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Full-Day Small-Group Great Wall Hike: Simatai West to Jinshanling

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Highlights
  • An off-the-beaten-track Great Wall of China hike 
  • Discover two of the most scenic and least visited sections of wall
  • Take an exhilarating trek through the rugged Chinese countryside
  • Top off your trek with a homemade lunch spread prepared by local farmers
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Overview
The Great Wall of China is one of the world’s most famous monuments, a centuries-old barricade that snakes through the countryside. Most people head straight to the most crowded sections, taking just enough time for photographs. But anyone in search of a more immersive, in-depth adventure will appreciate this gentle, photogenic trek, where you’ll discover two of the most scenic and rugged stretches of wall.
What to Expect
As one of the world’s most famous historical landmarks, the UNESCO-listed Great Wall of China is usually packed with crowds. But most tourists head to the same areas, leaving other remoter parts of the ancient stone barricade more-or-less unvisited.
During this adventure-filled hike, you’ll get a rare peek at two of the most scenic and unspoilt stretches of wall, discovering sections that most visitors never get a chance to see.
Departing from Beijing, you’ll head straight to Simatai West, crossing through a photogenic area with 15 different kinds of watchtowers. From there, you’ll embark on a gentle, scenic trek to the wilder terrain of Jinshanling. You’ll get a chance to compare both renovated and unrestored sections, with plenty of opportunities to snap photos of the picturesque ruins. See how the Chinese countryside varies as you head westward.
At the end of your invigorating walk through the history-filled landscape, you’ll get a chance to revive yourself over homemade specialties in a restaurant run by local farmers.
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All reviews guide mark walking poles great wall hike lunch provided was delicious hiking guide original condition hour drive from beijing private tour thumb drive less touristy fantastic photos afraid of heights late lunch an experience we will never forget fantastic trip steep sections parking area
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a perfect hike of a remote area of the Great Wall. Cheney was an excellent guide and Jason an excellent driver. I highly recommend this hike from Great Wall Hiking!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great experience visiting the Great Wall with Peter. He led us through a 3 hr hike offering great knowledge on the place and adjusting his pace to keep everyone on track. Plenty of water and some snacks where offered during the trip and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide Iris made the day so easy. This Great Wall sector is fabulous. We were almost on our own. Views are amazing. We are so happy to have selected this tour. A little too hot but it is only time of the year.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ana V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on the private Peak of Great Wall Challenge with Peter to Jinshanling and Gubeikou and couldn't have asked for a better day. This was my 3rd visit to the Great Wall, and most definitely the most spectacular. Peter was a wealth of knowledge, and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank travelersusan
Reviewed 27 May 2019

We had a great tour with Peter! The longer drive to get to this part of the wall was definitely worth it - we felt like we had the wall to ourselves! Peter was very knowledgable about the construction and history of the wall. The...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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21 June 2019|
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Response from Saintlysinner | Reviewed this property |
Good luck you'll be fine. Just take it at your own pace. Because at the end of the day it's your trip and you want to enjoy it. Have fun. It's absolutely breathtaking
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Ana V
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I agree, it will be hot but the watch towers will provide shade. Also I’m sure the guide will pace the walk to the conditions. If you are fit, and comfortable walking in hot weather, you should be fine. I’d suggest... More
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