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One-day Hike from
to Jinshanling


 1-day hiking (15 routes)

0A: Mutianyu
 0B: Jinshanling self-guided
 1AA: Gubeikou-Jinshanling

 1AB: Simatai West to Jinshanling
 1AT: Crouching Tigers Mountain
 1B: Jiankou-Mutianyu
 1S1: Jiankou-Mutianyu Sunset
 1S2: G
ubeikou to Jinshanling Sunset

 1S3: Jinshanling to West Simatai Sunset
 1S4: Imperial Great Wall Sunset
 1S5: Crouching Tigers Sunset
 1C: East Qing Tomb-Huanyaguan
1D: Lakeside Great Wall Hike

 1D1: Lakeside Wall Hike & Bike

 1D2: Lakeside Wall HikeRepair  
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 solo hiker 339
2 189
3 169
4, 5 149
6, 7, 8, 9 129
10+ 129




* 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

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 $7.99 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 Hike from the Battlefield Gubeikou to Jinshanling (followed by gourmet lunch)

TOUR 1AA: See both the Great Wall sections built 1,500 years ago and 600 years ago -
The most popular alternative route to replace Tour 1A after Simatai was closed


Popularity Ranking:

*Ranked by the quantity of signups of all 1-day hiking routes.


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"I don't often do endorsements, but I am happy to recommend The Great Wall Adventure Club to any and all who are thinking of travelling to China. The company was thorough and professional from first contact until the hour I departed. They routinely went above and beyond the call of duty to make my trip smooth and unforgettable. My guide was excellent! Fun, informative, always on time (early, in fact) and a clear communicator. If you are browsing for a terrific, trustworthy tour company in China -- look no further. I loved my experience with The Great Wall Adventure Club!"

-- American TV Sportscaster Scott Hanson hiked Gubeikou and Jinshanling in July 2012.






Gubeikou was a strategic fort to protect the capital in ancient times. Gubeikou, along with the passes at Shanhaiguan and Juyongguan, was a key strategic target in military campaigns since ancient times. Protecting these three passes was considered vital for keeping Beijing safe from the Mongolian nomads. The vistas of the sinuous Wall snaking its way over the ridges of the Yanshan are breathtaking. This section of the wall meanders through the countryside and mountains, and you will be rewarded by the scenery along both the Gubeikou and Jinshanlng sections.


Gubeikou Great Wall in World War II


In 1933, the Chinese military dealt with Japanese invasion soldiers in Gubeikou. In the four-month-long fights, over 5,000 Japanese soldiers were eliminated while 9,000 Chinese soldiers died. It was fantastic that the ancient wall surface was still useful in World War II. In other words, Gubeikou is not just a relic however it continued to be a field of battle in the modern-day globe. Today, there is still an armed forces setup in Gubeikou and also we'll take a side path along the Wall to bypass that restricted area. At Gubeikou, there exists the Gubeikou Great Wall Anti-Japanese War Memorial.





Jinshanling Great Wall, a UNESCO Globe Heritage Site, while partly brought back, is not almost as crowded as Badaling or Mutianyu, enabling you to have a more intimate experience with the wall. Jinshanling is recognized for it several lovely watchtowers, as well as the method it winds as well as snakes its method along the hills. When you first get up on Jinshanling you will be stunned
Due to Simatai's closure, our Jinshanling-Smatai treking course has been re-routed to currently be Gubeikou-Jinshanling. This course will still consist of all the important things you love regarding the Great Wall- graceful watchtowers, splendid brickwork, and also tough but stimulating Great Wall ruins. However, please be suggested that a section of the Gubeikou Great Wall hinges on the center of an armed forces base and is hence restricted to all non-military employees. To get around this restricted location, we will certainly get off the wall surface and walk around this restricted area and afterwards hike back onto the Great Wall where it is open to the general public. Please be advised that this detour will most likely take us around 1.5-2 hrs. This arrangement relates to all walkers who intend to hike from Gubeikou right into Jinshanling, no exceptions. We apologize for this trouble, and also we thanks for your understanding.

While various other travel organizers bus you from area to area, Great Wall Adventure Club lets you personally experience the grandeur of the Great Wall by enabling you to physically pass from one area to the next. In contrast to driving across, this lets you see the distinctions in between the recovered, kept, area on one side as well as the substantially different "wild wall surface" on the other. Your guide is with you throughout the means!

  Lunch after the hike is provided with country-style Chinese stir fry and rice (also vegan-friendly).


Katherine Belarmino is an experienced travel writer, planner, and blogger who has traveled extensively throughout North America, Central America, Europe and Asia. Ms. Belarmino has a wide presence on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and her blog, "Travel the World", has gained an increasingly large following. This past December, Ms. Belamino went on our popular Gubeikou-Jinshanling Great Wall hike, and here are her recollections of her experience on the Great Wall with Great Wall Adventure Club.
For more testimonials, please click here.



Detailed Hiking Itinerary: (10kms /6 miles on the mountain, 4.5 hours of walking)


    Our guide and driver will pick you up anywhere, probably in between the times 7:30 - 8:30 am. as well as from your pick up we will drive directly to the Gubeikou (left picture) great wall. The drive ought to take a little over 2.5 hours
    Gubeikou Great Wall inhabits a purposefully important area, which is difficult to accessibility. Positioned between Shanhaiguan Pass as well as Juyongguan Pass, as well as regarding 62 miles to Beijing, it is the bastion protecting the north gateway to the funding. There are 14 beacon towers, 143 watchtowers, 16 calculated pass, three citadels and also numerous other army constructions. Many of them are popular social antiques, such as the Huge Flower Beacon Tower of the Northern Qi Dynasty, Fairy Tower, General Tower, and also the dominant Wangjing Tower
    Today we will trek for around 10 km/6 miles. Gubeikou is totally unrestored, covered with over 140 watchtowers, all differing in dimension and style. From the wall right here you will certainly be able to witness just how the wall twists and also winds along the high mountain ranges. This is as dramatic a sight on the Great Wall as you'll discover. If the weather is clear, you will certainly be able to see the glittering blue lake of the Miyun Storage tank.



    There is a section on the wall next to the army base, as well as which is off-limits to civilians. You will have the ability to detour by strolling and checking out an enchanting nearby regional town, and we will return to the wall surface someplace close to Jinshanling Please be encouraged that it may use up to one hour to bypass the army base. While walking away from the Great Wall, we'll still be able to see the Great Wall from a brief distance. After undergoing this detour, we'll get back to the Great Wall and enter via the area of Jinshanling
    Much of the trekking that we will certainly do on Jinshanling (right photo) today is relatively less complicated than Gubeikou, as the wall surface below is partially recovered and the surface area is smoother. Jinshanling has five primary passes as well as 67 watchtowers. Every 100 meters (328 feet), there is an adversary tower each of which has to do with ten meters (33 feet) high. Including various structures and also having various functions, those watchtowers are either one tiered or two-tiered. Amongst them, one of the most popular is the Big and also Small 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. Each tower has its legend. Legend has it that the stone bars utilized to develop the Wangjinglou Tower were carried to the mountaintop by Er Lang Shen, the nephew of the Jade Emperor. The basic tower was named to honor Wu Guihua, a heroine who compromised herself to stand up to the northern intruder's invasion in the Ming Dynasty. The Black Tower and also the Taochun Tower were christened to memorialize 2 women, Heigu and Taochun, that made terrific payments to the construction of the Great Wall
    When we finally get to the park at Jinshanling, we'll stop by a local farmer's restaurant had by Mr. Duan Jiujun, the photographer of this Jinshanling photo. His family members will make a scrumptious country-style dishes for you as well as might welcome you to explore his small gallery after your stomach comes to be full. This restaurant is accredited by Great Wall Adventure Club.


    Stuff you should bring 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. 


Not Included

Price does not include snacks, personal items, tourist Insurance ($7.99) , cable car (gondola) or other extra cost for unforeseen event.


Check testimonials from former hikers and view their photos.


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
(special promo price)



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