As the most popular hiking trip of Great Wall around Beijing, it will show you both untouched and restored sections of the Great Wall at Simatai West and Jinshanling within 3 hours. We will reach the Wall by Kylin Tower at Simatai West, and then walk westward to Jinshanling. We will get off the wall at Shalingkou at Jinshanling, or you can walk another 30 minutes if you feel energetic and then get off the wall at Zhuanduokou. The unrestored wall, the watch towers, the beacon towers snake on the mountain from east to west. You will have chance to meet local farmer friends, try local home-made food and learn local community development. It is the best place for keen photographers along the wall. Regarding fitness it is a medium-level hiking for all ages.
|Departure/Return location:||Your Hotel or Apartment|
|Departure time:||Please ready by 07:00 AM for a prompt departure at 07:30 AM|
|Return time:||Approximately 6:00 PM|
|Wear:||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
|Hotel pick-up and drop-off;||Offering breakfast;|
|Entrance tickets;||English speaking tour guide;|
|Typical chinese lunch;||Air-conditioned tour coach.|
|Fee of the cable car;|Shuttle bus fee (not required);
|Tips for the guide and driver;||Personal expenses.|
Meet you up at 7am and then drive to Simatai West. You will start the hiking around 10:30 am, and it will take about 3.5 hours to complete the hiking. A lunch at a local farmer’s restaurant will be organized after the hiking before returning your hotel. This section offers arguably the finest hiking anywhere on the Great Wall. It is extremely photogenic, with over 15 watch-towers, and steep gradients that give constantly changing perspectives and wide, open views. There is fascinating variety in the watch-towers here. Some have two storeys, others three. Some have flat roofs, others rounded and others again are pitched with upturned eaves. This section of the wall is wild, ruined, preserved and original. On a clear day, it is difficult to fail to take good photographs here.