Private Great Wall Hiking From Gubeikou To Jinshanling Section With Local Lunch - Beijing

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    07:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Drop off from the hotel in the downtown area within 5th ring road.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Accompanied by your experienced English speaking guide, enjoy an uncrowded adventuroushike to see the Great Wall from Gubeikou then walk alongto Jinshanling around 5 hours hike with earlier departure. This is a medium difficulty hike and is appropriate for children from age 8 and up or those who are keen hikers. Entrance fee, lunch and round trip transportation from your hotel are included.

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Meet your professional guide at your hotel lobby in the morning (ideal time at 7:30am), 2 - 2.5 hours drive to the Jingshanling by highway.

Enjoy the natural scenery along the way and learn more history about the Great Wall and Beijing

The adventure begins gently at Gubeikou village with a short climb up to a broken tower. Walk eastward and enjoy plenty of photography stops before you reach General Tower. From there you will capture the true nature of Gubeikou mountain.

After 1 hours gradually climbing through several towers, then you will reach 24 window tower. At here, a large part of the wall belongs to the military area. You will descend into the basins of the Spider Valley. From here it is a gentle walk through the corn fields to the hilly trail.

Along the way you will pass through an abandoned house, complete with a well and a mid-sized water store in the middle of the Valley. Going through the hilly trail in 1.5 hours then walk back to the wall - Jinshanling west. After a short climb you will reach West five window Tower. Here you can sit in the tower and gaze down the spider valley.

Youll get off the wall at the renowned Zhuanduokou. Enjoy a yummy farm style lunch at Bakeshiying town then your vehicle will take you back to Beijing.

Gubeikou is around 12 miles /20 km long and is divided into four sections: Simatai, Jinshanling, Panlongshan and Wohushan. Hiking from Gubeikou towards Jinshanling takes 4 -5 hours. This tour will let you explore true wilderness of Gubeikou in an informative and easy way, maximize your time in the wilderness and enjoy an uncrowded adventurous hike.

After the tour, your guide will take you back to the hotel.


English-speaking tour guide service fee

Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver

Gas, toll & parking lot fees

Lunch at the local Chinese restaurant


Bottled water

Entrance Tickets to the Sights




Gratuity to the guide and driver

Personal Costs

Round trip cable car up & down the wall

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

For the lunch, you will be taken to the authentic Chinese local restaurant catering for the locals and the lunch has its budget

Dress code is smart casual

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Infant (1-3 years old) and children who are under 8 years old are not suitable to take the hiking tour

Extra fee is requested after 9 hours tour

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 31-May-2021

    The trip was amazing and many thanks to Peter and Catherine for guiding me every stip of the way. There were no crowds and the scenery was spectacular. I really enjoyed seeing the different countryside and wilderness. It was very well organised, the guides were very helpful and they were on time. The Great Wall was absolutely awesome. It is a big walking day but I would recommend it for anyone who wants a different experience. We stayed on the wall to watch the sunset, which was a memorable experience. Take something warm as it gets windy in the evening.

  • 03-Nov-2019

    This is one of the most amazing tours I have ever taken. Standing on the Great Wall of China, with no-one else around apart from my partner and our wonderful, knowledgeable guide Nico, was one of the best moments I have experienced while travelling. Nico and our driver Mr Li picked us up at our hotel for an early start. We immediately liked them both, for their care for our comfort, for Nico's warmth in sharing his experience of becoming a father of a baby boy, for Mr Li's calm driving in the busy Beijing traffic. For the first half of our journey Nico explained the history of the Dynasties in China and how the Great Wall came to be constructed. Nico is a History graduate and was extremely knowledgeable- he was able to tell us detailed information in a very interesting way that made us all the more excited to see it. We then had a short rest in the car before arriving in a remote village, where Mr Li dropped us off so we could hike up to the wall. Seeing the Great Wall for the first time was a transformative and humbling experience for me. It is difficult to express just how impressive it is, and against the history we had heard this wonderoous construction took on life and meaning that was quite emotional. We hiked up to, along and over the other side of the wall for about one hour, and then hiked back up from the north side and along the wall again to Jinshanling (where there are 5 star bathrooms). Every view is breathtaking. Nico was the perfect guide- informative, congenial company, solicitous (it is quite hard work, climbing up to and walking along the wall, so we had to stop for a breather now and then). It was the best hike I have ever taken. I was truly sad to come down from the wall and leave the experience behind. After our hike, we had lunch in a local village. Nico ordered a selection of local food that was all delicious. We then had a nap in the car on our drive back to Beijing. This was our first guided tour in China, the start of our wonderful but too short visit to this culturally rich and fascinating country, our first experience of the warm and friendly welcome of Chinese people.

  • 15-Sep-2019

    A fantastic day with Justin! What a lovely incredibly knowledgeable guide. - love the way he gave us privacy but was there to help in any way. Our day trip and lunch were just fantastic- great driver too! Thank you for making our trip a memorable one! Denyse

  • 04-Apr-2019

    We had such a great time doing the Great Wall Tour with our guide Justin! I booked the trip with Catherine Lu Tours super spontaneously and was positively surprised how fast they responded and how perfectly everything was organised. The day-trip to the Great Wall was great because we had great weather, met only two other groups on the hike and had everything to ourselves. We also had great company since Justin was very kind and considerate and we had so many interesting conversations with him. He spoke English so well and it was really great getting his inside views on China today, as well as the history of the Great Wall.

  • 26-Nov-2018

    Our guide Eran met us at 7.30 promptly in our Hutong hotel and immediately put our mind at ease, with Excellent English and a very friendly disposition, he was definitely one of best guides we have had anywhere in the world. The car was extremely clean for the drive to the wall and while the hike was relatively strenuous at times, it was nothing to be scared of. Working with Catherine Lu tours to arrange the tour was simple and they assisted us greatly with Information beforehand, and as for our guide Eran, he clearly enjoys his job and in reality made the day better for us, with his information and chats about the Wall and his life in China. The local Food was fantastic at the end of the hike, we were starving by then! Thank you Catherine Lu and thank you Eran it was amazing.

  • 07-Apr-2018

    John was our guide for this extensive one-day private tour. We had a great time with this guide who was exceptionally patient with our lack of mobility (my wife had just undergone knee surgery) and allowed us ample time to see these sights at our own pace. John's sophisticated level of English allowed us to gain good insight into both locations and hence gave us a greater understanding of China's long history. Lunch was a very well chosen destination providing an authentic Chinese dining experience, something we very much desired. A great tour and guide led to a memorable experience!