Hike to one of the wildest stretches of China’s Great Wall on a private, full-day trip to Wohushan from Beijing. Drive to this unrestored section, famous for its steep geography and resemblance to two crouching tigers. Climb to the ramparts and enjoy a picnic as you admire the panoramic scenery and watchtowers trailing into the distance. Round-trip 4- to 5-hour wall hiking tour, picnic lunch, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included
Start your private tour with early pickup from your central Beijing hotel, and with your guide and separate driver, leave the city by private, air-conditioned vehicle.
Then, gaze out at Beijing’s suburbs and rural China as you head toward the Wohushan Great Wall, situated about 93 miles (150 kilometers) to the north.
On route, hear background on the 3-mile (5-kilometer) Wohushan stretch from your guide. Part of the western Guibekou Great Wall system, it stands high, at an altitude of 2,181 feet (665 meters), and resembles two reclining tigers — giving it its name, which translates as ‘crouching tiger mountain.’
Built in the 6th century during the Northern Qi dynasty, Wohushan remains wild and unrestored, and is also known for its two Sister Towers: a pair of watchtowers standing close together that look like two sisters holding hands.
After about three hours, arrive at the foot of the wall, and begin your climb. Follow your guide up the slopes, stopping on route to drink in the stunning hill views. The climb is challenging in some places, but the scenery and sight of the wall — a semi-crumbled, but otherwise unchanged version of the original built 1,400 years ago — makes it worthwhile.
On reaching the battlements, marvel at the views over the surrounding wooded hills, seeing the watchtowers of the UNESCO-listed structure lacing across the mountain ridges into the distance.
Sit down on the wall and enjoy a picnic lunch of a sandwich, dessert, chocolate, and fresh fruit, plus bottled water and juice. Then, after plenty of photos, make your descent: completing the round-trip trek usually takes around four to five hours.
Finally, relax on your ride back to Beijing, ending your tour with a drop-off at your centrally located hotel at about 6pm.