* May, 13 - 22
* June, 10 - 19
* July 29 - August 07
* August, 12 - 21
* August 26 - September 04
* September, 16 - 25
* October, 07 - 16
Stepping out across the peaceful semi-ruin of a section of the Great Wall is like walking in the footsteps of the past. Far from the madding tourist crowds we are able to get a great sense of the scale and the majesty of this remarkable piece of engineering without rushing through in a big group. As we trek along various contrasting sections of the wall, we get closer to day-to-day life in rural China before returning to Beijing, a city steeped with history yet plunging headlong into modernisation.
Day 1: Start Beijing. Traditional Beijing Duck dinner.
Day 2: Transfer to Mutian Yu and trek past watchtowers on the Great Wall then transfer to Jiankou.
Day 3: Morning trek around Jiankou with its steep mountains and beautiful scenery. Transfer to Gubeikou.
Day 4: Trek along the wall near Gubeikou.
Day 5: Trek past villages to Jinshanling.
Day 6: Trek over mountain ridges from Jinshanling to Simatai, past ruined and restored watchtowers.
Day 7: Drive to Taipingzhai and trek to Huangyaguan, overnight at farmer's house.
Day 8: Visit the East Qing Tombs, transfer to Beijing.
Day 9: Sightseeing tour of Beijing, including Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.
Day 10: Tour ends in Beijing.
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Asia China Outdoor: Land Rambler Hiking & Trekking Cultural Journey