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We had a wonderful time in Tibet. We have learned a lot about this unique destination because of the wonderful guide Degyi who is so knowledge and always available towards our tours. We stayed at the Shangri-La Hotel Lhasa, and we would never imagine a Tibet travel could be so nice and amazing without the help of Degyi.

Also, thanks a lot to our Tibetan driver Mr.Wongdun for his safe driving and a good sense of service along the way.

We shall return Tibet in the near future!

P.B. and A. A - Europe
Tibet Travel

June 2018 (Private Tibet Journey from Kathmandu)

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Walking the Great WallTour Name:         Walking the Great Wall
Tour Code:          M69D315
Duration:            12 Days & 11 Nights
Destination:        Beijing
Features:            The Great Wall, winds for 8850 kilometers from the Yellow Sea to the Gobi Desert in the far-flung West, is a symbol of ancient Chinese history and one of the greatest man-made achievements of grandeur. The Great Wall of China is a Must-See and Do for anyone to China. Far from the madding tourist crowds, our 12-day holiday gives you a unique opportunity of hiking on the real Great Wall from the Old Dragon's Head, the easternmost point of the Wall, westwards all the way to Beijing. A once in a lifetime experience ever! 
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Arrive in Beijing, be met and transferred to hotel. N/A Jianguo Hotel Beijing


 Beijing - Shanhaiguan

Transferred to the Old Dragon's Head, start hiking on the Great Wall to Shanhaiguan Fortress, visit Shanhaiguan towers etc. B, L, D  Local Hotel


Shanhaiguan - Sandaoguan

Start trekking to Jiaoshan and get to Sandaoguan Village.  B, L, D  Local guesthouse


 Sandaoguan - East Qing Tombs

Go on a short hike to see the Cihou tower and hike to another local village by the Great Wall, drive to East Qing Tombs. B, L, D  Local Hotel


 East Qing Tombs- Huangyaguan

Visit East Qing Tombs, drive to a village and trekking to the Huangyaguan Great Wall. B, L, D  Local Hotel

 Huangyaguan - Mountain Village

Trekking on the Huangyaguan Great Wall, drive to village near Simatai Great Wall. B, L, D  Local guesthouse

 Mountain Village - Simatai

Take a hiking at the East Section of Simatai, drive to Simatai. B, L, D  Local Hotel

 Simatai - Jinshanling

Trekking from Simatai to Jinshanling. B, L, D  Local Hotel

 Jinshanling - Jiankou

Hiking westwards to Gubeikou, drive to a village at Jiankou. B, L, D  Local guesthouse

 Jiankou - Beijing

Walking to Mutianyu where get picked up and transferred back Beijing. B, L Jianguo Hotel Beijing


A day tour in Beijing to visit Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and enjoy Peking Duck dinner at night. B, L, SD Jianguo Hotel Beijing


Transferred to airport for your departure flight. Trip ends.  B  N/A

Day01 Arrival Beijing
Today you arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Greeted and received by your local guide and escorted to your hotel in downtown Beijing. Your guide will give you briefing on the activities and arrangements in the following days. Free the balance of day.

Day02 Beijing - Shanhaiguan (B, L, D)Shanhaiguan Great Wall,Hebei
You will meet with your guide and driver in the morning. You will have a 4 hour drive to Shanhaiguan Pass, which is in a town in the northeast of Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province. It adjoins the Bohai Sea to the southeast and the Yanshan Mountain to the northwest. On arrival at the Old Dragon's Head (Laolongtou), you will start the hike towards Shanhaiguan Pass. Laolongtou is the easternmost of the Great Wall of China, which extends into the Bohai Sea. Standing here is almost like being on a peninsula as you can feel the overwhelming power of the rolling sea. The hike to Shanhaigou lasts 1.5hrs. Known as "The First Pass under Heaven", Shanhaiguan Fortress had a strategic importance in Chinese history and today it is still well preserved. Visit the fortress and towers. Overnight at a cozy and comfortable hotel in town.

Day03 Shanhaiguan - Sandaoguan (B, L, D)Trekking on the Great Wall of China
After breakfast at hotel, you will leave the town by a short drive to the foot of a mountain and start the hiking ascending to Sandaoguan village. In this local village you can chat with the local villagers. Tonight you will stay at a local farmer's guesthouse with clean bed and public bathroom.

Day04 Sandaoguan - East Qing Tombs (B, L, D)Walking on the Great Wall of China
The activity today starts with a walking to the Cihou tower, which is a fantastically beautiful ruined tower, and the layout gives you a sweeping panoramic view of the countryside. You will then hike to another local village. The villagers are descendants of the fortress' original builders. In the afternoon you will have a 4-hour drive to the East Qing Tombs, where you will stay the night in a nice hotel nearby.

Day05 East Qing Tombs - Huangyaguan (B, L, D)Walking tour on the Great Wall of China
This morning you will make a trip to the East Qing Tombs. The Eastern Qing Tombs, which is among the finest, best-preserved and largest of the extant tomb complexes in China. Along the south side of Changrui Mountain, the tombs of five emperors, four empresses, five imperial concubines, and one princess are arrayed based on the traditional concept of placing the most senior and most distinguished in the center. These tombs form a countryside version of the Imperial City. After lunch at a fine restaurant, you will be driven to a tiny village from where you will start your 1.5hrs walking towards Huangyaguan Wall. On arrival, you will visit Huangyaguan Fortress. Overnight at a clean local hotel

Day06 Huangyaguan - Mountain Village (B, L, D)Walking on Heavens Ladder on the Great Wall
Enjoy your breakfast at hotel. Then you will continue the walking on the Huayaguan Great Wall. The first hour hike takes us to the "Heaven's Ladder" on which leading to the top of the wall. You will keep walking along the wall ridge until it gradually descends to the valley below. You will walk to the mountain village in the valley and stay for the night at a local farmer's house with clean bed.

Day07 Mountain Village - Simatai (B, L, D)Walking on the Great Wall of China
Wake up in the morning and after refreshments you will take a steep trail that leading us across the village fields and up to the Wall where Tianjin City, Hebei Province, and Beijing all meet together. From there the walking is quite easy and we keep going until meeting a local village, where our driver awaits and will transfer us to Simatai. Stay overnight at a cozy hostel with private toiletries

Day08 Simatai - Jinshanling (B, L, D)Walking from Simatai to Jinshanling on the Great Wall
You hike begins from Simatai and heading westwards along the Wall to Jinshanling. To away from the normal route that most hikers do, we will take the walking on the "wild wall" that is unrestored thus keeps its original features and the view along the view is amazing. In the early afternoon you will reach Jinshanling Wall and enjoy yourself at a comfortable hotel.

Day09 Jinshanling - Jiankou (B, L, D) Walking on the Wild Great Wall near Beijing
Today you will continue the hike westwards to the General Tower at Gubeikou. Gubeikou is mostly 'Wild Wall' so the hiking will be tougher than the previous days. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the Wall in the backdrop of beautiful and refreshing countryside. At the end of today's trek, you will be transferred to local farmer's home in the village Jiankou.

Day10 Jiankou - Mutianyu - Beijing (B, L)Scenery along the Great Wall of China
You will enjoy the stunning views on the Wall at Jiankou, as it is commonly accepted the Jiankou section of the Great Wall is one of the most-beautiful parts of the 'wild' Wall near Beijing. Enjoy your last hours walking on the Great Wall to Mutianyuan. Though most parts of the wall at Mutianyu has been restored, it still offers spectacular views of the valley and the winding wall itself. You will have lunch at a local restaurant at Mutianyuan before transferring back your hotel in Beijing.

Day11 Beijing (B, L, SD)Culture visit to the Temple of Heaven in Beijing
Enjoy your buffet breakfast at your hotel. Today you will have a day guided tour to explore Beijing. This morning the tour begins with a visit of the Temple of Heaven, located in the southern part of Beijing, and has been one of the most holy places for the whole country for more than five centuries. It used as a complex of sacrificial buildings for the Ming and Qing emperors, and is the largest one in Beijing among several royal altars to Heaven, Earth, the Sun, the Moon and other deities or symbolic forces of Nature. Then you will take a walking in the iconic Tiananmen Square, which is probably the biggest one of its kind in the world. From here you will go on to the Forbidden City (also known officially as the Imperial Palace Museum ) was commissioned by the third Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Emperor Yong Le. The palace was built between 1406 and 1420, but was burnt down, rebuilt, sacked and renovated countless times, so most of the architecture you can see today dates from the 1700's and on wards. The Forbidden City was the seat of Imperial power for 500 years, and is now a major tourist attraction in China. The total area of the complex is 183 acres, so it takes quite a while to walk through, especially if you want to have a close look at everything. All together there are 9,999 1/2 rooms in the Museum, not all of which can be visited. In the evening you will enjoy the Peking Roast Duck Dinner.

Day12 Depart Beijing (B)
Free until check out and transferred to airport for your departure flight. Journey ends.

Tour costing varies upon group size, travel season and hotel accommodation levels etc. For price details please email us at info@splendidchinatours.com.

Price inclusions:
01). All accommodations based on two persons sharing one room (single occupancy is subject to supplement);
02). China internal flights with airport tax or train as stated in the program;
03). Round-trip transfers between airports or railway stations, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers;
04). All admission fees and activity expenses as listed in the itinerary;
05). Daily meals as specified in the itinerary: B denotes breakfast, L denotes lunch, and D denotes dinner (SD signifies special dinner);
06). Services of a seasoned local English speaking guide during the trekking and culture trips throughout (other languages can be arranged upon request, supplement may apply);
07). Daily bottled water during the walking on the wall;
08). Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;
09). Governmental taxes and fees.

Price excluded:
01). International airfare to/from China;
02). Chinese Visa fees;
03). Expenses of personal natural such as laundry, telephone, drinks, mini bar etc;
04). Personal shopping, optional activities and excess baggage charges;
05). Gratuities for local tour guides, drivers and hotel bellboy etc;
06). International travel insurance;
07). Services and activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary.

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