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One Day Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking Tour

Conquer the Most Challenging Great Wall Section

Regarded as being the most magnificent and challenging section of the Great Wall, Jiankou is a dream for experienced hikers. Sence the history as you stand on the ruined Jiankou section of the Great Wall, which you can enjoy without being surrounded by a crowd. Go back in time and enjoy the glory of the Great Wall at Mutianyu. This one-day Great Wall hiking tour from Jiankou to Mutianyu will allow you to see the collapsed, wild wall and the elegant, restored wall.

This tour is private. Your personal tour guide will hike with you all the way. Your guide will respond to your requests, meaning you can enjoy flexible arrangements to make the most of your time.

From May 10, 2024, the Great Wall section between Jiankou and Mutianyu will be temporarily closed for repairs and is expected to reopen in 2027. During this period, It is recommended for hiking enthusiasts to consider the Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking.

Tour 'Wow' Points

Conquer the Wild and Precipitous Great Wall at Jiankou.

Built-in the 1500s and early 1600s, the Jiankou section of the wall was left untouched for centuries.

Jiankou Great Wall
hike on Jiankou Great Wall

Contrast the Original Great Wall Ruins and the Fully Restored Section at Mutianyu.

The Great Wall at Jiankou is in ruins with steep slopes and uneven underfoot, while the Mutianyu section is rebuilt with proper steps, and quite smooth underfoot.

Mutianyu Great Wall
hike on Mutianyu Great Wall

Hike Worry-Free with Your Experienced Hiking Guide.

Your guide will hike along with you, tell you vivid stories of the Wall, show you the best places for photos, and help you take them.

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Itinerary Quick Look

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests. The time frame is just for your reference. It could be different due to the traffic on the day.

8:00 am - 10:30 am Meet Your Guide and Drive to the Great Wall at Jiankou

Your private guide will be waiting for you in your hotel lobby at 8am. The comfortable car and your driver will be ready for your one-day hiking tour from Jiankou to Mutianyu.

It takes about 2½ hours to drive to Xizhazi Village, which is at the foot of the Great Wall at Jiankou.

10:30 am -3:30 pm Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu (5 Hours, 10 Kilometers)

You'll need to hike for about 1 hour up a mountain path to get to the Jiankou Great Wall, and then hike on the ruined Wall for around 3 hours to the restored section at Mutianyu. Your hiking will involve steep ascents and descents on varied terrain, from muddy paths to rocky trails. Enjoy having the Great Wall to yourself.

There will be a sharp contrast when you arrive at Mutianyu, with its gloriously restored Great Wall masonry and watchtowers. Relax as you walk along its sturdy blockwork ramparts.

You decide how and where you descend from the Great Wall at Mutianyu. If you want to take the cable car or toboggan, just tell your guide, and he/she will be very happy to arrange it for you.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Have lunch at a local restaurant

After descending from the wall, you will head to a local restaurant at the foot of the Mutianyu Great Wall for lunch. Your guide will help you order dishes. Enjoy your lunch and well-earned rest.

4:30 pm – 7:00 pm Return to your hotel in Beijing

Your private car and driver will take you back to your hotel in Beijing. It normally takes about 2½ hours. If you need to catch a flight or train after this tour, we are happy to arrange transport to the airport/station for you.

FromUS$199p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on the program, travel date, number of people, and chosen hotel

Price Includes:

  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Activities and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline while you are traveling

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