Jinshanling Great Wall starts from Longyukou in the west and ends at the Wangjinglou Tower in the east and stretches about 10.5 kilometers. It is located on the Yanshan Mountains, 140 kilometers away from downtown Beijing, where Miyun County borders with Luanpin County in Hebei Province.The Jinshanling Great Wall is acomplicated and well preserved fortification systems and possesses the largest number of watchtowers. These watchtowers were made by huge bricks, 5-8 meters high, each one built in a different architectural style and every other one is about 50-100 meters away. Some of them are half-timbered, some are stone, some with one eave, some with two-eave. The roofs of the towers are many and varied, flat,arched, quadrangular or octagonal. It is an exemplary section of the Great Wall and hence comes the saying that the Jinshanling section is the most essential part of the 10,000-li Great Wall. Jinshanlin Great Wall has a strong military defence system. It includes barrier walls, crib walls, blockhouses,emplacements, watch-towers, stone-shooting windows, arrow-shooting holes,cavalry defense walls and so on, which making iteasier to defend. When you stand on the Jinshanling Great Wall, you will appreciate how majestic and splendid it is, and you will understand how greatand heroic the nation is.
We start off at 8:00, after about 2.5 hours driving we arrive at Jinshanling Great Wall. We walk for 20 minutes, to the Zhuanduokou City Gate Tower. Keep walking towards east, after 2.5 to 3 hours hiking, reach the East 5-hole Guard Tower, then leave the Great Wall. If you like this section very much and want to stay here longer, you can move forward 800 meters ahead, close to the Simatai Great Wall, then come back along the previous route. In the end, we leave the Great Wall and go to a farmer’s restaurant. Hiking time is about 3.5-4.5hours.
There may be a lot of local peasants called "shadow"along our way. They want to sell you souvenirs such as picture albums, postcards and T-shirts. Please don't talk to them or smile if you don't want any souvenirs and don't mislead them by saying you will buy something later.
1) High standard of service
2) No shopping stops, no hidden costs
3) Very experienced guide and driver
4) Comfortable air-condition vehicles with official license
5) Unlimited bottle water
Prepared by yourself
Sunglasses, sun cream, backpack, good hiking boots(or running shoes), raincoat (it’s raining season in June and July inBeijing) and snacks.
Transport and the driver, Entrance tickets,English speaking tour guide, meals as mentioned, drinking water.
Travel insurance, other personal expense (cable car, slide rail and so on),gratuities to guides and drivers (2:1).
If you have special dietary requirements , such as red meat,white meat, vegetarian and so on, please tell us in advance. If you want a party to celebrate wedding or birthday, we can also organize it on the Great wall with great view.