8 Days Beijing Great Wall Hiking Tour

During this 8 Days Beijing Great Wall Hiking Tour, we will have an exciting hiking experience on various sections of Great Wall. We will have an overall view of the Great Walls in Beijing. We are going to enjoy gorgeous sunrise on the Gubeikou Great Wall, experience different cultural activities at Gubei Water Town, experience the Chinese ancient royal life, and taste Peking Duck which is one of the most popular food in Beijing.

Highlight

  • Hike on various sections of the Great Wall with gorgeous sunrise on the Gubeikou Great Wall.
  • Experience different cultural activities at Gubei Water Town and taste one of the most popular food in Beijing, Peking Duck.
  • Explore the UNESO Heritage site, Jinshanling Great Wall.
  • Visit the city highlights of Beijing including the Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Beijing Arrival
  • Day 2: Huangyaguan Great Wall-Gubeikou Village
  • Day 3: Gubeikou Village-Jinshanling Great Wall
  • Day 4: Jinshanling Great Wall-Simatai Great Wall
  • Day 5: Simatai-Mutianyu-Juyongguan Great Wall
  • Day 6: Juyongguan Great Wall-Downtown Beijing
  • Day 7: Beijing City Tour
  • Day 8: Beijing Departure

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Beijing

Sightseeing and Activities: Arrive in Beijing
Accommodation: Beijing
Meals: None

Arrival in Beijing, your tour guide will pick you up from airport. Then we will transfer to the hotel near Huangyaguan Great Wall (2.5 hours drive).

Note: If you would like to watch the sunset or camping on the great wall, please let us to know when you book this tour.

Day 2 Huangyaguan Great Wall-Gubeikou Village

Sightseeing and Activities: Huangyaguan Great Wall;
Accommodation: Local Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Wake up early in the morning, we will hike from Huangyaguan Great Wall to Taipingzhai (about 8 km, 4-5 hours). Then the guide and driver will take you to have lunch. After lunch, drive to Gubeikou Village. Stay at local inn in Gubeikou village for overnight.

Day 3 Gubeikou Great Wall – Jinshanling Great Wall

Sightseeing and Activities: Gubeikou Great Wall; Jinshanling Great Wall
Accommodation: Local Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today’s hiking begins at around 9:00 am. After breakfast, we start the tour.

We start the hike from Gubeikou Great Wall, and we will hike about 11 towers and reach 24- Window Tower which takes about 1 hour. 24 – Window Tower is the end of Gubeikou section for this hiking tour. As some part of the Gubeikou Great Wall belongs to the army, so we should come down from 24 – Window Tower and go cross the bushes, which takes about 1.5 hours to cross the mountain. Then we will arrive at the Jinshanling Great Wall. Jinshanling Great Wall is a UNESO Heritage site and has most magnificent scenery around the wall. You will pass through Taochunkou Pass, West Five – Window Tower, Zhuanduokou Pass, etc. About 7 towers with about 1 hour hike on Jinshanling section, come down from Zhuanduokou Pass.

Today’s hike level is about 4 and the whole hiking tour takes about 4hours and 10 km (6 mils). Then the guide and driver take you to have lunch. After lunch, transfer back to Gubeikou village. Stay at local inn in Gubeikou village for overnight.

Day 4 Jinshanling Great Wall – Simatai Great Wall

Sightseeing and Activities: Simatai Great Wall; Gubei Water Town
Accommodation: Simatai Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today’s hiking begins at around 9:30 am. After breakfast, we start the tour.

Firstly, hike total 10 towers with about 2 hours on the Simatai Great Wall. The Simatai Great Wall is situated at Gubeikou Town, It stretches 5.4 km from Wangjinglou (Tower for Viewing the Capital) in the east and connects Jinshanling Great Wall in the west. It consists of 35 watch towers and still retains the original architecture feature of the Ming Dynasty. Simatai Great Wall was listed as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1987. The Simatai Great Wall incorporates a variety of styles of other parts of the China Wall, but also display some unique features.

After lunch, visit Gubei Water Town. The Water Town covers an area of 9 square kilometers including reproduced cultural streets, accommodation, restaurants etc. There are four guesthouses and 2 hotels to accommodation visitors. You can spend as long as 2 days in the town with many cultural activities.

Today’s hike level is about 2. After the tour, transfer back to the inn. Stay at Simatai Hotel for overnight.

Day 5 Simatai Great Wall – Mutianyu – Juyongguan Great Wall

Sightseeing and Activities: Simatai Great Wall – Mutianyu Great Wall – Juyongguan Great Wall;
Accommodation: Juyongguan Great Wall Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Weak up early in the morning, we will drive to the Mutianyu Great Wall (1.5 hours driving) and hiking for about 2-3 hours. The natural scenery here is beautiful in every season.

After lunch, drive to Juyongguan Pass. Overnight at Juyongguan Great Wall Hotel.

Day 6 Juyongguan Great Wall – Beijing Downtown

Sightseeing and Activities: Jyyongguan Pass Great Wall; Summer Palace;
Accommodation: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

We will visit Juyongguan Pass Great Wall in the morning, a wall that has been a military fortress for a long time.

Then the guide and driver take you to have lunch. After lunch, transfer back to Beijing downtown. And visit the Summer Palace to experience the royal life style.

At end of the day, transfer back to the hotel in Beijing Downtown.

Day 7 Beijing City Tour

Sightseeing and Activities: Tian’anmen Square; Forbidden City; Temple of Heaven; Enjoy Peking Duck;
Accommodation: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

7:00-7:30am, you will be met by your guide and driver at your hotel’s lobby before proceed to the Tian’anmen Square. You will first drive to visit Tiananmen Square and Imperial Ancestral Temple. Then, pay a visit to the Forbidden City and have such there.

After lunch, we will drive to the Temple of Heaven for sightseeing (1.5 hour). Then we will riding a rickshaw along winding Hutongs. And enjoy Peking Duck, one of the most popular food in Beijing for dinner.

Day 8 Beijing Departure

Sightseeing and Activities: Beijing Departure
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy your free time before be transferred to the airport for the departure flight to next station. Service ends.

Recommended Hotels and Price List

Destinations Luxury Hotel
Comfortable Hotel
Economy Hotel
Beijing Beijing Crown Plaza Hotel Wangfujing Beijing Sunworld Hotel Wangfujing  Beijing Holiday Inn Express Yizhuang
Group Size Tour Prices
2-3 Travelers $ $ $ $ $ $
4-5 Travelers $ $ $ $ $ $
6-9 Travelers $ $ $ $ $ $
Above 10 $ $ $ $ $ $
Remark
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off – book 60 days before, 5% off – book 30 days before

Service Included

  • All the land transfer and transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver;
  • Luggage transfer between airport and hotel;
  • Accommodations with breakfast as listed in the itinerary;
  • Meal as listed in the itinerary;
  • Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary;
  • English-speaking tour guide service;
  • Two bottles of mineral water per day per person.

Service Excluded

  • Airfare, tax and fuel surcharge;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Tips to guide and driver as your wish;
  • Personal expenses;
  • The electronic car & cable car.

Travel Tips:

  • Please take Hiking boots, sticks or trekking sticks, backpack, sun-glasses, sunscreen, snacks, camera for this hiking tour.
  • The traveler whose body is not fit for the hiking such as arthritis, heart disease, hypertension, asthma, and the traveler who are drunk are not recommended to take this tour.
  • Don’t take baby less than 3 years old for this tour, and the traveler who are more than 80 years old are not recommended to take this tour.
  • Do not wear short pants.
  • Please go to toilet at the entrance of the wall before the hiking, there is no toilet on the Wall. Please carry toilet paper by yourself always.
  • This tour is not available under the following weather condition: Rain, Snow, Strong Wind, etc.