Travel through time to ancient China, hiking the remote Jinshanling section of the iconic Great Wall. Discover the fascinating history and spectacular views of this mythical area of the world.
Jinshanling Great Wall Hike Itinerary
Your day trip will begin between 5:40 and 7:50 am, when you'll be picked up from your chosen meeting point. From there, you'll head out of Beijing in the direction of Jinshanling, a remote and isolated section of the Great Wall of China. There will be a short stop on the route for breakfast (not included).
After around a two and a half hour journey, you'll arrive in Jinshanling, located 87 miles (140 km) to the northeast of the Chinese capital. Built by the Ming Dynasty from the 16th century, this part of the Great Wall connects the Simatai section to the east with the Gubeiko section to the west.
Throughout your hiking route, which will last around three and a half hours, you'll be able to enjoy the awe-inspiring views that Jinshanling offers over the surrounding Chinese countryside. As very few tourists make the longer journey to this area of the Great Wall, it is usually a relatively peaceful trek and an unforgettable experience for fans of hiking.
The hike finishes in Wuyanlou, you'll take a well-deserved break at a local restaurant, fuelling up and treating your taste buds with a delicious lunch of typical Chinese cuisine.
At the end of your tour, you'll return to Beijing, where you'll be dropped off at your pick up point at around 4 pm.
Pick up points
When making your reservation, you'll have the choice between the following three meeting points:
- Qianmen Street, at 6:20 am.
- St. Joseph's Church on Wanfujing Street, at 7:00 am.
- Metro Dongzhiem, Exit C, at 7:30 am.
Per personUS$ 62
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
Pick up from meeting points.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Beijing local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).