Great Wall Hiking

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Hike and Toboggan

The Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall is a breathtaking 10km hike that combines the dramatic features of the Jiankou Great Wall build on steep mountain ridges and cliffs with the best famous The Mutianyu Great Wall. And yes sliding down with the Toboggan is an option on this trip.

  • Key Info
  • Discounts & Inclusions
  • Hiking Distance: 10km
  • Hiking Duration: 1 day
  • Hike level : 3
  • Departure time: 7:30 am
  • Back in Beijing: 5:00 pm
  • Price: 600¥/ 99$

Meeting/drop off point: Lama temple subway exit B (How to get there?)

Short Itinerary

07:00 am      Gather at meeting point

07:30 am      Departure with private van

09:30 pm      Start hiking

01:30 pm      End hiking

2:00 pm        Lunch at a local farmhouse

05:00 pm      Arrive in Beijing




Wild & restored Great Wall

Included meals

Authentic farmhouse lunch

Upcoming trip:

Detailed Itinerary

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 through the farm fields and follow a small forest 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.

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Hike. View from the Zhengbeilou watch tower

View from the Zhengbeilou Watchtower

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.

Jiankou to Mutianyu great-wall hike. Mutianyu Great Wall in fall

Mutianyu Great Wall in the fall

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 Toboggan and go for a late but good lunch.  (Fee for the Toboggan is 100 cny for adults and 60 cny for kids)

Jiankou to Mutianyu hike. Sliding down with the toboggan (Toboggan fee: adults 100 CNY, kids 60 CNY)

Sliding down with the toboggan

By 5pm we should be back at our meeting point in Beijing.

Level 2: Medium/Strong

A good physical condition is required for hiking in these designed trails. Hikes marked as level 2 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.

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