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How hard are the hikes?

How hard are the hikes? Am I in good enough shape for it? All of our Great Wall Hikes are not that difficult so that you can enjoy the view which is worthing the effort. The difficulty rating is a relatively speaking for your reference to help you with choosing the hike that you can enjoy it at the level of fitness.Among all of our day hikes ,level 1 is the easiest and level 5 is the most difficult relatively speaking.

Different sections of the Wall are in different conditions and different terrain,makes the hiking in varity difficulty level.

Level 1 Easy,accessible to all people in good health,and there are cable cars available for everlation gain.suitable for children and the elders.1-2 hours Hiking approximately.

Level 2 Relaxing,accessible to all people in goode health although there are some steep parts.Proper for children and the elders.2-2.5 hours Hiking approximately.

Level 3 2-3 hours hiking approximately,and involves a couple of rigorous climbs depending on your experience and level of fitness. Most people include children above than 10 years old will be able to complete lhis hike without much trouble.

Level 4 Moderate actually,the route is 8 to 12 kilometers in length involves some scrambling trails but not so steep.2.5-3.5 hours hiking approximately to complete,demanding some effort but not much certain endurance for individuals of good health and have some hiking experience.

Level 5 3-4 hours hiking approximately due to 2-3 challenging climbs,but not to long in lenth, physically challenging compare with other sections of the Great Wall,but easier than usual meaning of level 5 for experienced hikers in good shape.

Difficult Level Hikes 5 GWH01- Jiankou Great Wall Hike 4 GWH02- Gubeikou to Jingshanling Great Wall Hike 3 GWH03- Jinshanling to Simatai Great Wall Hike 2 GWH04- HuanghuaCheng Great Wall Hike 1 GWH05- Mutianyu Great Wall Hike

What to bring? Proper Equipment for a Day Hike Standard Gear List for Summer Hiking for your reference in order to enjoy the hike and reduce the emergencies. This is a list of basic gear for short warm weather hikes for difficulty level 5 Jiankou Great Wall.

A small backpack, a.k.a. daypack. A messenger bag or one of those drawstring bags are not a good choice. I recommend a backpack with a hip belt and frame (which takes the weight of your shoulders), but it is not required.

Hiking pants made from a non-cotton material, generally nylon. Many people enjoy the ones that allow you to remove part of the pant legs with a zipper and convert them into shorts. Shorts are ok in the summer. Avoid cotton as much as possible, especially on cooler days or when there might be rain. A good sports shirt - non-cotton synthetics are better than cotton. Hiking boots or trail shoes. Hiking boot need to be broken in (you can do that in Central Park or on a gym treadmill) and not too old, i.e. not falling apart. Boots need to have a good tread. It's possible to get away with sneakers for short, easy hikes, but it's not a good idea. No sandals. Hiking socks, ideally of wicking material (wool, synthetics). A change of socks will help keep your feet dry and prevent blisters. Bottles or camelbak pouch filled with water. You always need to bring at least half a gallon = 2 liters = 2 quarts of water. 3 liters or 4 liters for long hikes or hot days. Lunch and snacks, e.g. sandwich, power bar, banana, other fruit, trail-mix. Rain gear. A poncho or raincoat is usually sufficient. If heavy rain is forecast, I recommend rainpants, which are thin rainproof pants you pull over your regular pants. ID, health insurance card, and an emergency contact phone number under I.C.E in your cell phone. Cell phone full battery - cell phones are important for emergency use, but please use them in moderation on the trail.

Medication and Medical information - Bring you health insurance information and any medication you might require

Extra layers - it is always worth having a light rain jacket to double as a wind breaker and something to keep you warm in mornings and evening. A warm long sleeve shirt and a winter hat are also surprisingly useful in the late summer and early fall. RECOMMENDED: wide brimmed sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen trekking poles reduce the strain on your knee, improve stability, and make you faster

OPTIONAL: towel camera

Gear Notes: One of the most important pieces of equipment is a decent pair of boots. A good tread is of utmost importance. Sneakers are acceptable in the summer for short hikes, but specialized hiking boots or shoes offer thicker soles, better tread, and are generally water-proof. Hiking boots that cover the ankles are preferred as they help prevent sprains. Sandals are an absolute no-no. If you go hiking on a regular basis, you should definitely invest in a good pair of hiking boots.

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  • Camera
  • Video camera
  • Credit cards
  • Mobile
  • Travel bag
  • Snack
  • Map

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Do not Forget

Travelling tips for Beijing travellers:

1. Taking a Taxi: Taking a taxi is normally quite all right in Beijing. But still be aware for illegal taxis! You are kindly advised to mind the following methods to take the real taxi: 1) The legal taxi plaque number begins with the number "B" 2) The legal taxi should be equipped with the light on the top and meter measuring. 3) It's better to take a cab on the road instead of a taxi waiting somewhere. The empty taxi must present a red light in the front window. You are kindly informed that there are two places where you will possibly meet the illegal ( black ) taxi: A. The cab waiting at the North Gate of Forbidden City. Most of the time the legal cabs are not allowed to wait in front of the gate. If you still want to take a taxi when you end your visit to the Forbidden City, we advise you to walk about 200 meters and find a taxi moving on the road B. Please have a close look at the taxi waiting at the Summer Palace. We still suggest you take a going cab. Don't take a the taxi which has no letter" B" or strange colour ( normal colour: yellow and Red ).

2. Becareful! Don't go aboard the black " illegal tour coach" While travelling independently in Beijing, you may have the possibility of encountering illegal tour organizers promoting the tours on the streets. In Beijing, there are still some black illegal daily tour coaches dispatching" blind "tourists to the Great Wall or other tourist spots. You will have a nightmare tour once you get on it. To promote their illegal trips, these sales persons very often deliver a small card to passing-by travellers who want to go to the Great Wall by standing on some public areas most possibly like the street, Tian'anmen Square, or the entrance of the Forbidden City etc. They would use their "unbeatable price" to lure travellers. But once aboard their coach for the Great Wall, they will make you pay extra fees again and again. Sometimes even the Great Wall is the section you want to visit! You are kindly reminded not to take their card if you meet them. Actually it's very easy to point out an illegal tour coach in Beijing. A legal tour coach plaque begins with " B ", if not, you will possibly get aboard a " black tour coach".

3. False art students: In some places, you may encounter some so-called art students who are coming to you and speaking to you with the overt aim of practicing their spoken English with you. But actually, you will find later that they are going to sell some fake stuff to you by leading you to a show hall! Especially be careful of these places: A.Wangfujing Street B.Tiananmen Square, C.Starbuck coffee inside the Forbidden City

4. Visiting Panjiayuan flea market If you show a great interest in travelling Panjiayuan flea market which is open only on weekends, please know some art of bargainning. You must understand that some of the stuff are not real antique.

5. Is Beijing a safe city? Beijing is now definitely one of the safest cities in the world. But we cannot make any promise that there is no danger at all simply because it is a capital city. When we talk about danger, we often think people are getting robbed, cheated or misdirected in terms of money not necessarily putting a gun or knife on your back! Chinese people don't like crime. So we advise you to take care of your personal belongings and use your brain often.

6. Crossing the street: Some local people don't have much sense of traffic rule and regulation. On the street, you migh feel scared to see how some people in Beijing cross the street. Some drivers don't offer priority to the walking people or bicycles. At the same time some people neglect the traffic signals and the cars too! Sometimes some people ignore the colour change of the traffic. Please don't follow those who ignore the traffic regulation. Always remember that some of the drivers on the roads are quite new! So anything will happen!

7. Pickpockets: In Beijing today, like other big cities in the world, you can still find some pickpockets in Beijing. Most of the dangerious places: scenic spots, commercial areas, on the buses and subway etc. Beside these areas, you have to be alert whereever you are, especially when you are in a supermarket or a restaurant.

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