The Price Is For 2 PAX In A Private Group
Pick you up at your hotel in Beijing at 8:00 am and drive to Jiankou (2.5 hrs). You will start the hiking around 10:30 am, and it will take about 5 hours hiking on the wall. This hiking will start from the unrestored section at Jiankou, and then continue to the renovated wall eastward at Mutianyu. A late lunch at a local restaurant will be organized after the hiking before returning your hotel around 6:00 pm.
Jiankou is the steepest section of the wall around Beijing. When we
complete the hiking and arrive at Mutianyu, there’s a sharp contrast
between restored wall and original wall.
Jiankou to Mutianyu offers a wonderfully satisfying experience of the Wall. It has superb scenery, dense vegetation and many fine watch-towers in an excellent restored section which is about six meters broad. The brickwork is elaborate, with crenellations on both sides and finely curved eaves on some watchtower roofs. There are decorative gables with animal statues, and tablets bearing calligraphy above some entrances. The first one hour is going straight up and reaching the wall, and then hike unrestored towers. The wild Wall to the west is the original Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) with fine stonework, and there are almost no other people. You will be rewarded when you approach Zhengbeilou Tower, where you will have a breathtaking view of Jiankou section.
1. air-con vehicle with experienced driver
2. personal English-speaking hiking tour guide
3. entrance fees to Great Wall on the two sections
4. unlimited bottled water; snacks; late lunch in a local restaurant
5. a certificate of completion for hiking on the Great Wall of China
1. travel insurance
2. chairlift/cable car/toboggan (slide way) at Mutianyu
3. personal expenses
4. tipping to hiking guide/driver recommended on good service on a 2:1 ratio separately
Physical rating: ★★★★☆
Departure: Daily from Beijing, all year round
Price: price is inapplicable during the May Labor's Day (1st -3th May), Chinese National Day (1st - 7th Oct), Chinese Spring Festival and big events.
What to take: comfortable shoes or boots, water, snacks, sunscreen, sun-glasses, stick, pocket knife, first aid kit, lip balm, cap
1. There is no toilet along the path on the Wall. There are toilets at the entrance of Jiankou and Mutianyu. Please prepare before hiking and always carry toilet paper by yourself.
2. Please don’t make any appointment after the trip as the return depending on the traffic between 5-6 pm.
3. Unlimited bottled waters are stored in our car/van today, and you need a day pack to carry them.
4. We will bring trekking poles in our car/van and please tell your guide if you need one.
5. Since this trip will go through jungles and bushes, then shorts are not recommended in summer time.
6. Travel insurance is optional and is the sole responsibility of travellers. It is strongly encouraged to have coverage of injury or accident.7. As responsible travelers, we “take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprint”.