Gubeikou-Jinshanling Great Wall Hike (TOUR 1AA)

TOUR 1AA: Great Wall One-day Hike from the Battlefield Gubeikou to Jinshanling (followed by gourmet lunch)

 "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. Joe, 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!"

Scott Hanson

American TV Sportscaster

(Toured China July 2012)

See both the Wall built 2,000 and 400 years ago with 10kms /6 miles on the mountain, 4.5 hours of walking in the winding wooded countryside ,and rugged terrain. 


Rated as the top-seller Great Wall hiking of the past five years, this program still offers all that you would expect from a premium Great Wall experience. You get the classically restored and graceful peaks of the Jinshanling and the unrestored “wild wall” of Gubeikou (which takes the place of Simatai). It makes for a wonderful lesson on the uses and purpose of the Great Wall, as the sections here were placed at a highly strategic point to keep out northern invaders. Not being nearly as crowded as other Great Wall sections, this Great Wall hike is an excellent way for a family to spend a day at the Great Wall! 

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Your tour guide and will pick you up anywhere in Beijing, probably between the times 7:30 - 8:30 am. We will drive directly to the Gubeikou Great Wall. The drive should take a little over 2.5 hours.  

Today we will hike for around ten km/6 miles. We'll start with Gubeikou and march toward Jinshanling.  

Gubeikou occupies a strategically important location, which is difficult to access. 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. Many of them are famous cultural relics, such as the Big Flower Beacon Tower of the Northern Qi Dynasty, Fairy Tower, General Tower, and the dominant Wangjing Tower. You will be able to witness how the wall twists and winds along with the steep mountain ranges. You can find dramatic views on the Great Wall here.  

Much of the hiking that we will do on Jinshanling today is relatively more straightforward than Gubeikou. The wall here is partially restored, and the surface is smoother. Jinshanling has five main passes and 67 watchtowers. Every 100 meters (328 feet), there is an enemy tower, each of which is about ten meters (33 feet) high. Featuring various structures and having different functions, those watchtowers are either one tiered or two-tiered. Among them, the most celebrated are the Big and Small Jinshan Watchtowers. The Wangjinglou Tower, the General Tower, the Black Tower, and the Taochun Tower are also must-sees on the Jinshanling Great Wall. Each tower has its legend.  

In the end, we will l stop by a local farmer's restaurant nearby with a late lunch before we return to your hotel in Beijing.


The prices are determined according to your needs and preference. Private tour and group tour are both possible. Seniors, children, veterans and students will receive additional discounts. Other seasonal and holiday discounts are also available. Please contact us for pricing request the price and discounts via the form below or visit our Facebook page

 Great Wall Adventure Club is the perfect guide for your Great Wall hiking and camping.  


  • English tour;
  • Well-experienced tour guide;
  • Professional driver;
  • Nice vehicle;
  • General admissions included;
  • Gourmet lunch included;
  • Free bottled water;
  • Free membership card;
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off included;
  • Airport pickup & drop-off at a low fee;
  • Private or small group.




Private or Semi-private English Tour including private transfers, tickets and meal. Your guide will walk with you for every step from hotel pickup to drop-off and on the Great Wall! 


Use our top-rated professional private transfer service and tour by yourself. You can pick Volkswagen Passat, Buick Minivan, or luxury Mercedes and BMW. Everything is the same as the Platinum Package except that you pay less.

Budget Version of This Hike (A6)

If you travel alone and are seeking a group tour for social and economic reasons, please sign up our A6 for the same hike but with less cost. Click below bullton for A6 details.  


Hiking Tour Map

Hiking Area

The red-shade is the area is where this tour covers. We will drive about 2 hours on a highway from Beijing to the Great Wall. Typically we will leave at 8 am from your hotel. 

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