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GWT26- 2-Day Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking & Trekking
Meeting Time   9am
Trip Length   Two Days
Meeting Point   Exit C of Dongsishitiao subway station of line 2
Hiking Distance   Approx. 20km
Hiking Duration   About 10 hours
Level of Difficulty   Level 3+
Number of People   4-15
Price   From 1200RMB
Hiking Date  
Detailed information about this hike
Highlights of this hike:
1. This hike includes Gubeikou Great Wall, the restored Jinshanling Great Wall and the unrestored Jinshanling Great Wall. It offers a great chance for you to witness a wide variety of both architecture and topography, as well as to sample the culture and history;
2. Walk on both restored and unrestored authentic wild Great Wall: an excellent chance for you to compare and contrast what the wall may have looked like when they were originally finished, and how it looks after about 600 years of exposure to the elements;
3. Awesome views for photographers;
4. Fit for family with kids;
5. Home-made Chinese meals at a local farmer’s guest house;
6. Stay at a local guest house: a great chance for you to know about rural Chinese culture and rural Chinese lifestyle;
7. Camping overnight on the Great Wall is optional;
8. Small group of maximum of 15 travelers. Usually the group has 4-10 travelers;
9. No commission shopping stops.

This 2-day Great Wall hiking tour includes three different sections of the Great Wall:
1. Gubeikou Great Wall;
2. the restored Jinshanling Great Wall;
3. the unrestored Jinshanling Great Wall.

Price and discount:
The cost is 1200RMB (about 190 US$) per person. It includes transportation, entrance fees, water, four meals, one night’s accommodation and guides. We give 10% discount for students, members and kids under 12’s.

Detailed itinerary:
Day 1:
1. In the morning we will meet at 9am;
2. After about 2 to 2.5 hours’ driving, we will arrive at Gubeikou Ancient Town;
3. In the morning: We will take a hike on West Gubeikou Great Wall; (about 6 kilometers, 3 hours);
4. Lunch time: We will have a big lunch at a local farmer’s guest house;
5. In the afternoon: After lunch we will go for a hike at East Gubeikou Great Wall; (about 5 kilometers, 2-3 hours’ walking)
6. At night we will stay at a local guest house. (Camping on the Chinese Great Wall is optional.)

Day 2:
1. After breakfast we will drive to the Jinshanling Great Wall;
2. In the morning: We will take a hike from at Jinshanling Great Wall; (about 8 kilometers, 4 hours);
3. Lunch time: We will have a late yet big lunch at a local farmer’s guest house;
4. After lunch we will drive back to downtown Beijing.

Bad weather plan:
We will email you 2-3 days before the hike to let you know about the weather condition. If there is thunder storm, heavy rain or strong wind we will cancel the hike, change the dates or arrange a tour to the restored section of the Great Wall.

What to bring on this hike?
1. Comfortable hiking boots and a suitable size daypack;
2. Quick-drying dress in summer and windproof dress in autumn, raincoat; warm clothes for the evening, spare socks and underwear;
3. Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, sunglasses;
4. Snacks and energy complement;
5. Toothbrush, small towel;
6. Personal first-aid, mosquito killer;
7. Some medicine for diarrhea and heat stroke.

What is included on this hike?
1. Air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver;
2. English-speaking hiking tour guides;
3. Entrance fees;
4. Unlimited bottled water;
5. Four meals and one night’s accommodation;
6. Camping gears (If you camp on the Great Wall, the camping gears include tents, sleeping bags, moisture-proof sleeping pads, big backpacks.);
7. Experienced local hiking guides in some Great Wall sections.

What is excluded on this hike?
1. Travel insurance;
2. Cable car, chairlift, toboggan (slide way) or any other additional local facilities;
3. Personal expenses.

Level of difficulty for this hike: Level 3+ (moderate level)
Before booking this hike, please read about how difficult this hike is.

Customize this hike and make a private reservation:
In addition to our regular weekly hikes, we also offer private tours. You can customize a private hike for you, your family or your friends exclusively. Just tell us what you want and we will organize a hike for you, with places, guides, transport, food, and accommodation all taken care of. You can make a private reservation on the private tour page.

Pricing for a private tour:
Group size
Cost (per person)
1. A private tour is more flexible. Both extra distance and less distance are available.
2. Discounts are available for larger groups.
3. Prices are quoted in Chinese dollars.


1. There are risks involved in outdoor activities. Please read our Risk Acknowledgment and Waiver and inform yourself before participating.

Other information about this hike:
Reviews of this Hike
Information about Jinshanling Great Wall
Information about Gubeikou Great Wall
Great Wall Facts
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