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 1: Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking TourXizhaizi Village, Zhengbeilou Tower, Niujiaobian, Mutianyu Great Wall, Beigou Village
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.
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.
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.
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.