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2 Days Hike on the Great Wall
Beijing ~ Jiankou ~ Mutianyu ~ Jinshanlin ~ Simatei West ~ Beijing


Day 1 Beijing ~ Jiankou ~ Mutianyu

Transfer with your English speaking GW guide to the Jingshanlin Great Wall, by private vehicle.

This two-day hiking provides you with many original towers and challenge in certain section. Jiankou to Mutianyu will challenge your ambition on the wild wall, and you will escape from the bustle of other travelers. Jinshanling to Simatai West will show you the splendid construction of this architecture marvel, combining restored and wild wall, and majestic sceneries.

We will pick you up at 8 am at your hotel in Beijing and then drive to the Olympic venues for a 20-minutes walking. Select your favorite sandwich at Subway for your lunch on the Wall and then we will continue to Jiankou (2.5 hours approx.).Thewhole day will be spent on the wall, and then your driver will take you to a selected village for home stay (comfortable local farmer's guesthouse).
The day will cover approximately 10km, covered in 5-6 hours hiking. This area offers superb sceneries, dense vegetation and finely restored watchtowers in contrast with original Ming first part. Few visitors get that far, so usually you will have the wall for yourselves.

Our guide is expert about the wall, which is his specialty. History, events, defensive specifics and tactics implied in the wall system and project will be unfolded while you’re walking on it. He will take care about providing snacks and energy drinks along the way.
(He is also First Aid Trained, and have an Emergency Response Kit with him.

Dinner will be provided in local village.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY you may decide to walk the wall in the company of a professional photographer in order to learn and put in practice advanced techniques and have a first-class field photographic lesson, to make the best out of this opportunity. If interested ask us for photographer bio and service details


Distance and journey time:
Beijing - Jiankou (approx.2h30): 120km
Jiankou – Mutianyu (approx. 5-6 hours walking): 10 km


Day 2 Jinshanling ~ Simatei West

Morning drive to Jinshangling, and we will start the hike by 8am, in order to be able to have clear weather and good sceneries, without other visitors.

This section offers arguably the finest hiking anywhere on the Great Wall. It is extremely photogenic, with over 15 watch-towers, and steep gradients that give constantly changing perspectives and wide, open views. There is fascinating variety in the watch-towers here, and the wall overall is wild, ruined, original, while also restored and elegant.
We will cover roughly 5km, for an approximate timing of 3h.

Down the wall and back to the city, we will organize a unique Hotpot lunch. A dish originally from Sichuan Province, is today also known as Mongolian Hotpot in the West. Good opportunity to practice your chopstick skills, while choosing yourselves the ingredients.



Distance and journey time:
Jinshangling – Simatai West (approx. 3h): 5km hiking
Simatai West – Beijing (approx. 2h.30): 142km


Have a nice holidays!

Remarks :
Every effort will be made to adhere to the planned itinerary.  However, due to weather conditions and reasons beyond our control, changes to the itinerary might occur, for which the company accepts no responsibility.

The itineray shown are designed to give you a flavour of what is possible. We can use these as a basic to plan your trip or you may design a completely different itinerary to suit with your taste and preference.



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