Day Hikes on the Original Great Wall of China

Great Wall Hiking Programs

1AA: Gubeikou-Jinshanling

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Hike from the traditional and WWII battlefield Gubeikou to the iconic Great Wall at Jinshanling for 10 kms.


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1AB: Jinshanling-W. Simatai

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Hike from Jinshanling, the most frequent picturesque Great Wall to the vigorous West Simatai for 8 kms. 

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1B: Jiankou-Mutianyu

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Hike from the original and highest point of the Great Wall to the restored watchtowers at Mutianyu for 9 kms.  

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1D: Huanghuacheng-Xishuiyu

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Hike at the only two lakeside Great Wall in Beijing area called Huanghuacheng and Xishuiyu to have the panoramic views of both the mountains and water. 


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1X: Gubeikou-Simatai

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A combination of 1AA and 1AB that totals 16 kms of walking on the largely unrestored and preserved Great Wall with inspiring views.  Details

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0A: Mutianyu

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Walk the restored Ming-eras watchtowers for 30 mins up to the Wall itself or ride a cable car. There is a unique toboggan ride to go down with fun.  

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How We Serve You

Private or Semi-Private Tour

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Our excellent English-speaking guide walks with you every step on the Wall. He/she will also meet you at your hotel and send you back to your hotel. He will help you with your meal arrangement. Sometimes, you can join a small group for a semi-private tour and save. 

Self-guided/Local Supported Tour

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For economic reason or more privacy, you will by yourselves or a local support staff member without an English-speaking guide. Our professional drivers and our local support staff will assist you with the camping setup.  


Group Tour

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 Sometimes you may call it a bus tour. The tour group consists of guests living in different hotels. Your will pay a low group rate for a wonderful experience with others together. Currently, only single-day tours are offered in this style.  

Testimonials

"The Great Wall was even more impressive than I'd imagined."

"We had decided to explore the great Wall in a way that was challenging and possibly away from the most common tourists routes. This was the right choice! An energetic hike up and down sections of the old and renovated parts the wall, beautiful scenery with the lake in the background, and no other tourists in the vicinity. The day was completed by an amazing lunch at a very authentic restaurant in the countryside. Excellent choice if you are in good shape and want to explore the great wall off the beaten path. " 


- patriziaazzi, Segny, France on TripAdvisor.  Date of experience: April 2017 


"The mountain range is beautiful enough on its own to go hiking in, and the Great Wall was even more impressive than I'd imagined. Great Wall Adventure Club helped me to have a great experience on the wall, with easy pick-up and drop-off, great meals, and hikes in relatively quiet parts of the wall. My guide Aaron knew the wall very well, and was able to take us to areas that were challenging but feasible, and very quiet." 


- KatFromCanada, Ottawa, Canada on TripAdvisor.  Date of experience: July 2018 


" If there was a sixth star, Oliver and the entire team of Great Wall Adventure Club would have earned it for this wonderful day hike on the Great Wall of China.


The overall booking process was more than perfect and the team did everything within their power to provide all necessary information and support not only for the tour itself, but also for my overall stay in Beijing, which was only for 48 hours as a stopover following a Tasmania trip. The tour guide Oliver even helped me with pre-registration for the Forbidden City, which I visited the day before the Great Wall tour."


- sheimbecher, Munich, Germany on TripAdvisor.  Date of experience:  March 2019
 


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