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GWH18-Jinshanling to Simatai West Great Wall Hiking
 
 
Meeting Time   8:00am
Trip Length   One day
Meeting Point   Exit B of Tuanjiehu(团结湖)subway station of line 10
Hiking Distance   Approx. 9km
Hiking Duration   4 hours
Level of Difficulty   Level 3+
Number of People   6-20
Price   500RMB
Hiking Date  
Detailed information about this hike

Highlights of this hike:
1. This hike covers the restored Jinshanling Great Wall, the unrestored Jinshanling Great Wall and Simatai West Great Wall: an excellent chance for you to compare and contrast what the wall may have looked like when they were originally finished, and how it looks after about 600 years of exposure to the elements;
2. Awesome views for photographers: These sections of Great Wall are quite popular amongst photographers with breathtaking views;
3. Fit for family with kids;
4. Chinese local family visit and Chinese home-made lunch;
5. No commission shopping stops.

Price and discount:
The cost is 500RMB (about 80 US$) per person. It includes transportation, entrance fees, water, lunch and guides. We give 10% discount for members and kids under 12’s.

Detailed itinerary:
We will meet at 8am and will get to the Jinshanling Great Wall at around 10:30am. Jinshanling Great Wall has an elevation of 2100 feet. Though there is a cableway up to the Wall, its gentle gradient makes it easy to walk up to the wall. As there are relatively few tourists at Jinshanling Great Wall, it is a good place to explore on foot.

Jinshanling Great Wall is one of the best preserved parts of the Wall with many original features. There are 15 watch towers along this section, built with flat roofs or upturned eaves. Some watch towers have two stories even three stories. We will walk on the wall for about 3 hours eastward and reach the Kylin Tower.

If you are still energetic, we will guide you continue eastward to some parts of Simatai West where travelers rarely go. Simatai West has beautiful scenery with wild and ruined walls. You will be able to get good views of much of the Simatai Great Wall, including the steep eastern ridge where the famously hard-to-reach Sky Bridge and Fairy Tower are located.

We will leave the wall from the Kylin Tower and head down a paved park trail in the valley. After about thirty minutes we’ll arrive at the parking lot and meet our bus. The driver will drive us to a local guest house to have a late yet big lunch there.

Bad weather plan:
We will email you 2-3 days before the hike to let you know about the weather condition. If there is thunder storm, heavy rain or strong wind it will be dangerous to do the hike on the wild unrestored Great Wall in the mountains. So we will cancel it, change the dates or arrange a hike to the restored section of the Great Wall.

What to bring on this hike? 
1. Snacks;
2. Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, long-sleeved shirt; 
3. A bottle of sports drink with salt content;
4. Comfortable sport shoes (hiking boots are strongly suggested).

Level of difficulty for this hike: Level 3 (Moderate hikes)
The level of these hikes are moderate and suitable for most people. The hiking time is usually 3-4 hours and the hikes usually include some more steep trails. They tend to 6-12 kilometers in length and approximately 500-1000 meters in elevation. However Level 3 hikes aren’t tough and most people can make it without trouble as long as you have a reasonable level of fitness and are in good health.

For whom are Level 3 hikes suitable? 
Level 3 hikes are suitable for people who are fit and healthy. It is better to have a bit of prior hiking experiences.

What is included on this hike? 
1. Air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver;
2. English-speaking hiking tour guide;
3. Entrance fees; 
4. Unlimited bottled water;
5. Chinese home-made lunch.

What is excluded on this hike? 
1. Travel insurance;
2. Cable car, chairlift, toboggan (slide way) or any other additional local facilities;
3. Personal expenses.

Customize this hike and make a private reservation:
In addition to our regular weekly hikes, we also offer private tours. You can customize a private hike for you, your family or your friends exclusively. Just tell us what you want and we will organize a hike for you, with places, guides, transport, food, and accommodation all taken care of. You can make a private reservation 
on the private tour page.

Pricing for a private tour:
Group size
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   8-10
Cost (per person)
  2000
   1200
850
   750
   650
   600
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    500
1. A private tour is more flexible. Both extra distance and less distance are available.
2. Discounts are available for larger groups.
3. Prices are quoted in Chinese dollars.

Notes:

1. There are risks involved in outdoor activities. Please read our Risk Acknowledgment and Waiver and inform yourself before participating.

Other information about this hike:
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Information about Simatai Great Wall
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