Great Wall Hiking

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Sunset Hike

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

  • Key Info
  • Discounts & Inclusions
  • Hiking Distance: 10km
  • Hiking Duration: 1 day
  • Hike level : 3
  • Departure time: 11:30 am
  • Back in Beijing: 9:30 pm
  • Price: 600¥/99$

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

Short Itinerary

11:00 am    Gather at meeting point

11:30 am    Departure with private van

1:30 pm     Lunch at a local farmhouse

03:30 pm    Start hiking

07:30 pm    End hiking

09:30 pm    Arrive in Beijing


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 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.

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great wall hike

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall hike

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 2: Medium-Strong

We rate this hike Level 2 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.

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