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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Hike and toboggan
The Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall is a breathtaking 10-km hike that combines the wild and restored Great Wall. Jiankou Great Wall is known for it’s dramatic featers as it’s build on steep mountain ridges and cliffs. The Mutianyu is one of the best preserved Ming dynasty Great Wall sections in Beijing. Getting to see the wild and restored section of the Great Wal in 1 day makes this trip an all round favourite. (Fee for the Tobogan is 100 cny for adults and 60 cny for kids)
From our meeting point at Lama Temple subway station (exit B), it takes us about 2 hours to reach the starting point of our Jiankou Mutianyu hike.
We start hiking trough the farm fields and follow a small forrest trail that leads all the way to the Great Wall . It is a 500-meter ascent that takes us about 1 hour. Our efforts are rewarded when we stand on top of the Zhengbeilou Watchtower (991m) where some of the most spectacular pictures have been taken.
We walk east on the Wall to the highest point of Jiankou (1029 meters), allowing you to see the entire Mutianyu Great Wall plus most part of Jiankou as well.
After a good hour hiking on top of the Jiankou Great Wall, a tree full of prayer flags announces the start of the Mutianyu Great Wall.
The Mutianyu Great Wall ,built in the Tang dynasty (618-907), reinforced during the Ming dynasty and restored by Deng Xiao Ping in the 198o’s making it today’s best preserved section of the Beijing Great Wall.
We walk on top the well preserved Jiankou Great Wall passing through 18 of its 24 watchtowers. From watchtower number 6, Zhengguan Terrace, we hike or slide our way down the Great Wall on the Tobogan. and go for a late but good lunch. (Fee for the Tobogan is 100 cny for adults and 60 cny for kids)
By 5 pm we should be back at our meeting point in Beijing.
Level 3: Medium-strong
A good physical condition is required for hiking in these designed trails. Hikes marked as level 3 are usually long day hikes or day hikes that include a steep uphill hike and/or trails where some balance is needed. Usually kids from age of 10 are all right with these trips.
Jiankou Great Wall is located at Xizhazi village in Huairou district, about 80 km from downtown Beijing. It connects to the Mutianyu Great Wall in the east (10 km away) and Huanghuacheng Great Wall in the west.
It was first built in the Tang dynasty (618-907) and was restored largely in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Jiankou Great Wall was mainly built with...
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What you should bring:
Comfortable hiking or sport shoes and long trousers are recommended.
A small daypack to carry water
From October till April: warm jacket
From May till September: sun lotion & hat
Booking and Payment
You can reserve your place for the trip by clicking on “join this trip” and filling out the online booking form.
You will receive an automatic reply with an overview of your reservation and a link to PayPal.
You can click on the PayPal link and follow the instructions to make your online payment.
If you live in China and you wish to pay online in CNY you can do that trough Wchat. Our Wchat account is hikingchina
Kids younger than 18 receive 10% discount.
Members receive 20% discount.
Kids younger than 7 receive 50% discount.
Included in the price:
English speaking Guide
Lunch & water
Transport, guide, entrance tickets
Not included in the price:
You need to have travel insurance when you engage in our activities. Organizing this insurance from your own country is the best choice as China has different rules.
If you don’t have any insurance yet you can request a quote from our insurance partner Worldnomads
Cancelation made by the participant more than 1 week before the trip will entitle the participant 100% refund.
In case of cancelation by the participant 7 days or less before the trip there is no refund but you can reschedule your trip to another date.
If a trip gets canceled due to unforeseen circumstances (very bad weather, closed trails, heavy pollution, not enough people signed up for a trip or other acts of god) you will of course get a 100% refund.
Meeting point maps
Are you planning far ahead but your favorite trip is not on our schedule at the time you’re coming to China? Are you an indepentdant traveler that wants to keep the costs as low as possible? Just let us know your favorite trip and starting date at least 6 weeks in advance and we will add your trip to our hiking agenda. As soon as we have 6 people joining the trip we are good to go!
Private tour prices for Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Hike and toboggan (1 day)
Prices are per person and include:
Pick up and drop of by private bus at your hotel ( Please let us know the pick up address)
English speaking guide
Lunch and water
|Group size||Price per person in CNY||Price per person in USD|
|Nr of people||Adults||Kids < 18||Adults||Kids < 18|
|4||1000 ¥||900 ¥||166 $||149 $|
|5||900 ¥||810 ¥||149 $||134 $|
|6||800 ¥||720 ¥||133 $||120 $|
|7||750 ¥||675 ¥||125 $||112 $|
|8||700 ¥||630 ¥||116 $||105 $|
|9||650 ¥||585 ¥||108 $||97 $|
|10||600 ¥||540 ¥||100 $||90 $|
|15+||please contact us for larger group prices|
Are you planning far ahead but your favorite trip is not on our schedule at the time you’re coming to China?
Are you an independent traveler that wants to keep the costs as low as possible?
Just let us know your favorite trip and starting date at least 6 weeks in advance and we will add your trip to our hiking agenda.
As soon as we have 6 people joining the trip we are good to go!
Private tours are great ways to travel if you have a group of friends, family or colleagues ready to explore nature together.
Also for school trips or company team building activities, a private tour is the way to go.
We have experience guiding trips with up to 60 people from international schools and companies.
Price for private tours will vary depending on the number of people, the chosen transportation and accommodation.
Let us know your desires and we will customize a trip for you.