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If you have a limited time for your visit of the Great Wall, this one day hike will suit perfectly to your needs. Before the sunset you will get some sight seeing in as the sun falls slowly overhead.
At Jinshanling it presents some of the most beautiful views you will ever see so imagine catching the sunset from here as well! This tour also includes a gourmet dinner, and as with all of our Great Wall hikes, you get your own driver and English-speaking guide.
For us to view the sunset over the Great Wall, We will start our tour late morning time at around 10.30 am. After our driver has you picked up from your hotel, we'll drive out to the Gubeikou Great Wall.
A place that links the southern and northern areas of the Yanshan Range is a place known as Gubeikou. It's roughly 125 kilometers away from Beijing. Gubeikou has served as a route of strategic importance back in ancient times. It was known as the passageway to the city. Today, Gubeikou Wall is more than 20 km and consists of four parts: Wohushan, Panlongshan, Jinshanling, and Simatai. Gubeikou was one of the most important passes used to repel the Japanese back in the early 1930's.
Gubeikou is a perfect section of the Great Wall for hiking and camping. This section of the Great Wall has 143 beacon towers, which all vary in size so much so, some can fit less than ten and some can fill up with as many as 100 soldiers!
Jinshanling Great Wall is one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall. It is an excellent hike for visitors to see the authentic Great Wall untouched and an experience where you will learn how this section was built for military defense. When you are here in person, it will feel like you have gone back in time. Jinshanling was listed as one of the world's cultural heritage sites in 1987. It is one of the most popular sections for tourists who love adventure and learn about the Great Walls history.
As the sun falls we get our cameras at the ready to view the sunset over the Great Wall. A truly amazing experience.
After viewing the sunset, we will have dinner at a nearby guesthouse at the foot of the Wall. The housewife here is going to serve you Kong Pao Chicken and many delicious dishes with the vegetables she plants herself all naturally!
You will be back at your hotel around 8 pm.
Want more from your experience? For small few dollars/euro more you can see both the sunset and sunrise by taking our flat-rate overnight hiking and camping program.
"We did the Jinshanling to Gubeiko sunset hike with Aaron. The trip exceeded all of my expectations. Booking the tour and receiving confirmation was a little chaotic; I needed to reach out consistently to ensure my tour was confirmed. I found WeChat to be effective. Once we were confirmed, it was a flawless experience. Aaron was on-time, knowledgeable, and great to talk with. We encountered less than 10 people in the entirety of the hike and set up in a perfect place to watch the sunset. This is a must do when in Beijing!"
-- davel999, TripAdvisor, Experienced April 2019
Private or Semi-private English Tour including private transfers, tickets and meal. Your guide will walk with you for every step from hotel pickup to drop-off and on the Great Wall!
Use our top-rated professional private transfer service and tour by yourself. You can pick Volkswagen Passat, Buick Minivan, or luxury Mercedes and BMW. Everything is the same as the Platinum Package except that you pay less.
Budget Version of This Hike (A6)
If you travel alone and are seeking a group tour for social and economic reasons, please sign up our A6 for the same hike but with less cost. Click below bullton for A6 details.
There are many Great Walls to the north of Beijing, all of which were defensive fortresses that guarded the border at that time. They were built according to the terrain, and each segment has its own characteristics. Check our full list of day hikes, and sunset, sunrise hikes.
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