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GWH112-Xizhazi Village to Middle Jiankou Great Wall Loop Hiking
 
 
Meeting Time   8:30am
Trip Length   One Day
Meeting Point   Exit B of Tuanjiehu(团结湖)subway station of line 10
Hiking Distance   Approx. 8km
Hiking Duration   4 hours
Level of Difficulty   Level 4
Number of People   6-20
Price   500RMB
Hiking Date  
Detailed information about this hike

Highlights of this hike:
1. Explore the most stunning wild Great Wall which is off the beaten path;
2. This section of wall is completely untouched and almost devoid of tourists, allowing for a serene walk;
3. Awesome views for photographers;
4. The walking condition is multiple which offers great challenge for experienced hikers;
5. Home-made Chinese lunch at a local farmer’s guest house;
6. No commission shopping stops.

Price and discount:
The cost is 500RMB (about 80 US$) per person. It covers transportation, entrance fees, water, lunch and guides. We give 10% discount for members and kids under 12’s.

Detailed itinerary:
Jiankou Great Wall has perhaps the most frequent appearance on picture books and post cards of the Great Wall. This section of wall retains its original appearance since its construction in 1368. It is uniquely made of large white rocks. Jiankou Great Wall is considered to be a "wild" section of the Great Wall, due to its disrepair and its location along a mountain ridge with steep cliffs on each side, which makes it an ideal place for adventurous and experienced hikers and photographers.

We will arrive at Jiankou Great Wall at about 10:30am and start our hike along a trail in the mountains. It is easy to get to the wall. We will bypass some very dangerous parts such as "The Eagle Flies Facing Upward" watchtower and "Sky Stairs", but you still have chances to witness the stunning scenery of these dangerous parts. We will walk on the wall for about 3 hours and then we will follow a nice mountainous trail down to the Xizhazi village. We will have a lunch at a local farmer’s guest house after the hiking.

We have enough time to stop and look around or take pictures. If you’re looking for some truly extraordinary hiking in one of the most beautiful natural settings, then Jiankou Great Wall is a wonderful choice. The hiking trail on the wall is really interesting but you are at least average fit.

Bad weather plan:
We will email you 2-3 days before the hike to let you know about the weather condition. If there is thunder storm, heavy rain or strong wind it will be dangerous to do the hike on the wild unrestored Great Wall in the mountains. So we will cancel it, change the dates or arrange a hike to the restored section of the Great Wall.

What to bring on this hike?
1. Snacks;
2. Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, long-sleeved shirt;
3. A bottle of sports drink with salt content;
4. Comfortable sport shoes (hiking boots are strongly suggested).

Level 4: Challenging Level
These hikes usually involve a lot of walking, climbing and descending over varied terrain, and sometimes also camping. The elevation is about 1000 meters and the length ranges from 10 to 15 kilometers. Some roads/trails can be a little rough. The hiking time is usually somewhere between 4 and 6 hours. People with acrophobia shouldn’t join these kinds of hikes.

For whom are Level 4 hikes suitable?
Level 4 hikes are suitable for people who are fit and healthy, doing aerobic type exercise regularly and have prior hiking experiences.

What is included on this hike?
1. Air-conditioned vehicle with experienced
driver;
2. English-speaking hiking tour guide;
3. Entrance fees;
4. Unlimited bottled water;
5. Chinese home-made lunch.

What is excluded on this hike?
1. Travel insurance;
2. Cable car, chairlift, toboggan (slide way) or any other additional local facilities;
3. Personal expenses.

Customize this hike and make a private reservation:
In addition to our regular weekly hikes, we also offer private tours. You can customize a private hike for you, your family or your friends exclusively. Just tell us what you want and we will organize a hike for you, with places, guides, transport, food, and accommodation all taken care of. You can make a private reservation
on the private tour page.

Pricing for a private tour:

Group size
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8-10
Cost (per person)
2000
1200
850
750
650
600
550
500
1. A private tour is more flexible. Both extra distance and less distance are available.
2. Discounts are available for larger groups.
3. Prices are quoted in Chinese dollars.

Notes:
1. There are risks involved in outdoor activities. Please read our Risk Acknowledgment and Waiver and inform yourself before participating.

Other information about this hike:
Reviews of this Hike
Information about Jiankou Great Wall
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