Gubeikou – Jinshanling – East Gate 2 Day/1 Night Hiking Tour, 4 Meals Included(20km/12.5miles)

Why Book This Tour

Explore the best of wild Great Wall for an unforgettable outdoor experience. Leave behind the bustle of the city and step into the tranquility of Gubeikou by day, by night kick back and relax at a local farmer’s guesthouse, Move on to experience the power of the wild and rugged Jinshanling the next day.


  • Overview
    Duration: 2 days
    Optimal season: All year around, best time: March-December
    Area: Miyun county, Luanping county
    Begin in: Your hotel
    End in: Your hotel or central-located place in the city
    Avg. daily distance: 5 miles
    Terrain: Rolling to hilly
    Min altitude: 327m
    Max altitude: 589m
    Physical rating: Moderate
    Departure: Daily departing from Beijing
  • Prices
    Price table:
    Group size 1pax 2pax 3pax 4pax 5pax 6pax 7pax 8pax 9pax
    Prices (RMB Per Person) 4380 2680 2580 2480 2380 2280 2180 2080 1980

    All Prices shown are in RMB (Chinese Yuan) and based per person.

    Price Promises:
    • No factory / shopping stop
    • No hidden costs
    • No booking fees

    We only require a small deposit to book any tour or transfer. You can conveniently make this payment via Wise, Paypal Wechat or Alipay, or other methods.

    The remaining balance can be comfortably settled upon your arrival, either in cash or online, based on your preference and convenience.

    Special for kids:

    To help families we offer discounts to all children aged 17 years and below. No reason to leave the kids at the hotel.

    • Ages 0 to 4 years – FREE!
    • Ages 5 to 11 years – 50% off–children must be accompanied by at least two responsible adults.
    • Ages 12 to 17 years – 5% off
    • 5% off with valid student ID
    • City accommodation pick-up
    • Transportation from Beijing to the wall and back
    • On requests, drop-off at (same) different locations: centrally located hotel, airport, train station with your luggage (greater luggage requirements please ask for a quotation)
    • Luggage transfer
    • Service hotline
    • Friendly knowledgeable English-speaking guide
    • Delicious meals as described in the itinerary
    • Free-bottled mineral water in the vehicle
    • Admission fees
    • One night accommodation at the local farmhouse (two queen beds, white bedding, air conditioning, heating, private bathroom, shower, sink, toilet facilities, and free WiFi)
    • You’ll automatically become a member of WGW, your spouse and kids to a lifetime discount of 5% off any hiking trip after your first one (membership details)
    • Gratuity to driver and guide (optional)
    • Drinks and other meals
    • Personal expenses
    • Travel insurance
    • Cable car
    • Sunscreen, sunglasses
    • Hiking or trekking shoes/boots
    • Backpack
    • Long sleeve shirt and pants (because of overgrown bushes)
    • Extra bottles of water, fruit, cereal or protein bars, snacks
    • Hat
  • Full itinerary
    Full Itinerary:
    Day 1: Beijing – Gubeikou – Jinshanling

    Your thrilling two-day hiking adventure kicks off at 8:30 am, or any time of your choosing, with a comfortable pick-up right from your accommodation. The journey starts lightly at the Gubeikou village, where you’ll embark on a short climb to a fascinating broken tower. Heading eastward, you’ll have ample opportunities to capture the picturesque landscapes before reaching the General Tower, a perfect spot to appreciate the stunning Gubeikou mountain.


    An hour into your gradual ascent through several historical towers, you’ll find yourself at the 24-window tower. Please note that a large part of the wall here is under military control. From this point, you’ll descend into the basin of the unique Spider Valley, leading you on a gentle walk through lush cornfields and onto a tranquil hilly trail.

    An interesting sight awaits you along the way—an abandoned house, complete with a well and mid-sized water storage nestled in the heart of the Valley. After navigating the hilly trail for about 1.5 hours, you’ll head back to the wall, specifically to Jinshanling west. A quick climb later, you’ll arrive at the West five-window Tower where you can relax and enjoy breathtaking views of the Spider Valley.

    Your descent from the wall takes place at the renowned Zhuanduokou, followed by a delicious farm-style lunch at Bakeshiying town. A short drive thereafter will lead you to a cozy guesthouse, ready with hot showers, comfortable beds, and a hearty country-style dinner.

    Day 2: Jinshanling – Simatai West (East Gate ) -Beijing

    Wake to the tranquillity of Jinshanling and after breakfast takes time to enjoy the dramatic landscape around Jinshanling. The adventure begins at the east gate of Jinshanling where you ascend via a newly constructed trail toward the east five eye tower. If you’re a step-master, this is right for you. At the top, you will feast your eyes on the spectacular panorama of Jinshanling. Take your time and enjoy the views.


    Start the walk at east five eye tower then goes up to the ruined towers. The difficulty of the hike is moderate. Along the way you will pass through several famous towers: Black Tower, Lesser Jinshan Tower, Big Jinshan TowerFrom the towers, you can capture the true nature of Jinshanling basin and Simatai, Gubeikou Great Wall. Certain parts of Jinshanling can be quite slippery due to loose rock, gravel on steep slopes.

    You will be rewarded with a yummy lunch at Bakeshiying town after the hike. Returning to Beijing your driver will be happy to have a photography stop at Bird’s nest free of charge if required.


    Jinshanling has 5 main passes and 67 watchtowers. The entire hike is about 6 miles /10 km and takes roughly 3 – 5 hours. This hike brings you an unforgettable journey through the wild beauty of Jinshanling and Gubeikou.

    Note: Jinshanling currently has two gates: the Front Gate (Main Gate) and the East Gate. Be aware that visitors are not allowed to enter from the East Gate from November 16th to March 15th and only the Front Gate is available, but visitors can still get out from the East Gate before 15:00 between Nov 16th and March 15th every year.

    Interested in this tour, any questions? The quickest way to find answers to your questions is to review the most frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the information you are looking for please feel free to contact us.

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  • Map the tour/Videos
    Map the tour/Videos:

    Jinshanling Great Wall map

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