Jiankou Hiking Plus Mutianyu Toboggan Ride (Optional) 1 Day Tour, Lunch Included(10km/6.2miles /9-10hours)

Why Book This Tour

  • Experience vast contrasts of hiking from wild Jiankou to restored Mutianyu.
  • Be totally amazed by Jiankou Tower.
  • Enjoy the incredible and spectacular views from Zhengbeikou Tower.
  • Pass through towering Ox Horn Edge.
  • Keep away from the masses and try this classic hike in very small groups.
  • A unique and authentic insight into the Great Wall.
  • Overview
    Duration: 1 day
    Optimal season: All year around, best time: March-December
    Area: Huairou district
    Begin in: Your hotel
    End in: Your hotel or central-located place in the city
    Avg. daily distance: 5 miles
    Terrain: Rolling to hilly
    Min altitude: 331m
    Max altitude: 978m
    Physical rating: Moderate
    Departure: Daily departing from Beijing
  • Prices
    Price table:
    Group size 1pax 2pax 3pax 4pax 5pax 6pax 7pax 8pax 9pax
    Prices (RMB Per Person) 1980 1190 1090 990 890 790  740 690 610


    All Prices shown are in RMB (Chinese Yuan) and based per person.

    Price Promises:
    • No factory / shopping stop
    • No hidden costs
    • No booking fees

    We only require a small deposit to book any tour or transfer. You can conveniently make this payment via Wise, Paypal Wechat or Alipay, or other methods.

    The remaining balance can be comfortably settled upon your arrival, either in cash or online, based on your preference and convenience.

    Special for kids:

    To help families we offer discounts to all children aged 17 years and below. No reason to leave the kids at the hotel.

    • Ages 0 to 4 years – FREE!
    • Ages 5 to 11 years – 50% off–children must be accompanied by at least two responsible adults.
    • Ages 12 to 17 years – 5% off
    • 5% off with valid student ID
    • City accommodation pick-up
    • Transportation from Beijing to the wall and back
    • Friendly knowledgeable English-speaking guide
    • Delicious meals as described in the itinerary
    • A quality vehicle with A/C, professional driver
    • Free-bottled mineral water in the vehicle
    • Admission fees
    • Gratuity to driver and guide (optional)
    • Drinks, snacks and other meals
    • Personal expenses
    • Travel insurance
    • Cable car / chair lift / toboggan
    • Sunscreen, sunglasses
    • Hiking or trekking shoes/boots
    • Backpack
    • Long sleeve shirt and pants (because of overgrown bushes)
    • Extra bottles of water, fruit, cereal or protein bars
    • Hat
  • Full itinerary
    Full Itinerary:

    Trip review:

    • Xizhazi village to Zhengbeilou tower (approx. 1-hour ascent);
    • Zhengleilou Tower to Ox Horn Edge (approx. 40 minutes);
    • Make a detour at Ox Horn Edge West then head back to the Wall (approx. 10 minutes)
    • Ox Horn Edge East to Tower 23 of Mutianyu (approx. 40 minutes)
    • Tower 23 of Mutianyu to Tower 14 (approx. 1.5 hours)
    • At Tower 14 take the cable car down to the exit (optional / approx. 8-minute ride)
    • Walk down from Tower 14 to Tower 10, then continue to walk down the hilly trail to the exit (optional/approx. 1.5 hours)
    • Walk down from Tower 14 to Tower 6, then go down by toboggan /chair lift (optional / approx. 1.5 hours)
    • Mutianyu shuttle bus to the parking lot (approx. 10 minutes ride)
    Wildness taking its part on a tower of the China Great Wall

    Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu One Day Semi Self-Guided Tour

    Get ready for an unforgettable adventure to the stunning Jiankou and Mutianyu!

    Whether you prefer an early 7:30 am start or a time that suits you better, we’ll pick you up right at your accommodation.

    Your journey begins with a scenic drive to Xizhazi village, situated at an impressive 587m (1926ft) above sea level.

    The hike commences with a rewarding ascent to the ruined tower of Zhengbeilou, perched at 830m (2723ft) above sea level.

    Along the way, make sure to pause and soak in the breathtaking views of Jiankou’s landscape, some of the best scenery you’ll ever witness!

    After a well-deserved break, press on to Zhengbeikou.

    Reaching the top is a triumph, as the challenging part of the hike is now behind you.

    Here, a spectacular panorama of Jiankou and the unspoiled nature of the Jiankou basin await your admiration.

    Next, prepare yourself for an exhilarating eastward trek to Mutianyu.

    The path offers unique experiences like vertical climbs, exciting scrambles, and a walk along the very edge of overgrown bushes, providing a thrilling sense of adventure!

    Your exploration will lead you through many fascinating towers to the Ox Horn Edge, a remarkable section standing at 1011m (3317ft) above sea level.

    Its ox horn shape adds to its charm! A brief forest detour past a secluded campsite offers a delightful 10-minute walk through the bush, connecting you with nature before rejoining the Jiankou trail.

    Soon after, you’ll reach the fully restored Mutianyu, featuring a must-try summer toboggan run.

    Open from 8 am to 5 pm in the summer season, this exhilarating ride takes you down a series of zigzag bends, with an altitude drop of 100m (328ft).

    For only 60RMB during the tourist season, you can enjoy a hilarious ride that’s as fast or as leisurely as you like.


    Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu One Day Semi Self-Guided Tour

    Your adventure at Mutianyu’s Tower 14 offers three exciting choices to continue the journey:

    1. Ride the Cable Car: A relaxing 8-minute cable car ride takes you down from tower 14 to the exit. Just sit back and enjoy the view!
    2. Explore on Foot: Prefer to keep hiking? Walk down from tower 14 to tower 10, and then follow the hill trail to reach the exit. This usually takes around 1.5 hours and offers a unique perspective of the area.
    3. Extra Hiking and Toboggan/Lift Chair Fun: If you’re up for more adventure, keep walking until you reach tower 6, then enjoy a thrilling toboggan or lift chair ride down. Don’t worry, the track is easy to follow, and your guide will meet you at the exit so you can savor the additional hike on your own.

    Jiankou to Mutianyu guided tour Beijing

    Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu One Day Semi Self-Guided Tour

    Bonus Opportunities: From Mutianyu, consider visiting the Ming Tomb (approx. 1-hour drive) or the Summer Palace (approx. 1.5-hour drive) if an early 7 AM departure from Beijing suits you.

    It’s the perfect season to explore these places from April to October. Just reach out to us, and we’ll craft the perfect itinerary for you at the best price.

    Looking for Flexibility and Budget Options? Choose the semi self-guided version of our guided trip.

    It costs less but still offers the support and convenience you need to explore at your leisure.

    Since you’re not paying for a guide, we can keep the price low, giving you the freedom and flexibility to walk on your own without worrying about the logistics.

    Plus, don’t forget to download our Free Ebook: “Great Wall of China Visitor’s Quick Guide” (PDF).

    Whether it’s the thrill of the guided tour or the freedom of the semi self-guided option, we have something just for you.

    Our tours cater to all tastes and budgets, and we’re always here to answer your questions.

    Feel free to contact us for any queries, and let’s make your Great Wall adventure a memory to cherish!

    jiankou to mutianyu great wall tour review
  • Map the tour/Videos
    Map the tour/Videos:

    Jiankou & Mutianyu map
    Great Wall map Mutianyu

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