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Meet your private guide in your hotel lobby for the drive to the Huanghuacheng section of the Great Wall, about 37 miles (60 kilometers) from Beijing. Named for the yellow flowers that bloom in midsummer, it’s been known as the Great Wall Under the Water since the Xishuiyu dam submerged several sections in 1974.

You’ll follow a mountain path to the steep and towering Great Wall, with no parapets on either side, and hike through some of the most spectacular landscapes to be found around Beijing. Enjoy plenty of stops for photos. 

The hike lasts between five and six hours, and your guide provides snacks if you get hungry before your included Chinese lunch. Once you’re done, you’ll be presented with a certificate and hop back in your climate-controlled vehicle for the drive back to Beijing.

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Great Wall at Huanghuacheng
Water Great Wall at Huanghuacheng
Huairou Huanghuacheng Great Wall
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If you’d like to beat the crowds and experience the Great Wall as guards did in ancient times, this is the Great Wall hiking trip for you. Starting from the less-visited Huanghuacheng Great Wall, you’ll follow the Wall through spectacular wild and watery landscapes with few other visitors. Led by an experienced hiking professional, you’ll cover both restored and unrestored sections on this private tour.

  • Hike along the less-visited Huanghuacheng Great Wall of China
  • Receive the undivided attention of a private guide 
  • Trek along restored and unrestored sections of the Great Wall with hardly any visitors
  • Private tour includes lunch, entrance fees, and round-trip transport
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Incredible beyond belief!

We had James as our guide. He arrived with a professional driver in a very nice car at our hotel exactly on time. Even communicated with the hotel about our plans beforehand so they informed us upon checkin. Called the night before to confirm. English...More

Thank Joel W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Exactly What I Wanted

Excellent tour! Driver and tour guide Danny were were waiting for me right at the time they said they'd come pick me up. Since this was my first trip to China, Danny gave me one massive history lesson on the country, and it was actually...More

1  Thank Kyle B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic Day!

Everything from the moment of booking until they dropped us off at the airport was first rate. Upon booking we immediately received confirmation directly from great wall trekclub verifying dates and pick up location, and received updates from booking until pick-up. As we were hiking...More

1  Thank Helen F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Hiking the Great Wall

James was an amazing tour guide. He took us through a hike that was much more intense than we had expected. He made it fun, adventurous and a trip of a lifetime!! Remember to wear hiking boots and be prepared for a technical hike. It...More

1  Thank Holly D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Private trek from HuangHuaCheng Water Great Wall to Xishuiyu

We can highly recommend this trek for all hike lovers who are fit and ready to climb quite steep part of the unrestored wall. The trek was 6 km long and took us approximately 4h with many stops for photo taking. The views were simply...More

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1 May 2018|
Response from Tin M | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I don't know. The first stage of the hike is quite demanding. FUrther ahead, some places are slippery or very steep.
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