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We will hike along the original Great Wall, broken in places, beaten by the weather, not repaired by government funds, but still proud and strong! Enjoy the peace and solitude of the un-spoiled, quiet Wall, far away from the tourists, and hawkers of postcards and bottled water... See the real China!
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DAY 1 Jiankou / Mutianyu (BL)
10km/4-5 hrs hiking; Beijing/Jiankou 80km/2hrs driving

The Great Wall at Jiankou is located in the district of Huairou, about 80 kilometers(2 hrs) north-east of Beijing. Today we will spend the day on the Jiankou and Mutianyu section of the Wall.

In the morning, your friendly CAT guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and will drive you to a village called Xizhazi at the bottom of Jiankou Great Wall where to begin hiking. The 2-hour drive is through a picturesque valley, famous for its delicious fish. On the coach, our guide will give you a brief introduction of today's trek and distribute the packed lunch.

Firstly, We will take a small mountain trail behind one of the villagers' houses straight up to the wall. This part takes about one hour, and it is not that easy, but it allows one can imagine how the invaders felt, creeping upwards in the fog, the huge wall emerging directly above them, the guards on duty still-unaware, having their tea. When we get to the top, you will find the effort worth it - there is a deserted watch-tower right where we emerge onto the Wall, from which you will have a panoramic view of the whole valley, of the Xizhazi village below, and of the wall itself, snaking and disappearing over the mountain crest. This is a great place to catch your breath and take pictures.

The hike along the wall will take about 4 hours, and it is unlikely you will meet any other tourists along the way. Although the Wall follows the mountain crest, it is gently undulating and, although there are areas of disrepair to be navigated with care, it is fairly-easy hiking. Looking toward to the west, one of highlights is the enemy observation tower known as, "Ying Fei Dao Yang", so named because this watchtower was upright on the highest peak in the area, and eagles and hawks have to fly over it vertical-up toward to the sky. Although the majestic wall is slowly being conquered by small trees and brambles, the view from the top is still stunning! Walking along the wall to the east, you will be impressed by a big change, emerging from the peaceful, authentic section of the Wall, so full of history, onto the restored portion of the Wall at Mutianyu, full of tourists! And the end of the hike, drive back to Beijing.

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