Glory of Great Wall Hiking: One-day at Mutianyu (private)
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Trip name: Glory of Great Wall Hiking:
One-day at Mutianyu (private)
Trip code: GWPA13
Trip length: 1 Day
Hiking sections: Mutianyu
Meeting point and time: Your hotel at 08:00
Finishing point and time: Your hotel at 15:00
Hiking duration: 2.5 hours
Hiking distance: 5 km
Best time to go: Late March to early November
Physical rating: ★★★☆☆Moderately Easy
Departure: Your selected date, start and finish in Beijing, all year round

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Price

Group Size 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Price USD (2016) 98 104 108 116 126 138 158 268

All Prices shown are in USD (United States Dollar) and based per person and for twin-shared accommodations for multi-day hiking.

For group sizes over 9 please send us an email request to obtain the best possible rate.

Children under age 12 receive 50% discount. Children under 5 are free. Children’s price is based on adult travelers. Please send us children’s details in email.

Remember when comparing price, you get what you pay for. We don’t earn money by taking you to commissioned shopping stops, a common practice in China, wasting your time. Our guides are carefully selected, highly trained  and well-paid to be friendly and patient travel companions. We are not the cheapest, but we are one of the best.

Highlights

  • Fully restored Great Wall at Mutianyu
  • Stunning photo opportunity of the Great Wall
  • Toboggan ride downhill (optional)

 

Detailed itinerary

Great Wall at Mutianyu used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and imperial tombs in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). This section is surrounded by woodland and streams. It is a section restored in early 1980s, however it retains the original feature of ancient defense system. It’s easy to access by 45 miles away from Beijing

Pick you up at your hotel in Beijing at 8 am and drive to Mutianyu (1.5 hours). You will start the hiking around 9:30, and it will take about 2.5 hours to complete the hike. We will take a cable up to Watchtower 14, from where you can walk either westward to Watchtower 20 or eastward to Watchtower 6, alternatively you can do a loop walk from Watchtower 14 to Watchtower  20 and then come back to watchtower 6. There are 3 options downhill: by walking, by cable car (optional) or by toboggan (optional). A lunch at a local restaurant will be organized after the hiking before returning your hotel.

Mutianyu offers a wonderfully satisfying experience of the Wall. It has superb scenery, dense vegetation and many fine watchtowers in an excellent restored section which is about six meters broad. The brickwork is elaborate, with crenelations on both sides and finely curved eaves on some watch-tower roofs. There are decorative gables with animal statues, and tablets bearing calligraphy above some entrances.

Additional Information

IncludedNot IncludedWhat to take
  • Air-con vehicle with experienced driver
  • Personal expert English-speaking hiking tour guide
  • Entrance fees for the Great Wall
  • One-way Uphill cable car
  • Unlimited bottled water; snacks;  late lunch at local farmer’s restaurant after the hike
  • A certificate of completion for hiking on the Great Wall of China
  • Travel insurance
  • Downhill Cable car, chairlift, toboggan (slideway) or any other additional local facilities
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping of hiking guide/driver recommended on good service on a 2:1 ratio separately
  • Comfortable shoes or boots,
  • Sunscreen,
  • Sun-glasses,
  • Lip balm, cap
  • Day pack

Notes

  • Toilet along the path on the Wall is busy and crowded. Please prepare before hiking and always carry toilet paper by yourself.
  • Unlimited bottled waters are stored in our car/van today, and you need a day pack to carry them.
  • We will bring trekking poles in our car/van and please tell your guide if you need one.
  • It’s recommended to prepare some snacks before your departure from Beijing if you don’t like snickers.
  • Travel insurance is optional and is the sole responsibility of travelers. It is encouraged to have coverage of injury or accident.
  • As responsible travelers, we “take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprint”.

 

Customized Pick-up & drop-off:

If you plan the hike on the first or last day of your duration in Beijing, we can include a customized pick-up or drop-off at the following points without additional cost. It’s safe to store your luggage at our car/van.

  • Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK at T1/T2/T3): arrival before 9am or departure after 5pm
  • Beijing Railway Station: arrival before 10am or departure after 5pm
  • Beijing West Railway Station (train to/from Xi’an): arrival before 10am or departure after 5:30pm
  • Beijing South Railway Station (train to/from Shanghai): arrival before 10am or departure after 5pm

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