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One-day Extreme Hike from
to Jinshanling and from Jinshanling to West Simatai for 16 Kms



        >> 1-day hiking (15 routes)
0A: Mutianyu
0B: Jinshanling self-guided
1AA: Gubeikou-Jinshanling

             1AB: Simatai West to Jinshanling
1B: Jiankou-Mutianyu
1S1: Jiankou-Mutianyu Sunset
          1S2: Gubeikou-Jinshanling Sunset
          1S3: Jishanling to West Simatai

          1S4: Imperial Great Wall Sunset
1C: East Qing Tomb-Huanyaguan
1D: Lakeside Great Wall Hike

             1D1: Lakeside Wall Hike & Bike
1D2: Lakeside Great Wall Hike

                  Repair the Great Wall
             1E:  Lianhuachi-Mutianyu
             1X: Gubeikou-Jinshanling-
                 West Simatai 16KM

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Gubeikou-Jinshanling Hike on Google Earth
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Tour Price

Group Size USD
per person
1 person 419
2 289
3 259
4, 5 239
6, 7, 8, 9 199
10+ 169




* Personal transfers from and to your hotel in Beijing (Airport pickup and drop-off adds RMB100. Train station pickup adds RMB50, free drop-off)
* Entry fees to the Great Wall

* Quality vehicle with A/C, professional driver and English-speaking tour guide

* Water - your guide will buy for you

* Chinese lunch in a local farmer's restaurant
* Free membership card
* USD5 credit for any of your Beijing city sightseeing bus tour

Climbing Pole Rental:
$6/each/day; $10/pair/day

Guaranteed no detours to shops,
markets or factory outlets, etc.
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If you currently don’t have travel insurance then you will be required to purchase our PICC (People's Insurance Company of China) travel and accidental insurance.
The fee will be $5 per person, and will cover the duration of your hiking/camping/trekking in order to ensure that you are comprehensively protected if injured.
For more information about our travel insurance policy please see our insurance page.



Great Wall One-day Continuous Hike from Gubeikou to Jinshanling and to West Simatai (with gourmet lunch)

TOUR 1X:  16-km Extreme Hike for One Whole Day


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1) On this hike you will get the best of both Great Wall worlds, including both majestically restored Great Wall as well as wild and dramatic unrestored "Wild Wall," making the hike much more interesting than others.
2) This program was designed at the request of hikers who want a more substantial challenge, so this 16km, 6+ hours of Great Wall trekking is not for the faint of heart!
3) If you are looking for breathtaking views with a relatively peaceful walk, then the Jinshanling-west Simatai Great Wall hike is perfect for you.
4) Walk on the Great wall sections that were previously battlefields in the modern World War II.
* Lunch in the middle the hike is provided with country-style Chinese stir fry and rice.

While various other tour agents bus you from area to area, Great Wall Adventure Club lets you directly experience the grandeur of the Great Wall surface by enabling you to literally pass from one section to the following. Unlike driving throughout, this allows you to see the distinctions in between the recovered, kept, the section on one side and also the substantially various "wild wall surface" on the other.


Detailed Hiking Itinerary: (16 kms on mountains, 6-6.5 hours of hiking)


    Our car or minivan will pick you up anywhere within the 3rd ring road, at about 7:30 am.


    From your pick up we will drive directly to the Gubeikou Great Wall. The drive should take a little over 2.5 hours. The Gubeikou Great Wall occupies a strategically important location, which is difficult to access. Situated between Shanhaiguan Pass and Juyongguan Pass, and about 62 miles to Beijing, it is the bastion protecting the northern gateway to the capital. There are 14 beacon towers, 143 watchtowers, 16 strategic pass, three citadels and many other military constructions.


    In 1933, the Chinese military fought against Japanese invasion troops in Gubeikou. In the four-month-long battles, over 5,000 Japanese soldiers were eliminated while 9,000 Chinese soldiers passed away. It was amazing that the ancient wall was still helpful in The second world war. To put it simply, Gubeikou is not simply a relic however it stayed a field of battle in the contemporary world. Today, there is still an army setup in Gubeikou as well as we'll take a side course along the Wall surface to bypass that restricted zone. At Gubeikou, there exists the Gubeikou Great Wall Surface Anti-Japanese Battle Memorial.


    Gubeikou is totally unrestored, covered with over 140 watchtowers, all varying in dimension and style. From the wall below you will certainly be able to witness how the wall spins and winds along the high mountain ranges. This is as remarkable a sight on the Great Wall as you'll discover. If the weather is clear, you will be able to see the sparkling blue lake of the Miyun Reservoir. There is a section on the wall that belongs to a military base, so you will certainly have the ability to walk as well as explore a quaint nearby local town to take a detour and also return to the wall surface someplace near to Jinshanling.


    The second part of the trekking that we will certainly do on Jinshanling today is getting easy, as the wall surface below is partly recovered and also the surface is smoother. Jinshanling has five major passes and also 67 watchtowers. Every 100 meters (328 feet), there is an adversary tower each of which is about ten meters (33 feet) high. Featuring various frameworks and also having different features, those watchtowers are either one tiered or two-tiered. Among them, one of the most celebrated are the Big and also Little Jinshan Watchtowers. The Wangjinglou Tower, the General Tower, the Black Tower as well as the Taochun Tower are additionally must-sees on the Jinshanling Great Wall.


    For lunch, we'll take a brief walk down the wall to a local farmer's restaurant owned by Mr. Duan Jiujun. His family will make a delicious country-style meal for you and may invite you to tour his small photo gallery (he takes photographs of the Great Wall as a hobby) after your stomach becomes full. This restaurant is certified by Great Wall Adventure Club.


    Following lunch, we’ll make our way back onto the Great Wall in order to cross over into West Simatai. While the eastern portion of Simatai is closed due to government maintenance and repairs, the western section of the Simatai Great Wall is still open to hikers. The Simatai Great Wall is separated into eastern and western halves by a valley, with a rainbow-like chain bridge over the valley. The hills in the west are sloping gently, with 20 watchtowers remaining in good shape. The Simatai section of the Great Wall is one of the few sections to retain the original appearance of the Great Wall. Incorporating a variety of characteristics of other sections of the Great Wall, Simatai also displays some unique features of its own. It is often described with the following five words: perilous, dense, diverse, artful, and peculiar.


    After about 2-2.5 hours of hiking in West Simatai, you will descend down the Great Wall, where you will be met by your driver. We’ll then drive back to Beijing, and you will be dropped off back at your hotel in the early evening (approximately 7 pm).


    Note: Please remember to bring the following with you:

    * Tough hiking boots, sunscreen and sunglasses
    * Backpack, and snacks or energy/protein supplements you want to have before lunch*
    * Extra cash for driver/guide tips
    * Don’t forget your camera!


The price includes entrance fees to all the gates of the Wall for this trip, transfer both ways and fee for expert English-speaking guide who will escort you throughout the way and share his/her knowledge about the Great Wall with you. Price also has included the camping facilities such as tents and sleeping pads, and bags.


Not Included

Price does not include snacks, personal items, tourist Insurance (RMB30/pax) , cable car (gondola) or other extra cost for unforeseen event.


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More 1-day Great Wall Hiking Tours:


Read complete itinerary of Route 1A: Gubeikou-Jinshanling hike
Read complete itinerary of Route 1B:
Jiankou-Mutianyu hike

Read complete itinerary of Route 1C: East Qing Tomb-Huangyaguan hike

Read complete itinerary of Route 1D:
Huanghuacheng-Xishuiyu hike

Read complete itinerary of Route 1X:
Lianhuachi-Mutianyu hike and Olympic Green
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