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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Small Group Hike

Product ID: 116791
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
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

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.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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. 
Includes
  • 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

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • People under 150 cm
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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Overall the experience and the hike were great and my tour guide Bob Chen was awesome! I think most people would manage to finish and also enjoy the hike as it wasn't that physically demanding. Finally, In my view this might be a bit overpriced (as another reviewer has also noted before) but I had a solo tour, so the cost made more sense, compared to if 3-4 more people were also in the group that day. Would recommend it, for sure!

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September 3, 2019

It’s a really challenging, but rewarding hike. I don’t have much hiking experience prior to this, when I started the hike I was pretty scare when I saw those big, high stones and extremely steep pavements. I took my time to go through it step by step, literally. I wasn’t rush to complete the hike, and we took breaks when needed. It felt really good to have overcome that, knowing that you can achieved anything as long as you overcome the fears that you carry with you. The group was small, 4 person and 1 local guide. He speaks fluent English, very friendly, detailed oriented and shared a lot with us on not only about the Great Wall but also experiences he had. I would highly recommend this hike if you’d like to see the contrast of the original Great Wall and the restored part of the Great Wall. Also if you appreciate Great Wall at its truest form, and nature.

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August 23, 2019

We saw the less tourist section of the wall and it was surprising!our guide was very prepared and kind! I will suggest ti choose get your guide for your Trip!

August 24, 2019

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Product ID: 116791