and Small Jinshan Mountains (the Big and Small Jinshan Watchtowers are the highlight). The construction has been made using huge bricks each of them weighing around 12 kilograms or 26 pounds while the section also features which was then used as the section where many weapon stores and soldiers’ restrooms also functioned from here. You will be traveling to Gubeikou for the night where you can have some tasty traditional dinner.
Day 5: Walking along the Panlongshan section and return to Gubeikou
Today, you would be hiking along the toughest section of the wall which is along the Gubeikou's Panlongshan Section. When you travel to this section, you would be mesmerized to see that this portion has the original essence of the wall and will immediately transport you back in the time of the Han Dynasty which made this section and used it for protection. You will see many watchtowers while the main destination would be to the Unique 24 Window Tower where you can see some of the most beautiful sights of your life. You can have a picnic lunch here on the watchtower and then the walk to go back to the city would begin which will be passed the communal playground and back to the guesthouse for the night.
Day 6: Walk along the Majiagou Hill to see Crouching Tiger Great Wall, transfer to Beijing via Niangniang Temple
Today, you have the chance to discover one of the wildest places on the Chinese soil which is the part of the Gubeikou's Great Wall known as, Majiagou Hill which was built in the 6th century and has not been reconstructed since the year 1644. This section is a little dilapidated but the beauty of the place is still intact. The ascent to the hill would start from the northern gate and when you reach the top of the watchtower, you can enjoy the views of the Crouching Tiger Great Wall which is the most beautiful scenery of the tower. You will then come back to the starting point from where you will drive to Niangniang Daoist Temple for a visit before continuing to Beijing which would take around 3 hours. Stay in Beijing for the night.
Day 7: Touring Beijing’s hutongs, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
Today is the last day of the tour and it will be an exhilarating day when you visit some of the best places in the capital city before the departure in the night. In the morning, you will start a walking tour of the city's hutongs (narrow alleys) to see the ruins of the old Beijing city and its striking traditions. From there, you would be visiting the Tian’anmen Square which is the largest square in the world and can hold up to a million people at one time. after lunch, you will be visiting the Forbidden City which has many courtyards and temples. Once you are done visiting here, you would be told to visit the amazing Beijing opera or a Kung Fu show or go for an optional foot reflexology treatment to soothe your weary feet after trekking for five days. In the evening, you can have dinner at one of the finest diners in Beijing and then would head for departure with the help of the tour operator. Thank Beijing for being an awesome host.
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