I can’t rave enough about my experience. It was a beautiful day and I appreciated my guide, Peter. Upon pick-up from my hotel, he gave me two maps which explained the whole Great Wall set-up and then a four-page brief history of the wall. For me, this was perfect. I didn’t feel prepared enough (background) and I was so grateful that he gave this information to me.
I did the Jiankou to Mutianyu hike which was perfect for me. Starts off fairly challenging but Peter always told me how long until we took a break which helped me pace myself. Be prepared to be a little sore a few days after because you spend most of the hike going downhill or steps which I always find more difficult than going up!
An added bonus were the amazing photos Peter shared with me. So appreciative of this gesture.
Thanks to Peter and Great Wall Hiking for a wonderful day!