You can visit the Great Wall of China throughout the year but it is not recommended to visit it in summers. The scorching sun spoils the tour and hiking is a bit difficult as people feel more exhausted. Also, the sites as heavily crowded with local travelers.

great wall summer

Winter season is also a big No because of extreme cold and wind. Some parts are even icy in winter. Hiking is also difficult, especially after a snowfall. The winter season has no crowd so if you want a lonely tour you can visit in winters.

Best Season to visit The Great Wall China

Spring season (April - May) and autumn season (September - November) are the recommended times to visit the Great Wall of China. The surrounding beauty is at its peak during these seasons, hiking is not very exhausting and the crowd is also limited.

spring season great wall

Parts of the Great Wall to Visit 

Some parts of the Great Wall of China are not open for visitors whereas some sections have been vanished with time or are not in a condition to visiting.

For visitors the sections near to Beijing are ideal. It is easy to get there, as many visitors regularly go to these spots so facilities are easily available. These sections are also preferred because they are secure and group traveling is very cost-effective. Near to Beijing, there are ten sections naming Mutianyu, Jinshanling, Jiankou, Simatai, Huanghuacheng, Gubeikou, Juyongguan, Huangyaguan, Shanhai Pass, and by far the most crowded one is Badaling.

Each of these sections will offer a different kind of experience. It is recommended to visit all these sections during your tour but in case you are not able to go to all these sections, it is recommended to travel to Mutianyu, Simatai, Badaling, and Juyongguan.

Simatai is the only section where you are allowed to spend a night otherwise all the sections are shut for night travel plans.