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Hiking from the Original Jiankou to Restored Mutianyu Great Wall

Take time out to conquer 10km (6 miles) of precipitous Jiankou and Mutianyu Great Wall. This classic hiking tour takes about 5 hours. The restored Mutianyu boasts the most majestic scenery of all the Great Wall sections. Photographers love this hiking route as there are many wonderful and iconic photography spots.


  • A full day hiking on the Great Wall from wild Jiankou to rejuvenated Mutianyu
  • Watch the sunset
  • Wonderful photography spots
  • Chinese farm-style lunch and Refreshments Kiosk
  • Knowledgeable and friendly English speaking guide and licensed local driver
  • Quality climbing and hiking equipments provided

What You Can Expect

Sunset on Great Wall
The Great Wall

7:00 - 9:30 Go to Jiankou Great Wall

You will be picked up at your hotel lobby after breakfast at about 8:00am. Then head to Jiankou, and alight at Badaohe Village, a small village at the foot of the mountain. The ride takes  2½ hours. Our vehicle is an air-conditioned business car (max: 7 seats) with GPS facilities and free in-car Wi-Fi. You will learn the history of China and the Great Wall on the road.

9:30 - 13:30 Hiking from Jiankou to Mutianyu

Arrive at Jiankou Great Wall at 9:30 am. Your guide will introduce you the hiking route with a map. And you will start your 5 hours of hiking from Jiankou to Mutianyu. Experience original and scarily steep Great Wall at Jiankou and restored Great Wall in its former glory at Mutianyu.

At the peak of Jiankou, you will see Zhengbei Watchtower. You need to climb a ladder up into Zhengbei Watch Tower. Then go eastwards to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall via several watchtowers in various states of ruins, connected by broken walls. After a challenging walk on the original rugged steps and broken wall, you will arrive at the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. There you will enjoy a leisurely walk on restored Great Wall.

14:00 - 14:30 Lunch

Get down from the Great Wall and we will head to our well selected local restaurant. Have lunch in Xinshuangquan restaurant.

14:30- 17:00 Return to Beijing Hotel

Walk 5 minutes to the parking lot and board your vehicle to return to your hotel in Beijing.

Good to Know

  • The tour is available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and you will be in a small group with a maximum of 6 people.
  • The tour isnot open during Nov. 15. 2018 to Feb. 28. 2019due to the cold and snowy weather condition.
  • Babies and children under 12 years old are not recommended to hike on this part of Great Wall. Likewise anyone who is feeling unsteady or unfit.
  • Your guide will call you or leave a message the night before your tour to confirm the exact pickup time with you.

Price Per Person in US Dollars

>1 Person
$ 158

* The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st-7th Oct.).

* The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

Price Inclusion

  • Private English-speaking guide service fee
  • Private transfer service with air-conditioned vehichle
  • All entrance tickets and meals listed above
  • Service charge and tax
  • China life tourist accident/casualty insurance
  • Luggage transfers


Price Exclusion

  • Airfare/train tickets/hotel/China visa
  • Any meals not listed above
  • Tips to the tour guide and driver
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, shopping and attractions that are not listed in the itinerary
  • Excess baggage charges and travel insurance
  • Extra fee may be applied if there is a pickup or drop-off earlier 09:00 or later than 19:00


Tour Code: BJSIC-45

Tour type: One Day Trips  (Private Tour)

from US $158 p/p

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