3 Days Great Walls Hiking Tour: Huanghuacheng, Xishuiyu, Gubeikou, and Jinshanling Great Wall

During this 3 days tour, we will have an exciting hiking experience from Huanghuacheng Great Wall to Xishuiyu, Gubeikou Great Wall to Jinshanling Great Wall. We will appreciate the beautiful dam of Huanghuacheng Reservoir, enjoy gorgeous sunrise on the Gubeikou Great Wall, and explore Jinshanling Great Wall which is one of the UNESO Heritage site.

Highlight

  • Exciting hiking tour on various sections of Great Wall
  • Explore UNESO Heritage site, Jinshanling Great Wall
  • Appreciate the beautiful dam of the Huanghuacheng Reservoir
  • Enjoy gorgeous sunrise on the Gubeikou Great Wall

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Huanghuacheng Great Wall – Xishuiyu Great Wall
  • Day 2: Gubeikou Great Wall-Jinshanling Great Wall
  • Day 3: Jinshanling Great Wall

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing City Tour:

Sightseeing and Activities: Huanghuacheng Great Wall; Xishuiyu Great Wall
Accommodation:
Meals: Lunch

Your tour guide will pick you up at the hotel in the morning (7:00 am in summer and autumn; 8:00 am in spring and winter, if you would like to watch the sunset on the great wall, the departure time will be delayed accordingly), it takes about 2 hours to the Huanghuacheng Great Wall.

After we see the beautiful dam of the Huanghuacheng Reservoir at the foot of the wall, take some good photos first, and then we start the hike from Tenglong Restaurant & Lodge which is built on the mountain and climb about 20 minutes you will reach the Huanghuacheng Great Wall. At first you will hike the wall which is restored by local government and you will hike along the restored wall with about 1 hour, then you will pass by Zhuangdaokou Pass which is the border between restored Great Wall and unrestored wild Great Wall. After Zhuangdaokou Pass, you will take about 2.5 hours hike along the wild wall and finish the hike at Xishuiyu which is close to the lake. That’s why this section is also called Lakeside Great Wall. You will pass about 20 towers for the whole hiking.

Hike level is about 4.

The whole hiking takes about 4hours and 9 km (5.6 mils).

Then the guide and driver take you to have lunch. After lunch, drive to Gubeikou village.

Stay at local inn in Gubeikou village for overnight.

Day 2 Beijing City Tour:

Sightseeing and Activities: Gubeikou Great Wall;Jinshanling Great Wall
Accommodation:
Meals: Lunch

In the morning:

Wake up early in the morning to watch the sunrise on the Gubeikou Great Wall. Then back to the inn have breakfast. After breakfast, we start the tour.

We start the hike from Gubeikou Great Wall, you will hike about 11 towers and reach 24- Window Tower which takes about 1 hour. 24 – Window Tower is the end of Gubeikou section for this hiking tour. As some part of the Gubeikou Great Wall belongs to the army, so we should come down from 24 – Window Tower and go cross the bushes, which takes about 1.5 hours to cross the mountain. Then you will arrive at the Jinshanling Great Wall. Jinshanling Great Wall is a UNESO Heritage site and has most magnificent scenery around the wall. You will pass through Taochunkou Pass, West Five – Window Tower, Zhuanduokou Pass, etc. About 7 towers with about 1 hour hike on Jinshanling section, come down from Zhuanduokou Pass.

Hike level is about 4.

The whole hiking tour takes about 4hours and 10 km (6 mils).

Then the guide and driver take you to have lunch. After lunch, drive to Gubeikou village.

Stay at local inn in Gubeikou village for overnight.

Note: If you would like to watch the sunset on the great wall, please let us to know when you book this tour.

Day 3 Beijing City Tour:

Sightseeing and Activities: Jinshanling Great Wall
Accommodation:
Meals: Lunch

Today’s hiking begins at around 9:00 am. After breakfast, drive to Jinshanling Great Wall.

You could climb up to the great wall or you could take cable car up to the great wall. We suggest you climb up to the great wall as this section is easy to hike. We start the hike from Zhuanduokou Pass, you will hike over 15 watch towers (about 5 km) and arrive at East Five – Window Tower which takes about 4 hours, come down from the East Five – Window Tower. Or you could just hike about 4 km and arrive at Houchuankou Pass which takes about 3 hours, come down from the Houchuankou Pass.

Hike level is about 3.

Then the guide and driver take you to have lunch. After lunch, transfer back to your hotel in Beijing downtown.

Service Included

  • Meal as listed in the itinerary (Lunch).
  • Accommodation.
  • Private transfer service between hotel and Great Wall.
  • Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary.
  • English-speaking tour guide service.
  • Mineral water

Service Excluded

  • Airfare, tax and fuel surcharge.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to guide and driver as your wish. (Based on the well-done job of the guide and driver).
  • Personal expenses.
  • The electrinic car & cable car.

Note:

The quotation is different for China Public Holidays. For instance, Chinese Spring Festival,Tomb-sweeping Festival, Labor Day, Dragon-boat Festival, Mid-autumn Festival, China National Day, etc.

Important Notice:
1.Please take Hiking boots, sticks or trekking sticks, backpack, sun-glasses, sunscreen, snacks, camera for this hiking tour.
2. The traveler whose body is not fit for the hiking such as arthritis, heart disease, hypertension, asthma, and the traveler who are drunk are not recommended to take this tour.
3. Don’t take baby less than 3 years old for this tour, and the traveler who are more than 80 years old are not recommended to take this tour.
4. Do not wear short pants.
5. Please go to toilet at the entrance of the wall before the hiking, there is no toilet on the Wall. Please carry toilet paper by yourself always.
6. This tour is not available under the following weather condition: Rain, Snow, Strong Wind, etc.