Gubeikou to Jinshanling Hike
Pick up from your hotel/residence in Beijing around 8:00am and take a drive to Gubeikou Great Wall (UNESCO) first, whichi is about 150km away from Beijing. Stretching for more than 40 kilometers (25 miles), Guibeikou Great Wall has 14 beacon towers, 143 watch towers, 16 strategic pass, three citadels and many other military constructions. Many of them are famous cultural relics, such as the Big Flower Beacon Tower of the Northern Qi Dynasty, Fairy Tower, General Tower, and the dominant Wangjing Tower. On arrival, hike the Wall of Panlongshan, which is mostly unrestored, wild, less tourist and one of the most beautuful sections of the Wall around Beijing. Trekking takes approxi 2 hours.
Walk about 1.5 hour to Jinshanling Great Wall from Guibeikou.
Jinshanling Great Wall was built from 1570 during the Ming Dynasty, which is located in Luanping County of Hebei Province, some 125 km northeast to Beijing. This section of the wall is connected with the Simatai section to the east and to the west lies the Mutianyu section. The Jinshanling Great Wall is 10.5 km long with 5 passes, 67 towers and 2 beacon towers. The initial section of the wall has been restored to original condition, but the condition of the wall deteriorates towards its natural state as it approaches Simatai. A cable car has been constructed to take visitors to the highest point along the Great Wall. Enjoy hiking about 1 hour at Jinshanling and then have a late lunch at a local restaurant.
Drop off at your downtown hotel in Beijing.
Meal: Chinese lunch