A Responsible Hike across China’s Great Wall

A Responsible Hike
across China’s Great Wall

Our sustainable range of breathtaking excursions includes hiking the stunning Jinshanling
side of the Great Wall, often void of explorers. Venture into areas where stunning
vistas present themselves with this coiling monument fading behind the horizon.


The Great Wall of China, one of the Wonders of the Ancient World, has withstood the test of time and still keeps visitors in awe for its sheer size, beauty and the history behind its construction. Experts believe that this fortification against invasions from the north used to run for over 6200 9900 kilometres.

Nowadays, an impressive 6000 kilometres of the wall remain visible, with the majority largely not within the visor of many explorers. When an adventure is on your bucket list, and you want to combine this with the Great Wall, this full-day trekking over this man-made marvel is just the adrenaline rush you’re looking for.


A Responsible Hike across China’s Great Wall

08:00 - 17:00

Slightly further away than its popular Mutianyu brother, the Great Wall section at Jinshanling in the mountainous Luanping region is a 10.5-kilometre long Valhalla for avid photographers. Its location surrounding and on top of the Gold Mountain has earned it a place where one can admire its coiling and twisting architecture.

As soon as we leave Beijing, expect a long drive to the start of our 2-3 hour hike across the Jinshanling section (from Longyukouin in the west to the Wangjinglou Tower). We will do all possible to avoid the crowds and give you a Robinson Crusoe feeling when scaling the steep yet well-restored part of China’s main line of defence, starting during the reign of Qin Shi Huang Di in 221 BC. The Great Wall sections bear their name, mainly because it originally was a series of smaller walls built to repel northern invaders. It was not until the unification of the empire that the various sections were linked up.

Hiking, accompanied by an expert hiking guide who knows all the ins and outs of this part of the Great Wall of China is arguably a more powerful sight than the more crowded parts at Badaling and Mutianyu. We guarantee you; it will leave you with no doubt that this is remote territory. Walking past some of its unusual feats, such as the Barrier Walls (walls constructed within the main wall) and seeing names at each of the watchtower proofs that the significance of the Jinshanling section is beyond anything one can imagine. We include a local lunch during this hiking tour near the impressive East 5-Hole Guard Tower.

Stand atop one of the ancient watchtowers and cast your eye towards the horizon, taking in its vast scale as it snakes across the top of a steep mountain range is probably the best memory you keep once you end the hike. A long day comes to an end when we arrive back in Beijing at around 5 pm.




  • A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)


  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside downtown Beijing. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the Central Business District and both Beijing’s International Airports are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • Part of this excursion includes walking over unpaved roads and paths. This may not suit guests with walking issues. Bear in mind that such paths may turn slippery / muddy after a rain shower. We suggest wearing good walking shoes, preferred closed shoes.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.


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