2 Days Jiankou - Mutianyu & Huanghuacheng Lakeside Great Walls Hiking Tour

Explore Full Beauty of the Great Wall

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When you are planning a trip or a hike to the Great Wall, it’s very important to choose the sections which are less crowded, authentic and beautiful. We strongly recommend you hike (visit) the Great Wall sections of Jiankou, Mutianyu and Huanghuacheng. First of all, they are all very beautiful with amazing hiking experience while enjoying a panorama of the Great Wall and surrounding mountains; Secondly, they are not crowded (may also be crowded during holidays) so that you can hike and enjoy the sceneries peacefully with your friends and families. Thirdly, each of the three Great Wall sections has its own features. That is the reason why we’ve designed this tour which will bring you an unique and authentic insight into the Great Wall.

Highlights of this tour

  • Worry-free tour package which includes transportation, hotels, tour guide, attractions tickets,etc.;
  • Enjoy the tranquility of Huanghuacheng Lakeside Great Wall, and see how the Walls hide and show in and above the lake;
  • Experience the fast contrasts of Great Wall during your well-paced hiking from Jiankou Great Wall to Mutianyu Great Wall;
  • Get accompanied by experienced knowledgeable local hiking guide all the time.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Beijing Jiankou / Mutianyu / Huanghuacheng / Beijing
Travel Length:
2 Days and 1 Night
Tour Code:
GHT-02C
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
Hiking
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Beijing - Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking (B,L)

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This morning, you will be picked up by your tour guide at hotel, then drive about 2.5 hours to Jiankou Great Wall. (The hotel pick up time is usually 7:00 am in summer and autumn, 8:00 am in spring and winter. If you would like to watch the sunset on the great wall, the departure time will be delayed accordingly).

Jiankou Great Wall is one of the most recommended walls for Great Wall hiking and photography. Its walls and towers are very authentic because there is no any restoration has been done yet. You will start the hike from Xizhazi village. It then takes about 1 hour to hike along a bushy mountain path from the village up to Zhengbei Tower, the highest watch tower on the Great Wall Jiankou where you can enjoy a panoramic view of how the Great Walls crumbling on the ridges of the steep and narrow mountains. After short rest at Zhengbei Tower, you will keep hiking about 2 hours eastward ups and downs on the rugged wall, passing through 8 wild and crumbling towers at Jiankou, to get to Mutianyu Great Wall which is not crowded yet well-preserved and pretty. Hiking on this section of Great Wall is much smoother and easier compared with Jiankou Great Wall hiking. You will hike about 1 hour on the well-paved steps of Mutiany and pass 9 towers. Lastly, descend the Mutianyu Great Wall. You have 3 choices to come down: 1.Cable car 2.Walk way 3.Tabbogan. 

Lastly, drive to Huanghuacheng, and stay in a local inn near Huanghuacheng Great Wall for overnight.

Jiankou Great Wall is the steepest section of Great Wall of ChinaJiankou to Mutianyu hiking is challenging but rewarding with magnificent sceneries
Day 2 Huanghuacheng Great Wall Hiking and Boat Trip - Beijing (B,L)

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Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the beautiful sunrise on the Huanghuacheng Great Wall. Then get back to your hotel to have breakfast.

After breakfast, we start the tour. Have a short rest after breakfast, then begin today’s hike (6km/4hrs) - the first half takes about 1.5 hours to hike the restored section, and the second half takes about 2.5 hours to hike the wild unrestored section. Not a long trek, but it is tough because you have to hike the trails on the wall up and down along the rising and desending of the mountains. You will finish the hike at Xishuiyu Village which is close to the lake at the foot of the Huanghuacheng Great Wall. Then take a leisure boat trip on the lake to enjoy the surrounding view of the Great Wall. Also take a short excursion to the Chestnut Garden. Its chestnut trees were planted 500 years ago by solders of Ming Empire who guarded the Great Wall. Today there are more than 40 chestnut trees are survived from the ancient time, and still grow very well. 

Lastly drive back to your hotel in Beijing city. Tour ends.

Huanghuacheng Great Wall rises up from a beautiful lakeLeisure boat cruise on the lake at the foot of Huanghuacheng Great Wall
Useful Great Wall Hiking Tips to Know

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1) You'd better wear hiking boots and clothings, and bring trekking sticks, backpack, sun-glasses, sunscreen, snacks, gloves for this hiking tour;

2) Traveler who is not fit or having arthritis, heart disease, hypertension, asthma are not recommended to take this hiking;

3) Kids less than 3 years old and travellers over 80 years old are not recommended to take this hiking;

4) You'd better not wear short pants because some paths are bushy;

5) Please go to toilet at the entrance of the wall before the hiking because there is no toilet on the Wall. Toilet paper should be brought by yourself;

6) This hiking is not available during rainy days, snowy days and strong-wind days, etc.

Misty Mutianyu Great WallHikes on Jiankou Great Wall

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