Economically it’s worth doing this hike as part of an organised tour unless you’re in a group of four or more. A tour should cost in the region of RMB 300 per person plus 50 RMB ticket fees for entrance to the final stretch of wall at Simatai.
Carry at least 1.5 litres of water per person in summer.
There’s a fair chance local villagers will follow you for the entire hike in the hope you buy a T-shirt or drink from them. They simply won’t be dissuaded, so just put up with them.
- Seasoned travellers
- Sporty types
- Escaping the crowds
- Great views / scenery
- Nature / wildlife