Sleep on the Great Wall, Gubeikou, Jinshanling and Simatai West hiking. No Factory Shopping Stop

Travel Itinerary

Gubeikou, Jinshanling and Simatai are connected together, and offers a spectacular experience for hiking lovers. Moreover, we will sleep on the Great Wall and enjoy the sunset and sunrise without disturbance of crowds. A true lifetime experience on Great Wall of China.

Day 1 Beijing-Gubeikou-Jinshanling (5 hrs, 10km hiking)

Pick you up at your hotel in Beijing at 9 am and drive to Gubeikou (2.5 hrs). You will start the hiking around 11:30, and it will take about 5 hours hiking on the wall. This is a long but leisure day.

Gubeikou, along with the passes at Shanhaiguan and Juyongguan, 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. This is a flat valley further to the west, one of vital importance since it connected the Mongolian Plateau to the north with the vast fertile plains of north China. The vistas of the sinuous Wall snaking its way over the ridges of the Yanshan are breathtaking.

After 3 hrs hiking on the wall of Gubeikou section, we have to get off the wall to avoid a military area nearby. Going through the path in the field for 1.5 hrs, and then we will come back to the wall again on the Jinshanling section. We will watch the sunset and then off the wall to have fresh Chinese dishes in a local farmer’s kitchen.

After dinner our guide will take us back up to the watchtower on the wall where we will spend the night. Take what you will need for the hiking in the next morning as we will not come back before the hiking. The rest of luggage will be locked in our vehicle and be driven straight to Simatai in the next day. You can take your own blanket sheet though we provide clean sleeping bags.

Meals: picnic lunch, dinner

Day 2 Jinshanling-Simatai West (2 hrs, 4 km hiking)

Wake up and enjoy breakfast on the Great Wall as the sun rises around you. 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. After breakfast we will start the hiking, and it will take about 2 hours hiking on the wall. We will get off the wall at Qilin Tower, and can not walk to Simatai direction due to the recent closure of Simatai Great Wall.
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 are wild, ruined, preserved and original. On a clear day, it is difficult to fail to take good photographs here.
On the way back into Beijing we will have a lunch and drive by the Olympic venues afterward and you stop to take photos. You will arrive at hotel at 2-3 pm.
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Travel Notes

Cost: in RMB per person

Travelling Party
1 person
2 persons
3 - 4 persons
5 - 9 persons
10+ persons
price for per person

Departure: Daily
Pick-up time: Your Hotel 9am
Finishing time: Your Hotel next day around 3:00pm
Cable car,Toboggan: Available ( optional )
Distance: 130km
Payment Types: Cash

Service package includes:
Entrance tickets
Pick-up service from hotel
Air-conditioned tour coach
English Speaking tour guide
Typical Chinese lunch

Mineral water

How to make a reservation

1. Please send email You are also welcome to call us at (+86) 135 5252 7373 ( English speaking ).
2. We will have your booking confirmed as soon as possible. When your booking is confirmed, you will get a confirmation email or call from us,
3. In your reply, please inform us of your hotel in Beijing and date for the tour. Usually our tour guide will call you on the evening before to fix up the departure time for next day morning from your hotel.

4. You could pay cash to our tour guide when you are on the tour.