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One-day Sunset Hike from
Gubeikou
to Jinshanling


 

 

1-day hiking (15 routes)


 
0A: Mutianyu
 0B: Jinshanling self-guided
 1A:
Jinshangling-Simatai
 1AA: Gubeikou-Jinshanling

 1AB: Simatai West to Jinshanling
 1AT: Crouching Tigers Mountain
 1B: Jiankou-Mutianyu
 1S1: Jiankou-Mutianyu Sunset
 1S2: G
ubeikou to Jinshanling Sunset

 1S3: Jinshanling to West Simatai Sunset
 1S4: Imperial Great Wall Sunset
 1S5: Crouching Tigers Sunset
 1C: East Qing Tomb-Huanyaguan
 
1D: Lakeside Great Wall Hike

 1D1: Lakeside Wall Hike & Bike

 1D2: Lakeside Wall HikeRepair  
 
1E: Lianhuachi-Mutianyu
 1X: Gubeikou-Jinshanling-West
Simatai 16KM

 
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Gubeikou-Jinshanling Hike on Google Earth
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We Make Everyone's Great Wall Dream Hike Possible!

 

We treat every customer as a VIP by offering the following comprehensive services: 

 

* Personal transfers from and to your hotel in Beijing (Airport pickup and drop-off adds RMB100. Train station pickup adds RMB50, free drop-off)
* Entry fees to the Great Wall
* Quality vehicle with A/C, professional driver and English-speaking tour guide
* Water - your guide will buy for you
* Gourmet dinner in a local restaurant by the Wall
* Free membership card
* RMB50 credit for any of your Beijing city sightseeing bus tour


There are no unscheduled or  mandatory shopping stops at all.

Please send the below form to request you tour.

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 For assistance, you can also send email to greatwall@greatwalladventure.com

TRAVEL INSURANCE

If you currently don’t have travel insurance then you will be required to purchase our PICC (People's Insurance Company of China) travel and accidental insurance.
The fee will be $7.99 per person, and will cover the duration of your hiking/camping/trekking in order to ensure that you are comprehensively protected if injured.
For more information about our travel insurance policy please see our insurance page.

QUALITY VEHICLES






 


Great Wall Sunset Hike at Jinshanling and West Simatai
(followed by gourmet dinner)

TOUR 1S3:  Beautiful Sunset Views at Jinshanling Great Wall

 

Popularity Ranking:

*Ranked by the quantity of signups of all 1-day hiking routes.

 

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools. -Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

Great Wall Sunset Hike 

 

WELCOME TO THIS WEBPAGE!

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to visit our website! We know that making a choice about your China trip can be a very big decision, and that's why we want to make sure that you have as much information as possible at your disposal. No other tour operator will give you this much info, and we take it as a point of pride in making sure that our clients are the most informed before their departure. Unlike many Chinese sites, our pages are all in English, and if you find any issues or errors in anything you read, please do not hesitate to contact us. Once again, thank you for visiting Great Wall Adventure Club!

 

Highlight

 
•Witness something that most travelers never get to see-both the sunrise and sunset over the Great Wall. This view will take your breath away, and will be one of the most photogenic opportunities of your China visit.
•On this hike you will get the best of both Great Wall worlds, both majestically restored wall, as well as wild and dramatic unrestored Wild Wall, making the hike much more interesting than others.
•Dinner as well as your own personal guide is included!

 

Departure:

 

Our Great Wall hiking is a private service. What this means is that you can hike on the Great Wall at any time at your convenience. If you would much rather be part of a group for the experience for economic and social reasons, we'll check to see if there are more signups for the same date as your own. We'll keep you updated whenever there are more. If you would like to keep your tour a private one, please let us know and we'll assign you a guide and driver.

 

Detailed Hiking Itinerary: (10 km/6 miles on mountain, 3 hours of hiking)

 


    In order for you to catch the sunset we’ll be starting your tour later in the day. You will be picked up from your hotel between 10 and 11am, and from there we’ll drive out to the Simatai West Great Wall. The Simatai West to Jinshanling path-and-wall-top walk is about 11 kilometers (7 miles). You’ll take in 37 watch towers: 14 watch towers on the Jinshanling section and 23 towers in the Simatai West portion.

    While the eastern portion of Simatai has been permanently closed, the western section of the Simatai Great Wall is still open to hikers. The Simatai section of the Great Wall is one of the few sections to retain the original appearance of the Great Wall. It’s very varied in makeup. Simatai has many characteristics of other Great Wall sections, and some unique features of its own. It is often described with the following five words: perilous, dense, diverse, artful, and peculiar. The Simatai Section of the Great Wall was originally constructed in the Northern Qi Dynasty (550–577). It was rebuilt and extended in the early Hongwu years (1368–1398) of the Ming Dynasty. Like most sections of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall often visited today, this section also underwent construction under the supervision of General Qi Jiguang (1528–1588).

    After about ninety minutes-two hours of hiking we will eventually cross into the Jinshanling Great Wall. The Great Wall at Jinshanling is one of the best preserved parts of the Great Wall with many original features. It got its name because it was built on the Greater and Lesser Jinshan ('Gold Mountain') Ranges. The Great Wall at Jinshanling was initially built from 1368 to 1389 in the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), and in 1567 and 1570 rebuilding of the Wall was mainly directed by General Qi Jiguang (1528–1588). The most special features of this section are the 31 watchtowers. According to the different terrain, the watchtowers were built in different shapes: tall or short, rectangular or square, with three to five embrasures. Most watchtowers are one or two floors. A rare three-floor watchtower can be found at the west end of the Jinshanling section (which unfortunately is currently a military restricted area).


    Before we climb down from the Jinshanling Great Wall, we’ll stay in order to view the sunset over the Great Wall. This experience will be a nature lover’s delight, and is also a great opportunity for photos. It is sure to be a moment you will never forget, and we guarantee it will be a highlight of your China experience.


    After climbing down the wall we’ll have dinner at a nearby guesthouse. The housewife here is going to serve you Kong Pao Chicken, Stewed beef and potato, Green Pepper and Pork, Fried Tofu in Spicy Sauce, Fried Egg Tomato, Sweet and Sour Chicken, and vegetables (great for vegetarians), and soup. What's more important is that all the vegetables she uses are planted in his own yard, so it is organic and fresh!

    Following dinner we’ll drive back to Beijing, where you will be dropped off at your hotel, ending your tour. If you are catching a flight or train, we'll send you to the airport or station for a modest fee.

     





    Note: Please remember to bring your own snacks and the following:

    * Tough hiking boots, sunscreen and sunglasses
    * Backpack, and snacks or energy/protein supplements you want to have before dinner
    * Extra cash for driver/guide tips
    * Don’t forget your camera!
 

Included

The price includes entrance fees to all the gates of the Wall for this trip, transfer both ways and fee for expert English-speaking guide who will escort you throughout the way and share his/her knowledge about the Great Wall with you. 

 

Check testimonials from former hikers and view their photos.

 

More 1-day Great Wall Hiking Tours:

 

Read complete itinerary of Route 1A: Gubeikou-Jinshanling hike
Read complete itinerary of Route 1B:
Jiankou-Mutianyu hike

Read complete itinerary of Route 1C: East Qing Tomb-Huangyaguan hike

Read complete itinerary of Route 1D:
Huanghuacheng-Xishuiyu hike

Read complete itinerary of Route 1X:
Lianhuachi-Mutianyu hike and Olympic Green
(special promo price)

 

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