From our meeting point at Lama Temple subway station (exit B), it takes us about 2 hours to reach the village where we have lunch. After lunch, we start hiking a steep trail through the forrest that leads to the Great Wall. It is a 500-meter ascent that takes us about 1 hour. Our efforts are rewarded when we stand on top of the Zhengbeilou Watchtower (991m) where some of the most spectacular pictures have been taken.
We walk east on the Wall to the highest point of Jiankou (1029 meters), allowing you to see the entire Mutianyu Great Wall plus most part of Jiankou as well. It’s a very enjoyable walk on top of the crumbled Jiankou Great Wall where we pass the famous “Ox Horn section”.
• The Great wall of Jiankou-The Great Wall Alternative, Beijing China
• Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Road, Huairou District, Beijing China