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One-day Extreme Hike from
Gubeikou
to Jinshanling and from Jinshanling to West Simatai for 16 Kms

 


 

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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: Jisnhanling 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.

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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 $5 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.

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Great Wall One-day Continuous Hike from Gubeikou to Jinshanling and to West Simatai (with gourmet lunch)

TOUR 1X:  16-km Extreme Hike for One Whole Day

 

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

 

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. -Nelson Mandela

 

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!

 

 

Highlights:

1) On this hike you will get the best of both Great Wall worlds, including both majestically restored Great Wall as well as wild and dramatic unrestored "Wild Wall," making the hike much more interesting than others.
2) This program was designed at the request of hikers who want a more substantial challenge, so this 16km, 6+ hours of Great Wall trekking is not for the faint of heart!
3) If you are looking for breathtaking views with a relatively peaceful walk, then the Jinshanling-west Simatai Great Wall hike is perfect for you.
4) Walk on the Great wall sections that were previously battlefields in the modern World War II.
* Lunch in the middle the hike is provided with country-style Chinese stir fry and rice.

 
While other companies bus you from section to section, Great Wall Adventure Club lets you personally experience the majesty of the Great Wall by allowing you to physically pass from one section to the next. In contrast to driving across, this lets you see the differences between the restored, maintained, section on one side and the radically different "wild wall" on the other.

 

Detailed Hiking Itinerary: (16 kms on mountains, 6-6.5 hours of hiking)

 

    Our car or minivan will pick you up anywhere within the 3rd ring road, at about 7:30 am.

     

    From your pick up we will drive directly to the Gubeikou Great Wall. The drive should take a little over 2.5 hours. The Gubeikou Great Wall occupies a strategically important location, which is difficult to access. Situated between Shanhaiguan Pass and Juyongguan Pass, and about 62 miles to Beijing, it is the bastion protecting the northern gateway to the capital. There are 14 beacon towers, 143 watchtowers, 16 strategic pass, three citadels and many other military constructions.

     

    In 1933, Chinese army fought against Japanese invasion troops in Gubeikou.  In the four-month-long battles, over 5,000 Japanese soldiers were killed while 9,000 Chinese soldiers died.  It was amazing that ancient wall was still useful in the World War II. In other words, Gubeikou is not merely a relic but it remained as a battlefield in modern world. Today, there is still a military installation in Gubeikou and we'll take a side path along the Wall to by pass that restricted zone. At Gubeikou, there exists the Gubeikou Great Wall Anti-Japanese War Memorial.

     

    Gubeikou is completely unrestored, covered with over 140 watchtowers, all differing in size and design. From the wall here you will be able to witness how the wall twists and winds along the steep mountain ranges. This is as dramatic a view on the Great Wall as you’ll find. If the weather is clear, you will be able to see the shimmering blue lake of the Miyun Reservoir. There is a section on the wall that is part of a military base, so you will be able to walk and explore a quaint nearby local village to take a detour and re-enter the wall somewhere close to Jinshanling.

     

    Much of the hiking that we will do on Jinshanling today is relatively easy, as the wall here is partially restored and the surface is smoother. Jinshanling has five main passes and 67 watchtowers. Every 100 meters (328 feet), there is an enemy tower each of which is about ten meters (33 feet) high. Featuring various structures and having various functions, those watchtowers are either one tiered or two-tiered. Among them, the most celebrated are the Big and Small Jinshan Watchtowers. The Wangjinglou Tower, the General Tower, the Black Tower and the Taochun Tower are also must-sees on the Jinshanling Great Wall.

     

    For lunch, we'll take a brief walk down the wall to a local farmer's restaurant owned by Mr. Duan Jiujun. His family will make a delicious country-style meal for you and may invite you to tour his small photo gallery (he takes photographs of the Great Wall as a hobby) after your stomach becomes full. This restaurant is certified by Great Wall Adventure Club.

     

    Following lunch, we’ll make our way back onto the Great Wall in order to cross over into West Simatai. While the eastern portion of Simatai is closed due to government maintenance and repairs, the western section of the Simatai Great Wall is still open to hikers. The Simatai Great Wall is separated into eastern and western halves by a valley, with a rainbow-like chain bridge over the valley. The hills in the west are sloping gently, with 20 watchtowers remaining in good shape. The Simatai section of the Great Wall is one of the few sections to retain the original appearance of the Great Wall. Incorporating a variety of characteristics of other sections of the Great Wall, Simatai also displays some unique features of its own. It is often described with the following five words: perilous, dense, diverse, artful, and peculiar.

     

    After about 2-2.5 hours of hiking in West Simatai, you will descend down the Great Wall, where you will be met by your driver. We’ll then drive back to Beijing, and you will be dropped off back at your hotel in the early evening (approximately 7 pm).

     



    Note: Please remember to bring the following with you:

    * Tough hiking boots, sunscreen and sunglasses
    * Backpack, and snacks or energy/protein supplements you want to have before lunch*
    * 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. Price also has included the camping facilities such as tents and sleeping pads, and bags.

 

Not Included


Price does not include snacks, personal items, tourist Insurance (RMB30/pax) , cable car (gondola) or other extra cost for unforeseen event.

 

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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