The quiet, mysterious , and amazing section from Jiankou to Mutianyu will give you a memorable and breathtaking scene when you climb up to the top. Hikers start on an authentic, unrestored part of the great wall in the morning. And keep hiking along the great wall to the restored section of Mutianyu Great Wall to enjoy the majesty of this amazing China wall.
What to Expect
► 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 Distance: about 10km
Good time to visit:
Apr, May, Sept. Oct
The hiking day trip to Jiankou Great Wall
begins by a pick-up from your hotel in Beijing, After breakfast in the hotel, our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby and you will be transferred to the started point - Xizhazi Village
. From then on, your Jiankou Great Wall hiking tour begins.
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.
Jiankou Great Wall
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.
Table or simple picnic lunch while hiking on the Wall