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Great Wall Trail with China City Highlights

Solo Travellers 40 Years & Over
Sunday 13 - Thursday 24 May 2018

What To Expect

The average distance trekked each day is between 5‑12km. The pace is leisurely with an average of 4‑8 hours walking each day. The trip provides a total of about 40kms of walking through generally hilly but not steep country. There are no problems with altitude sickness. The Great Wall remains paved in some areas but generally you would walk on a combination of stone paving, earth and stony rubble. Most people would find a light bushwalking boot or rugged trail shoe suitable footwear.

The walking is easily achievable for a person with reasonable fitness but is at times strenuous. The walking will be largely in the morning and mid‑afternoon. On all sections there is flexibility in movement, and progress can be adjusted to satisfy consensus (if the group wishes to stop to inspect something, or spend longer at a nearby community, such can be achieved within the schedule). In Beijing, Xian and Shanghai the order of our activities is dependent on arrangements and may sometimes differ from those outlined in the itinerary.

During the walk on the Great Wall, you will be staying in clean and basic accommodation located in local villages. While touring in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai, the accommodation will be based on standard 3.5 star centrally located hotels.

Beijing and Hebei provinces experience a rather broad temperature range throughout the year.

In late spring (May) the weather is mild to warm with the possibility of some showers.  

Rain can occur at any time but is more likely in spring (March‑May). You must pack a waterproof jacket with hood.

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Encounter Travel
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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   

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