Simatai great wall
The Simatai Great Wall is about 120 kilometers(75 miles) northeast of Beijing in Miyun county. This section is about 19 kilometers long ,and joins Jinshanling Great Wall in the west .
This section is dangerous and precipitous .Many parts of Walls here were built on sheer cliffs or on steep mountain slopes. It rises and falls sharply but has every essential structure—watch towers and parapets.
The Heavenly Ladder is a part of the wall built on a slope at an angle of 60-70 degrees, and some parts are 90 degrees. Some places are so narrow on the mountain ridges that only a thin wall could be built on the top of the very steep cliff with a barrier wall built on it known as “single side wall”.
The Heavenly Bridge is a path over a precipice , about 100 meters long and 3 or 4 feet wide , which crosses abysses about 500 meters deep. With nothing to hold on to , the slightest wind will make visitors tremble with fear, so visitors must climb with extreme care.
Hiking from Jingshanling Great to Simatai Great Wall (Day trip)
Entrance ticket at jinshangling wall is RMB 50 (Mar. 15 - Nov. 15); RMB 40 (Nov. 16- the next Mar.14) ; Cable car is available ,RMB 50 (round-trip) ; RMB 30 (one-way)
Entrance ticket at simatai wall is 40RMB . Cable car is available,RMB 50 (round-trip) ; RMB 30 (one-way)
Pick-up from your accommodation around 08:00 am (earlier/later ).
About 2-2.5 hours drive to Jinshanling section (depending on traffic).
Please note: We use the new highway (toll costs included in price), not the congested roads. This will save about 1 hour each way.
Visiting Jinshanlig section, hiking to Simatai Section .It will take more than 4 hours .pick up at Simatai section Drive back to Beijing.Drop-off at your accommodation around 18:00 h.