6 days walking, some days half-day walks with vehicle support. Low altitude throughout, maximum 1044m.
3 nights comfortable hotels, 5 nights basic guesthouse, 1 night standard hotel all en suite.
8 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners included.
GRADE B/C This trip is classified as moderate/challenging. 6 days walking, with some days half-day walks with vehicle support, and low altitude throughout, maximum 1044m. We strongly recommend that you thoroughly read the Exodus grading system as outlined in the Walking & Trekking Brochure before booking this trip. You will need to be confident in your physical ability to attempt this trek. Walking Conditions Daily distances are not long but some sections are narrow and overgrown and there are some sections where you will need to use your hands. The wall has deteriorated due to earthquakes and heavy rain in recent years and some sections may vary from trek to trek. There are a couple of hilly days and most days will involve some up and down. Some of the restored sections have very steep steps. Parts of the sections of the wall we walk on are generally in good condition, between about 5 and 7 metres high and approx 4 to 5 metres wide but a lot of sections can be steep, and are in poor condition with loose rocks and flagstones. We spend 5 nights in varying basic hotels, and in basic guesthouses/homestays, as the sections of wall we visit are well away from tourist style hotels. You should be prepared for these basic conditions and bad roads on this trip in order to get away from the usual crowds in China.
Normal group size and age
Normally 6 to 16 plus leader. Minimum age 16.
This trip can also be extended to visit the famous Terracotta Warriors and see Xian one of China's former capitals. See Trip Notes or talk to a sales expert for details and prices.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
In order to provide a more accurate grading system, where a trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or split grade, for example Moderate/Challenging. Occasionally, there are optional activities available en route, in this case the optional grade is indicated in brackets, for example Grade Challenging (climb Tough+). Clearly, conditions may differ from region-to-region or month-to-month and as such the information given on these pages is designed to act as a guide only. In all cases you should refer to the respective holiday's Trip Notes for further details.
Walking & Trekking: Trips are wholly trekking-focused or simply include a significant number of walking days during the itinerary.
Culture: Let Exodus show you a different side to many of the world's greatest cultural attractions.