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Hiking the Great Wall of China from Jinshanling to Gubeikou Private Day Trip

Wild Great Wall from Jinshanling to Gubeikou

Wild Great Wall from Jinshanling to Gubeikou

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Book from: $ 80.00 per person
1 person - per adult:
  • 2 persons - per adult: $178.00
  • 3 persons - per adult: $148.00
  • 4 persons - per adult: $138.00
  • 5 persons - per adult: $128.00
  • 6 persons - per adult: $118.00
  • 7 persons - per adult: $108.00
  • 8 persons - per adult: $98.00
  • 9 persons - per adult: $88.00
  • 10 persons - per adult: $80.00
Child (Age 2-12): 80% of adult price
Infant (Age 0-2): free
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The Great Wall hiking from Jinshanling to Gubeikou is a 12-km hike from the renovated Jinshanling Great Wall to the wild fortresses of the Gubeikou Great Wall. The scenery here is stunning and the opportunities to take photos are endless. Because there is no need to climb the steep trails, a normal physical condition is enough to enjoy this trip.

Why Travelers Have to Choose GoGrandChina Private Tours?
• Choose your most suitable departure time, whether you are an early bird or you prefer sleeping in.
• GoGrandChina private tours are more flexibale, allowing you to adjust everything on your trip to your wishes.
• GoGrandChina tour guides will be at your service to make sure you get the most from each destination. They are there for you and are responsible for making your journey special – and your needs always come first.
• GoGrandChina offers comfortable and luxury vehicles with a private & experienced driver who’s always by your side and ready to take you to your next destination.
• No shopping stops & factory visits, no chance of getting ripped off.
• No hidden costs, rest assured that there are no nasty surprises.

About This Tour
• Departure: Daily departing from Beijing.
• Hiking Distance: 12 kilometers
• Time Needed for Hiking: 4 - 5 hours
• Difficulty: 3 stars, moderately Easy
• Guide Languages: Chinese & English.
• Pick-up Time: Between 07:00 and 10:00, choose a departure time most suitable for you.
• Pick-up & Drop off Place: Your self-booked accommodation in Beijing
• Advice on Meals: Lunch is not included in this tour, please have a big breakfast and pack snacks just in case you get a bit peckish during hiking.

Brief Itinerary
• Pick up from your self-booked accommodation in Beijing
• Drive to Jinshanling Great Wall (about 2 hours)
• Hiking the Great Wall from Jinshanling to Gubeikou (4-5 hours))
• Transfer back to your hotel in Beijing

Tour Prices (US$ Per Person)

1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people 7 people 8 people 9 people 10 +
$290 $178 $148 $138 $128 $118 $108 $98 $88 $80

Price Inclusions
• Professional English language speaking private tour guide
• Air-conditioned vehicle with private experienced driver
• All admission tickets to sightseeing places
• All government taxes
• Two bottles of mineral water per person

Price Exclusions
• Meals
• Hotel accommodation
• Your personal expenses
• Gratuities to guide & driver (usually CNY 50 - 100 per person). They are customary and would be of great encouragement and reward for quality service.

Cancellation Policy
• You may cancel your tour and receive a full refund up to 24 hours prior to the date of your tour. Cancellation within 24 hours or after the tour begins is non-refundable. Due to timezone differences, the confirmed cancellation date is determined based on the supplier's local time. Please allow 2-5 business days to process and confirm your cancellation request. Once the cancellation is confirmed, you will receive your refund within 14 working days.

Additional Info
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Not wheelchair accessible
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
• Many areas of the Great Wall are quite steep and have uneven surfaces, please wear comfortable walking shoes with a good grip.
• The itinerary is subject to change due to traffic conditions or bad weather. However, we guarantee that time of visiting at each destination will remain unchanged.
• IMPORTANT: It is required by the government regulations that all travellers must provide their name, gender, nationality, passport number and birthdate to their tour operator upon booking a tour. Failure to do so could result in a traveller not being able to join their tour, or for the entire group to be denied access to sites such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. When you book this tour, please be sure to fill out all fields at checkout. Please bring your passport with you on the tour.


Things to Know Before You Go

GoGrandChina is using Wechat, WhatsApp and Skype for instant communication. Our WeChat ID is gct13910830737, WhatsApp ID is 13910830737 and Skype ID is gcttravel. Please add us so that we can advise you departure time in advance. We do recommend you to use WeChat because WeChat is really great. If you are not using WeChat, WhatsApp or Skype, you will receive phone call from your tour guide at around 19:00 to 20:00 the night before your trip to confirm your next day departure time. If you are not available to receive phone calls, your guide will leave a message for you at your hotel front desk. In case you haven't received the pick-up message before 20:00, please contact our 24/7 emergency line shown in our confirmation letter.

Full Itinerary
You will be collected from your hotel at your preferred time in the morning. After about two & half hour driving, you will reach Jinshanling Great Wall where you will begin your adventure. The Jinshanling section has a total length of 11km with intact watchtowers almost every 100 meters. As you walk south, the Jinshanling Great Wall becomes less renovated, tourists become sparse and new views unfold. Just before you reach the restricted military zone you need take a detour of the wall and climb up a hilltop where you will have a fantastic 360 degrees view of the Great Wall winding on the mountain ridges. Then you will follow a 5-km trail that curls alongside the wall, over the hills, through a small forest and pops out of the bush at the General tower of the Gubeikou Great Wall. Here you have reached the highest point of the day and another magical place for pictures. The Winding Dragon section and Crouching Tiger section of Gubeikou Great Wall are stretched out in front of you. You will hike the Gubeikou Great Wall till the 5th watchtower and take a small dirt trail down the ridge, through the bush till you reach a small lake where your driver will be waiting for you.

Jinshanling Great Wall
First constructed by General Xuda in 1368, then largely repaired, renovated and expanded by the legendary General Qi Jiguang in the 1570s, the high-quality Jinshanling Great Wall is named after the beautiful bigger and lesser Jinshan Mountains where the Wall is located at. The 11 km long wall offers enough space as soldiers shelter, warehouse and arsenal of weapons along with 5 passes, 67 towers and 2 beacon towers. Hence, the Jinshanling Great Wall became the section with the most complicated structure and most densely distributed lookout towers. Altogether, there are 158 lookout towers in various styles along the wall. Some of them are made of brick and wood, while others are brick and stone structures. The pier bases, like the roofs come in various shapes and sizes. Other constructions include night-watch towers and storage buildings that are rarely seen at other sections of the Great Wall. Various unevenly distributed constructions along the Jinshanling Great Wall form the perfect defense system.

Gubeikou Great Wall
Gubeikou has long been a town of military significance and important pass to Beijing. The Yanshan Mountain winds from east to west and is cut off at Gubeikou, forming a natural narrow pass here. The main part of today's Gubeikou Great Wall runs for more than 20 km. It has 143 beacon towers, each positioned at an average interval of 156 meters. The nearest two are only 30 meters apart. The inside of these towers varies in design. While some have a flat ceiling, others either have an arched ceiling and a domed ceiling, or an octagonal, painted ceiling.

Customer Reviews

Amazing hike on a not crowded portion of the wall Review by SMALLEY TURNER
This hike is real. Just be warned that this is a real hike and it is challenging. There are steep climbs and descends in rubble and slippery areas, hiking shoes are a must. Our tour guide Michael Li was very knowledgeable about the Great Wall. (Posted on 6/24/2019)

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