Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking Tour

  • 8 hours
  • Daily
  • Group tour (Min 2, Max 10)



Tailor-made for adventurers, this door-to-door small-group hiking tour tackles one of the more challenging stretches of the Great Wall: the sheer but stunning trek from Jiankou to Mutianyu. Challenge yourself on ladders, watch towers, and rugged walls as you spend half a day hiking 6 miles (10 kilometers) to the scenic, well-restored section at Mutianyu. There, enjoy a well-earned restaurant lunch. 


  • Hike along the Great Wall from Jiankou to Mutianyu in a small group.
  • Learn about the different restorations of the wall from your guide.
  • Feast on a restaurant lunch at the foot of Mutianyu Great Wall. 
  • Take it easy with door-to-door round-trip transfers from your hotel.


7:00 am - 9:30 am, Hotel pick-up and drive to the Great Wall at Jiankou

Meet your guide around 7:00 am - 7:30 am at your hotel lobby, and ride about 2½ hours to the Great Wall at Jiankou in our tour vehicle. Jiankou is near Badaohe Village, northwest Huairou County, a suburb of Beijing. It is one of the most challenging sections of the Great Wall, as it is completely wild Great Wall. There you can see splendid mountains and untouched ancient history.

Hiking Group Mini Hiking Group

Good to Know:

  • Although it is a dangerous part of the Great Wall, we have made all the preparations to ensure your safety.
  • It is necessary to wear comfortable hiking shoes for the hiking.

9:30 am – 1:30 pm, Hiking the Great Wall from Jiankou to Mutianyu

Drive to the foot of the mountains. Walk through a village and hike up to the Great Wall on a mountain path. Arrive at Zhengbei Watch Tower (Geographic coordinates: 40°27'16.44"N 116°32'9.78"E). Take a ladder up Zhengbei Watch Tower. Ascend to the highest watch tower at Jiankou, then walk down to the untouched part of the Great Wall at Mutianyu along the rolling ridgeline and hoary walls. From the Mutianyu visitors' gate hike the reconstructed Great Wall from the 23rd to 10th watch tower.

Jiankou Great Wall Hiking Jiankou Great Wall Hiking

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Lunch Break

Get down from the Great Wall and we will head to our well selected local restaurant - Xinshuangquan to have a rest and enjoy your delicious Beijing local style lunch here.

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Return to your hotel in Beijing

Take ferry bus to the foot of the Great Wall range, and a 5-minute walk to a parking lot, where you will board your vehicle and head back to Beijing. 

Know Before You Book

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 3th Ring Zone of Beijing City. 
  • Professional English-speaking guide service.
  • Lunch and bottled water.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - The Great Wall of Jiankou
  • Entry/Admission - The Great Wall of Mutianyu

What's Excluded

  • Tipping of hiking guide/driver recommended on good service on a 2:1 ratio separately (usually CNY 50 - 100 per person).
  • Cable cars at the Great Wall of Mutianyu
  • Airport transfer
  • Accommodation, travel insurance and any other personal expenses during tour.

What Do I Need To Bring

  • A challenge amount of walking is involved. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pick up time.

Additional Info

  • Minimum number of participants required for the tour to run is 2 (negotiable). Maximum number of participants per tour is 10.
  • You will receive details about tour guide and exact pickup time in your voucher the day before. And the tour guide will also call you through hotel or leave a message for you about pickup time the night before tour. 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 3th Ring Zone of Beijing City. 
  • Not recommended for child under 12 years old.
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level.

What If My Hotel Is Outside The Pickup Area

If your hotel is outside of the 3rd Ring Zone in Beijing, you can

1. Book an additional transfer service with us, we will pick up from and return to your hotel, round-way: US$35. If your hotel is near airport, round-way: US$45.

2. You may go to one of meeting hotels below. Transportation is at your own expense. Meeting time will be confirmed and email you one day earlier. 

  • The Regent Beijing, address: No.99, Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing. Closed to Exit C of Dengshikou Subway Station (Line No.5). 
  • Gehua New Century Hotel Beijing, address: No.19, Gulou Outer Street, North 3th Ring Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing. Closed to Exit E of Anyuanqiao Subway Station (Line No.8). 

Cancellation Policy

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 48 hours or less before event.
  • Ours operate rain or shine. In periods of extreme or unsafe weather, we will discuss with you for alternative arrangements or cancel the tour at our discretion and provide a refund.
Price From
USD148 p/p
Tour Date
Adult (age 12-75)


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