Jinshanling to Jinshanling East (Simatai West) Self-guided Hiking 1 Day Tour (8km/9-10hours/temporarily closed)

Why Book This Tour

A fantastic self-guided walking adventure across Jinshanling and Jinshanling East. Walk Jinshanling at your own pace and only leave transportation, navigation and logistics to us. An incredible walking experiences for people who like to explore the Great Wall on their own terms.

  • Overview
    Duration: 1 day
    Optimal season: All year around, best time: March-December
    Area: Miyun county
    Begin in: Your hotel
    End in: Your hotel or central-located place, or airport / train station
    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 1210 680 530 490 420 390 340 310 280

    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 if you are certain that you will not cancel the trip with us. 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)
    • Quality vehicle with A/C, professional driver
    • Free-bottled mineral water in the vehicle
    • Free cell phone rental service
    • Admission fees
    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  due to overgrown bushes on the Wall
    • Extra bottles of water, fruit, cereal or protein bars, snacks
    • Hat
  • Full itinerary
    Full Itinerary:

    Last updates on May 20, 2017: It’s confirmed by Jinshanling Great Wall office that due to construction work, a most popular hiking path to Jinshanling will close to visitors from June 1st, 2017. The reopening date is not clear yet. Alternatively, Jiankou to Mutianyu one day self guided hiking tour is a good option if it works for you.

    You will be collected from your accommodation at 7.30am or if you prefer, a different time for you for a wonderful day out to Jinshanling. After approx. 2. 5 hours drive to the main entrance, your driver will buy entry tickets for you then wait for you at Jinshanling East. Start walk eastward to Jinshanling East.  The track is well formed and easy to follow but there are some places where you must walk on vertical steps, rugged terrain or through broken towers. Along the way you will pass through several famous towers: Black Tower, Lesser Jinshan Tower, Big Jinshan Tower

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    From the towers you will capture the true nature of Jinshanling basin and Simatai, Gubeikou.  Keep walking until reaching the tower 22nd, then you will see a stair case BEHIND the tower 22, get off the stair case and turn right, you will see the exit. Walking along the hilly trail to the parking lot takes around 40 minutes, where you will meet your driver.

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    Does the self-guided tour have a set time frame? No, the self-guided tour doesn’t have any set time frame. However, the hike normally covers 3 -5 hours with plenty of breaks. The entire distance of your self guided walk is 7-8 kilometres (4-5 miles) with a total vertical climb of around 200 meters (660 feet).

    Free cell phone rental service is available once you are picked up (for local call in case you need to contact us for guiding, translation, etc)

    Note: The Free cell phone rental service includes one cell phone and local calling Sim with unlimited local calls in case you need to contact us during your tour. This is suitable for your Jinshanling hike without tour guide. You would be able to explore Great Wall on your own with 100% worry free. Cell phone will be returned back when tour is ending. Please keep in mind that your driver speaks little English, so please call our office (+86 139 1132 1502) if there is any misunderstanding with your driver.

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    Who would like this trip? Confident adventurers can try our Jinshanling to Simatai West self guided walk- all equipment provided as for our guided trips except you provide your own food and travel at your own pace using our maps. Jinshanling to Simatai self-guided hiking tours are for those independently minded hikers and walkers who would like the freedom, flexibility and adventure of hiking on their own. We are happy to arrange self-guided hiking trips for single travelers as well as families and groups of up to 12 or more. The self-guided trips can take a lot of the guess work out of planning and uncertainty out of hiking a new route in an unfamiliar area, which can mean saving you time and frustration. You don’t have to figure out how to get there, where to stay, which trails are best, how to make reservations and arrange for other logistical support. We craft each self-guided itinerary to fit your individual interests and abilities, and provide you with the information you will need to start your hiking adventure with confidence.

  • Map the tour/Videos
    Map the tour/Videos:

     

    Jinshanling Great Wall map

     

    jinshanling map

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