West to East Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Camping (2 days)
The 18-km Jiankou to Mutianyu Great wall camping offers an in-depth exploration of the Wild Jiankou with a finish on the restored Mutianyu Great Wall. The first day, we hike the eastern section of the wild Jiankou Great Wall and camp overnight on top of the Great wall. On day 2, we pick up our trek on the Jiankou from the famous Zhengbeilou Watchtower and hike east all the way to Mutianyu Great Wall.
Day 1: Jiankou Great Wall Camping
From our meeting point (Lama temple subway station) we drive for about 2 hours till we reach picturesque Dazhenyu village. Before we start this Great Wall trek, we enjoy a good farm house lunch in a yard surrounded by chestnuts trees and with a view on the Jiankou Great Wall. It is going to be an 8-km hike with a total ascend of 600 meters, so you’ll need a fair bit of energy to make it to the top.