Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu One Day Semi Self-Guided Tour (8km/5miles/9-10hours)

Why Book This Tour

  • Explore at your pace for a personal adventure.
  • See breathtaking Great Wall views.
  • Budget-friendly tour with key inclusions.
  • Accessible and flexible for all levels.
  • Overview
    Duration: One day
    Optimal season: All year around, best time: March-December
    Area: Huairou district
    Begin in: Your hotel
    End in: Your hotel or central-located place, or airport / train station
    Avg. daily distance: 3.5 miles
    Terrain: Rolling to hilly
    Min altitude: 331m
    Max altitude: 589m
    Physical rating: Moderate
    Departure: Daily departing from Beijing
  • Prices
    Price table:
    Group size 1pax 2pax 3pax 4pax 5pax 6pax 7pax 8pax 9pax
    Prices (RMB Per Person) 1290 680 590 560 520 490 470 440 390

    All Prices shown are in RMB (Chinese Yuan) and based per person.

    Price Promises:
    • No factory / shopping stop
    • No hidden costs
    • No booking fees

    We only require a small deposit to book any tour or transfer. You can conveniently make this payment via Wise, Paypal Wechat or Alipay, or other methods.

    The remaining balance can be comfortably settled upon your arrival, either in cash or online, based on your preference and convenience.

    Special for kids:

    To help families we offer discounts to all children aged 17 years and below. No reason to leave the kids at the hotel.

    • Ages 0 to 4 years – FREE!
    • Ages 5 to 11 years – 50% off–children must be accompanied by at least two responsible adults.
    • Ages 12 to 17 years – 5% off
    • 5% off with valid student ID
    • City accommodation pick-up
    • Transportation from Beijing to the wall and back
    • Professional Non-English/Chinese speaking driver
    • Free-bottled mineral water in the vehicle
    • Free cell phone rental service
    • Admission fees
    • Gratuity to driver (optional)
    • Lunch, drinks, snacks
    • Personal expenses
    • Travel insurance
    • Cable car / chair lift / toboggan
    • Sunscreen, sunglasses
    • Hiking or trekking shoes/boots
    • Backpack
    • Long sleeve shirt and pants due to overgrown bushes
    • Extra bottles of water, fruit, cereal or protein bars
    • Hat
  • Full itinerary
    Full Itinerary:

    Get ready for a thrilling and unforgettable adventure at Huanghuacheng! With a convenient pick-up from your accommodation at 7:30 am (or at a time that suits you), you’ll begin a magical day that will invigorate your senses.

    Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu One Day Semi Self-Guided Tour

    Your journey starts at Tenglong Restaurant & Lodge, where you’ll embark on a picturesque hilly trail heading west to Xishuiyu.

    The starting point is easily accessible, and though the track may be worn, it’s simple to follow. Marvel at the stunning watchtowers as you ascend from the valley!

    Imagine yourself hiking for about an hour until you reach the breathtaking boundary between the restored and unrestored parts of the Wall at Zhuangdaokou Pass.

    From there, you’ll meet up with your friendly driver who will lead the next 3-4 hours of exhilarating hike along the wild wall, ending near the beautiful lake at Xishuiyu.

    The views are absolutely magnificent! Though some parts may be overgrown with bushes and quite high above the ground, take your time and revel in the astonishing sights.

    Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu One Day Semi Self-Guided Tour

    Climbing the fourth tower at Zhuangdaokou might feel a bit thrilling, but rest assured, it’s safe and the grips are easy.

    The view from the ninth tower is simply breathtaking, offering a panoramic spectacle of Huanghuacheng with the broken wall elegantly curving into the water.

    Since some parts of the Wall are too broken to walk safely, you’ll enjoy a serene nature walk through the hilly trail to Xishuiyu village to conclude your hike.

    The entire experience, covering around 5.6 miles (or 98 km), typically takes 3-5 hours.

    This is more than just a walk; it’s a chance to truly connect with the wild beauty of Huanghuacheng.

    Worried about timing? The self-guided tour has no set timeframe, offering flexibility for plenty of breaks or photography moments.

    Plus, we’ve got you covered with a free cell phone rental service, so you can explore the Great Wall 100% worry-free.


    Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu One Day Semi Self-Guided Tour

    Who’s up for this unique experience? Adventurous souls will love our Huanghuacheng & Xishuiyu Semi self-guided walk, offering all the equipment needed, freedom to travel at your pace, and the opportunity to provide your own food.

    If you have a flair for navigation, this budget-friendly tour could be one of the most incredible things you do in Beijing!

    Did we pique your interest? Have any questions? Feel free to check the hiking tips or contact us anytime.

    Don’t miss out on additional attractions like Ming Tomb or the Summer Palace if your schedule allows.

    We’re here to provide a tailor-made itinerary at the best price, whether you prefer a self-guided or guided version of the trip.

    So go ahead, fill out the online form, and embark on a journey of discovery and excitement at Huanghuacheng.

    It’s time to embrace the adventure, and we can’t wait to help make it an unforgettable one for you!

  • Map the tour/Videos
    Map the tour/Videos:

    Huanghuacheng Great Wall (zhuangdaokou) Xishuiyu map_副本