Great wall trekking
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After a good breakfast, we get back in the van and go for a 2-hour drive through countryside to Gubeikou Great Wall. We will bring you to our friend from the local village that lives right next to the Gubeikou Great Wall. The lady of the house is probably the best local chef we have ever met and she will serve you great organic food on her terrace with view on the Great Wall.
After lunch, we start our hike on Beijing’s oldest Great Wall. The Winding Dragon section of the Gubeikou Great Wall is over 1500 years old. As we hike on the Great Wall, the scenery will become more and more stunning. Once in a while, we climb on the rooftop of the watchtowers, have rest and take some memorable pictures.
We reach at the Gubeikou’s General Tower after a 6-km hike. It is a massive tower with views of the whole Gubeikou Great Wall, the Jinshanling Great Wall and even the Simatai Great Wall. It’s the highest point of today’s hike and a magical place for pictures.
From this 2-story height watchtower, we head down to a small dirt trail that leads to a local farmer who will serve us an excellent dinner. Here we stay overnight at the farmhouse with view on the wild Jinshanling Great Wall.
Day 3 Jinshanling to Simatai Great Wall
After a good local breakfast, we start hiking again and within 20 minutes we set our first steps on the Wild Jinshanling Great Wall. The 10-km long Jinshanling Great Wall shows some amazing defensive features like barrier walls, battlement walls, watchtowers, gun emplacements, shooting holes, horse blocking walls. We hike down on the crumbled section of the Wild Jinshanling for about 30 minutes till we reach the most famous and best preserved section and partly restored section of the Great Wall. Here you can see how the Great Wall of China looked like during the Ming Dynasty.
The last part of our hike is all the way uphill again. We will pass the General Tower with its intoxicating views over miles and miles of Great Wall and head for the last of the 67 watchtowers of the Jinshanling Great Wall. We reach at the Simatai Great Wall. We visit 4 more towers on the Simatai Great Wall and take a last spectacular picture of the Fairy tower, which is the highest tower on the Simatai Great Wall. A small trail through the forest will bring us to the end of the valley where a good lunch awaits us. After lunch, our driver will drive us back to Beijing. We will be back at our Lama Temple meeting point at 4 pm.
Level 4: strong
We rate this hike level 4 because it’s a long 3-day hike where you for sure will feel your leg muscles after the climb to the Jinshanling staircases on day 3.
The first day hike includes a good uphill hike with backpacks but the hike is not too long. Everybody with a normal physical condition can do each day trip, but for completing the 3 days hiking trip with a smile you’ll need an above average physical condition.
Jiankou Great Wall is located at Xizhazi village in Huairou district, about 80 km from downtown Beijing. It connects to the Mutianyu Great Wall in the east (10 km away) and Huanghuacheng Great Wall in the west.
It was first built in the Tang dynasty (618-907) and was restored largely in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Jiankou Great Wall was mainly built with...
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<class=”hike_detail_title”>Day 1 Jiankou camping
Day2 & day3 : Guubeikou to Jinshanling to Simaitai Great Wall Trekking
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What you should bring:
Comfortable hiking or sport shoes and long trousers are recommended.
A small daypack to carry water
Your camera & your favorite drink for during/after dinner
From October till April: warm clothes for during the evening.
From May till September: bring sun lotion & hat
Booking and Payment
You can reserve your place for the trip by clicking on “join this trip” and filling out our online booking form.
You will receive an automatic reply with an overview of your reservation and a link to PayPal.
You can click on the PayPal link and follow the instructions to make your online payment.
If you live in China and you wish to pay online in CNY you can do that trough Wchat. Our Wchat account is hikingchina
Kids younger than 18 receive 10% discount.
Members receive 20% discount.
Kids younger than 7 receive 50% discount.
Included in the price:
English speaking guide
Food (lunch, dinner, breakfast) & water
Transport, guide, entrance tickets
Overnight stay at a farmhouse
You need to have travel insurance when you engage in our activities. Organizing this insurance from your own country is the best choice as China has different rules.
If you don’t have any insurance yet you can request a quote from our insurance partner Worldnomads
Cancelation made by the participant more than 1 week before the trip will entitle the participant 100% refund.
In case of cancelation by the participant 7 days or less before the trip there is no refund but you can reschedule your trip to another date.
If a trip gets canceled due to unforeseen circumstances (very bad weather, closed trails, heavy pollution, not enough people signed up for a trip or other acts of god) you will of course get a 100% refund.
Meeting point maps
Are you planning far ahead but your favorite trip is not on our schedule at the time you’re coming to China? Are you an indepentdant traveler that wants to keep the costs as low as possible? Just let us know your favorite trip and starting date at least 6 weeks in advance and we will add your trip to our hiking agenda. As soon as we have 6 people joining the trip we are good to go!
Private tour prices for Jiankou-Gubeikou-Jinshanling-Simatai West Great Wall Trekking 3 Days Prices are per person and include:
Pick up and drop of by private bus at your hotel ( Please let us know the pick up address)
English speaking guide, entrance tickets, hiking sticks
All meals as described in the itinerary and water for during the hike
Overnight stay in the farmhouse
|Group size||price per person in CNY||Price per person in USD|
|Nr of people||Adults||kids < 18||Adults||kids < 18|
|4||3900 ¥||3510 ¥||645 $||581 $|
|5||3600 ¥||3240 ¥||596 $||536 $|
|6||3300 ¥||2970 ¥||546 $||492 $|
|7||3000 ¥||2700 ¥||497 $||447 $|
|8||2800 ¥||2520 ¥||463 $||417 $|
|9||2700 ¥||2430 ¥||447 $||402 $|
|10||2600 ¥||2340 ¥||430 $||387 $|
|15+||please contact us for larger group prices|
Are you planning far ahead but your favorite trip is not on our schedule at the time you’re coming to China?
Are you an independent traveler that wants to keep the costs as low as possible?
Just let us know your favorite trip and starting date at least 6 weeks in advance and we will add your trip to our hiking agenda.
As soon as we have 6 people joining the trip we are good to go!
Private tours are great ways to travel if you have a group of friends, family or colleagues ready to explore nature together.
Also for school trips or company team building activities, a private tour is the way to go.
We have experience guiding trips with up to 60 people from international schools and companies.
Price for private tours will vary depending on the number of people, the chosen transportation and accommodation.
Let us know your desires and we will customize a trip for you.