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Private Great Wall hiking from Jiankou to Mutianyu section

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  • Stress-free day with round-trip transportation and entrance tickets included
  • The perfect tour to access good photo opportunities
  • See wild and rugged are of the Great Wall from Jiankou to Mutianyu
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Private Great Wall hiking from Jiankou to Mutianyu section
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Private Great Wall hiking from Jiankou to Mutianyu section
From USD 88.00
Overview
Spend a day in the great outdoors on this adventurous day tour to the Great Wall of China. Some parts of the wall can be very overcrowded, but you’ll bypass that by going to a more wild section of the wall. You won’t have to worry about how to get there, as hotel pickup and drop-off is included. Enjoy having plenty of time to hike between Jiankou and Mutianyu. When you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll be provided with a delicious picnic lunch.
What to Expect
While this hike will be a bit long, it will easily be the highlight of your time in China. For those of you who feel the need to stretch their legs after being cooped up in an office in Beijing (or wherever you may be from), this is the perfect opportunity to get some exercise and adventure, while also having loads of fun!
First, you have to climb a small village called Xizaizhi at the bottom of Jiankou Great Wall. Then, you find the mountain ridges upon which the wall is built are steep in all directions. It will take you 4 to 5 hours hike all the way from Jiankou section to the Mutianyu section. Along the wall, you can enjoy a breath-taking view without the interruption by other tourists. In order to hike on Jiankou, first we have to climb up a path for about 60 minutes to reach it. You hike today will take about 4 hours and will cover10km/ 6 miles. The Jiankou section is known for its ruggedness and wild beauty, and you will be in awe of the marvelous views it affords. As soon as we reach Jiankou we will see a deserted watchtower that gives you a panoramic view of the entire valley. In the early morning the view is priceless with its morning fog. This section of the wall is not well known by tourists, although if you see a picture of the Great Wall from exotic traveling magazines, chances are it is from Jiankou. This is the pinnacle of exotic Great Wall scenery. 
From Jiankou you will cross over onto Mutianyu, a section of the wall that has been largely restored. Although it has gotten a face-lift, it avoids the army of tourists that plague Badaling. You can choose to take the toboggan down the wall highly recommended, lots of fun!
Along the hiking you will be provided by pick-nick lunch such as banana bread coffee drinks water chocolate and ect. You can confirm with your preference upon booking
Reviews (11)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 13 December 2018
FABOULUS!! This is the BEST thing to do in Beijing (my 3rd trip)

My 27 year old daughter and I (64 years old) did this hike Nov 28, 2018. Fabulous! One of my best day tours of my life. Main advice: DO IT! We booked through viator.com and it couldn’t have worked out better. The guide (Peter) called...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LonnieLL
Reviewed 4 December 2018
Incredible Experience

The opportunity to visit an unrestored section of the wall is not to be missed! What an incredible experience to hike from a village up to the wall, then walk along the wall into the more touristy section and take the cable car or toboggan...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jake S
Reviewed 19 October 2018
Great Wall two day Hike and Beijing Private Tour

We booked a three day private tour with Catherine Lu based on the excellent TripAdvisor reviews, reasonable rates and the prompt email service we received from Jenna. Everything was included in her rate although we did choose to book our own accommodation. We had the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank insulbarb
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile
Great tour with Eran!!

Highly recommend the Great Wall walking tour with Eran from Catherine Lu tours. walked about 7 miles and 200 flights of stairs. We got great pictures and videos of the wall and surrounding area. Finished the tour with a fun ride down to the bottom...More

1  Thank BodhiLife
Reviewed 25 June 2018
Great tour with great guide.

So, we opted for the wall less traveled so to speak, and we do not regret it! Our driver Jason and guide Eran picked us up by the airbnb in a comfortable car. The first hike up to the wall was a bit steep, but...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TarjeiH
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Nicole D
8 January 2019|
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Response from insulbarb | Reviewed this property |
Hi Nicole The idea of this sort of tour is that you do it as your own group, I am not sure if they do this as a group tour. Check the web page for Catherine Lu, they do lots of other tours as well, or contact them directly... More
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