This Great Wall hike is one of our most challenging treks, covering a long section of wild wall in Beijing’s northwest. We’re leaving at the extra early time of 7:30am for this hike to try and avoid traffic on the Badaling Expressway. This hike is definitely not suitable for those who are not physically fit, are afraid of heights, or lack proper clothing and footwear.
Doing it again: This is one of our favourite long hikes, and in October we scheduled it for a Saturday that turned out to be a working day. Oops! We thought we’d better schedule it again before it gets too cold out there.