Embark on a Self-Guided Hike: Jinshanling Great Wall to Jinshanling East! (7km/9-10hours)

Why Book This Tour

A fantastic self-guided walking adventure awaits you across Jinshanling and Jinshanling East. Walk Jinshanling at your own pace and leave transportation, navigation, and logistics to us. This incredible walking experience is perfect for people who want to explore the Great Wall on their own terms.

  • Overview
    Duration: 1 day
    Optimal season: All year around, best time: March-December
    Area: Miyun county
    Begin in: Your hotel
    End in: Your hotel or central-located place, or airport / train station
    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) 1290 790 690 620 560 490 440 390 340

    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 request, drop-off at (same) different locations: centrally located hotel, airport, train station with your luggage (greater luggage requirements please ask for a quotation)
    • Professional Non-English/Chinese speaking driver
    • Free-bottled mineral water in the vehicle
    • Free cell phone rental service
    • Admission fees
    • 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  due to overgrown bushes on the Wall
    • Extra bottles of water, fruit, cereal or protein bars, snacks
    • Hat
  • Full itinerary
    Full Itinerary:
    Jinshanling Great Wall of China

    Excited for an incredible day at Jinshanling? We’ll pick you up from your accommodation at 7:30 am or a time of your choice!

    After a scenic 2.5-hour drive, we’ll arrive at the main entrance, secure your entry tickets, and then it’s off to Jinshanling East to begin our trek.

    You’ll embark on a well-marked trail, dotted with

    • vertical steps,
    • uneven terrain,
    • and magnificent towers.
    Jinshanling Great Wall of China

    On the journey, you’ll encounter famous structures like

    • the Black Tower,
    • Lesser Jinshan Tower,
    • and Big Jinshan Tower.
    Jinshanling Great Wall self-guided tour
    Jinshanling Great Wall of China

    Our Jinshanling self-guided tour offers you the opportunity to capture the pristine beauty of the Jinshanling basin, Simatai, and Gubeikou.

    Your hike continues to the 22nd tower, where a staircase leads you to your exit.

    A 40-minute stroll along the hilly path will bring you to the parking lot, where your driver eagerly awaits.

    There’s no strict timeline for this self-guided tour – it’s all about your pace!

    Generally, the hike takes around 3.5 to 5 hours and covers 7-8 kilometers (4-5 miles), with a total vertical climb of about 200 meters (660 feet).

    Free cell phone rental service is available if required.

    This tool will be extremely helpful for reaching us during your tour, especially if you need guidance or translation.

    Please note that the driver may have limited English proficiency, so do not hesitate to call our office at +86 139 1132 1502 for any clarifications.

    Great Wall of China at the jinshanling section,sunset landscape

    Jinshanling Great Wall of China

    Who Would Like This Trip?

    This trip is perfect for the confident adventurers who prefer to march to their own beat.

    The self-guided Jinshanling to Jinshanling East walk offers all the perks of a guided tour, minus the guide!

    You’ll need to bring your own food and be comfortable navigating without assistance.

    Of course, we’ll provide detailed instructions to help you along the way.

    The Beauty of The Self-Guided Tour?

    Total freedom! Choose your starting day, take breaks at your leisure, and capture as many beautiful moments as you wish.

    It’s your journey, enjoy it your way!

    And the cherry on top? It’s one of the best budget-friendly experiences in Beijing!

    Jinshanling self-guided day tour

    Jinshanling Great Wall of China

    Got Questions or Ready to Book a Tour?

    Check out our frequently asked questions or feel free to contact us directly.

    If you’re more inclined towards a guided experience, we’d be delighted to arrange that for you too. Your adventure, your choice!

    Jinshanling self guided Great Wall tour review
  • Map the tour/Videos
    Map the tour/Videos:

    Jinshanling map


    jinshanling map

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