Best Self-Guided Hikes

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Self-guided hike from Simatai West to Jinshanling, Jiankou to Mutianyu, Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu. Walk the trail at your own pace and only leave transportation, navigation, and logistics to us.

Self guided hikes are a good options if you prefer to explore the Great Wall on your own, you will be provide a detailed description of every day hike and the bookings.

Self-guided hikes are fully flexible which means you can normally start your walk on any day during the season.

As you’re walking independently, you’re free to follow the trail at your own pace. You set your own pace as you are not limited by the constraints of group travel. You are free to shorten or lengthen your walk as the terrain permits.  As long as you are reasonably active you will be able to find a suitable tour and we will help you choose the right hike for you.

Benefits of Self-guided Hikes
  • All info at your hand!–You get detailed descriptions of every day hike.
  • No accomodation issues–stay overnight at Local farmer’s guesthouse: we are in charge of your good nights!
  • InexpensiveThis will cost you less than you can imagine. Consider that all the accomodations and entrance fees are included!

Hiking Routes

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Jinshanling to Jinshanling East (Simatai West) Self-guided Hiking 1 Day Tour (7km/9-10hours)

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. Read more…

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Jiankou to Mutianyu Self-guided Hiking 1 Day Tour (10km/6.2miles /9-10hours)

Take a full day self -guided walk to the historic Jiankou & Mutianyu with toboggan ride/chairlift option also available. Tasting unrestored Jiankou to restored Mutianyu with plenty of photography stops, resting. Lunch at local farm style dish restaurant if required. Enjoy the freedom, flexibility, and adventure of hiking on your own. Spend some quality time on the wall and have lots of fun. Read more…

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Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu One Day Semi Self-Guided Tour (8km/5miles/9-10hours)

Take a full day semi self-guided hike to the picturesque Huanghuacheng with boat ride option also available. Tasting lakeside Great Wall with plenty of photography stops, resting. Lunch at local farm style dish restaurant if required. Enjoy the freedom, flexibility and adventure of hiking at your preferred pace. Read more…

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Jiankou-Mutianyu Jinshanling-Simatai West 2 Day / 1 Night Self-guided Hiking Tour (18km/11.2miles)

Explore the wild side of the Wall on your own, Hike through the most famous Jinshanling and Jiankou in two days, Enjoy the freedom, flexibility, and adventure of hiking at your preferred pace. Spend some quality time on the wall and have lots of fun. Read more…