Duration: 7:30-17:30 (hiking for 5 hours, 10 km)
Tour Type: No shopping private tour.
Our tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at around 7:30. It takes about 2.5 hours to get to the foot of Jiankou Great Wall. We'll start off the hike at about 10:00 by following a zigzag hillside trail that rises quickly to a Zhengbeilou Tower that is almost 1,000 meters above sea level. It takes about 1 hour to reach Zhengbeilou Watch Tower, which is a good spot to enjoy the scenery of the Great Wall. Then we will walk towards Mutianyu Great Wall along the rugged walls. Jiankou and Mutianyu are different sections of the Great Wall. Jiankou section is wild and unrestored with its original appearance while Mutianyu section is restored and easy to hike.You will experience both during the hiking.
Upon arriving at Mutianyu section, we will walk from No.23 Watch Tower to No.10 Watch Tower, which is the most beautiful and authentic part of Mutianyu section. Then get down the Great Wall on foot or take a toboggan/cable car (optional). The cable car station is below the watch tower No.14. The toboggan is below the watch tower No.6. The walking path downhill is below the watch tower No.10. It takes about 5 hours in total to finish the hiking. Then we will head to our selected restaurant Youshunju for lunch. After lunch, we will transfer you back to your hotel.
It's a long walk from the foot of Jiankou Great Wall to Mutianyu Great Wall, approximately 10 kilometers. You'd better wear comfortable shoes and clothes. We will provide you bottled water during the tour. Bring some snacks if you like.
The tour is flexible and you can tailor-make your own itinerary, such as the start time and etc.
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| Private air-conditioned vehicle with pick-up&drop-off service. |
Entrance fees of Jiankou and Mutianyu Great Wall.
Typical Chinese lunch and bottled water.
English speaking hiking tour guide.
| Cable car or toboggan of the Great Wall. |
Tips to the guide and driver.
Advertised as a guided tour, but the guide would not accompany us to the jiankou wall. Instead she dropped us off at the beginning of a small trail. Finally, it turned out that for a more decent path we should have approached the wall from a different area. We decided to go back to the drop off point and our more..
Rating: [3 of 5 Stars!] by Jacobus Meegdes,07/19/2018
I had a fantastic time. David was very knowledgeable and helpful. I enjoyed the unrestored portion of the wall with the mix of the restored section. I felt like we went places most tourist never see. The hiking distance was about right and once we climbed to the top, the rest of the day was down hill. I would more..
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] by David Breedlove,04/28/2018