Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking Tour
2.Professional hiking guide who is familiar with the history and culture of each brick of the Wall.
3.Hike on the most beautiful and off-the-beaten section of Great Wall.
4.Hiking ends at tower 6,Mutianyu Secition.Toboggan sliding down from the Wall(Optional).
5.Local organic food at a farmer’s house and vegetarian meal is also available.
You will be picked up from your hotel around 7:ooam-7:30am in order to avoid traffic and enjoy the best peaceful hiking time from Jiankou to Mutianyu.It will take you 2 hours drive on highway.There will be some restrooms(if needed) after one hour driving.
You will arrive at the foot of the mountain around 9:30am .With two bottles of water(we provided) in your bag,now you start at Xizhazi and hike up to the Great Wall on a mountain path.Then you reach the watch tower-Zhengbeilou.On the way to Zhengbeilou,your guide will take you on a short walk to little Potala tower where you will have the best panoramic landscape view of Jiankou Great Wall.
Jiankou Great wall is regarded as one of the most dangerous sections of the Ming's wall. The Western part of Jiankou is know as one of the most dangerous parts of the wall only accessible with good climbing gear.
We will hike east on the wall to the highest point of Jiankou (1029 meters) allowing you to see the entire Mutianyu Great Wall and much of Jiankou as well.
It's a very enjoyable hike on top of a well preserved Great Wall and After a good hike on Jiankou Grear Wall Section we will enter the Mutianyu Great Wall Section. Another hour down hill on reconstructed Great Wall.
Lunch at Xinshuangquan(Green House Restaurant) near Mutianyu Great Wall.
Drive back Hotel.
Jiankou is a section of the Great Wall of China. This section is a photographic hotspot due to its unique style, steep mountains and beautiful scenery. 'Jiankou', is translated as 'Arrow Nock' in English, for the shape of the collapsed ridge opening is reminiscent of an arrow nock.
The Jiankou section of the Great Wall of China is located in the Huairou District 73 km north of Beijing. The Jiankou section of the Great Wall of China is located between the Mutianyu - ten kilometers to the east - and the Moshikou sections of the Great Wall of China. The Jiankou section of the wall was constructed in 1368 during the period of the Ming Dynasty. It is made of large light colored rocks which can be seen from a great distance.
The Jiankou section has never been restored since its construction, with some sections having fallen into disrepair. This, along with its location along a mountain ridge bordered by jagged cliffs and steep drop-offs, makes this section potentially dangerous to climb, while at the same time a popular place for adventurous and experienced hikers and photographers. The section is more easily reached from villages like Xizhazi (西栅子) and Jiushuikeng (旧水坑) at the north side of the wall, locally known as Hou Jiankou (后箭扣), than from the south, called Qian Jiankou (前箭扣). The climb from the north goes up just over 100 meters in about a one kilometer hike, whereas from the south the climb is about 450 meters up over a horizontal distance of also one kilometer.
There are many scenic sites along the Jiankou Great Wall of China, one of which is the watch tower known as "The Eagle Flies Facing Upward" (鹰飞倒仰 / 鷹飛倒仰). This tower appears extremely high as it was built on a mountain which forms the highest section of the Jiankou Great Wall. The eagles can only do so facing upwards before reaching the top of the tower when they pass through here. The "Sky Stairs" is another famous scenic spot with a precipitous stair whose angle of elevation is 70 to 80 degrees. The stairs are so narrow that it is barely possible to obtain a foothold.
Other scenic areas include the Beijing Knot (the meeting point for three walls coming from different directions), the Nine-Eye Tower (a watchtower with three layers, and nine holes which look like nine eyes on each side), the Zhengbei Tower (a good place to watch the sunrise and the sunset), the Cloud Stairs (a section of the Jiankou Great Wall which rises like a staircase into the white clouds), and many other watch towers.
Because of its connection with Mutianyu, along with its relative sparseness in visitors, the Jiankou-Mutianyu trail is one of the most popular Great Wall hikes today.
Mutianyu is a section of the Great Wall of China located in Huairou County 70 km northeast of central Beijing. The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is connected with Jiankou in the west and Lianhuachi in the east. As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. First built in the mid-6th century during the Northern Qi, Mutianyu Great Wall is older than the Badaling section of the Great Wall. In the Ming dynasty, under the supervision of General Xu Da, construction of the present wall began on the foundation of the wall of Northern Qi. In 1404, a pass was built in the wall. In 1569, the Mutianyu Great Wall was rebuilt and till today most parts of it are well preserved. The Mutianyu Great Wall has the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall.
Tips:Jiankou toMutianyu hiking will be around 4 hours passing through some bushes.Shorts are not recommended.
-English-speaking tour guide
-Gas, toll & parking lot fee
-Lunch in a local Farmer's house
-Entrance tickets to the sights listed above
-Gratuity to the guide and driver