All Inclusive Private Hiking Tour: Great Wall Challenge at Jiankou

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: China, China, Beijing

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  • 9 hours
  • Beijing
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


If you like some challenge hiking experience and also want to avoid crowded tourists, this all inclusive private tour is a great fit for you. You will hike on Jiankou Great Wall, which is connected to Mutianyu Great Wall in the east, and joins the Dazhenyu Great Wall in the west. Since the mountain here is higher and steeper, this section becomes more winding and varied. 'Jiankou', is translated as 'Arrow Nock' in English, because the shape of the mountain is like an arrow, with the collapsed ridge opening as its arrow nock.

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Stop At: The Great wall of Jiankou, Beijing China

Your tour starts at 8am, and your professional Great Wall trek guide will come to pick you up at your hotel in Beijing. You will take your private car to XiZhazi of Huairou County (2 hours driving), then you will walk through a forest and walk towards west direction on Jiankou Great Wall. You will find this section of the Wall is rarely visited by the tourists. During September and October, a few Chinese tourists interested in hiking will also come to this place for fun.

Jiankou Great Wall is well-known for its steepness. There is one section is called "Ca Bian Guo" which means the wall is so narrow that only one person can go through at a time. Moreover, you will encounter a section of the Wall is named "San Shi Ba Deng", which is with 70 to 80 degree slop. "Mini Potala Palace" is another exciting section of the wall, which is built on the narrow and steep mountain range. Once you reach "sky stairs" there, you will start going down from the Wall. The entire hiking time is about 4 to 5 hours, and you surely will enjoy it very much.

After your tour is finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing.

Duration: 4 hours

  • Local lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Jiankou Great Wall is not open to the public yet as the infrastructure are unfinished.
  • This tour is only suitable for experienced hikers/walkers
  • Please wear comfortable hiking shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Travel insurance is encouraged
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

08:00 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


9 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


26 Apr, 2018

We booked the private hiking tour to the Great Wall and got James as our tour guide. He is a very friendly person with good English communication. We got picked up at our hotel in a comfortable car and went to the starting point of the hiking tour. From there we went onto the Great Wall and had some amazing views! After the hike James brought us to a local restaurant where we had the best Chinese food we have tried so far. It was delicious. After the lunch James brought us to the airport. Everything was just perfect. We had an amazing day. If you want to visit the Great Wall I definitely recommend to book a private tour here. James has service at his top priority and wants to make sure you have a perfect day. I would rate this tour 10/10 without a doubt.


05 Mar, 2019

First visit to the Great Wall and we hired James to take us to Jiankou! We had a blast and James was exceptional! Definitely one of the highlights of our trip. I would definitely recommend him and the hike in Jiankou! You get to see the original Great Wall without a lot of tourists everywhere and you also get to do a pretty challenging hike!


08 Apr, 2018

We booked this tour because it promised to stay away from crowded tourist sites, and we absolutely loved it! Peter was a very good guide, very knowledgable and friendly. The tour is indeed challenging, a bit of prior climbing-experience an advantage. But nothing you couldn't handle. You are rewarded by a fascinating piece of unrestored wall, and very few other people. Plus, the lunch later on was delicious. Thanks for a great day!

Jenna D

22 Oct, 2018

I can't say enough about this tour...I travel to Beijing for multiple weeks at a time for business and up until now had never been to The Great Wall. I've just never been interested in the standard tours to the more restored sections that are packed with other tourists and end at a requisite shopping experience. If that's what you're into, then that's great - but, if you want to see the older parts of the wall and have a more peaceful experience, then this is a fantastic option. I would characterize the hike as strenuous uphill for the first third, rolling terrain while you are on the unrestored section of the wall (unless you do the Oxhorn, which I didn't) for the second third, and then strenuous downhill on tired legs for the last third. But, Allen is a great guide and easy conversationalist, so the day and miles flew by. We even stopped at a great local Sichuan restaurant for lunch, after he learned that I love Sichuan food. I highly recommend this tour for someone who has some hiking miles under their belt or those who are physically fit. There are some areas where you need to climb up over walls and scramble up rocks, which is all part of the fun if you are able to do so, but if not you might have some trouble completing the journey.

Jason H

23 Jun, 2018

My wife and I wanted to have a unique experience on the Great Wall. Everything about our trip was perfect. Our tour guide James called the night before to confirm our hike and was prompt and ready to hike. He informed us of interesting facts about China on the way to the Wall and was ready to hike as soon as we got there. He made a point to take care of my wife as we had just found out she was pregnant days before our trip, and showed care and interest in giving us the best experience while keeping her safe. I️ would recommend this tour of the Great Wall to anyone, as there are no tourists and you see a part of the Great Wall unrestored in all of its beauty. I️ couldn’t go on enough about our experience, thank you so much for every aspect of our trip!

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