Gubeikou Jinshanling Simatai West (East Gate ) 2 Day / 1 Night Hiking Tour (20km/12.5miles)

Why Book This Tour

Explore the best of wild Great Wall for an unforgettable outdoor experience. Leave behind the bustle of the city and step into the tranquility of Gubeikou by day, by night kick back and relax at a local farmer’s guesthouse, Move on to experience the power of the wild and rugged Jinshanling the next day.

 

  • Overview
    Duration: 2 days
    Optimal season: All year around, best time: March-December
    Area: Miyun county, Luanping county
    Begin in: Your hotel
    End in: Your hotel or central-located place in the city
    Avg. daily distance: 5 miles
    Terrain: Rolling to hilly
    Min altitude: 327m
    Max altitude: 589m
    Physical rating: Moderate
    Departure: Daily departing from Beijing
  • Prices
    Price table:
    Group size 1pax 2pax 3pax 4pax 5pax 6pax 7pax 8pax 9pax
    Price RMB / Person 2980 1980 1880 1780 1680 1580 1480 1380 1280

    All Prices shown are in RMB (Chinese Yuan) and based per person.

    Price Promises:
    • No factory / shopping stop
    • No hidden costs
    • No booking fees
    Payment:

    For your peace of mind you don’t pay for the trip until after the trip has taken place. You could pay cash to your tour guide when you are picked up. No pre-payment or deposit is required at reservation. Your money will be safe. Both RMB and US dollar are acceptable. Money Converter

    Special for kids:

    To help families we offer discounts to all children aged 17 years and below. No reason to leave the kids at the hotel.

    • Ages 0 to 4 years – FREE!
    • Ages 5 to 11 years – 50% off
    • Ages 12 to 17 years – 5% off
    • 5% off with valid student ID
    Included:
    • City accommodation pick-up
    • drop-off at same / different locations: centrally located hotel, airport, train station with your luggage (greater luggage requirements please ask for a quotation)
    • Friendly knowledgeable English-speaking guide
    • Delicious meals as described in itinerary
    • Quality vehicle with A/C, professional driver
    • Free-bottled mineral water in the vehicle
    • Admission fees
    • One night accommodation at local farmer’s guesthouse
    Excluded:
    • Gratuity to driver and guide (optional)
    • Drinks and other meals
    • Personal expenses
    • Travel insurance
    • Cable car
    Suggestions:
    • Sunscreen, sunglasses
    • Hiking or trekking shoes/boots
    • Backpack
    • Long sleeve shirt and pants (because of overgrown bushes)
    • Extra bottles of water, fruit, cereal or protein bars, snacks
    • Hat
  • Full itinerary
    Full Itinerary:
    Day 1: Beijing – Gubeikou – Jinshanling

    You will be collected from your accommodation at 7.30am or if you prefer, a different time for a wonderful two hiking-filled days. The adventure begins gently at Gubeikou village with a short climb up to a broken tower. Walk eastward and enjoy plenty of photography stops before you reach General Tower. From there you can capture the true nature of Gubeikou mountain.

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    After 1 hours’ gradually climbing through several towers, then you will reach 24 window tower. At here, a large part of the wall belongs to the military area. You will descend into the basins of the Spider Valley. From here it is a gentle walk through the corn fields to the hilly trail.

    Along the way you will pass through an abandoned house, complete with a well and a mid-sized water store in the middle of the Valley. Going through the hilly trail in 1.5 hours then walk back to the wall -Jinshanling west. After a short climb you will reach West five window Tower. Here you can sit in the tower and gaze down the spider valley.

    You’ll get off the wall at the renowned Zhuanduokou. Enjoy a yummy farm style lunch at Bakeshiying town then a short drive to the guesthouse where a hot shower, comfortable beds and country style dinner are waiting.

    Day 2: Jinshanling – Simatai West (East Gate ) -Beijing

    Wake to the tranquillity of Jinshanling and after breakfas take time to enjoy the dramatic landscape around Jinshanling. The adventure begins at east gate of Jinshanling where you ascend via a newly constructed trail toward the east five eye tower. If you’re step-master, this is right for you. At the top you will feast your eyes on spectacular panorama of Jinshanling. Take your time and enjoy the views.

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    Start the walk at east five eye tower then go up to the ruined towers. The difficulty of the hike is moderate. Along the way you will pass through several famous towers: Black Tower, Lesser Jinshan Tower, Big Jinshan TowerFrom the towers you can capture the true nature of Jinshanling basin and Simatai , Gubeikou Great Wall. Certain parts of Jinshanling can be quite slippery due to loose rock, gravel on steep slopes.

    You will be rewarded with a yummy lunch at Bakeshiying town after the hike. Returning to Beijing your driver will be happy to have a photography stop at Bird’s nest free of charge if required.

    Jinshanling has 5 main passes and 67 watchtowers. The entire hike is about 6 miles /10 km and takes roughly 3 – 5 hours. This hike brings you an unforgettable journey through the wild beauty of Jinshanling and Gubeikou.

    Note: Jinshanling currently has two gates: the Front Gate (Main Gate) and the East Gate. Be aware that  visitors are not allowed to enter from the East Gate from November 16th to March 15th and only the Front Gate is available, but visitors can still get out from the East Gate before 15:00 between Nov 16th and March 15th every year.

    Download tour itinerary
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  • Map the tour/Videos
    Map the tour/Videos:
    Jinshanling Great Wall map

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