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$100 Private & Custom Tours

Great Wall at Gubeikou and Jinshanling Private Sunset Tour

Your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby in Beijing at 11:00 a.m. Sit back and relax in your vehicle as you get driven the two hours over to the Great Wall at Gubeikou. Your adventure begins at Gubeikou village with a short climb up to a broken tower. Walk eastward, and enjoy plenty of photography stops before you reach one of the other towers. From there, you can see stunning views of Gubeikou mountain. Stop for a late lunch at a local restaurant around 2:30 p.m., and after you're done eating, ride on to Great Wall at Jinshanling. Hike for an hour before reaching a great place to watch the sunset.Once you're done watching the sunset, your guide drives you back your Beijing hotel. Arrive at your hotel at about 9 p.m.

$198 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-day Small group Iconic Great Wall Hiking at Gubeikou&Jinshanling led by farmer

Day 1 Beijing to GubeikouMeet you up by our driver at 8am and then drive to Gubeikou. You will start the hiking around 10:30 am, and it will take about 3 hours/5km to complete the hiking at Coiling Dragon Hill. A late lunch at Great Wall Inn’s restaurant will be organized after the hiking. You're free to explore the village in the afternoon. A light dinner is arranged at night.Gubeikou, along with the passes at Shanhaiguan in the east and Juyongguan in the west, was a key strategic target in military campaigns since ancient times. Protecting these three passes was considered vital for keeping Beijing safe from the Mongolian nomads. There was also a fierce battle between Chinese and Japanese in the 2nd World War. The vistas of the sinuous Wall snaking its way over the ridges of the Yanshan Mountain are breathtaking.The main Wall here has decayed (we will walk through 8 intact watchtowers ) and only the foundation is left. It is relatively flat trail instead of many stairs on the Wall. The unrestored wall, the watch towers, the beacon towers snake on the mountain from east to west. It is one of the best places for keen photographers along the wall. On a clear day, it is difficult to fail to take good photographs here. Regarding fitness it is a medium-level hiking.  Meals: lunch/dinnerAccommodation: Great Wall Inn GubeikouDay 2 Simatai West & Jinshanling to BeijingWe will drive to Jinshanling in 20 minutes after breakfast at 08:00, and start the hike at 08:30. It’s the right time to produce amazing photographs. At this time there are usually no other tourists on the wall, you have the wall to yourself. It will take about 3 hours/7km hiking on the wall. There are many steps and ups & downs. We will get off the wall near Kylin Tower and then a lunch is organised at local restaurant.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 watchtowers 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.Our farmer host will say goodbye to us after lunch. The driver will bring you back to the city afterward.

$1793 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private Tour: 4-Day Great Wall Hiking and Camping from Beijing

Day 1 Beijing - Great Wall Gubeikou (L,D)9:00AM your guide will pick up you at your hotel lobby in Beijing. Transferred for 2-3 hours to Great Wall at Gubeikou. After lunch commence hiking on the Great Wall. The highest beacon tower is 670 meters in elevation. Ground elevation is 180 meters. Total hiking distance today: 5.5 miles, total ascent: 515 meters. Hiking time is 3 hours, stopping and relaxing time is 1 hour 45 minutes. Today’s wall is entirely wild wall. Though most of it is crumbling, one can still feel its grandeur when one is there. At foothill of the Great Wall, there is a village named Hundred Family Names Village. That is 600 years ago in Ming Dynasty there was a general by the name of Qi Jiguang. He transferred armies from South China to build the great wall. The wall was so well built those days that during the 140 years of General Qi Jiguang and after him, there was never any invasion by Mongolians. Tour operator's van will pick you up after you finish the afternoon trek and transfer you to your campsite 1.8 miles away. At your campsite you will have twin share tent, dining tent and toilet tent with hand washing facility. Also you will have table and chairs so you can sit and chat, drinking beer and enjoying the landscape. Day 2 Gubeikou/Tou Liang (B,L,D)Breakfast of local corn porridge, boiled eggs and a very delicious local pancake, bread, coffee and tea. Today’s walk will be around the inner circle of the Great Wall. This is the 2nd defense in case the main wall was breached. Again it is wild wall. There will be lush vegetation view. You will have your picnic lunch on the wall. In the afternoon, you will continue your hike from Gubeikou to Village Tou Liang along the wild wall. Overnight camping in Village Tou Liang. Hiking distance: 13 milesTotal ascent: 1100 metersHiking time: 6 hoursRest time: 2 hoursDay 3 Tou Liang/Lao Dong Po (B,L,D)Today’s wall is almost completely rebuilt and one can feel its grandeur. Overnight in campsite of Village Lao Dong Po.Hiking distance: 4.77 milesTotal ascent: 697 metersHiking time: 3 hours 30 minutesRest time: 3 hoursDay 4 Simatai/Beijing (B,L)Visit Wang Jing Tower (Watching Beijing Tower). Atop there is a bird’s eye view of the surrounding mountains and if visibility is good enough people say you can see Beijing City.Total hiking distance: 3.88 milesTotal ascent: 539 metersMoving time: 1 hour 47 minutesRest time: 1 hour 29 minutesYou will have lunch back at your campsite and in the afternoon you will be transferred back to Beijing. Trip finishes after drop off at your hotel in Beijing. (B= breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

$268.99 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Beijing to Great Wall 2-Day Hiking Tour with Jiankou, Mutianyu

Day 1: Beijing -- Jiankou – Mutianyu -- Gubeikou (L, D)Meet your guide in central Beijing and hop in an air-conditioned vehicle for a 2.5-hour drive to Jiankou, where you'll begin your moderate 6-mile (10-km) hike along original sections of the Great Wall. As you hike up hill for the first hour, admire sweeping vistas and notice the elaborate stonework and roofs of structures and statues. You’ll also meander through dense jungles and bushes. Throughout your hike, you’ll be provided with water and snacks. At midday, take a rest break to enjoy a picnic lunch, which your guide will provide for you.Reach the restored Mutianyu section, where you’ll then drive to Gubeikou for an overnight stay at a local farmer's guesthouse. Walk around the village with your guide and learn how it played an important role in defending the capital during the Ming Dynasty. Then, discover the quaint rural lifestyle of local farmers as you relax and mingle with the farmers over an authentic, home-cooked Chinese meal including dumplings.Day 2: Gubeikou – Jinshanling -- Simatai West – Beijing (B, L)After a typical farmer’s breakfast, drive 20 minutes to Jinshanling to begin your 3-mile (5-km) hike at 8am. At this time, few other tourists are at the wall, so you can take postcard-worthy photographs. Hike for three hours with your guide, making a detour at Kylin Tower to head to Simatai West, an extremely photogenic, untamed section of the wall that offers some of the best hiking around. Its numerous towers and steep gradients offer constantly changing perspectives and wide, open views. After your hike, relax on the ride back to Beijing. When you arrive, enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch at Wangfujing shopping district.

$366.25 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Beijing to The Great Wall of China 3-Day Private Hiking Tour

After pickup from your Beijing hotel, you’ll be ready to begin your 3-day hiking adventure. Discover the Gubeikou, Jinshanling and Simatai sections of the wall – all lesser-traveled parts away from tourists that feature structural elements in their original form.Enjoy adventurous and sometimes challenging hikes led by an expert English-speaking guide, who’ll provide assistance, support and interesting commentary about the wall throughout your journey. On your first day, you’ll receive an introductory briefing regarding the terrain and safety requirements. You'll hike between 4 and 10 miles (6 and 16 km) every day and ascend between 1,640 and 2,625 feet (500 and 800 meters), and there will always be a support vehicle and driver nearby for assistance. You'll stay at a hotel and then in a village guesthouse, both near the wall. Daily meals are included: picnic lunches include sandwiches, fruit, cookies and nuts, and breakfasts and dinners will be cooked at your campsite or in a local farmer’s home. You'll also have hot tea or coffee every morning and water throughout your trip.For a detailed schedule, see the Itinerary section below.

$88 Outdoor Activities

All-Inclusive Private Wild Great Wall Hiking Tour at Gubeikou

Your professional tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel at 7:30am. Your tour begins with a 2-hour drive to Great Wall at Gubeikou. Gubeikou Great Wall is located along Yanshan Mountain range in the northeast of Miyun County, about 140km away from downtown Beijing. Built in the Qi dynasty (AD 555),is the oldest Great Wall in Beijing (1460 years old). The Great Wall occupies a strategically important location. It is the bastion protecting the northern gateway to the capital. Gubeikou Great Wall has two sections, Wohushan Great Wall and Panlongshan Geat Wall. The walls retains its original bricks and stones, well-preserved and unrestored. You will follow your guide and start your hiking experience from the Panlongshan Great Wall. Panlongshan Great Wall lies between Wohushan Great Wall and Simatai Great Wall. It is about 5 km long, many historical wars took place here. There are more than 40 watch towers on this part. You have 2-3 hours hiking time. After enjoy an authentic Chinese lunch, continue to hike on Wohushan Great Wall.  Wohushan Great Wall, located in the west part of Gubeikou Great Wall System, is in an altitude of 665 meters. The steep geography of this section makes the shape as two tigers, thus got the name "Wohu" meaning crouching tigers. It is famous for its precipitous geography. Hundreds years passed, the old Wall without renovation becomes one of the most representatives for people to appreciate the original Great Wall architectural art. When tour is finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing.

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