Type of Tour: Private Tour
Duration: 10 hours
Attractions: Jiankou Great Wall, Mutianyu Great Wall.
Service: English Tour Guide, Transfer, Entrance Fees, and Lunch
Walking Level: ★★★★☆
Meeting point: Your Hotel Lobby
Meeting time: 7 am
Amazing view of the Great Wall and crowd-free.
11kms hiking and walking helps you enjoy the Great Wall.
Private professional hiking tour guide makes your hike safe and fun.
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.
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 less 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 good climbing gear.
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 very enjoyable 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.
Drive back to your hotel at about 5:00 pm.
Child Discount (2 to 12 years old): 100RMB
Under 2’s: FREE
Payment: After you confirm the tour with us, no prepayment is requested, pay cash to your tour guide at the end of the tour.
Professional English-speaking tour guide.
Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver.
Gas, toll & parking lot fees.
Delicious lunch in a local Chinese restaurant.
All entrance tickets to the sights listed above.
Cable Car or Toboggan
Breakfast and Dinner
Gratuity to the guide and driver.
How tough is this hike?
This hike is about 11 km (4 hours walk), you can choose to do a shortcut at Ox-horn edge and save a lot of energy. If you don’t want to spend more time at your own pace, please book our private tour. Youtube video of this hike>>
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 is a lot of food good 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.
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 tourist shops, factories, etc., and waste our precious time.