The quiet, mysterious , and amazing part will give you a memorable and unbreathing scene when you climb on the top. Hikers start on an authentic, unrestored part of the wall in the morning, and hike to the restored section at Mutianyu, with its souvenirs and cold beer.
Jiankou Great Wall
♦ Features of Jiankou Great Wall
► A fantastic part of the Wild Great Wall
► A quiet section without tourists interruptions
► A unique angel to take your own Great Wall pictures
♦ Hiking Information:
Hiking Distance: about 10km
Hiking Times: 4-5 hours
Good time to visit: Apr, May, Sept. Oct
A hiking day tour to Jiankou Great Wall
will begin from your hotel in Beijing, After breakfast in the hotel, be transferred to the started point - Xizhazi Village
. From then on, your Jiankou Great Wall hiking tour begins.
Jiankou Great Wall
We will take a small mountain trail behind one of the villagers’ houses straight up to the wall. This part takes about one hour, and it is not that easy, but it allows one can imagine how the invaders felt, creeping upwards in the fog, the huge wall emerging directly above them, the guards on duty still-unaware, having their tea. When we get to the top, you will find the effort worth it - there is a deserted watch-tower right where we emerge onto the Wall, from which you will have a panoramic view of the whole valley, of the Xizhazi village below, and of the wall itself, snaking and disappearing over the mountain crest. This is a great place to catch your breath and take pictures.
The hike along the wall will take about 4 hours, and it is unlikely you will meet any other tourists along the way. Although the Wall follows the mountain crest, it is gently undulating and, although there are areas of disrepair to be navigated with care, it is fairly-easy hiking. One highlight is the enemy observation tower known as, "Ying Fei Dao Yang", so named because this watchtower was erected on the highest peak in the area, and eagles and hawks often perch on it. Although the majestic wall is slowly being conquered by small trees and brambles, the view from the top is still stunning!
After the tour, your driver guide will wait for you at Mutianyu Great Wall
parking lot to transfer you back to Beijing.