Great Wall Hiking

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Hike 

Jiankou to Mutianyu is breathtaking 10 km hike that combines wild and restored Great Wall. You have to be in good physical condition but you will be rewarded with fantastic scenery.

  • Key Info
  • Discounts & Inclusions
  • Hiking Distance: 8km
  • Hiking Duration: 1 day
  • Hike level : 3
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Back in Beijing: 7:00 pm
  • Price: 600¥/ 99$

Meeting/drop off point: Lama temple subway exit B (How to get there?)

Short Itinerary

09:00 am    Gather at meeting point

09:30 am    Departure with private van

11:30 pm     Lunch at a local farmhouse

01:00 pm    Start hiking

05:00 pm    End hiking

07:00 pm    Arrive in Beijing

Highlights

Wild & restored Great Wall

Included meals

Authentic farmhouse lunch

Upcoming trip:

Detailed Itinerary

From our meeting point at Lama Temple subway station (exit B), it takes us about 2 hours to reach the village where we have lunch. After lunch, we start hiking a steep dirt trail that leads to the Great Wall. It is a 500-meter ascent that takes us about 1 hour. Our efforts are rewarded when we stand on top of the Zhengbeilou Watchtower (991m) where some of the most spectacular pictures have been taken.

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall hike

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall hike

We walk east on the Wall to the highest point of Jiankou (1029 meters), allowing you to see the entire Mutianyu Great Wall plus most part of Jiankou as well. It’s a very enjoyable walk on top of the well preserved Great Wall where we pass the famous “Ox Horn section”.

Jiankou - Mutianyu Great Wall hike. The famous Ox Horn

Jiankou – Mutianyu Great Wall hike. The famous Ox Horn

After a good hour hiking on top of the Jiankou Great Wall, a tree full of prayer flags announces the start of the Mutianyu Great Wall. Here the Great Wall is restored. A short hike on the Mutianyu Great Wall leads us past 4 guard towers before we take start our 1 hour downhill hike through the valley. The trail ends at a picturesque village where our driver will be waiting for us. By 7 pm we should be back at our meeting point in Beijing.

Level 2: Medium-Strong

We give this hike a level 2 medium rating, as the trail is not too long but still most of the hike is uphill. If you have a normal physical condition you will enjoy this trip for sure.

 

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