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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Small Group Hike

Product ID: 116791
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This is the most classic hiking route on the Great Wall, taking about 5 hours to complete a distance of 10 km from Jiankou section to Mutianyu section. Be challenged by the most precipitous Jiankou section of the Great Wall.
About this activity
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Duration 8 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
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Pickup included

Pickup possible from hotels located within the 4th ring road of Beijing. If your accommodation is outside this area an alternate pickup location of your choice within the 4th ring will be arranged.

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  • Face the challenge of a 10-kilometer hike along the Jiankou Great Wall
  • Visit the most beautiful section of the Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Be amazed by the striking contrast between the 2 sections of the Great Wall of China
  • Benefit from the expertise and local knowledge of a professional mountain guide
Full description
Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Beijing, and then travel in comfort to the Great Wall of China at Jiankou. Embark on a 10-kilometer hike along one of the wildest sections of the Great Wall of China, and get stunning views of the surrounding mountains and untouched scenery.

Climb the steps to the Zhengbei Watch Tower to start your walk along the untouched ramparts as far as Mutianyu. Constructed in 1368 during the Ming Dynasty, the Jiankou Great Wall is made of large light colored rocks and has never been restored, with some sections falling into disrepair. Face the challenge of an approximate 5-hour hike with spectacular views of jagged cliffs and scenic lookouts.

Arrive at the reconstructed Mutianyu Great Wall and re-energize with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before the return drive to Beijing. 
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation between Beijing and the Great Wall
  • Entrance fees to the Great Wall at Jiankou and Mutianyu
  • Lunch at Xinshuangquan restaurant near the Mutianyu Great Wall
  • English-speaking mountain guide
  • Drinking water
What’s Not Included
  • Cable car fees
  • Gratuities to the guide and driver (optional and usually CNY 60 to 100 per person. Please tip them separately)
  • Airport transfer
  • Accommodation
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Small-group tour of no more than 6 people
• Not recommended for children under 12 years old
• The route is a difficult hike and requires an average fitness level; and is suitable for hikers with prior mountain climbing experience
• It is the responsibility of parents to decide whether to bring their children, based on their physical condition
• The hike from Xizhazi village to the Zhengbeilou Watch Tower is almost 1 hour of tough climbing through the jungle with no fixed paths; the majority of the Jiankou Great Wall is heavily weathered with no steps
• Please note the Jiankou section may close due to forest protection and fire prevention; if this occurs the hiking route will be changed to another section

From US$ 215.51 per person

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Product ID: 116791