The Jiankou Great Wall is named after the entire Great Wall winding into a W-shape, shaped like a bow. The Jiankou Great Wall is one of the most famous dangerous sections of the Ming Dynasty's Great Wall. It has been the most photographed section in various Great Wall albums in recent years. After climbing the Jiankou Great Wall, you may not retain the impression of other Great Walls. The Jiankou Great Wall has the steepest slope, the fewest tourists, the most pristine scenery, and the posterity rarely refurbished. Wherever you go, the view is pure and natural. Friends who are tired of the crowd are welcome to challenge!
The day typically starts at 8:00 AM. Your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. We will drive by a private van to the Jiankou area of the Great Wall.
The Great Wall at Jiankou is located in the area of Huairou, regarding 80km/50miles northeast of Beijing. Jiankou Great Wall was a crucial area of the Ming Dynasty (1368-- 1644). Never repaired, the wall here is considered one of the most unsafe sections of the Ming's wall. For your safety, we are taking the course that is not hazardous but still breath-taking.
Before climbing the mountain, we'll first take a quick visit to a local town called Xizaizhi at the bottom of the Jiankou Great Wall. We'll have the chance to see this typical village where Chinese farmers have been living for centuries.
After claiming "Good-bye!" to the village grandma, we'll begin our hike directly from the access path, contrary to the village. To trek on Jiankou, we initially need to go up this path for 40-60 mins to reach it. Our hike today will take around 4 hrs and will cover 10km/ 6 miles.
The Jiankou area is known for its ruggedness and wild charm, as well as you will undoubtedly be stunned by the magnificent views. As soon as we get to Jiankou, we will see a deserted watchtower that provides you a scenic sight of the whole valley. In the morning, the view is invaluable with its early morning haze. This area of the wall surface is not well known by travelers, although if you see the Great Wall image from exotic traveling magazines, chances are it is from Jiankou. You will undoubtedly have some tranquility as well as peacefulness on your walk today.
An additional highlight of Jiankou is the adversary monitoring tower called "Ying Fei Dao Yang," so-called because this watchtower was erected on the highest top in the area and eagles and also hawks commonly perch on it. Nonetheless, it is rather far from Zhengbeilou to see "Ying Fei Dao Yang."
You will have the choice to either climb from Xiadaqiang to Erdaobian, which is 3 hours or more, or from the Sky Ladder to the General's Tower for 5 hours. Your guide will lead you the way to make sure you are 100% safe.
We'll treat you a gourmet lunch before you head back for Beijing.
We just completed the Jiankou to Mutianyu hike with Aaron on Monday 15th of November and I wanted to say how wonderful the trip was - your sight mentions it will be the highlight of our staying China and it most certainly was.
It is a memory I will hold forever and while I found the hike challenging physically I cant imagine seeing the wall any other way. This 1 day hike was the only way to really see the wall.
Aaron was fantastic .. very knowledge, friendly and his English was exceptional.
You really made our family trip once in a lifetime event - I will have no hesitation in recommending you to anybody.
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The Jiankou Great Wall is named after the entire Great Wall winding into a W-shape and shaped like a bow. The Jiankou Great Wall is one of the most famous, steepest, and most dangerous sections of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty. It is the most photographed section in various Great Wall albums in recent years. It has always been a hot spot for Great Wall photography. Founded in the prosperous Tang Dynasty, the final repairer was Qi Jiguang of the Ming Dynasty.
The Jiankou Great Wall belongs to the Wild Great Wall. It is naturally weathered severely and has no artificial repairs. From the side of Niuyujiao, South Building, Guimenguan, East and West Neck Towers, East and West oil basket tops, Jiankou Beam, General Guard, Ladder, and Eagle fly down From Beijing to Jiuyan Tower (Wangjing Tower), which stretches for more than 20 kilometers, it fully shows the surprise, danger, peculiarity, specialness and uniqueness of the Great Wall, and you can enjoy the original ancient Great Wall landscape. The direction of the Jiankou Great Wall is more full of change and rhythm than Simatai; the mountain is more steep than Mutianyu; the wall of the structure is dolomite, which is very eye-catching
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