Next Sunday, September 19th, we are going to hike the Great Wall. We will be hiking from Jiankou, known as the “Wild Great Wall,” to the more restored section in Mutianyu. Jiankou Great Wall is remote, quiet, and rarely traversed— you will probably not see any other tourists for the entire morning. It is a rigorous hike, providing stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

The Wild Great Wall at Jiankou is located in the district of Huairou, about 80 kilometres north-east of Beijing. Unlike some sections, such as Badaling that have undergone extensive restoration, the wall at Jiankou is still quite rustic. During this trip, you will also be able to compare this section to the more repaired section at Mutianyu.

In Mutianyu there are cable cars and sleds available at extra cost.

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8:00—Meet at Hutong School and leave from there
10:00—Arrive at Jiankou Great Wall
10:00—15:00: Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu
15:30: Leave from Mutianyu
Around 17:30: Get back to HS