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Hiking from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall


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The highlights include The Jian Kou Great Wall,Mutianyu Great Wall.

Walk on both restored and unrestored authentic wild Great Wall

Awesome views for photographers

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Depart your hotel at 8:30am
On the way toThe Jian Kou Great Wall, if traffic allows, stop to photograph the iconic "Bird's Nest"– the Beijing National Stadium–host to many spectacular events of the 2008 Summer Olympics.
It will take 2-2.5 hours to arrive Jiankou Great Wall.Your hike will begin from a small village called Xizhazi at the foot of Jiankou Great Wall.Then you will start the hike by following a zigzag hillside trail.Once arrive the Great Wall it reach to 1000 meters above sea level.After enjoy the amazing surroundings, you will start your hike to Mutianyu, it is around 10km, and takes 4 hours.Once arrive Mutianyu Great Wall, you have the choice to take the cable car down the hill which is at tower 14 and closer, or continue walk to tower 6, and try a fun experience of the toboggan down the mountain which is fun but some times you have to wait half an hour along the queue.Hike to tower 6 is not that difficult compared the Jiankou section siince it is mostly down hill.Our driver will pick you up from the parking lot.

The Jian Kou Great Wall is one of the best places for a serious Great Wall enthusiast. It has a wide variety of places to climb. It has terrific scenery and offers great opportunities for photographers. It’s reasonably close to Beijing. And as the eastern meeting point of the inner and outer Ming Walls, it connects to long stretches of Great Wall in three directions.

Jiankou is translated as "Arrow Nock" in English, since the shape of the mountains where the walll was built is like an arrow with the collpased ridge opening as its arrow nock. The main section of the wall was built along the ridges with steep cliffs on each side. Therefore, you have to prepare for a good fitness and great care if you climb this section

Originally Jiankou Great Wall was built in Tang Dynasty and was restored largely in the Ming Dynasty. It connects to Mutianyu Great Wall in the east and Huanghuacheng Great Wall in the west. It’s the most dangerous and steep section of all Ming Dynasty Great Wall. It stretches from "The Ox Horn Edge Wall" in the east to "The Nine-Eye Tower" in the north via "The Beijing Knot" with total length of 9.3 miles.Therefore, you have to prepare for a good fitness and great care if you climb this section

The Mutianyu Great Wall is known for its beautiful surroundings - dense woods and rich pastures changing colors with the seasons of the year. Built mainly from granite, the pass at Mutianyu is an appropriately unique section of the Great Wall. 7 to 8 meters high, and 4 to 5 meters high with crenellations on both sides of the Wall, the section of the Wall at Mutianyu stretches for over 2 kilometers.
The Mutianyu Great Wall was built and restored in the early Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), on the remnants of a Wall originally built in the Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577). Reconstruction took place under the supervision of Xu Da, one of the founding generals of the Ming Dynasty, who was responsible for building a Wall from Shanhaiguan in the east to as far as Mutianyu. The Ming pass at Mutianyu was officially proclaimed in 1404, where is would serve as an important symbol of protection from marauding nomads to the north.
Reconstruction began in 1568 on 1000km of the Wall including Mutianyu. Responsibility was given to Qi Jiguang, a general who had built his credentials fighting Japanese pirates, and who took his responsibilities as a builder very seriously. Construction continued for many years, as the fortifications were built up with solid granite blocks, and included the construction of some of the larger defensive towers.

Hiking from Jiankou to Mutianyu allows you to experience a contrast between old and new and provides insight to the two different sides of the Great Wall of China that are world’s apart.

Stop at a Local Restaurant for lunch
Return to hotel around 6pm

The pick up location is in your hotel's lobby,your guide will hold a sign with your name writen on

Our guide will company you for the entire trip
It's a heavy day with a lot of hiking. So be sure to wear comfortable shoes and have a good sleep the day before
Kids and seniors are not recommended here
This section of the Wall was considered as "the most dangerous outdoor recreation site in Beijing.So please wear proper footwear.
Don't forget to bring sunscreen,sun-glasses,snacks and food,etc.
This is an exclusive private day Tour. Once your tour is confirmed, that tour will no longer be available to anyone else except for your own traveling party.
We offer the Authantic Chinese food in the local restaurant,if you have special request please tell us in advance
'The quotated price is for a tour between 8 to 9 hours,additional hours are billed $15  per hour  for the guide and $15 per hour for the driver.
The itinerary is flexible,we can adjust it according to your personal interests/weather/any unexpected conditions
At the moment we only have three English speaking drivers,don't worry if they already booked ,we do have Chinese speaking driver available, they can use their phone to call our translator at any time for help
If you choose to use the driver only, the price is for the driver and private car/van only,please pay your own entrance fee and food
If you choose to use the driver only,then our driver will drop you off at Jiankou section and pick you up from Mutianyu's parking lot(Their big entrance--you have to reach there by Mutianyu's shuttle bus)--Meeting point is the Tickets office at Mutianyu Entrance

Children's Discount
In China,children's discount are based on height,please let us know your children's height,so we can give you the children's discount accordingly

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Travelling Party Tour Cost Per Person
English/Chinese Speaking Driver Only
Tour Cost Per Person
 English Speaking Guide and private transport
1 Person $148 $338
2 Persons $80 $188
3 Persons $58 $158
4-5 Persons $48 $138
6-8 Persons $40 $129
9-11 Persons $35 $118
12 persons and above Please contact us for detailed quotation Please contact us for detailed quotation

Experienced Tour Guide
Comfortable Transportation with an Experienced Driver
Entrance Fees to Jian Kou Great Wall and Mutianyu section
Cable car or Toboggan one way ticket
Chinese Lunch
Shuttle bus at Mutianyu section
Unlimited mineral water
If you choose to use the driver only,then our driver will drop you off at Jiankou section and pick you up from Mutianyu's parking lot(Their big entrance--you have to reach there by Mutianyu's shuttle bus)--Meeting point is the Tickets office at Mutianyu Entrance
If you choose to use the driver only, the price is for the driver and private car/van only,please pay your own entrance fee and food

Gratuities to your tour guide and driver
Personal cost
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Travel insurance

Jiankou Great Wall is not peaceful any more. The scenery is breathtaking here, but it’s not for all ages. Due to the unrestored condition and more and more visitors, the wall is becoming loose and unsteady.  You have to watch your steps very carefully. In a bad weather like lightening and rainstorm, you have to get off the wall as quick as possible. Several Chinese were killed by lightening in the past years.   

Definitely kids and seniors are not recommended here. Simatai, Jinshanling and Mutianyu are good alternatives.

Comfortable boots is a necessary. Stick is helpful but some sections you have to climb up by hands. 

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