Escape the tourist crowds and hike a remote section of the Great Wall of China at Jiankou. Experience steep mountains, beautiful scenery and famous monuments, such as the The Nine-Eye Tower, Beijing Knot and more.
What to Expect
Hike an authentic section of the Great Wall of China at the remote and challenging Jiankou trail, passing through beautiful steep mountain scenery.
Considered one of the most scenic stretches of the Great Wall, the Jiankou Great Wall is where most contemporary professional photographs are taken. The Jiankou Wall dates from the Ming Dynasty, and connects with the Mutianyu Great Wall to the east, and the Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the west.
Zigzaging for 9.3 miles from east to north, it is higher and steeper than the Mutianyu Great Wall, and more winding and varied than the Simatai Great Wall. Built from local dolomite, the white rock is striking to the eye from a distance.
During your hike you will see the The Nine-Eye Tower, an important command post during the ancient wars, where 9 holes look like 9 eyes on each side. Discover The Beijing Knot, where 3 walls come together from different directions. Climb The Sky Stair, leading to The Eagle Flies Facing Upward watchtower, built on the lofty peaks and said to be so dangerous that even eagles have to fly facing upward to reach the top.
- All entrance fees
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Bilingual guide
- Use of binoculars
- Use of hiking poles if required
Know Before You Go
• Please note that this is not a tourist area and food is not available. Please bring your own packed lunch, purchased from a supermarket on route
• The round-trip will take 4 hours, and you should wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes, as some of the paths are tough
• If you are afraid of heights, or are above 65 years of age, the Huanghuacheng, Jingshanling or Simatai Great Wall is recommended as an alternative tour
• Bring a liter of water, sunhat, and camera