This program is a exceptional for those who only have a little time in Beijing and want to get the most out of their Great Wall experience. This hike starts at the Great Wall of Jiankou, which features some amazing ruins and scenes of rustic beauty. The movie-set scenery here is what you can conclude. The wall here is in its unrestored state, and is quickly becoming popular for photographers and Great Wall enthusiasts alike. Midway through the hike you'll pass over into the Great Wall at Mutianyu, which might be the most famous section of the Great Wall. With grand watchtowers and lovely brickwork, it is striking contrast to Jiankou, allowing you to compare and contrast these two sections of the Great Wall.
8:00 am: Hotel pickup.
10:00 am: Arrive at Jiankou. We'll start the tour with a 40-minute upslope climbing to the mountain peak. Enjoy a panoramic view from Zhengbeikou Tower.
10:30 am: Walk from Jiankou westward to Mutianyu. The Jiankou section is known for its ruggedness and wild beauty, and you will be in awe of the marvelous views it affords.
2:30 pm: Arrive at Mutianyu. 30% of this section is rebuilt. Mutianyu has also become popular for visiting foreign leaders and celebrities.
3:00 pm: Enjoy a late lunch before going back to Beijing.
5:30 - 6:00 pm: Arrive at your hotel.
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"Our family (2 adults & 2 teenage boys) loved this hike! Or guide, Luis, made sure we were in the right places to get pictures of the beautiful views & shared history with us throughout our tour. This hike was perfect for us since we wanted to see the unrestored & restored sections. Booking was easy & they kept in contact with us about hotel arrangements. We were picked up in a nice minivan from our hotel & our delicious dinner was ready when we arrived at the restaurant after our hike. We highly recommend GWAC!"
- eyarbrough, Oklohoma City, USA. TripAdvisor, Experienced March 2019
The day begins at 8:00 AM. We will meet you from your hotel and drive to the Jiankou section of the Great Wall and start hiking to Mutianyu.
The Great Wall at Jiankou is located in the district of Huairou, about 80km/50miles northeast of Beijing. We will start from a village called Xizaizhi at the bottom of Jiankou Great Wall, from where we will climb up a path for about 60 minutes to reach Zhengbeilou, the first watchtower we will meet. Our hike will today will take about 4 hours and will cover 10km/ 6 miles.
The Jiankou section is known for its ruggedness and wild beauty, and you will be in awe of the marvelous views it affords. As soon as we reach Jiankou we will see a deserted watchtower that gives you a panoramic view of the entire valley. In the early morning the view is priceless with its morning fog. This section of the wall is not well known by tourists, although if you see a picture of the Great Wall from exotic traveling magazines, chances are it is from Jiankou. This is the pinnacle of exotic Great Wall scenery. This part of the wall is often empty, so you will have some peace and serenity on your hike today. Although the majestic wall is slowly being conquered by small trees and brambles, but the view from the top is still stunning!
From Jiankou we will cross over onto Mutianyu a section of the wall that has been largely restored. Although it has gotten a face-lift, it avoids the army of tourists that plague Badaling. Mutianyu offers some breathtaking views of the valley and wall below, and if you look to your right you’ll see a large sign engraved in the side of the mountain encouraging you to “Cherish the teachings of Chairman Mao”. Mutianyu has also become popular for visiting foreign leaders and celebrities.
You can hike down to the parking lot, take a cable car, or take a toboggan ride (highly recommended, and lots of fun!) down to meet our driver. We will then drive back to Beijing and drop you off at your hotel.
Going up to the peak at Jiankou for the truly breathtaking scenery, tackling the steep staircase, hike onto Mutianyu.
And, do it during the sunset!
Catch the sunrise and sunset on the Great Wall by sleeping in an ancient watchtower.
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Jiankou, here the Great Wall is situated in a mountainous position, hovering between the cliffs, like a giant dragon that leaps and falls with the mountains, and is spectacular. The enemy buildings were built on a treacherous mountainous terrain, with a varied and rhythmic course. The arrow buckle Great Wall is named because the entire section of the Great Wall meanders in the shape of a W, shaped like a full bow buckle arrow, arrow buckle, this name can be said to be one of the most imaginative Great Wall place name, it is enough to make all the Great Wall place name in the words Ling, Guan, Yu, Tai and so on all overshadowed.
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