Private Great Wall Hiking Tour from Simatai West to Jinshanling

Private Great Wall Hiking Tour from Simatai West to Jinshanling
Outdoor Activities > Hiking & Camping > Hiking
$86
Duration: 9 hours
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Description

Snaking along the ridge of the mountains from Simatai West to Jinshanling. It takes you through crumbling, ancient watch towers along the way. It is extremely photogenic! The 15 fascinating variety watch-towers(Some are with two or three stories, and some are with only flat roofs), and steep gradients that give constantly changing perspectives and wide, open views. This section of the wall is wild, ruined, preserved and original. On a clear day, you can take great photos here. If you like a challenging hiking tour, don't miss this one out! (total hiking time is around 3 to 4 hours).

Note: This tour also offer Private Transfer Only Service if you wish to have a self-guided tour by your own.

Jinshanling Great Wall is located in Luanping County, Chengde, Hebei Province, 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Beijing. It used to be a sound defensive system including barrier walls, battlement walls, watchtowers, gun emplacements, shooting holes, horse blocking walls, and branch cities. It is now renowned as the "Paradise of Photographers" and a popular tourist destination because of its magnificent appearance and intoxicating scenery. Jinshanling Great Wall is one of the best preserved parts of the Great Wall which may shows its charms to the hiking fans at all times. With a distance about 140 kilometers (87 miles) northeast of Beijing city, Jinshanling Section connects to the Simatai Section of the wall in the east and Gubeikou section in the west. It is the most representative part of the Chinese brick-made dragon.

In the morning, your hiking tour guide and driver with car will come to meet you at your hotel lobby. Then, you will be transferred to drive to the Great Wall (about 2 hours without traffic jam, and closer to 2.5-3 if runs into a jam). You will first arrive Great Wall at Simatai West (the east gate entrance of the Jinshanling Great Wall). Simatai Great Wall is located along the ridges, and it takes about 15 minutes to go up there.

You will see an amazing view from one of the highest points on the way, and have some snacks and drinks during your break time.
After 3 hours hiking, we will walk down some local restaurant to enjoy some tasty lunch with local flavor.

The end of tour, you will meet our driver in the parking lot, do some final post-hike stretches, and jump in the car for a nap or reflections on the day’s hike at the Great Wall. Depending on traffic heading into the city, and the distance from the expressway to your hotel, the drive home may range from 2-3 hours.

Snaking along the ridge of the mountains from Simatai West to Jinshanling. It takes you through crumbling, ancient watch towers along the way. It is extremely photogenic! The 15 fascinating variety watch-towers(Some are with two or three stories, and some are with only flat roofs), and steep gradients that give constantly changing perspectives and wide, open views. This section of the wall is wild, ruined, preserved and original. On a clear day, you can take great photos here. If you like a challenging hiking tour, don't miss this one out! (total hiking time is around 3 to 4 hours).

Note: This tour also offer Private Transfer Only Service if you wish to have a self-guided tour by your own.