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  • Location:Beijing, China
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Great Wall Hiking Tour from Beijing: Simatai West to Jinshanling

Explore both untouched and restored parts of the Great Wall of China on this small-group hiking tour from Beijing. Follow your expert guide along the Simatai West and Jinshanling sections, with scenic vistas of the wall snaking into the distance, and then relax over a home-cooked meal with local farmers. After your hike, you'll receive a certificate of completion to remember this amazing experience.


  • Embark on a moderate 3-hour hike along the Great Wall with your expert guide
  • Experience both original and restored sections of the wall at Simatai West and Jinshanling
  • Relax over a home-cooked lunch and chat with local farmers
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Great Wall Hiking Tour from Beijing: Simatai West to Jinshanling

Small-Group Wild Great Wall Hiking Tour

Pickup from a central Beijing location in the morning will take you to the Simatai West section of the Great Wall, where you’ll begin your moderate 3-hour hike.

Follow your expert guide to Jinshanling to experience both original and restored sections of the wall. Catch scenic views of watch towers snaking along the mountain. Some of these 2-story and 3-story towers have flat roofs, others are rounded and others are pitched with upturned eaves.

You’ll hike for 7 miles (12 km) on mostly paved ground, and there are a few stretches of unrestored pathways with stairs and steep gradients. Refuel as much as you like with your provided bottled water.

Be sure to bring your camera! Throughout your hike, you’ll be awarded with amazing views of steep gradients rising and dipping into the distance, giving you a constantly changing perspective.

After the hike, head to a local farmer's restaurant to have lunch. Meet and chat with the farmers over a home-cooked Chinese meal and learn the surrounding community development.

End your tour with drop-off at your original departure point in Beijing.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Excellent trip to Jinshanling - would do this again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Fabulous tour - December was a great time (albeit it very cold) to see the wall as it was virtually deserted. Stunning views and definitely the highlight of our trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This company went above and beyond to give me a great experience. The tour guide was friendly and personable and easy to understand. After hiking with stunning ancient views we had a phenomenal home style prepared meal. Truly unforgettable

4 star rating: Recommended May 2014

Pretty good. Friendly guide, spoke English reasonably well. Didn't seem to know too much about historical things.

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