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Mini Group: One-Day Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking Tour with Lunch provided by The Trippest Mini Group Tours

Mini Group: One-Day Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking Tour with Lunch

Mini Group: One-Day Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking Tour with Lunch
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
6
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    7h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    6
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This is the most classic hiking route on the Great Wall, taking about 5 hours to complete a distance of 10 km (6 miles) from Jiankou section to Mutianyu section. Challenge the most precipitous Jiankou section of the Great Wall, wild, weathered and primitive. Photographers and hikers love this section, which is also the iconic image of the Great Wall as you can see in many photo albums. Mutianyu section of the Great Wall boasts the most beautiful scenery of all the sections. It is restored and tourist-friendly. Hiking the whole route is like traveling through time from primitive to modern, presenting three phases of the Great Wall with striking contrast from wild, half-repaired to totally repaired.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • You will be picked up in the early morning from your hotel around 7 AM – 7:30 AM, and then drive about 2.5 hours to the start point of hiking activities – the foot of the Great Wall at Jiankou. Jiankou is near Badaohe Village, northwest Huairou County, a suburb of Beijing. It is one of the most challenging sections of the Great Wall, as it is completely wild Great Wall. There you can see splendid mountains and untouched ancient history. This hike lasts about 5 hours to complete about 10 km (about 6 miles). You will have a lunch break at a local restaurant at the Great Wall. After lunch, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing. • Drive to the foot of the mountains. • Walk through a village and hike up to the Great Wall on a mountain path. • Arrive at Zhengbei Watch Tower (Geographic coordinates: 40°27'16.44"N 116°32'9.78"E). • Take a ladder up Zhengbei Watch Tower. • Ascend to the highest watch tower at Jiankou, then walk down to the untouched part of the Great Wall at Mutianyu along the rolling ridge line and hoary walls. • From the Mutianyu visitors' gate hike the reconstructed Great Wall from the 23rd to 10th watch tower.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • You will be picked up in the early morning from your hotel around 7 AM – 7:30 AM, and then drive about 2.5 hours to the start point of hiking activities – the foot of the Great Wall at Jiankou. Jiankou is near Badaohe Village, northwest Huairou County, a suburb of Beijing. It is one of the most challenging sections of the Great Wall, as it is completely wild Great Wall. There you can see splendid mountains and untouched ancient history. This hike lasts about 5 hours to complete about 10 km (about 6 miles). You will have a lunch break at a local restaurant at the Great Wall. After lunch, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing. • Drive to the foot of the mountains. • Walk through a village and hike up to the Great Wall on a mountain path. • Arrive at Zhengbei Watch Tower (Geographic coordinates: 40°27'16.44"N 116°32'9.78"E). • Take a ladder up Zhengbei Watch Tower. • Ascend to the highest watch tower at Jiankou, then walk down to the untouched part of the Great Wall at Mutianyu along the rolling ridge line and hoary walls. • From the Mutianyu visitors' gate hike the reconstructed Great Wall from the 23rd to 10th watch tower.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7137P127
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Admission to Jiankou Great Wall and Mutianyu Great Wall.
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing City.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (recommended).
  • Cable cars at the Great Wall
  • Airport transfer
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 1. Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing City. Please enter the name and address of your hotel/airbnb/accommodation information in the blank of pickup location at the time of booking. 2. You can go to one of meeting hotels: Regent Beijing, Gehua New Century Hotel. Transportation is at your own expense. Exact meeting time will be reconfirmed one day earlier. 3. Book an additional transfer service with us if your hotel is outside of the 4th Ring Zone. We will pick up from and return to your hotel, Round-way: US$35. If your hotel is near airport (PEK), Round-way: US$45. Please specify in the "Special Request" at the time of your booking. We will arrange it accordingly. You can pay the driver in cash.
  • Beijing, Beijing 1.Please enter the name and address of your hotel/airbnb/accommodation information in the blank of pickup location. 2.If your hotel is outside of the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing, you may book the additional transfer with us or go to the meeting points by yourself.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for child aged 12 and under.
  • Dress code is smart casual.
  • This tour is available on every Monday/Wednesday/Friday, guaranteed departure. But will be not available during Winter Nov.15 - Feb.15.
  • You'll be a part of a mini group with maximum 6 people. If your booking has more than 6 people, all of you will be upgraded to a private tour group without other participants.
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing City.
  • You will receive details about tour guide and exact pickup time in your voucher the day before. And the tour guide will also call you via hotel or leave a message for you about pickup time the night before tour.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. We try to meet individual requirement but can NOT 100% satisfy. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Jiankou Great Wall could be closed temporarily due to government control, which we can NOT be informed in advance. The tour guide may ask all group members for permission according to the current situation, and change to Jinshanling Great Wall. You don't need to pay extra.
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Admission to Jiankou Great Wall and Mutianyu Great Wall.
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing City.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (recommended).
  • Cable cars at the Great Wall
  • Airport transfer
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 1. Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing City. Please enter the name and address of your hotel/airbnb/accommodation information in the blank of pickup location at the time of booking. 2. You can go to one of meeting hotels: Regent Beijing, Gehua New Century Hotel. Transportation is at your own expense. Exact meeting time will be reconfirmed one day earlier. 3. Book an additional transfer service with us if your hotel is outside of the 4th Ring Zone. We will pick up from and return to your hotel, Round-way: US$35. If your hotel is near airport (PEK), Round-way: US$45. Please specify in the "Special Request" at the time of your booking. We will arrange it accordingly. You can pay the driver in cash.
  • Beijing, Beijing 1.Please enter the name and address of your hotel/airbnb/accommodation information in the blank of pickup location. 2.If your hotel is outside of the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing, you may book the additional transfer with us or go to the meeting points by yourself.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for child aged 12 and under.
  • Dress code is smart casual.
  • This tour is available on every Monday/Wednesday/Friday, guaranteed departure. But will be not available during Winter Nov.15 - Feb.15.
  • You'll be a part of a mini group with maximum 6 people. If your booking has more than 6 people, all of you will be upgraded to a private tour group without other participants.
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing City.
  • You will receive details about tour guide and exact pickup time in your voucher the day before. And the tour guide will also call you via hotel or leave a message for you about pickup time the night before tour.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. We try to meet individual requirement but can NOT 100% satisfy. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Jiankou Great Wall could be closed temporarily due to government control, which we can NOT be informed in advance. The tour guide may ask all group members for permission according to the current situation, and change to Jinshanling Great Wall. You don't need to pay extra.
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

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JBerry
3 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Couples
I did this hike with my husband and my parents who are in their mid 50’s and very active. Our guide was Rico and we had a spectacular time! He and the driver were prompt in the morning to pick-up at our hotel and the day’s expectations and schedule were made clear from the beginning. Rico continually checked with our group to make sure the pace he was hiking was good for everyone. The Jiankou hike is easily doable in athletic shoes as long as they have some grip/tread. This hike is a great way to see both the beauty of the wild and restored Great Wall. If you have trouble going down many stairs or with your knees I would suggest taking the tram down at Mutianyu, otherwise there are a ton of stairs. After our hike we had lunch at a local restaurant, who served really great food. We learned a lot from Rico who was very willing to answer any questions about the Great Wall and generally about Chinese culture!
Written 25 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
nikotrippest
Thank you for leaving us a wonderful feedback! Rico is good at hiking and experienced to take guests to hike the Great Wall. Jiankou section is the most original part of the Wall and full of history. We are so happy you enjoyed the hiking tour and hope you have a nice memory of Beijing!
Written 29 October 2019
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Valdemar S
1 contribution
Oct. 2019
I had an amazing hike with my father, and it just made it better that it was with our tour guide Dennis. I can highly recommend him to anyone. Overall this is a must do if visiting Beijing!
Written 23 October 2019
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Eric
1 contribution
Oct. 2019
This was an excellent tour with a guide that knew the way. The hike up was really long but worth it to see wilder and unrestored portions of the wall. The restored portions with its Disney-esque themepark vibe was interesting to see by contrast. Getting to the wall like this is really only feasible with a guide like this. Going up in the fall in the best time as it's cooler, fewer crowds outside the festival days and weekends, and the leaves are turning.
Written 21 October 2019
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nikotrippest
We are so glad to know that you had an excellent time with our one-day Great Wall hiking tour! This breathtaking Jiankou section is totally unrestored, you have seen the most original look of the Great Wall. It's the first time to hear from the guest saying that the Great Wall is similar to Disney-esque themepark vibe. How imaginative you are and thanks for your great feedback! Hope for your next tour with us!
Written 22 October 2019
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Anna
1 contribution
Oct. 2019
Great tour, you get to experience the Great Wall of China without tourists. The Wild Wall is simply incredible. Can also recommend the guide, Bob Chen, he was very knowledgeable and it made the hike up smooth with all his stories and facts about China.
Written 18 October 2019
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Courtney J
2 contributions
Sep. 2019 • Friends
BEST HIKE EVER!! Highly recommend for anyone looking to hike for a day at the Great Wall. This tour allows you to see the untouched portions of the wall where trees and plants were covering the remains of the wall. This is an unforgettable and unique way to see the Great Wall. There were several times we were the only people in sight and the views were breathtaking. After the untouched portions, we made our way to the retouched section where more tourists were. The views were equally as amazing, but I cannot stress enough how awesome it was to see that after hiking through the wild untouched portions. After finishing our hike, we had a delicious Chinese lunch nearby. Overall, it was the perfect day spent at the Great Wall.

We were accompanied by Bob Chen, an incredible tour guide! He provided history about the Great Wall and Beijing, answered any of our questions, and was the best photographer. Bob also was very accommodating and waited as long as we wanted at certain sections. We loved Bob and would without a doubt book this tour again!!!
Written 18 September 2019
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nikotrippest
We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful time in our Jiankou Great Wall Hiking tour with your guide Bob. Due to the Jiankou section has not been developed yet, it's original, wild and few people to visit. Also it's a little dangerous and steep, but how brave you are to challenge this section! Bob is experienced at hiking, and he loves to take some nice photos for the guests on this beautiful Great Wall views. Hope you have some best memories in Beijing. Looking forward to your next booking!
Written 22 September 2019
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Marcelo E
8 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Solo
A great adventure to walk the mythical great wall of China. An extra bonus is the fact of being able to do it for both environments. The wild, absorbed by nature and also by the repaired, where the wall is seen in perfect condition. Tiring moments but worth it. I am 18 kg overweight, and I could do it, you too, but be careful that there are steep and slippery sections. Our guide Rico, gave us an excellent tour, with patience to take photos and then gave us a very good quality lunch. I recommend it if you like to walk in nature. Bring mosquito repellent! 
Do it, which then goes back to sedentary lifestyle.
THANK YOU RICO!!!
Regards
Written 30 August 2019
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nikotrippest
Great! The Jiankou section of th Great Wall is the most natural and wildest part. You can see the most original look of the Great Wall, also it's challenging for the guests. Rico is good at hiking and very experienced to ensure the guests's safe. Hope you also have taken a lot of beautiful photos on the tour!
Written 1 September 2019
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Kai Yu L
3 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Solo
It was a challenging, but rewarding hike led by Bob Chen, our local guide. There were 4 of us on this hike, excluding Bob. It felt like going on a hike with people you’d have known, Bob shared a lot not only about the Great Wall but also his experiences. He’s super friendly and thoughtful; he made sure we had enough rest, take photos at the nice spots. He’s also fluent in English. Wouldn’t have enjoyed this trip any other way!

Would definitely recommend my friends to join this hike with Bob Chen in the future!
Written 24 August 2019
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nikotrippest
We are very happy to hear you had a wonderful hiking tour with Bob! Our mini group tour has a maximum of 6 people. Bob is very professional and thoughtful of hiking, he will ensure all the guests'safety and take the guests to see the most natural and beautiful part of the Great Wall. Hope you have made some great friends in this tour!
Written 27 August 2019
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Claudia B
Stadthagen, Germany4 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Family
As the Jiankou-Mutinianyu section currently undergoes construction and restauration works this section was closed for hiking. So as alternative our guide Bob Chen led our family to a 4 hour hike from Jinshanling to Simatai which was equally interesting and full of marvelleous sights. Other than in Badaling we were mostly alone on this section and although happened to have a rainy day it was still a wonderful experience.
Bob was a very attentive guide and we liked him talking about his everyday life and family very much. he could answer each and every question.
The whole day incl. hotel pick-up and lunch was perfectly organized and we would do it again in this way.
Written 5 August 2019
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IreneViergever
Yeh Gangga5 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Solo
I had the best day visiting the Great Wall of China with my guide Bob. We went to a very quiet part of the wall and it was great! Great lunch as well.
Written 23 June 2019
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Alexander
6 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Couples
We did the Jiankou to Mutianyu hike on 3.6. Everything seemed fine, but when we were supposed to start hiking from the village, we were stopped by local forest guard. This was not normal and the driver and our guide tried to argue with them, but it didn't go very well. They said there wasn't a deal between the travel companies and the local village and that it took effect that day we wanted to hike. We saw some other cars being turned away as well and when the guides talked together, they asked us if it was OK to take a 'secret path' which our group agreed to (our group was 4 people). When we wanted to start the hike from 'secret path', we were chased away by some local forest guards again. We then had no choice but to do the hike from Mutianyu. My wife got car sick on this way, since the roads were crazy and it was over 3.5 hours in car alltogether. When we arrived there, it was 11:15 and there were lots of tourists already. Reason we wanted to go from Jiankou was that we don't like tourists and it is supposed to be tourist-free, so we weren't very happy and my wife wasn't feeling well for the 1st hour of the hike. We did the Mutianyu part and ended in Jiankou and went back the same way, in the end it was a nice hike, except for the problems at start.

Our guide (Rico) was really nice, knowledgable and did his job really well.

Communication with Tracy was exceptional both before and after the tour. After hearing about our problems, we got offered compensation for our trip.

All in all, I think we were just unlucky and mistakes happen, it was the way they handled it that matters and I would totally recommend them.

Alexander
Written 5 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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