Great Wall at Gubeikou Tours

In China's Yan Mountains stretches the Great Wall at Gubeikou, one of the most historically significant and difficult-to-reach sections of the Great Wall of China. This part of the wall once played a key role in protecting China from Mongol invasion and today stands as an untouched architectural feat—the last reconstruction work took place in 1567 and no renovations have been done since then.

Two hours from Beijing, the Great Wall at Gubeikou offers the opportunity for a relatively easy hike with picturesque views of the masonry stretching out to the east and west. Along the length of the wall are 143 ancient watch towers and three citadels, along with a number of other military constructions. While it's possible to explore this section on a long day trip from Beijing or as part of a single-day hike between Gubeikou and Jinshanling, it's more commonly visited as part of a multi-day guided hike of the wilder parts of the Great Wall.

Practical Info

Gubeikou is located in Miyun County, just over 60 miles (100 km) from central Beijing between the Shanhaiguan and Juyongguan passes. It can be reached by taking a bus from Sihui station to Chengde City or Luanping County and alighting at Gubeikou Tunnel. Many people visit this section as part of a longer hiking tour of the Great Wall.

Did You Know?
This section was first built during the Northern Qi Dynasty (550–570) but was restructured centuries later when another line of brick wall was laid beside the original, thus forming the double-lined wall seen today.
Location
Address: Gubeikou, Miyun County, China, China
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Private Evening Tour to Simatai Great Wall and Gubei Water Town

Enjoy a relaxed evening during this private tour to the Great Wall from Simatai, as well as Gubei Water Town. Along with round-trip transport from Beijing, stroll through the water town with your guide before taking a cable car up to the Great Wall of China. The 10 watch towers in the area are fully decorated at night for a truly magical experience.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
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  • Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
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Private Beijing Transfer Service to Gubeikou Great Wall

Have a private car with a reliable driver to Great Wall at Gubeikou Section. Explore Great Wall in a hassle-free and convenient way to avoid crowds and traffic. You will be picked up from your hotel in Beijing and then take you directly to Gubeikou Section via highway. Your driver will show you where to purchase your tickets and show you where he will waiting for you. After your self-guided tour of the Great Wall, your driver will take you back to your Beijing city hotel. If you wish to have a friendly private guide to show you the way, explain the histories and stories, you also can book a guide and transfer service option upon booking.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
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Private Day Tour to Gubei Water Town and Simatai Great Wall with Sunset

Swap the hustle and bustle of Beijing for a day discovering Gubei Water Town, and Simatai Great Wall. After a hotel pickup, you’ll travel in a comfortable vehicle with your guide to Gubei Water Town, which will save you time booking your own transport or navigating. Enjoy free time to explore before being taken to Simatai Great Wall. You’ll travel with ease up the wall in a cable car, and enjoy the views at a beautiful time of day—sunset.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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3-Day Private Hiking Adventure on the Great Wall: Gubeikou, Jinshanling and Simatai

Discover one of the Seven New Wonders of the World on this private 3-day hiking adventure along the Great Wall of China, including accommodation and meals. Hike along famous sections of the UNESCO-listed wall at Gubeikou, Jinshanling and Simatai, and escape the crowds as you visit nearby villages and discover sections of the original wall. Covering between 4 and 10 miles (6 and 16 km) each day, the hikes are moderate and a back-up vehicle is available en-route.
  • Duration: 3 days
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  • Duration: 3 days
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All Inclusive Private 2-Day Trip: Greatwall Trek from Gubeikou to Jinshanling

Get a first-hand peek at three different sections of China’s iconic Great Wall—Gubeikou, Jinshanling, Simatai—during this all-inclusive overnight hiking trip. Beat the crowds and venture deep into the Chinese countryside, where your guide will fill you in on thousands of years of history. You’ll also have a chance to fill your belly with tasty local meals and catch an unforgettable sunrise and sunset over the world-renowned landmark.
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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2-Day Great Wall Hiking Tour from Beijing: Jiankou, Mutianyu, Jinshanling and Simatai West

Escape the tourist crowds of China’s Great Wall and discover the untouched sections of one of the world’s wonders on a 2-day hiking adventure from Beijing. Accompanied by an expert guide, explore the exquisitely preserved Jiankou, Mutianyu, Jinshanling and Simatai West sections as you hike amid spectacular scenery. See colossal towers and ancient structures dating back to the Ming dynasty and revitalize with delicious Chinese meals throughout your adventure. Relax over home-cooked dumpling meals at a local farmer’s house.
  • Duration: 2 days
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One Day Group Tour of Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking in Beijing

Drink in the splendors of the Great Wall of China, and enjoy a seamless way to explore, on this full-day tour from Beijing. Depart in the morning directly from your centrally located Beijing hotel, and travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned tour vehicle. Your destination is the Jinshanling Great Wall, which is renowned for its photogenic vistas (and is much less crowded than other parts of the landmark). Hike the Great Wall for several hours before enjoying a restorative Chinese lunch. Then, return to Beijing.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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Private Tour: 4-Day Great Wall Hiking and Camping from Beijing

The Great Wall of China is over 5000 miles long, so it can be overwhelming as a visitor to know the best parts to visit. This 4-day tour saves you time researching and helps you get the most out of your trip. Each day you’ll experience a new and exciting hike to a different part of the Great Wall with a guide to navigate and a campsite as your base.
  • Duration: 4 days
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USD1,793.00
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  • Duration: 4 days
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Beijing Private Day to Jinshanling Original Section with Lunch

Beat the crowds at the Great Wall by exploring a less-visited segment on this private 8-hour Jinshanling trip from Beijing. Travel to this relatively remote section, beloved by hikers and photographers for its steepness and scenery, and ride a cable car to the ramparts. Then, enjoy ample time to hike the battlements and absorb the panoramas before a Chinese restaurant lunch and return to Beijing. Entrance fees and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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USD95.00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Transfer to Gubeikou and Jinshanling Great Wall from Beijing

This private transfer service will take you to visit the beauty of Great Wall but also escape the crowds by discovering the untouched and unrestored sections, not many people visit Great Wall from Gubeikou and end up in Jinshanling. It is a day to remember for the rest of your life.This trip is valid for 8-9 hours.Your driver will also assist you with entrance ticket purchasing. Your driver will drop you off at Gubeikou Section, after your self-guided tour to Jinshanling,you will be transfer back to your hotel.You will enjoy 100% freedom to hike the Great Wall at your own pace.If you wish to have an experienced private guide to hike with you ,tell the histories and stories, and even take photos for you and your family, you also can book a guide and transfer service option upon booking.There is no factory and shopping stops during the tour.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
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USD39.00
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  • Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
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All-Inclusive Private Wild Great Wall Hiking Tour at Gubeikou

The Great Wall is one of China’s most renowned attractions, with the crowds to match. During this rugged hike along the ancient, UNESCO-listed barricade, you’ll discover two off-the-tourist-track sections. Admire dramatic, rolling hills and unrestored watchtowers at the 6th-century Gubeikou—the oldest part—and history-filled Panlongshan. A traditional Chinese lunch is included, plus round-trip hotel transfers from Beijing and detailed commentary from a private guide.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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Private 9-Hour Hiking Great Wall Tour from Gubeikou to Jinshanling Section

Accompanied by your experienced English speaking guide, enjoy an uncrowded adventurous hike to see the Great Wall from Gubeikou then walk along to Jinshanling around 5 hours hike with earlier departure. This is a medium difficulty hike and is appropriate for children from age 8 and up or those who are keen hikers. Entrance fee, lunch and round trip transportation from your hotel are included. 
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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Private Great Wall of Gubeikou Hiking Tour from Beijing

Hike the Great Wall of Gubeikou on a full-day private walking tour from Beijing that explores a gorgeous section of the original wall. You’ll see bullet holes and scorch marks from historic conflicts, and climb a series of ridges that undulate with the wall. Walking alongside a private guide means you can set the pace throughout the day, exploring the things that interest you most with plenty of time to ask questions and take photographs. For your convenience, this Great Wall of Gubeikou tour includes transport from centrally-located Beijing hotels.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Independent Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall with Lunch from Beijing

No trip to Beijing is complete without a visit the Great Wall of China, one of the ancient wonders of the world. Combine the advantages of an organized tour with the independence of going it alone on a self-guided excursion to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. As well as private round-trip transfers from your Beijing hotel, you’ll enjoy a hike at your own pace followed by a lunch of traditional Chinese dishes.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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One Day Private Hiking Tour to Gubeikou Great Wall from Beijing with Lunch

Gubeikou Great Wall embarks the most complete Great Wall function which is defensing the Mongolians invasion. Located between Shanhaiguan Pass and Juyongguan Pass, it had been an important fortress in ancient times. This section of the Great Wall has long been the fort that every military force fought for. Hike the Great Wall of Gubeikou on a full-day private tour. You’ll see bullet holes and scorch marks from historic battles and enjoy the wild view of the Great Wall.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Private Full-Day Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking Tour from Beijing

Leave the crowds of the most popular parts of China’s Great Wall behind, and enjoy a hike along the ‘wild’ Gubeikou section. Further from Beijing, this original section is largely unrestored, so you feel closer to history. This full-day private tour from Beijing centers on a 3- to 4-hour hike along the ramparts, tracing the wall through the forested Yan Mountains to Jinshanling. A post-hike lunch, entrance fees, and round-trip private transport included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private 3-Day Great Wall Trek Trip to Huanghuacheng, Gubeikou, Jinshanling from Beijing

This 3-day private trek tour takes you to see the gorgeous lakeside wall at Huanghuacheng and beautifual sunrise at Jinshanling sections of the Great Wall. It is a exemplary section of the Great Wall and hence comes the saying that the Jinshanling section is the most essential and classic part of the Great Wall. Meals, entrance fees, 2-night accommodation at local farmer's house, private guide and transfer service are all inclusive.
  • Duration: 3 days
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USD408.00
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  • Duration: 3 days
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Two-Day Private Trip to Chengde from Beijing with English Speaking Driver

Hire an English speaking driver and private vehicle to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort in Chengde, and the Gubeikou section of the Great Wall of China. Enjoy a more relaxed experience away from the crowds as your explore on your own. This is a perfect choice for all those customers who want to have a self-guided tour to the attraction with their own pace. In this two days, you will visit the Gubeikou Great Wall, Small Potala Palace, the Imperial Summer Resort, Puning Temple. The driver is able to assist you with purchase of entrance tickets upon arrival the attractions, recommend local restaurants.
  • Duration: 2 days
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USD128.00
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Private All-Inclusive Hiking Tour: Unrestored Great Wall Gubeikou to Jinshanling

Walk along the Great Wall from Gubeikou to Jinshanling, both unrestored and less visited sections of the Great Wall of China. You're accompanied by a private guide on a moderately challenging 5-hour hike, with round-trip hotel transport provided from Beijing. You'll find vivid scenery along the way, and finish with lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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USD86.00
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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