Enjoy a full-day hiking experience at the Great Wall. This hiking will start from the unrestored section at Jiankou, and then continue to the renovated wall eastward at Mutianyu. Jiankou is the steepest section of the wall around Beijing.
What to Expect
The day will kick of with a pick-up from your hotel in Beijing around 8.00 am. From there you will drive to Jiankou (the journey time is approximately 2.5-hours). You will start the hiking around 10:30 am, and it will take about 5 hours to complete the hike along the wall. A late lunch at a local restaurant will be organized after the hiking before returning your hotel.
Jiankou to Mutianyu offers a wonderfully satisfying experience of the Wall. It has superb scenery, dense vegetation and many fine watch-towers in an excellent restored section which is about six meters broad. The brickwork is elaborate, with crenellations on both sides and finely curved eaves on some watchtower roofs. There are decorative gables with animal statues, and tablets bearing calligraphy above some entrances.
The first one hour is spent ascending to reach the wall. Afterwards you will hike un-restored towers. The wild Wall to the west is the original Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) with fine stonework, and there are almost no other people. You will be rewarded when you approach Zhengbeilou Tower, where you will have a breathtaking view of Jiankou section.
- Air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver
- Personal, English-speaking hiking tour guide
- Entrance fees to Great Wall on the two sections
- Unlimited bottled water
- Snacks at the Wall
- Lunch in a local farmer’s restaurant
- A certificate of completion for hiking on the Great Wall of China
What's Not Included
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
- Tips for hiking guide/driver