Take fast bus line No. 916 from Dongzhimen Station to Huairou Station, and transfer to the Huairou bus line No. H10 to Yujiayuan Station. There is a total of 19 stations. It takes about 1 hour. The operation time is from 04:50 to 18:50.
You could charter a mini-bus if there are more than 10 people. As the cost of will fluctuate in different seasons, CET will help you if you need it.
Jiankou Great Wall offers beautiful views all year around, while the best time falls in September and October considering the climate and security.
Day1: Xizhazi Village—Jiankou—Sky Ladder—Eagle Flies Facing Upward Tower—Xizhazi Village
From Zhao’s Family Home to Jiankou Great Wall, go to Sky Ladder along the Great Wall. Sky
Ladder is steep and hard to climb with its height of ten meters and a slope of 70 to 80 degrees with severe weathering. Climb up to the Sky Ladder. You are very close to the highest point of Jiankou Great Wall, Eagle Flies Facing Upward Tower. A watchtower built on a precipitous mountain top, which is so steep that an eagle has to face upward to fly over it. You can return to Xizhazi Village after this. This village is a base camp for all the hikers. Most hikers and photographers choose to rest or stay here overnight when visiting the Wall.
Day2: Xizhazi Village—Beijing Knot—Xizhazi Village
Visit Beijing Knot from Xizhazi Village. Beijing Knot is also named Great Wall Knot. It consists of three sections from different directions, just like three silk ribbons tied in a knot. It connects to Mutianyu Great Wall in the east, Huanghuacheng in the west and The Nine Eye Tower in the north.
Return to Xizhazi Village, and then go back to Beijing after lunch.
Day 1: Visit Wofo Mountain Villa and climb up to Jiankou Great Wall, and then camp at Zhengbeilou.
Day 2: Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu, which is the most scenic section. Take a cable car to the exit of Mutianyu, and then return to Beijing.