Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall (Small Group) Hiking Tour


Type of Tour: Small Group (4 to 8 Pax)

Duration: 10 hours (4 to 5 hours hiking)

Attractions: Jiankou Great Wall, Mutianyu Great Wall

Service: English tour guide, Transfer, Entrance Fees, and Lunch

Walking Level: ★★★★☆

Meeting point: Your Hotel

Meeting time: 7:30 am Departure: Daily


  Fantastic view from both the original and rebuilt Great Wall and crowd-free.

  This small-group tour is limited to 8 people, ensuring a more memorable experience.

  Hike to Mutianyu, toboggan down from the wall (Optional).

  Delicious lunch in a local Chinese restaurant. (Vegetarian meal option available)

  Hear entertaining stories and history from an informative guide.


Our guide will contact you the night before the tour to confirm the pick-up time.

7:30 am Pick up from your hotel lobby. Drive to the Jiankou Great Wall (2 hours) The adventure begins at Xizhazi village. Once you leave the village, the hike is a decent uphill to reach the ruined tower-Zhengbeilou.

On halfway to Zhengbeikou, your guide will take you on a short nature walk to explore the little Potala, a broken tower where you will capture the best scenery /landscape views of Jiankou. Take your time and enjoy the views. Owing to the need for renovation, the wall is regarded as one of the most dangerous sections of Ming’s wall. The Western part of Jiankou is known as one of the most dangerous parts of the wall only accessible with the right climbing gear. (This tour will not walk the dangerous part)

We walk east on the wall to the highest point of Jiankou (1029 meters) allowing you to see the entire Mutianyu Great Wall plus much of Jiankou as well. It’s a delightful walk on top of a well-preserved Great Wall and after a good hour of walking, we will enter the Mutianyu Great Wall. Another hour downhill on the nicely restored Great Wall is how we finish this hike. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. (Lunch is always late around 2 to 3 pm)

Drive back to your hotel at about 5 pm

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Tour price: (All prices publish are in RMB and per person)

Adults Children (age 2-12) Infant (age < 2)
Price 600 550 FREE


  Professional English-speaking tour guide.

  Air-conditioned vehicle.

  Gas, toll & parking lot fees.

  Delicious lunch in a local Chinese restaurant.

  Unlimited bottles of water.

  All entrance tickets to the sights listed above.

Not included:

  Personal costs.

  Breakfast and Dinner.

  Gratuity to the guide and driver.

  Cable car or Toboggan. (price:100RMB per person)


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Reviewed November 20, 2018, By Thomas  Uncredible Great Wall walking tour from Jiankou to Mutianyu!!!

We drove from Beijing in about 1.5 hours with a driver and our guide to Jiankou. From there we entered the unrestored section of the road via a wooded, steep rocky path. From there we walked to Mutianyu to the fully restored section. It is worthwhile to see both sections of the wall Our highly competent guide Leo photographed us several times and sent us the photos via email a few days after the tour. In Mutianyu, we were picked up by our drivers and taken to a very good local restaurant. We can fully recommend this agency.

Reviewed July 19, 2018, Fantastic Adventure despite the weather

We did the group trip from Jiankou to Mutianyu on possibly the worst day possible. It poured all day long with lots of thunder, lightning and constant fog. Despite the weather, the trip was amazing and wonderful, the highlight of our time in China. Peter, our guide, was a huge part of it. Peter is energetic and knowledgeable, speaks great English, and in bad conditions kept our safety in mind. The Jiankou section of the wall is unrepaired and requires some serious care as the edge of the wall has no “railings.” One wrong step and you could fall a long way. But Peter alerted us to the tricky places and made sure we got plenty of rest and water. You really couldn’t ask for a better guide! The hike itself surpassed expectations. It was often foggy, but when the fog cleared the view was absolutely stunning! The lunch we had might have been the most pleasant meal we had in China with Peter there to help us try some new things. We’d do it again.

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How tough is this hike?

This hike is about 11 km (4 hours walk), you can choose to do shortcuts at Ox-horn edge and save a lot of energy. If you don’t want to spend more time on your peace, please book our private tour.

What to take for this hike?

Comfortable shoes or boots are important. We suggest you bring: sunscreen, sunglasses, lip balm, cap. If you need hike poles, please let me know 1 day before the tour.

When does the tour have lunch? Is it ok for vegetarians?

Lunch is usually served after the hike around 2 pm. We choose a very nice local restaurant with excellent Chinese food. There are a lot of dishes suitable for vegetarians.

Is there a toilet stop on this hike?

We will have a toilet stop before the hike started. As we will hike the wild Great Wall, the first 2 to 3 hours is only a walk in the woods. There is no toilet, but you can choose nature. There is a toilet in the Mutianyu section.

What time do you usually drop off at our Beijing hotel?

We usually get back to the city around 5 pm, so make your evening plan accordingly.

Do you offer a private tour if I want the walk on my peace?

Yes, we offer a private tour based on the same schedule. Jiankou to Mutianyu Private hiking tour

How many bottles of water do I need to bring?

Unlimited bottles of water are stored in our car/van, and you need to carry them.

Does the tour happen during the rain or snow?

We only cancel the tour during extreme weather conditions. Otherwise, the tour goes on. Please check the weather report and be prepared.

What is the tipping or gratuities policy?

Tips are always appreciated by our guides but never expected. They should be given if you believe your guide did an outstanding job, and further, if you as an individual want to demonstrate your appreciation for the guide for that job well done. Usually, people give 50 to 100 RMB per person per day.

Does this tour go to any shops?

We don’t go to any tourist shops, factories, etc., and waste your precious time.