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Secret Wild Mutianyu Great Wall Hike 1Day
This is a short but steep hike on the Wild Mutianyu Great Wall. You will have a scenic view on the restored part of the wall, but we stay away from the crowds and hike the untouched and overgrown of the wild Great Wall.
From our meeting point at Lama Temple subway station (exit B), it will take us about 2 hours to reach the village nearby the Great Wall where we will have lunch. After lunch, we start hiking at a steep dirt trail that leads to the secret Wild Mutianyu Great Wall. This section of the Mutianyu Great Wall has never been restored and is overgrown by trees and plants. The Great Wall is built on a steep mountain slope so we start with 300 meters ascend hike on top of the of the Great Wall. As we climb up on and through the watchtowers, the views will get better and better.
At the highest watchtower of the Wild Mutianyu Great, our efforts will be rewarded with views of the whole Muntianyu Great Wall and its famous staircases. We avoid the crowds of the touristy Mutianyu section and continue our journey on the wild and overgrown secret Mutianyu Great Wall.
After a 45 minutes’ hike down the southern side of the mountain, we will be back to the civilization where our driver will be waiting for us to bring us back to Beijing. We will be back at our meeting point in Beijing around 6.30 pm.
Level 3: Medium-strong
We rate this hike a medium/strong because the first 1 hour of the hike is quite steep. There are a few places where we must climb on big staircases. Some areas can be a bit slippery. Although the trails are safe, you still need some balance. If you have a normal to good physical condition you will be able to enjoy this trail.
The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is located in Huairou district, about 85 km northeast of Beijing. It is connected with Jiankou in the west and Lianhuachi in the east.
Mutianyu Great Wall was first built in Northern Qi (550-577). Later on, the construction was taken place from its former base under the supervision of General Xu Da, one of the founding generals in the Ming dynasty, who was responsible for building a Wall from Shanhaiguan in the east to as far as Mutianyu.
The Mutianyu pass was officially proclaimed in 1404. There are many watchtowers on overlapping mountain ranges on top of the fortifications and the Great Wall here. In order to provides better protection from ...
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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.
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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!
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.