Jinshanling to Jinshanling East (Simatai West) Hiking 1 Day Tour (6km/4miles/9-10hours)

Why Book This Tour

Adventure travel on the most popular Jinshanling. Explore broken towers along the way. Walk towards Jinshanling East with memorable hiking experience. Be amazed by the steep slopes on the halfway. Feast on a home-grown meal after your hike. Spend a hiking-filled day away from the hustle of mainstream tourism.

  • Overview
    Duration: 1 day
    Optimal season: All year around, best time: March-December
    Area: Luanping county
    Begin in: Your hotel
    End in: Your hotel or central-located place in the city
    Avg. daily distance: 3.35 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 1620 930 840 750 680 620  560 530 500

    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)
    • 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
    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:

    You will be collected from your accommodation at 7.30am or if you prefer, a different time for a memorable hiking from Jinshanling towards Jinshanling East. The adventure begins at main gate of Jinshanling where you ascend via a trail toward the Wall. 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 Tower. From 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.

    As the trail from Jinshanling to Simatai is blocked, the original hike from Jinshanling to Simatai can be done half way–Jinshanling East. You will exit at tower 22, backtrack a short distance and then descend via a newly constructed trail towards a new parking area. Still,  Simatai east can be seen from the other vantage points at Jinshanling East.

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    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 on your way back to Beijing if required.

    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.

    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.

    Download tour itinerary
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  • Map the tour/Videos
    Map the tour/Videos:

    Jinshanling Great Wall map

     

    jinshanling map

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