Jiankou Great Wall Hiking and Camping in Ancient Watchtower
*Available on every day and 365 days a year, even it rains or snows or on holidays.
*Flat-rate means if you are a minimum of two people, you can go immediately. You don't have to wait for a larger group to form.
*A perfect combination to see the marvels of the Great Wall by walking in the rugged section of Jiankou during the day for four hours and sleeping in a peak watchtower at night under the stars and welcoming the sunrise on the next day morning.
*Guided and assisted by our local family who lives at the foot of the mountain for centuries but know how to use translation app.
*All camping gears are provided and delivered to the watchtower.
per adult from
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- 1x Breakfast
- 1x Dinner
- Accommodation included: 1 night
- Hotel drop-off
- Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
- Local guide and support staff who speak Chinese but know how to translate with an app
- National Park fees
- Overnight accommodation (camping on the Wall with tents)
- Transport by private vehicle
- Bottled water
- Entry/Admission - The Great wall of Jiankou
What's excluded :
Day 1: Jiankou Great Wall Adventure
Stop At: The Great wall of Jiankou, Beijing China
In the late morning you will be picked up from your hotel and will be driven to the Great Wall at Jiankou. It will take about 2 hours to get to the village called Xizhazi where you will start the adventure.
Jiankou section built in the Ming Dynasty is one of the most famous wild walls constructed on the ridge of the dangerous peaks and broken cliffs, and is famous for its majesty and danger. It was one of the most favorite parts of the great wall hiking for hikers around the world.
In order to hike on Jiankou, first we have to climb up a path for about 30-40 minutes (2km) to reach it. Our hike today will take about 2.5 hours and will cover 4km. Jiankou is translated as 'Arrow Nock' in English, for the shape of the mountain is like an arrow, with the collapsed ridge opening as its arrow nock. The Jiankou section is known for its ruggedness and wild beauty, and you will be in awe of the marvelous views it affords. As soon as we reach Jiankou we will see a deserted watchtower that gives you a panoramic view of the entire valley. In the early morning the view is priceless with its morning fog. This section of the wall is not well known by tourists, although if you see a picture of the Great Wall from exotic traveling magazines, chances are it is from Jiankou. This is the pinnacle of exotic Great Wall scenery.
This part of the wall is always empty, so you will have some peace and serenity on your hike today. Our hike will begin in earnest from the watchtower known as “Defending General”, and over the course of our trek we will pass through seven to eight different watchtowers. Over the next two hours we will be moving from west to east. As we trek we’ll be able to see “Ying Feng Dao Yang” so named because this watchtower was erected on the highest peak in the area, and eagles and hawks often perch on it. Although the majestic wall is slowly being conquered by small trees and brambles, but the view from the top is still stunning! Other landmarks will include the “Beijing Knot “ and the “Heavenly Ladder”, but we will not be able to scale these peaks as they are not accessible due to its toughness and dangerous footing. The toughest challenge that this hike presents is a portion known as the “38 Steps”, where the Wall vastly increases in steepness, to the point that it is near 70 degrees! It is due to this feature that we advise those with heart problems or a phobia of heights not to go on this trip. The rest of the hike is mostly smooth sailing.
Duration: 4 hours
Accommodation included: Camping at the top of Jiankou in an ancient General's Watchtower.
Day 2: Jiankou Sunrise Watch
Stop At: The Great wall of Jiankou, Beijing China
Waking up at about 5 am in the summer or 6:30 am in the winter, you will meet the magnificent sunrise from the Great Wall. Take a lot of pictures and videos!
After having a continental breakfast, you will return to Beijing or go to the airport or train station to catch your next trip. The inbound traffic to Beijing in the morning is relatively smooth, you will get back to your hotel around 9 am.
Duration: 2 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
For airport pickup, please send the flight details to us with a separate message. Airports
- Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
Departure Time :8:30 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.