Wild Jinshanling to Simatai West Great Wall Hike 1 Day ( small group with max of 13 people )

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650 RMB

Wild Jinshanling to Simatai West Great Wall Hike (1 Day)

From our meeting point (Lama Temple Subway exit B), our driver will take 2 hours to get to the border of Beijing and Hubei. The hike starts with a 45-minute hike through the farm fields and over the hill tops till we reach our first high point of the day, where we will be able to see the whole Gubeikou Great Wall and the wild Jinshanling Great Wall. A fantastic point to switch on your camera to a wide lens to capture the amazing scenery. We follow the trail to meet our friends from the local village for a delicious lunch at their authentic courtyard with view on the Wall.

Hiking Distance: 10km

Hiking Duration: 4 h

Hike level: 3 medium-strong

Departure time: 8:30 am

Back in Beijing: 5:00 pm

Price: 650¥ (585 RMB for kids 7-17, 520 RMB for membership, 325 RMB for kids younger than 7)

Jinshanling to Simatai Great Wall Hiking

After lunch, we continue our hike. Within 20 minutes we set our first steps on the Wild Jinshanling Great Wall. The 10-km long Jinshanling Great Wall shows some amazing defensive feature, such as barrier walls, battlement walls, watchtowers, gun emplacements, shooting holes and horse blocking walls.

We hike down on the crumbled section of the Wild Jinshanling for about 30 minutes till we reach the most famous and best preserved section and partly restored section of the Great Wall. Here you can see how the Great Wall of China looked like during the Ming Dynasty.

The last stage of our hike is all the way uphill again. We will pass the General Tower with its intoxicating views over miles and miles of Great Wall and the 67 watchtowers of the Jinshanling Great Wall. Here we reach the Simatai Great Wall. We visit 4 more towers on the Simatai Great Wall and take a last spectacular picture of the Fairy Tower which is the highest tower on the Simatai Great wall.

A small trail through the forest will bring us to the end of the valley where our faithful driver will be waiting for us. A 2- hour drive later, we will be back at our Lama temple meeting point around 7pm.

Jinshanling & Simatai sections are located at the border between Beijing and Hebei province. The wall has never been restored and its original 400-year old appearance has been well preserved. Because of its challenges to hike and its splendid natural sceneries, this section has been a favorite spot for hikers and photographers from all over the world. Most magazine photos of the Great wall of China are taken from this section.

 

Jinshanling to Simatai Great Wall Hiking

Level 3: medium-strong

These are hikes where you need a good physical condition. Hikes marked as level 3 are usually long day hikes, steep uphill hike and there are sections where you need some balance.

 

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