Walking the Great Wall

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5.0 Based on 26 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Trekking
  • Adventure
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Beijing, China
  • Ends Beijing, China
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Trek alongside mountains on lesservisited parts of the wall
  • Experience rural life first hand in little villages
  • Guided tour or Beijing's 'hutongs', Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City
  • Possibility to add Terracotta Warrior extension
The Walking The Great Wall trip starts and ends in Beijing. It is a trekking trip that takes 9 days taking you through Huanghuacheng, Gubeikou and Beijing in China. Walking The Great Wall is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

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 tourist crowds we are able to get a great sense of the scale and majesty of this remarkable piece of engineering without rushing through in a big group. We trek along various contrasting sections of the wall, both dilapidated and rebuilt stretches. The old portions have a romantic feel, but the new ones may look odd to people who are used to seeing their ancient monuments in a poor state, though since the wall was constructed over a 2000 year period, the new sections are just a continuation of that process. We will get closer to day-to-day life in rural China before returning to Beijing, a city steeped in history yet plunging headlong into modernity.
5 - Excellent
Based on 26 reviews
  • From USA
  • On May 18 2019
5 - Excellent
Walking the Great Wall
5 - Excellent
“What a truly unique experience to walk various sections of the wall and see rural China, as well as Beijing city and Xi'an.”
Well guided trip
4 - Very Good
“This is a well organised trip - as is always the case with Exodus everything worked, all the arrangements were good and the guide excellent. Also, the trip notes manage expectations around the trekking, hotels and food really well - the experience will be as promised - including the chicken's feet!”
Great Wall of China
5 - Excellent
“An amazing 10 day trip that was full of inspirational moments - breathtaking scenery and a varied itinerary meant that the time flew by too quickly! The group size at 9 was ideal, meaning we all fitted around one table and were able to discuss the days proceedings! Really great set of people too.”
  • Day 1: Arrive Beijing; free afternoon and Beijing duck dinner
  • Day 2: Drive to Huanghuacheng Great Wall section; afternoon begin trekking.
  • Day 3: Morning trek from Mutianyu to Jiankou, passing many watchtowers. 
  • Day 4: A challenging but beautiful morning trek at Jiankou’s ‘wild’ wall; transfer to Gubeikou and explore this section.
  • Day 5: Hike the Great Wall Jinshanling section; transfer back to Gubeikou.
  • Day 6: The most challenging walk today along the Panlongshan section; return to Gubeikou for the night.
  • Day 7: Majiagou Hill walk with views of Crouching Tiger Great Wall; drive to Beijing via Niangniang Temple.
  • Day 8: Beijing city tour visiting hutongs, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.  
  • Day 9: Our trips ends today in Beijing after breakfast.
  • 5 nights basic hotels and 3 nights standard hotel , All accommodation 
  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners included
  • Travel by private minibus 
  • Free transfers for any flight
  • All transport and listed activities
  • (if booking incl. flights)
  • 6 days point-to-point walking with full porterage
  • Group normally 4 to 16 plus tour leader and local staff. Min. age 16 yrs
  • Low altitude; maximum 1044m, average 600m
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Any international flights to/from Beijing are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Walking the Great Wall tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Walking the Great Wall tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 12 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 12 August 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Walking the Great Wall tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Walking the Great Wall tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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