Hiking tour of the Great Wall from Jiankou to mutianyu


jiankou sunrise

Which great wall you want to see, there are many options. If you want to hike the Wild Wall, an area somewhat in disrepair from being centuries old, Jankou is your choice.


Jiankou is away from the crowds, the souvenir stalls, and in some spots with plants grown over. 



After a two-hour drive from Beijing city, you will arrive at the Jiankou trailhead near Xizhazi village, from there, you can start your ten kilometer trek to Mutianyu, which allowing you to make your way to a restored section of the wall as well. In here, your will enjoy being in an area of natural beauty, trees are surrounding you.

Beijing Knot

jiankou beijingknot


Nine eye tower

jiankou 9eyetower


Heaven Ladder

jiankou heavnladder

Jankou was built in the Ming Dynasty, like much of what remains of the Great Wall of China.  Rammed earth was replaced with bricks and what you see today is what was built in 1368.  No one has ever restored Jiankou, which adds to the adventure.  Some watchtowers were in extraordinary shape given you their age.

The hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu is about 10km and will take you 4~5 hours ( including stops for photos, cable car ride off the wall toward the shuttle bus lot ).  Combined with a 2+ hour drive in both directions and a lunch stop, that makes it a full day adventure.


Tour itinerary:

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning.

Drive 2 hours to xizhazi village.

Driver will wait you at mutianyu parking lot.

You can have lunch at mutianyu or on the way back.

Drive you back to the city.

Tour price:

  • Buick 7 Seater Minivan

    With driver Eric
    RMB 1000
  • Business Sedan 5 seater

    Audi a4/Passat/Nissan
    RMB 800


    1. The price includes toll fee, parking, gas.

    2. Guest should pay themself for entrance fee, meal, personal expense.

    3. The tour is for 9 hours, overtime charge is RMB 70 per hour for sedan, RMB 100 for other vehicle.


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    Eric car and tour service provides Beijing Airport transfer (pick-up / drop-off), Beijing private tour service with English speaking drivers, mutianyu Great Wall round trip service, Beijing to Tianjin cruise ship transfer service, No hidden cost, no shopping stop.