Great Wall Hiking

Wild Jiankou Great Wall Hike

The wild Jiankou Great Wall hike is perfect for the adventurers that love to go off the beaten path. No other people to see on this trip. It will be just you, nature and the crumbled and overgrown Ming Great Wall built on mountain ridges and cliffs.

  • Key Info
  • Discounts & Inclusions
  • Hiking Distance: 10km
  • Hiking Duration: 1 day
  • Hike Level: 2 Medium-strong
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Back in Beijing: 6:30 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    Begin hiking

05:00 pm    End hiking

07:00 pm    Arrive in Beijing

Highlights

Wild Great Wall

Included meals

Authentic farmhouse lunch

Upcoming trip:

Detailed Itinerary

From our meeting point (Lama temple subway station) we drive for about 2 hours till we reach our restaurant in the picturesque Dazhenyu village.  We enjoy a good farm house lunch in a yard surrounded by chestnuts trees and with a view on the Jiankou Great Wall.

After lunch we follow a trail up to the mountain for about 1 hour till we reach the Great Wall at the second beacon tower. During the first part of this hike we ascend about 500 meters. Once we arrive on the Great Wall, most of the uphill hiking is done.

Wild Jiankou Great wall trekking

Wild Jiankou Great Wall

Wild Jiankou Great Wall hiking

Wild Jiankou Great Wall hiking

As the hike continues, you can enjoy fantastic views of some famous Great Wall places, such as the “Wall Bow “, “Arrow Nock” and the “Beijing Knot” on top of the Great Wall.

Wild Jiankou Great Wall hiking, great wall trekking

Wild Jiankou Great Wall hiking

The hike is really diverse as we climb through and over the Great Wall watch towers, climb crumble staircases and walk through sections where trees have completely taken over the Great Wall. As you can see on the pictures it’s a fantastic trail to hike during spring and fall as the foliage changes it colours.

Wild Jiankou Great Wall hiking during Apricot flower season

Wild Jiankou Great Wall hiking during apricot flower season

Once the Great Wall is dropping into a cliff we take a small trail trough the bush to keep it safe. We take a last picture an incredible V-shaped Great Wall built on a nearly vertical cliff and head down to the valley where our bus 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 medium- strong rating as it includes a 1 hour strong uphill hike to start with. During summer the heat play up but we do include plenty of breaks so no worries if you are a bit slow. The trail is safe but you do need some stability as we hike over crumbled sections of the Great Wall.

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