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Hiking down to the Mutianyu Great Wall.

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall

Visit the rugged Jiankou Great Wall and hike over to the restored Mutianyu Great Wall on a trail that gives great views of both ‘wild’ and repaired Great Wall.

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Starts with a long climb up to the wall that is steep in places. (Can I do it?)
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Private tour: Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall

From ¥650 per person

For cost details please see the table of prices and inclusions

On this trip you’ll visit the rugged Jiankou Great Wall and hike over to the restored Mutianyu Great Wall, both located in Huairou District, to the north of Beijing.

Jiankou is famed for being one of the most photographed sections of Great Wall, with its steep rugged cliffs making a stunning backdrop.

The Mutianyu Great Wall was restored between 1982 and 1986, and is one of the most popular sections of the Great Wall for tourists to visit, due to the superb views.

Prices and inclusions

Prices

* Discounts available for larger groups.
Group size 2 3 4 5-7 8-9 10+*
Price
per person
¥1,550 ¥1,150 ¥925 ¥870 ¥725 ¥650

Inclusions

English-speaking Beijing Hikers guide • Round-trip transport in private vehicle from central Beijing • Tickets and entry fees • Bottled water, snacks, lunch and drinks • Hiking sticks

Not included: surprise shopping trips.

The Great Wall in Beijing

Beijing Municipality has more than 600km of Great Wall, found mainly in the mountains north and northeast of the city. The majority of Beijing’s Great Wall dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), but there are remnants of much older wall to be found, too.

Zhenbei Tower at the Jiankou Great Wall
Zhenbei Tower at the Jiankou Great Wall. (Click for larger image)

The Jiankou Great Wall

Original construction of the wall at Jiankou started around 1000 years ago, in the Tang dynasty (618–907). Most of what we will see on the first part of this hike is the remains of the Ming Dynasty wall, built between 1568 and 1615 by General Qi Jiguang.

The Great Wall at Jiankou runs up and down impossibly steep ridgelines, and it’s known as one of the most dangerous parts of the wall to hike. Our trail avoids the danger zones—you’ll see them in the distance, and we think you will agree with us that they’re nicer to look at than to hike on.

The Great Wall at Mutianyu
The Great Wall at Mutianyu. (Click for larger image)

The Mutianyu Great Wall

There has been a wall at Mutianyu since the Northern Qi dynasty (550-577).

During the Ming Dynasty the older wall was rebuilt and reinforced, and would have looked much like it looks today, with the tall wall and large towers guarding an important pass.

The Mutianyu Great Wall was restored between 1982 and 1986, and is one of the most popular sections of the Great Wall for tourists to visit, due to the superb views.

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