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10km(6.2miles)Wild Great Wall Hiking tour - Jiankou to Mutianyu

10km hiking from Jiankou to Mutianyu

Enjoy one day away from the madding crowds, a private tour and a peaceful Great Wall to yourself!

$280

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Walking from Jiankou to Muitanyu is much easier and safer for most first-time Great Wall hikers. The trails at wild Jiankou is hard to follow. Plants, grasses and large bushes grow here leaving only small paths to walk through. Starting out at Jiankou will leave the hard part behind once reaching the top. Meanwhile, you will enjoy a rare pleasant occasion with the wild lives such as snails, butterflies, lizards, millipedes, etc., which you could hardly find in city life.

 

This is a terrific hiking trip that is fun for the whole family! It includes both unrestored and rugged “Wild Wall” along with tastefully restored wall, making it a perfect hike for comparison and understanding more about the true Great Wall. This tour is an amateur photographer’s dream as well. Maybe you can sell the photographs from your trip to National Geographic! As an unrestored section, Jiankou remains half ruined, wild and untouched. It has a wild beauty and ruggedness that cannot be described unless you visit it.


Price:


Included:

1. Air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver;

2. English-speaking hiking tour guide;

3. Entrance ticket of Jiankou Great Wall;

4. Two bottles of water;

5. Lunch;
6. Gift as souvenir.








We are the FINAL OPERATOR of this tour. We organize and supervise the whole process of it. If you stay at some other hostels in the neighborhood and book the same tour from them, they could be our clients and not the real operator, they could finally arrange you to different places as they likely plan because they normally have several supplying companies operating different tours.

OUR CHARACTERISTICS:
We are not the cheapest one. If you make comparison of the prices offered by different travel agencies, you might find that there are many cheaper ones existing. But we offer what you need. We DON'T take you to any tourist shop or jade factory, obliging you to buy fake products at extremely high prices, taking you 2 or 3 hours; we promise that you have all the proper time enjoying the tour, the food, the scenery, the shows, etc., except necessary hours on the vehicle.

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Please contact our customer service via E-mail if you are a group of over 5 people.

Introduction:

One-day trip at Jinshanling might not be enough for you. This trip is well-customized for guests who would like to have a more challenging experience of the trekking experience from Jiankou to Mutianyu. More importantly, as this is a group tour, it is more economical.

Walking from Jiankou to Muitanyu is much easier and safer for most first-time Great Wall hikers. The trails at wild Jiankou is hard to follow. Plants, grasses and large bushes grow here leaving only small paths to walk through. Starting out at Jiankou will leave the hard part behind once reaching the top. Meanwhile, you will enjoy a rare pleasant occasion with the wild lives such as snails, butterflies, lizards, millipedes, etc., which you could hardly find in city life.

This is a terrific hiking trip that is fun for the whole family! It includes both unrestored and rugged “Wild Wall” along with tastefully restored wall, making it a perfect hike for comparison and understanding more about the true Great Wall. This tour is an amateur photographer’s dream as well. Maybe you can sell the photographs from your trip to National Geographic! As an unrestored section, Jiankou remains half ruined, wild and untouched. It has a wild beauty and ruggedness that cannot be described unless you visit it.

Mutianyu is fully restored, well-knowned for the breath-takingly scenery in all the seasons, with many stairs, and some are quite steep. For most people the worst part at Mutianyu is to walk down from tower 20 to 19. The section between the two towers is 70 to 80 degrees in height with more than 440 vertical steps. If you are the step master, this is the right place for you. If you have hip, ankles or knee issues be sure to watch the steps.

As the majority of Jiankou hikers are here for the first time, this hike is suitable for all age groups with average fitness. Children under ten to senior citizens, have successfully hiked from Jiankou towards Mutianyu. You don’t need ropes or climbing gear. No previous hiking or backpacking experience is required. However, weather conditions can make the hike a lot tougher than what you have expected. For example, in winter, frozen snow and ice make the Wall difficult to walk through.

We DON’T earn money by taking you to commission shopping stores or jade factories, which is a common touristic phenomenon in China, wasting your time. Our guides are carefully selected, highly trained to be friendly and patient travel companions. We are not only the cheapest, but also one of the best.

Group size over 12 please send us an email for a better rate request.

Important Pionts: We are the FINAL OPERATOR of this tour. We organize and supervise the whole process of it. If you stay at some other hostels in the neighborhood and book the same tour from them, they could be our clients and not the real operator, they could finally arrange you to different places as they likely plan because they normally have several supplying companies operating different tours.


Detailed itinerary:

We depart from Downtown Backpackers Accommodation at 07:00 a.m. and spend around 2 hours on the tour bus to get to Jiankou Great Wall.

When we arrive at Xizhazi, the foot of Jiankou Great Wall, there is another one-hour physically demanding hike uphill to reach Zhengbeikou Tower. The difficulty of the walk from Xizhazi to Zhengbeilou is moderate for most of us. The initial trail from Xizhazi is a little bit hard to follow with not much of infrastructure.

The entire hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu covers 3-5 hours, over approximately 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).

Lunch at Mutianyu after the hiking, and then we go back to downtown Beijing directly after lunch.


Trip Notes:

Meeting point and time: 09:00 a.m. at Downtown Backpackers Accommodation or your centrally located hotel in Beijing.

Finishing point and time: 18:00 at downtown Beijing, we can drop you off at some place close-by your hotel.

Hiking duration: 4 hours

Physical rating: ★★★★☆

Departure: Every day (Please check the availability on the calendar)

Remark: Please find our address and map from “Contact Us” to know the detailed address of the meeting point.

Price:


Included:

1. Air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver;

2. English-speaking hiking tour guide;

3. Entrance ticket of Jiankou Great Wall;

4. Two bottles of water;

5. Lunch;
6. Gift as souvenir.

Not included:

1. Cable car or toboggan;

3. Any other personal Expenses;

What to take:

Wearing comfortable shoes or boots for hiking, extra water, necessary snacks as the lunch might be late, sunscreen, sun-glasses, cap, any other personal things.

Notes:

1. There is no toilet along the path on the Wall. There are toilets at the entrance of Jiankou Great Wall. Please prepare before hiking and always take toilet paper with you;

2. Please don’t make any appointment after the trip as the return depending on the traffic between 17:00 and 18:00 pm;

3. As responsible travelers, we “take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprint”.

Why are we better?

1. Absolutely NO shopping stop;

2. Less crowded, more relaxed;

3. Recommended by Lonely Planet (China) at page 91, 13th Edition;

4. More than 50,000 previous visitors agree, we provide the best Great Wall tours.

5. We are the FINAL OPERATOR of this tour. We organize and supervise the whole process of it. If you stay at some other hostels in the neighborhood and book the tour from them, they could be our clients and not the real tour operator, they could finally arrange you to different places as they likely plan because they normally have several supplying companies operating different tours.

Kindly Reminder:

Participants should not be too old or too young. Good health condition is a must. Hiking or climbing shoes and pants are necessary.

Patients suffered from cardiopathy, asthma, osteoporosis, and any other disease that might cause difficulty or impossibility to the trip, and pregnant women are not recommended to this trip.


  • Visitor

    One of the top experiences in life and top of the list for China. This is a challenge but Jackie was a fantastic guide with patience when we needed a quick break. Amazing experience, amazing views. Highly recommended. You have a fan from Texas!

    2017-03-01 04:59

  • Visitor

    So far this is the best Great Wall tour I ever had. I\'ve been to many parts and this one is the most impressive one.

    2015-04-22 16:50

  • Visitor

    This one is more challenging and more interesting than the 6km one. I recommend this tour but you need to be ready for hiking and walking. Greetings of Marc from Germany!

    2015-03-31 12:57

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