Jiankou-Mutianyu Jinshanling-Simatai West 2 Day/1 Night Self-guided Hiking Tour, 4 Meals Included(18km/11.2miles)

Why Book This Tour

Explore the wild side of the Wall on your own, Hike through the most famous Jinshanling and Jiankou in two days, Enjoy the freedom, flexibility, and adventure of hiking at your preferred pace. Spend some quality time on the wall and have lots of fun.

  • Overview
    Duration: 2 days
    Optimal season: All year around, best time: March-December
    Area: Huairou district, Miyun county, Luanping county
    Begin in: Your hotel
    End in: Your hotel or central-located place, or airport / train station
    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) 3180 2180 1980 1780 1680 1580 1380 1280 1080

    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 both days
    • Professional Non-English/Chinese speaking driver
    • Free-bottled mineral water in the vehicle
    • Free cell phone rental service
    • Admission fees
    • Delicious meals as described in the itinerary
    • One night accommodation at a local farmhouse (two queen beds, white bedding, air conditioning, heating, private bathroom, shower, sink, toilet facilities, and free WiFi)
    • Gratuity to the driver (optional)
    • Drinks and other meals
    • Personal expenses
    • Travel insurance
    • Cable car
    • Sunscreen, sunglasses
    • Hiking or trekking shoes/boots
    • Backpack
    • Long sleeve shirt and pants due to overgrown bushes in summer
    • Extra bottles of water, fruit, cereal or protein bars, snacks
    • Hat
  • Full itinerary
    Full Itinerary:
    Day 1: Beijing – Jinshanling – Simatai West (Jinshanling East)
    Jinshanling Great Wall self-guided tour

    Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu One Day Semi Self-Guided Tour

    Get ready for an unforgettable adventure to the majestic Jinshanling Great Wall.

    We’ll pick you up bright and early at 7:30 am, or you can choose the time that’s best for you.

    The trail is beautifully crafted, easily accessible, and a joy to explore.

    Although there’ll be a few thrilling vertical steps, rugged landscapes, and broken towers, it’s all part of the adventure!

    Along this thrilling path, you’ll encounter famous towers like the Black Tower, Lesser Jinshan Tower, and Big Jinshan Tower.

    From these towers, prepare to be awestruck by the unspoiled beauty of the Jinshanling basin and Simatai, Gubeikou.

    The path leads you to the majestic 22nd tower, where a staircase invites you to the exit.

    A scenic 40-minute walk will guide you to the parking lot, where your friendly driver awaits.

    What’s next? A delicious lunch at a local farmer’s restaurant, followed by a relaxing drive to a farmhouse near Jinshanling or Simatai for an overnight stay.

    Wondering about the self-guided tour’s timeframe? No worries! We’re all about flexibility here.

    Expect 3-5 delightful hours of hiking each day, covering 7-8 kilometers (4-5 miles) and embracing the challenge of a 200-meter (660 feet) vertical climb.

    And to make sure you’re 100% worry-free, we’ll even provide a free cell phone for local calls during your tour. Explore at your pace, with all the guidance you need!

    Day 2: Jinshanling – Jiankou – Mutianyu – Beijing
    Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall self-guided tour

    Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu One Day Semi Self-Guided Tour

    Trip review:

    • Jinshanling to Xizhazi village (approx. 1.5 hour ride)
    • 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 a 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)

    Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu One Day Semi Self-Guided Tour

    After a hearty breakfast, we will have a 1.5-hour ride to Jiankou from Jinshanling, starting from the charming Xizhazi village!

    The thrilling hike uphill to the historical Zhengbeilou tower (830m/2723ft) will fill you with excitement.

    Don’t worry about the trail; your friendly driver will be there to guide you, so take your time and soak in the breathtaking views.

    Reaching Zhengbeikou means the tough part is over, and you’ll be treated to an awe-inspiring panorama of Jiankou.

    The nature around you will be absolutely stunning!

    Your journey continues to Mutianyu, where you’ll feel the thrill of climbing and scrambling. Embrace the adventure!

    Ox Horn Edge awaits you next, a uniquely shaped section that leads to a serene forest detour. Feel close to nature in a short bushwalk, then continue to the fully restored Mutianyu, where more fun awaits!

    Ever tried a summer toboggan run? Now’s your chance! Open from 8 am-5 pm, this hilarious ride offers a speedy or leisurely descent, as you prefer.

    Jiankou to Mutianyu toboggan run


    Ending your hike, choose between a quick cable car ride, a scenic walk, or an additional hike with a toboggan/chair lift for extra thrills. Whatever you pick, we have it all planned!

    Here’s What You Can Choose from At the End of Your Hike:

    • Take a cable car down from tower 14, an 8-minute ride.
    • Walk down from tower 14 to 10, then down the hill to the exit (1.5 hours).
    • Continue to tower 6 for a toboggan/chair lift down, adding more hiking and a fun descent.Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu One Day Semi Self-Guided Tour

    Feeling hungry? Enjoy a delightful lunch at a local restaurant near Mutianyu, then head back to Beijing.

    Every moment of this tour is designed with you in mind, guaranteeing a joyful experience you’ll cherish forever. Come explore with us!

    This trip is perfect for confident adventurers eager for a 2-day/1-night self-guided walk.

    We’ll handle the equipment; you handle the fun.

    Travel at your pace, take endless photos, and relish the freedom.

    It’s one of the best budget-friendly things to do in Beijing!

    Jiankou to Mutianyu self-guided tour

    Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu One Day Semi Self-Guided Tour

    Got questions? We’re here to help! Check our FAQs, hiking tips, or simply contact us.

    And if you prefer a guided version, we’re always thrilled to make it happen.

    Your unforgettable, tailor-made adventure awaits! Let’s explore together!

  • Map the tour/Videos
    Map the tour/Videos:

    Jinshanling Great Wall map

    jinshanling map
    Jiankou & Mutianyu maps