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This was an amazing experience. The views from the wall were amazing. Enjoyed the hike. Our guide Jen was very personable and helpful.
An excellent day and a great section of the Great Wall to hike! The pick-up spot was convenient and the bus was on time. The ride was pleasant and there was a supply and rest stop along the way. When we reached Jinshanling, we received an orientation and a review of the map. We than had three hours to hike a section of the wall. It was a moderate hike with a few steep up and downs, but nothing too challenging. There was enough time to complete the hike with a few of the faster people having time to extend their hike. There were opportunities along the wall to buy water, beer, ice cream, and souvenirs. This is not a common hiking spot so not at all crowded and excellent photo opportunities!
Best experience ever!
Highly recommend this hike - while challenging, it is so worth it! Not crowded with great views and you get the chance to go at your own pace. Jen was prompt with pick up and offered facts about the Wall on our drive out. She made sure everyone was prepared and checked in after to see how our experience was.
I wanted a challenging section of the Great Wall and this was exactly what I was looking for. We were able to explore this area at our own pace. The wall is restored in some sections and unrestored in others. The scenery of the wall and the hillsides were spectacular, especially in spring when the trees are flowering.
Our tour guide Jen was very informative about the area and it's history . I especially want to thank her for helping me retrieve my phone when I forgot it on the bus.
The trip was fabulous. The hike is pretty decent so wear proper clothing. Jen was a great tour guide. The hike is pretty much on your own and there were lots of chances to get the perfect photo. I would do this tour again.
A comfortable ride to the site with a guide to get us up to the wall and then we walked along the wall on our own at our own pace. The guide met us at the end point for the ride back to Beijing. This wall section is great; picturesque and no crowds.
This Great Wall tour with May as a guide was awesome! It is a further drive than some other segments of the Great Wall and my tour was also in November, so we had it almost completely to ourselves. May was very informed, providing good conversation on the drive back and forth and also while hiking the wall. She is also and excellent photographer so she made sure we all had great photos of ourselves with the wall. It was a highlight of my visit to China! thank you May and Backpackers Hostel!
7km trek along the top of the wall in beautiful and peaceful surroundings away from the crowds. Our tour guide Mei was super helpful and friendly. Totally recommended
Terrific experience. The meeting point is easily reachable by public transport. The section of the wall we visited was truly beautiful and it was only our group walking it along, so at some point, you found yourself completely alone along this marvellous piece of engineering. The surroundings are equally beautiful, with sections of the wall being taken over by the forest. The guides were also very friendly and showed a wide knowledge about Chinese history and the wall construction, a pity I do not properly remember their names I think one was Yen?. We were very happy to have skipped the crowds choosing this tour. 100 recommendable!
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