Great Wall Hike: Simatai West to Jinshanling from Beijing

Day Trips & Excursions in China

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As the most popular hiking trip of Great Wall around Beijing, it will show you both untouched and restored sections of the Great Wall at Simatai West and Jinshanling within 3 hours. We will reach the Wall by Kylin Tower at Simatai West, and then walk westward to Jinshanling. We will get off the wall at Shalingkou at Jinshanling, or you can walk another 30 minutes if you feel energetic and then get off the wall at Zhuanduokou . The unrestored wall, the watch towers, the beacon towers snake on the mountain from east to west. You will have chance to meet local farmer friends, try local home-made food and learn local community development. It is the best place for keen photographers along the wall. Regarding fitness it is a medium-level hiking for all ages.
Meet you up at 8am and then drive to Simatai West. You will start the hiking around 10:30 am, and it will take about 3 hours to complete the hiking. A lunch at a local farmer’s restaurant will be organized after the hiking before returning your hotel. This section offers arguably the finest hiking anywhere on the Great Wall. It is extremely photogenic, with over 15 watch-towers, and steep gradients that give constantly changing perspectives and wide, open views. There is fascinating variety in the watch-towers here. Some have two storeys, others three. Some have flat roofs, others rounded and others again are pitched with upturned eaves. This section of the wall is wild, ruined, preserved and original. On a clear day, it is difficult to fail to take good photographs here.

What’s included

  • 1. air-con vehicle with experienced driver 2. personal English-speaking hiking tour guide 3. entrance fees to Great Wall on the two sections 4. unlimited bottled water; snacks on the Wall; lunch in a local farmer’s restaurant 5. a certificate of completion for hiking on the Great Wall of China

What’s not included

  • 1. travel insurance 2. chairlift 3. personal expenses

Highlights

  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • All entrance fees included
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Free drinks included
  • Free snacks included
  • Lunch included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Led by a local guide
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour
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