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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Sunset Hike
The Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall is a breathtaking 10-km hike that combines the part of wild and restored Great Wall. This hike requires a good physical condition, because it is not an easy hike but you will be rewarded with fantastic scenery. The Jiankou to Mutianyu hike is worth to be on your list of things to do.
From our meeting point at Lama Temple subway station (exit B), it will take us about 2 hours to reach the village where we will have lunch. After a late lunch, we start hiking a steep dirt trail that leads to the Great Wall. It is a 500-meter ascend that will take you about 1 hour. Your efforts will be rewarded as you will stand on top of the Zhengbeilou Watchtower (991m) where some of the most spectacular pictures have been taken.
We walk toward the east on the Wall to the highest point of Jiankou (1029 meters) which allows you to see the entire Mutianyu Great Wall plus much of Jiankou as well. It’s a very enjoyable walk on top of a well preserved Jiankou Great Wall. When are close to the end of the Jiankou Great Wall, we climb to the impressive Ox Horn section. (If you don’t want to hike to the steep slopes of the Ox Horn, an easy shortcut is available as well.)
Around 7pm, we will reach at Mutianyu Great Wall and prepare our camera setting for some incredible sunset pictures. After watching the sunset, we walk a few towers further on the Mutianyu Great Wall and then take a small trail that leads us to the valley where our driver will be waiting for us. We will be back at our meeting point in Beijing by 9:30pm.
Level 3: Medium-strong
We rate this hike Level 3 because the start of the hike is quite intense. It takes a good effort make the 1 hour ascend to the Great Wall, so a good physical condition is required. Once we arrived on top of the Great Wall, it will be a pretty easy hike.
Jiankou Great Wall is located at Xizhazi village in Huairou district, about 80 km from downtown Beijing. It connects to the Mutianyu Great Wall in the east (10 km away) and Huanghuacheng Great Wall in the west.
It was first built in the Tang dynasty (618-907) and was restored largely in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Jiankou Great Wall was mainly built with...
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What you should bring:
Comfortable hiking or sport shoes and long trousers are recommended.
A small daypack to carry water
From October till April: warm jacket
From May till September: sun lotion & hat
Booking and Payment
You can reserve your place for the trip by clicking on “join this trip” and filling out the online booking form.
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Kids younger than 18 receive 10% discount.
Members receive 20% discount.
Kids younger than 7 receive 50% discount.
Included in the price:
English speaking Guide
Lunch & water
Transport, guide, entrance tickets
Not included in the price:
You need to have travel insurance when you engage in our activities. Organizing this insurance from your own country is the best choice as China has different rules.
If you don’t have any insurance yet you can request a quote from our insurance partner Worldnomads
Cancelation made by the participant more than 1 week before the trip will entitle the participant 100% refund.
In case of cancelation by the participant 7 days or less before the trip there is no refund but you can reschedule your trip to another date.
If a trip gets canceled due to unforeseen circumstances (very bad weather, closed trails, heavy pollution, not enough people signed up for a trip or other acts of god) you will of course get a 100% refund.
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This is about the Great Wall of Beijing’s most famous wild Great wall hiking trails from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking,on this Great Wall hiking trails, you can see the original part of the Great wall and the restored section of the Great Wall
time is early June, very sunny and beautiful day, the past few years Beijing’s air pollution is very serious, so it is lucky to have such good weather. in the Group have a girl called Rachel, I love her, she worked in the northern Chinese city call Shenyang, about three years time she went to the Great Wall hiking and camping with us four times, one is with her parents, she was very kind Girl
Jiankou Great Wall is the most famous wild Great Wall , every day hikers from all over the world come here. also lot of photographers, they often camping on the Great Wall, waiting for sunrise and sunset or in the winter snowy weather or after rain sea of clouds，A lot of famous Great Wall picture been take from here.
Jiankou Great Wall was built on a steep cliff. in this area the mountains are not very high, the highest point about 1000 meters, but the mountains are quite steep
This is the place to start walking, here we have 1,5hour uphill,form this pic you can see the Greta wall on top of the mountain
This kind of flower n Beijing mountains not often can seen them , but in early June in the valley, there are a lot of them very beautiful like a lantern, i really like them . in china this is also medicinal herb,for the treatment of uterine diseases
This is the Great wall view when wen reach the top of the mountain
this is that Beautiful girl Rachel hiking on the Great Wall
This is the arrow hole for archery, hiking on the Great Wall you will see a lot more of them，On the different part of Great Wall, the arrow holes are designed to have a lot of different styles.
are very nice couple hiking on the jiankou Great Wall with us
This is one of the tower on the Jian kou Great Wall, it has never been restore
From here we hike in to the Great Wall of Mutianyu part, some of the steps and the walls towers are being restored
Are you planning far ahead but your favorite trip is not on our schedule at the time you’re coming to China? Are you an indepentdant traveler that wants to keep the costs as low as possible? Just let us know your favorite trip and starting date at least 6 weeks in advance and we will add your trip to our hiking agenda. As soon as we have 6 people joining the trip we are good to go!
Are you planning far ahead but your favorite trip is not on our schedule at the time you’re coming to China?
Are you an independent traveler that wants to keep the costs as low as possible?
Just let us know your favorite trip and starting date at least 6 weeks in advance and we will add your trip to our hiking agenda.
As soon as we have 6 people joining the trip we are good to go!
Private tours are great ways to travel if you have a group of friends, family or colleagues ready to explore nature together.
Also for school trips or company team building activities, a private tour is the way to go.
We have experience guiding trips with up to 60 people from international schools and companies.
Price for private tours will vary depending on the number of people, the chosen transportation and accommodation.
Let us know your desires and we will customize a trip for you.