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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 2 weeks ago via mobile
Private hiking tour on the great wall

We really enjoyed the trip with our tourguide James. Everything is prepared and the communication works perfect even while we booked the tour just the day before. We hiked on a wild part and a restored part of the wall and we met only about...More

Thank Paeddi777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Once in a lifetime experience

It’s hard to put into words how amazing this tour was! James and the driver picked me up from my hotel and told me the history of different areas of Beijing as we drove through them to get to the Wall. The trek was difficult...More

Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
An incredible adventure!

This Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu trek is a different and uniquely exciting section of the Great Wall. The unrestored section we explored with our expert tour guide James Ren was somewhat wild and dilapidated. As a result, we journeyed along and through the original structure, often...More

Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 5 July 2018
Good Tour

This was a great tour - Jimmy and his driver picked us up right on time on the morning of the trip in a comfortable town car. Then they took us up the Great Wall on what seems to be a private way up the...More

Thank Cakemeister
Reviewed 26 June 2018
Highlight of our trip to Beijing

This tour was fantastic. You climb up a narrow trail through bushes and peach trees to the Great Wall and then walk along a stony, dusty and vegetation-laden trail along an original (not rebuilt) stretch of the Great Wall. It stretched the abilities of a...More

Thank William F
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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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