Wilder Great Wall Hiking

Half-Day Great Wall at Mutianyu Hiking Tour

For the first-time visitor to Beijing, who wants to see most highlights of the Great Wall in a time-saving manner, without too much exertion, the Great Wall at Mutianyu is probably the best choice.

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1-Day Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking Tour

This is a 5-hour hiking trip providing an opportunity to experience the Great Wall in three different states: untouched, part-restored, and reconstructed. It covers photogenic scenery, a challenging hiking trail, a variety of Great Wall architecture and shapes, beautiful sunset views, etc.

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1-Day Simatai West to Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking Tour

3-hour hike offers breathtaking views of the Great Wall from Simatai West to Jinshanling, snaking along the ridge of the mountains, taking you through crumbling, ancient watch towers along the way.

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2-Day Private Great Wall Hiking and Camping Tour

Walking the Great Wall by the lake in Huanghuacheng. Camping at the watchtower on the Great Wall, and enjoy the amazing sunrise on the Great Wall.

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5-Day Private Discovery Great Wall Hiking from Jiankou to Gubeikou

Hike the most renowned wild Great Wall sections in the Beijing area — Jiankou and Gubeikou. Appreciate the bleak but picturesque scenery of the wild wall, and the authentically restored glory of the Mutianyu and Jinshanling sections.

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7-Day Private Encompassed Hiking on the Great Wall from Huangyaguan to Mutianyu

It is a considered tour designed for energetic people who plan to hike more on the Great Wall. China Highlights selects five sections of Great Wall, which can show you the changing perspectives of restored and original walls.

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Hike on the wilder, rugged and restored section of the Great Wall, all in one day! Our most popular day hike offers amazing photography, less tourists and a richer experience. Don't settle for less if you want to truley experience the Great Wall.

1 Wild, Rugged, Preserved & Original Parts

These Great Wall hiking routes covers the wild, ruined, rugged, preserved, original, and restored sections. The Jiankou section is the most challenging, followed by the section from Gubeikou to Simatai West.

2 Amazing Photography

Hiking on the wild Great Wall allows you to photograph the original and authentic walls. The most photographed Great Wall sections are Jiankou, Jinshanling, and Simatai. Do not miss the panoramic views and varied gradients.

3 Unique History

These elaborately selected routes will let you discover the Great Wall sections built in different dynasties. Some of them were renovated in the Ming Dynasty (1368—1644). See the different bricks and learn about the fortifications in ancient China. 

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Specialist Hiking Guides
Peter "Knowledgable"

A tour guide and English teacher for many years, leading walking holidays. He is a treasure trove of information. He's a keen photographer and likes to point out some interest spots to take a shot. Like most of our guides, he's hiking on the Wall over 200 days a year!

Tao "Fun"

A Beijing tour guide before defecting to the mountains, Tao's motto is 'To the top!'. He has been a Great Wall hiking guide for over 3 years, and is one of those people who is fun to be with, his humor and hiking route knowledge means your time with Tao is top!

Cheney "Energetic"

Has hiked over 32 sections of the Great Wall, at Simaitai and Jingshanling 400 times. He's a serious hiker and nice guy to go trekking with. Just don't ask him "how many bricks were used to build the Wall" he loves that question!

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