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GWH113-Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking
 
 
Meeting Time   8am
Trip Length   One Day
Meeting Point   Exit B of Tuanjiehu(团结湖)subway station of line 10
Hiking Distance   Approx. 11km
Hiking Duration   4-5 hours
Level of Difficulty   Level 4
Number of People   6-20
Price   550RMB
Hiking Date  
Detailed information about this hike

Highlights of this hike:
1. This hike covers Gubeikou Great Wall, the restored Jinshanling Great Wall and the unrestored Jinshanling 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. Great challenge for experienced hikers; 
4. Peaceful and tranquil walking on the Great Wall;
5. No commission shopping stops.

Price and discount:
The cost is 550RMB (about 85 US$) per person. It includes transportation, entrance fees, water and guides. We give 10% discount for members and kids under 12’s.

Detailed itinerary:
The hike combines both the completely unrestored wall and the restored wall. We’ll start off the hike from a small village in the Gubeikou area, following a hillside trail to a Great Wall General Watch Tower on the Great Wall. It takes about fifteen minutes to get to Great Wall.

We will get a peak overlooking of the whole section of Gubeikou Great Wall on top of the tower. Then we will trek north south east on the wall. This section of wall is completely untouched and almost devoid of tourists, allowing for a serene walk.

About one hour later we will reach the 24-Eye watch tower. From there the Wall is stopped for military area. We need to come down the Great Wall, passing by the military area and then walk back to the Great Wall again in about 1.5 hours. From there the Great Wall belongs to the Jinshanling area. After a short climb we will reach West five window Tower. We will have our lunch there.

After lunch we will walk on Jinshanling Great Wall for another 1.5 hours and come down the Great Wall from the middle part of the Jinshanling. If you are fast and very fit you can finish the whole section of the Jinshanling Great Wall and come down the Wall from the east part of the Jinshanling Great Wall.

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 and lunch;
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 4: Challenging Level
These hikes usually involve a lot of walking, climbing and descending over varied terrain, and sometimes also camping. The elevation is about 1000 meters and the length ranges from 10 to 15 kilometers. Some roads/trails can be a little rough. The hiking time is usually somewhere between 4 and 6 hours. People with acrophobia shouldn’t join these kinds of hikes.

For whom are Level 4 hikes suitable?
People who are fit and healthy, doing aerobic type exercise regularly and have 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.

What is excluded on this hike? 
1. Lunch;
2. Travel insurance;
3. Cable car, chairlift, toboggan (slide way) or any other additional local facilities;
4. 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
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
   8-10
Cost (per person)
  2200
   1300
950
   850
   750
   650
600
    550
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:
Reviews of this Hike
Information about Jinshanling Great Wall
Information about Gubeikou Great Wall
Great Wall Facts

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