An exciting day of hiking to Jinshanling Great Wall begin in the morning when your driver and tour guide will pick you up at the hotel and drive all the way there. It takes around 2.5 hours for your to get to the Jinshanling Scenic Area from downtown Beijing.
Jinshanling Great Wall is said to be the most stunning and best preserved part of the Great Wall. Located on the junction of Miyun County of Beijing and Luanping County of Hebei province, Jinshanling Great Wall is also a most preferred part of the Great Wall for photographers. The hiking is very tough and challenging, but well worth a try.
While hiking along the wall, you will pass Crenel Building (Zhuanduokou Tower), the East Terrance Kufang Tower, Xiyu Tower and Shalingkou before you finally reach the edge of Jinshanling Great Wall. Crenel Building is known for its military importance in history and you will find precious inscriped bricks that are of high relic and sightseeing value. Before you reach East Terrance, a most stunning part of Jinshanling Great Wall, you will pass many shooting and loop holes of a variety of designs such as peach, sagittate and zigzag shapes.
Your next stop will be Kufang Tower, a large and representative watchtower of the Great Wall which is deemed as the third line of defense. You can climb up and stand on the watchtower to appreciate a spectacular view of the Great Wall winding in the distance. After passing Xiyu Tower, you will reach Shalingkou where you will see the special Black Tower. The hike takes about 4 hours and you'll be accompanied by your guide through the whole trip. After a tiring hiking on the Great Wall, you may choose to enjoy the Beijing roast duck for dinner (optional). Overnight in Beijing.