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Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1

Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Beijing.

Day 2

Arrive in Beijing, meet local guides and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free to acclimatise and refresh after flight.

Day 3

Warm up trek from Tiapingzhai to Huangyaguan. Trekking time 3 hours.

Day 4

Trek the remote and stunning Gubeikou section of the Great Wall covering 27 watch towers! Trekking time 7-8 hours.

Day 5

Trek from Jinshanling to Simatai – another remote section, far from tourist trail. Trekking time 8-9 hours.

Day 6

Trek Mutianyu section of the Great Wall and conquer the 1,000 steps that make up the ‘Heavenly Ladder’. Trekking time 6-7 hours.

Day 7

Morning is spent in Badaling section of the Wall, repairing a watch tower. After lunch, transfer to Juyongguan to continue trekking. Trekking time 7 hours.

Day 8

Free day in Beijing to explore the sights and sounds of this amazing capital city.

Day 9

Transfer to Beijing for fight back to UK, arriving same day.

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