The Great Wall Hiking Trip(Jinshanling to Simatai west: 6KM)
If you want to experience hiking the wild Great Wall, this one day hike from Jinshanling to Simatai is designed just for you! The Jinshanling and Simatai sections of the Great Wall are two of the most precipitous and original sections of of the Great Wall. The ruins and spectacular and majestic, and contain some of the steepest climbs you'll find on any section of the Great Wall. The 6 km, 3.5 hour hike from Jinshanling to Simatai is the most challenging Great Wall hike in Beijing, and passes 22 watch towers and many mountain passes.
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"He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a real man."—Chinese proverb.
Our 10,000 previous visitors would agree, we take you to the best parts of the Great Wall. Unlike other sections of the wall that are crowded with tourists and vendors, this stretch of wall has very few people, and the stones that make up the ruins are hundreds of years old, in its original condition. The views are some of the most breathtaking that you'll see in all of China. The day tour, including transportation and tickets, is 280 RMB..
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A one way cable car up is available for those who want a more relaxed journey.
Price: 280 RMB
Pick-up time: 8:30 AM
Return time: 5:30 PM
Duration: 9 hours
Distance: 140km from the downtown Beijing.
Comfortable transportation (air-conditioned vans/mini-buses)
Fluent English-speaking tour guides
A bottle of water
Less crowded, more relaxed.
1. Depart at 8:30AM from the BDBA hostel (please be on time!)
2. Arrive at Jinshanling Great Wall around 11:30AM.
3. The hiking will start at 11:40AM after a 10 minute bathroom and lunch break
4. The hike from Jinshanling to Simatai is 3.5 hours.
5. We will get down the Great Wall around 3 pm and pack into the vans, then start back to the city
6. Arrive at BDBA around 5:30PM
We will try our best to stick to the timetable. However, due to traffic or other reasons, it is subject to change.
Why are we better?
1. Absolutely no forced shopping
2. Recommended by Lonely Planet (Beijing) from pages 105 to 108
3. More than 10,000 previous visitors agree, this is the best Great Wall hike
About Simatai Closing:Now, we are the only tour to West Simatai from Jingshanling.
But because Simatai is closed for renovation starting from
June 17th 2010, we still can hike 22 towers instead of 30.(5.75KM hike on the wall).
But its still the best of the "wild" wall so far!
So come and join us. We will still take you there.
Because the Simatai Section is closed, reopening maybe August 2014,
other parts of the wall will be more crowded this summer.
We still have a great trip and your best choice for hiking the wall...
don't miss it!
Because winter time is low season, we have the trip not every day.
We have the trip every even number day to March. Even day are 2nd, 4th,6th......22nd......
If you want to sign up the trip for next day,
don't email to us or book the trip online!
Call us for sign up at 84002429.
Maybe you know other companies that seem to offer the same trip. Their price is the same or cheaper than ours, but be sure to ask if it includes entrance fees. Our tour includes all fees in the price. If you have questions, email Joe: email@example.com .Our phone number is: +86-10-84002429.
Don't forget to bring extra water, sunscreen, sun-glasses, a hat, etc.