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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall hiking

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What to Expect

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”.

Stop At:

• The Great wall of Jiankou-The Great Wall Alternative, Beijing China
• Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Road, Huairou District, Beijing China
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Departure Point
Lama Temple, 12 Yonghegong St, Dongcheng Qu, China, 100007
Departure Time
9:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • English speaking guide
  • Transport by minivan
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Insurance
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Bad weather plan. In case of rainy weather we might change the location of the hike.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a Great experience to walk over the old Great wall. It is a must to walk this trip while you are in beijng. Good guide and nice views

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank folkemuller
Reviewed 24 June 2019 via mobile

We arrived at the meeting point at the appointed subway stop (the subway system is so easy to navigate). We jumped into the car and off we went. John, our tour guide navigated the history of The Great Wall… or as the locals call it...More

Thank stephensoohoo
Reviewed 29 May 2019 via mobile

This was an amazing tour. The guides were prompt in meeting us at the pre determined meeting point. The van was comfortable and the drive, while 2 hours, did not seem to take a long time. Lunch was delicious with many options including vegetarian (which...More

Thank nies2455
Reviewed 3 May 2019 via mobile

This past fall our family trekked the Jiankou to Mutianyu itinerary. I had emailed in advance for more information because our children are very young. The guides were quick to respond and always helpful. We were set up to hike with JI. He was a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank adventurefam012
Reviewed 13 April 2019 via mobile

Fred is an awesome travel agent/guide. He showed up at our merting point for the tour, even though he wasn’t going to join us for the hike. Just to send us off in good manners. So I spoke with Fred for a few minutes before...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Drillo87
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