Jiankou Great Wall Hiking head
Home China City Tours Beijing Tours Great Wall Hiking One-Day Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking Tour

Tour Overview

The Great Wall of Jiankou is one of the most challenging sections of the Great Wall of China and has always been ideal for experienced hikers. Standing on the broken walls, you can enjoy yourself without being surrounded by crowds. Continue hiking to Mutianyu, one of the most well-preserved sections of the Great Wall with deep historical and high cultural value.

This 1-day Jiankou-Mutianyu Great Wall hike will show you the fallen Wild Great Wall and the gloriously restored Great Wall.

1. Challenge the wild and precipitous Great Wall at Jiankou and catch a completely different view
2. Enjoy a relaxing hike on the well-preserved Mutianyu Great Wall
3. Learn about the vivid stories of the Great Wall, and get the best points for photos from your experience hiking guide

Day-by-day Itinerary

Collapse All
  1. The time frame below is just for your reference, which could be different due to the traffic on the day.

    8:00 - 10:15 AM

    Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel at 8:00 am (free pick-up service if your hotel is within Fourth Ring Road) and transfer you to Xizhazi Village (西栅子), which is located at the foot of the Jiankou Great Wall.

    Note: If your hotel is located outside Fourth Ring Road, please make your own way to the designated meeting point.

    Xizhazi Village Jiankou
    Xizhazi Village

    10:15 - 11:00 AM

    Climb the trail for 45 minutes to reach Zhengbeilou Tower (正北楼), the tallest tower on the Jiankou Great Wall. From there, you'll enjoy a breathtaking aerial perspective of the magnificent and curving Great Wall.

    11:00 - 15:30

    Following a brief rest, continue your journey, passing numerous ancient watchtowers and trekking through various ups and downs along the mountain ridges. Eventually, you will arrive at the most challenging and perilous section of the hike - Niujiaobian (牛角边). Please pay extra attention to the stones under your feet.

    Jiankou Great Wall Niujiaobian

    Later, continue your hike to Mutianyu Great Wall to the east of Jiankou in about 1 hour. You will get a whole new view when you arrive at Mutianyu. There will be a sharp contrast to that of the Jiankou Great Wal - elegantly restored Great Wall and beacon towers. The hike at Mutianyu Great Wall is much easier.

    We will hike from Tower No. 24 to No. 20, where you can overlook the spectacular Mutianyu Great Wall. Remember to take beautiful photos. Then hike down to Beigou Village (北沟村), along the way you will enjoy the fresh natural scenery. We arrive at the parking lot at about 15:30.

    Note: Lunch should be arranged on your own. It is recommended that you pack a lunch box at the hotel in the morning.

    Mutianyu Great Wall hiking
    Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking

    15:30 - 17:30

    You will be transferred to a certain place in Beijing downtown. If you need to catch a flight or train after this tour, we are happy to arrange transport to the airport/station for you (charging an extra).

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.


Price Includes

  • Private air-conditioned car;
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide;
  • Entrance tickets to the attractions;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water for each person per day;
  • China Travel insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight to/off Beijing;
  • Meals throughout the itinerary;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Tips to the guide and driver.
Certificate of Excellence

Make an Inquiry for Free

    Contact us on WeChat
    Popular tours

    Lost your password?

    A TripAdvisor award-winning China travel agency organizing diverse private and mini-group China tours. We offer in-depth experience, free cancellation, flexible & safe trips.




    (08:00-21:00 Beijing Time)

    Send us a quick inquiry

      I prefer to be contacted via:

      Your travel consultant will reply within 24 hours.

      Send us a quick inquiry

        I prefer to be contacted via:

        Your travel consultant will reply within 24 hours.

          I prefer to be contacted via: