* If you are looking for breathtaking views with a relatively more affordable walk, then this hike will be right up your alley!
* No booking deadline, even past the midnight. So you can make your last-minute booking with no worry.
* Catch stunning views and meet NO crowds on great rolling terrain.
* 3-3.5 hours of walking on the Great Wall with a distance of roughly 6 kms.
* Walk from the restored part to the original wild side.
* Suitable for families with kids or seniors.
* Group size varies from 5 people to 25 people depending on the signups of each day
* English-speaking tour guide
* Included: General admission to the Great Wall!
* Included: Snack and bottled water for early morning pickups and gourmet Chinese lunch prepared freshly! Vegetarian food can also be accommodated.
* Included: Free hotel pick up in the morning if your hotel is within the 2nd Ring Road Loop!
* Easy-to-find meeting point at a Subway Station if you are outside the 2nd Ring Loop
VIP sedan hotel pickup outside of the 2nd Ring Road Loop, add CNY 69-139 (US$9.99-US$19.99) per vehicle
* Optional extension to camp on the Great Wall for an extra CNY888 or USD125 (TOUR A5+) for an enhanced full experience
Original price: CNY 549 or US$79/person.
11% off for the 1st guest;
22% off for the 2nd guest;
33% off for the 3rd guest and more guests;
44% off for seniors of 65+ or kids under 12;
Extra 5% off on the top of above discounts for college students.
6:20 AM - 7:30 AM: You will be picked up from your hotel or go to our meeting point at Chaoyangmen Station Entry/Exit A of Subway Line 2 or 6 to meet your guide and bus.
Please visit this meeting page for the direction.
10:00 AM: We'll arrive at Jinshanling. We will serve you with free bread and bottled water on board if you miss your breakfast in your hotel on the bus.
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM: Hike from Jinshanling's main entrance to the East Gate of Jinshanling. The eastern Jinshanling borders Simatai, so this area is also often called "West Simatai." You will experience the Great Wall's transition from the restored (25%) to the original (75%).
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Gourmet lunch in a local restaurant at Jinshanling.
3:45 PM: Bus returns to Beijing.
6:00 PM: Arrive in Beijing. Since it is right in the middle of the horrible rush hour, we will drop everyone off at the Dongzhimen Subway Station to save your time. Guests can take subways, buses, or taxis to return to their hotels or somewhere to enjoy the night in Beijing.
Extend Your Great Wall Experience with Camping on the Great Wall Tonight (TOUR CODE A5+)
For an additional CNY888 or USD125, you will have the chance to sleep on the Great Wall tonight. After you finish your lunch, our local support staff will meet you in the restaurant at 3:00 pm. He'll transfer you to Gubeikou of the Great Wall, where is our camping site. Gubeikou is an entirely unrestored part of the Great Wall, 30 minutes away from Jinshanling. You will relax and have a chance to watch a beautiful sunset. Toward evening, we will treat you a country-style dinner in our camping base, a family-owned hostel. After dinner, our friendly support employee will set the camp for you to sleep on the Great Wall. The next day morning, our staff will send you to a public bus that takes you to Dongzhimen Subway Station of Beijing, where you can conveniently manage your return from there.
For more details of this camping program, please visit the Affordable Group Hiking and Private Camping (TOUR 2GC1) page.
"A great trip, well organized, with a friendly group. It was everything we wanted it to be: we got the hike (wonderful), we got snacks and water, we were picked up and delivered back, and we had a great lunch to round it off. Absolutely recommended. I'd go with GWA again, no hesitation. The four of us were also extremely grateful to GWAC for refunding the money of the fifth member of the party, who was too ill to come, without any quibbles. That was kind, and left us with a very good feeling!" -
Nick H. from U.K., on TripAdvisor.
Experienced on 3 AUG 2019
Please keep in mind that our meeting time is 7:20 am. We have a dedicated page for the meeting point pictures and its location on the Beijing subway map.
This tour does NOT have a deadline for signup. If you sign up at midnight, you are fine. Show up by 7:20 at Chaoyangmen Station and claim your booking with Great Wall Adventure Club to your guide, James. James will report to our office about your participation.
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Truly our best-selling Great Wall camping tour at Gubekou with 3 hours of Jinshanling hike included.
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The Great Wall at Jinshanling is one of the best preserved parts of the Great Wall with many original features. It got its name because it was built on the Greater and Lesser Jinshan (Gold Mountain, literally) Ranges. A tablet with the Chinese inscription for Jinshanling Great Wall was set into this section. The Jinshanling Great Wall has not been repaired since 1570. It is a remote and relatively isolated section of the Great Wall. As there are relatively few tourists at Jinshanling Great Wall, it is definitely a good place to explore on foot and see the real Great Wall.
After about 90 minutes of hiking we will eventually pass over into the West Simtai which is now a part of Jinshanling geographically. 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.
The Great Wall of Jinshanling is located in Luanping County, Chengde City, Hebei Province, adjacent to Miyun County, Beijing, east of the Simatai Great Wall, west of the Great Wall of Gu Beikou, located at the intersection of Beijing, Tianjin, Liao and Meng provinces and cities. 130 km from Beijing District. It was built under the auspices of the Ming Dynasty patriotic general Qi Jiguang. He was the chief military officer of Jizhen (1567-1586) and is the essence of the Great Wall of Ten Thousand Miles, known as "the Great Wall of Ten Thousand Miles, Jinshan Unique Show." Jinshanling is 700 meters above sea level, with a view of the mountains in the north, Simatai Reservoir in the east, and Miyun Reservoir in the south, with crystal clear waves.
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