Take four days of guided hikes through the famous section as: Mutianyu, Jinshanling, Jiankou, Gubeikou, Huanghuacheng, etc., past mountain peaks, inspiring scenery on a unique experience without sacrificing comfort or convenience. Learn about the great wall history and rich culture of It, whilst immersed in some of the most spectacular wilderness scenery.
Begin at: Your hotel in Beijing
End at: Your hotel or central-located place in Beijing
Avg. daily distance: 5 miles
Terrain: Rolling to hilly
Min altitude: 331 meters
Max altitude: 978 meters
Physical rating: Moderate
Best time: March-December
Explore the true wilderness of Gubeikou Great Wall in an informative and easy way;
Visit the Water Great Wall: Huanghuacheng, which is featured for the elegance with water. The wall goes around a reservoir and part of the wall is underwater;
Enjoy the several hour's hiking on the Jinshanling section, the best-preserved stretch;
Enjoy private and none tourist sections of Great Wall and take great pictures;
Enjoy farm style lunches at a local family running restaurant;
Stay overnight at guesthouse to enhance your experience;
In the early morning, you will be collected from your accommodation for a wonderful day out Huanghuacheng. Hike westward to Xishuiyu when get on the Wall. The entire hike is around 2-3 hours or 6 km in distance. It is a long climb although the hike is easy. The stairs are sandy and slippery at some parts.
The final slope of the Huanghuacheng down to Xishuiyu is long and steep. The surface is dilapidated and slippery. You have to get off the wall before this final span and walk through the bushes down to Xishuiyu.
Your driver will take you to a local restaurant nearby for lunch then drive to a country guesthouse near Jiankou. Enjoy a country style dinner at the guesthouse in the evening and stay for night.
Distance: approx. 9 km
Drive to Jiankou with your belongings after breakfast. Start from Xizhazi village–around 587 m / 1926 ft above sea level. The hike is a decent uphill to reach the ruined tower–around 830 m / 2723 ft. above sea level–once leaving the village.
Due to the overgrown bushes on Jiankou, you have to walk along the very edge, quite high above the ground. There are a few vertical climbs and scrambles on the wall. After passing through many towers along the way reach the Ox Horn Edge–about 1011 m / 3317 ft. above sea level. From there take a forest detour past a campsite. It takes about 10 minutes to walk along the footpath back to the wall.
Passing through several towers we reach the RESTORED watchtower – Mutianyu. When ending up at the east side of the Mutianyu, either walking down the hill trail or going down by the toboggan or the cable car.
Lunch at a local farmer's restaurant nearby then drive to a country guesthouse near Gubeikou. Eejoy a country style dinner at the guesthouse in the evening and relax for the night.
Distance: 6–8 km
Start the walk on the wall after a short climb up to a tower. Walk eastbound along the wall to Jinshanling. Take a detour through Spider Valley when reaching the military land after 3 hours' hike. There is an abandoned house, complete with a well and a mid-sized water store in the middle of the Valley. And then we start to walk into the fields. Going through the hill trail in the fields takes 1.5 hours.
After 4-5 hrs hike, descend to the village at the base of Jinshanling. Check in at the guesthouse and enjoy a country style dinner.
Distance: approx. 8km
Along the way to Jinshanling we'll get a different view of the wall, walking a trail by the base of the Mongolia side, and making a few tricky ascents and descents on the way to the archway that will get us back on top. This section is the west side of the Jinshanling Great Wall.
We'll be following the Jinshanling Great Wall from west to east, starting off on the unrestored section before heading down into the main restored area. We'll head straight through the restored area, and on towards the Simatai Great Wall.
Access to the Simatai Great Wall from Jinshanling is still blocked, which means we can't finish up there. But we can walk out and back a few towers to get a little closer, and perhaps we'll get a preview of any new additions. After having a look, we'll head back to the tower that marks the end of the Jinshanling Great Wall. From there we will head down a park trail to finish at one of the carparks at Jinshanling.
After we finish the hike we'll have a late lunch (perhaps by the time we arrive it will be an early dinner) at a countryside restaurant and then drive back to Beijing.
|Group Size||Adult(Age:8-80) Price/p.p||Child(Age:4-7) Price/p.p||Infant(Age:0-3) Price/p.p|
|1 Number||$ 1478||$ 470||Free|
|2 Number||$ 900||$ 470||Free|
|3 Number||$ 760||$ 470||Free|
|4 Number||$ 680||$ 470||Free|
|5 Number||$ 630||$ 470||Free|
|6 Number||$ 610||$ 470||Free|
|7 Number||$ 580||$ 470||Free|
|8 Number||$ 550||$ 470||Free|
|9 Number||$ 525||$ 470||Free|
|10 Number||$ 505||$ 470||Free|
English-speaking tour guide service fee
Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver
Gas, toll & parking lot fees
Four delicious lunches in a local Chinese restaurant
All entrance tickets to the sights listed above
Round trip cable car or chair lift up and toboggan down the wall (Mutianyu section)
Three nights’ accommodation at farmers’guest house
Three dinners at farmers’ house
Accommadations in Beijing
Gratuity to the guide and driver
The quoted price is for an 8-hour tour per day.
Additional hours are billed at 50CNY to 100CNY for the guide and 50CNY to 100CNY for the driver.
Please note that the itinerary is flexible and we can adjust it according to your personal interests, the weather or any unexpected conditions.
For the lunch, we will take you to the authentic Chinese local restaurant catering for the locals with great dishes. If you prefer to take a lunch in a fancy restaurant or order dishes more than our budget then you can just cover the cost difference above our budget.
We conduct only private tour but not group tour and won't mix you with others.
Our tours are complete non-forced shopping tour and we won't take you to any factories without request to waste your valuable time.