Private Hiking Day Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall with Lunch

Private Hiking Day Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall with Lunch
Outdoor Activities > Hiking & Camping > Hiking
$63
Duration: 10 hours
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Description

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 you will do a secret part of the Wall by starting hiking at a remote village. It’s easy to access by 45 miles away from Beijing. The trip will finish 12 densely placed towers with a total length of 2 km in 2 hours.

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 crenellations 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

Your professional hiking tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Beijing at 8:00am and drive to a remote village near Mutianyu (1.5 hrs). You will start the hiking around 9:30am, and it will take about 2 hours to complete the hike (2.5km). Along the 12 watchtowers, you will spend 1.5 hours on the first 7 abandoned watchtowers at the original and untouched section which is not easy at the very beginning. Once you reach the restored part the Wall, you will find it’s easier to walk. You have the options downhill: either by walking or by toboggan (optional). A lunch at a local restaurant will be organized after the hiking before returning your hotel.

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 you will do a secret part of the Wall by starting hiking at a remote village. It’s easy to access by 45 miles away from Beijing. The trip will finish 12 densely placed towers with a total length of 2 km in 2 hours.