Great Wall Trekking

Jinshanling to Gubeikou Great Wall Trekking

Hike 15 km from the restored Jinshanling great Wall to the Wild Gubeikou Great Wall. The scenery is stunning, the hike is intense, the photo opportunities are endless... and the local food is very good

  • Key Info
  • Discounts & Inclusions
  • Hiking Distance: 15km
  • Hiking Duration: 1.5 days
  • Departure time: 8:30am
  • Back in Beijing: 12:00am (day 2)
  • Hike level: 3
  • Price: 1300¥/215$

Meeting/drop-off point: Lama temple subway exit B (How to get there?)

Day 1: Jinshanling to Gubeikou Great Wall

Hiking distance: 15km / 4-6h

Farmhouse stay

Incl. meals: lunch, dinner

Day 2: Gubeikou Great Wall

Hiking distance: nil

Incl. meals: breakfast

Highlights

Wild & restored Great Wall

Authentic farmhouse meals

Upcoming trip:

Detailed Itinerary

From the meeting point our van will head North East for about 2 hours to the border of the Beijing and the Hebei province.

The hike starts with a climb of the infamous staircases of the Jinshanling Great Wall.  The Jinshanling section has a total length of 10km with intact watchtowers almost every 100 meter.   As we walk south, the Great Wall becomes less renovated, tourists become sparse and new views unfold. Just before we reach the restricted military zone we take a detour of the wall and up a hill top where you have a fantastic 360 degrees view of the Great Wall winding on the mountain ridges. We head down a small dirt trail that leads to a local farmer who will serve us an excellent lunch.

With renewed strength we follow a 5 km trail that curls alongside the wall, over the hills, trough a small forest and pops out of the bush at the General tower of the Gubeikou Great Wall. Here we have reached the highest point of the day and another magic place for pictures.   The last part of the hike is entirely on top of the Great Wall again.  It’s a 5km walk on top the Wild Great wall where will go trough and climb up numerous watch towers. There are no steep climbs on this sections but the trail can be slippery so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Jinshanling Great Wall trekking ,Wild Great Wall

Jinshanling to Gubeikou Great Wall Trekking

By sunset we arrive at a farmhouse surrounded by the Great Wall. Our hosts will cook a fantastic dinner accompanied by beers. Next day after breakfast we walk out the valley and trough a small folk village where our driver will be waiting for us. By lunch time we will be back at our meeting point.

Wild Great Wall trek

Level 2: Medium-Strong

These are hikes where you need a good physical condition. Hikes marked as level 2 are usually long day hikes and might include a steep uphill hike and/or trails where you need some balance.

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