Great Wall Hiking

Gubeikou Great Wall Sunset Hike

Hike 8km over Beijing's oldest Great Wall to reach the Gubeikou General Tower by sunset. With views over the Gubeikou , Jinshanling and Simatai Great Wall sunset pictures can't get any better.

  • Key Info
  • Discounts & Inclusions
  • Hiking Distance: 8km
  • Hiking Duration: 1 day
  • Hike level: 2 Easy-Medium
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Back in Beijing: 8:30 pm
  • Price: 600¥/99$

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

Short Itinerary

10:00 am    Gather at meeting point

10:30 am    Departure with private van

12:30 pm     Lunch at a local farmhouse

02:30 pm    Start hiking

06:30 pm    End hiking

08:30 pm    Arrive in Beijing

Highlights

Wild Great Wall

Included meals

Authentic farmhouse lunch

Upcoming trip:

Detailed Itinerary

A 2 hour drive brings us to a farmhouse in a small folk village on the border of Beijing and Hebei province. Our local farmer friends will serve us tasty lunch on their terrace with view on the Great Wall.

Just behind the farmhouse starts a little trail up the hill and within 15  minutes we arrive at the Gubeikou Great Wall. During the following 6 km hike on top of the Great Wall we take some breaks in the shade of  some of the numerous watch towers or climb on top of the Beacon Towers when excellent photo opportunities arise.

Gubeikou Great Wall sunset trek

Gubeikou Great Wall sunset trek

Our hike on the Great Wall ends by sunset on top of the Gubeikou’s the General Tower. This 2 story tower is the highest point in the area overlooking the Gubeikou Great Wall, the Jinshanling Great Wall and if the weather is good you can see all the way till the Jinshanling Great Wall. Time for your perfect Great Wall sunset picture.

Once the sun is gone behind the hills we leave the Great Wall and take a tiny hidden trail through the brush and into the valley till we reach a small road where our driver will be waiting to bring us back to Beijing. Around 9 pm we will be back in Beijing at our meeting point.

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Gubeikou Great Wall Hiking

Level 1: Easy-Medium

We rate this trip level 2 as it is a 1 day hike on a fairly easy trail. There is one uphill hike of about half an hour to start with. The rest of the trail is just slightly going up and down. It’s a perfect trip for families with kids and people with an average physical condition will enjoy the trip as well. It is a safe trail but there are a few slippery spots so its good to wear shoes with a good grip.

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