Visits : Simatai Great Wall
Meet up at 8am (instructions below) and then drive to Simatai West. You will start the hike around 10:30am, and it will take about three hours to complete the hike to Jinshanling Great Wall. A lunch at a local farmer’s restaurant will be organized before returning your hotel. You will finish this tour and be back to the downtown area approximately 17:00 pm.
*Unfortunately due to the recent closure of Simatai East section, we cannot walk through all the way to Simtai East. We will reach the Wall by Kylin Tower at Simatai West, and then walk westward to Jinshanling. There is fascinating variety of watch-towers here. Some have two storeys, others three. Some have flat roofs, some rounded and others are pitched with upturned eaves. This section of the wall is preserved and original. On a clear day, it is difficult to fail to take good photographs here. We will get off the wall at Shalingkou at Jinshanling, or you can walk another 30 minutes more if you feel energetic and then get off the wall at Zhuanduokou. You will have chance to meet local farmer friends, try local home-made food and learn about local community development.
Meeting & Finishing point: McDonald´s at Oriental Kenzo, 48 Dongzhimenwai Dajie. 东直门外大街东方银座麦当劳
Meeting directions: Dongzhimen Station, subway line 2, Exit C. Turn right after getting out of the shopping mall.
We will place a Great Wall Hiking logo in front of our van, and our guide will wear a blue Great Wall Hiking T-shirt or jacket.
Physical rating: ★★★☆☆
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