The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest engineering achievements in the history of human civilization. It has even been lauded by many as the Eighth Wonder of the World.
The construction of the Great Wall began during the Spring and Autumn Period to the Warring Period (770 – 221 BCE). After the unification of China by Qin Shi Huang (the first emperor of China), Qin Shi Huang ordered his people to build a new wall on an enormous scale. Subsequent dynasties continued to strengthen and extend the wall. Most of what we think of as the Great Wall dates from when it was expanded from Shanhaiguan in Pohai to Jiayuguan in Gansu Province during the Ming dynasty (1386 – 1644 CE).
Today you will visit Jinshanling Great Wall, the most beautiful and best preserved section of the China Great Wall, and also the most preferred spot for photographers.
Our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby and then drive about 2.5 hours to Jinshanling Great Wall, where your hike with our guides starts. It is about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) in length, with 5 passes, 67 watch towers and 2 beacon towers.
The hiking will take about 4 hours, so lunch will be on the wall; please take some food with you. After the hiking, our guide will take you back to your hotel.
This section is notable for its wildness, dilapidated walls, and unique structures. Hiking here will be tough and challenging, and while it is physically demanding, this amazing journey is well worth the effort.