Visit the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu
In the afternoon you'll hike the Great Wall at Mutianyu. The section is ranked top among all parts of the Great Wall on TripAdvisor for its picturesque scenery, fewer tourists, and beautifully-restored architecture.
In order to save your time, we suggest you to choose round-way cable car or round-way chairlift and toboggan ascend to and descend from the Great Wall, instead of spending about 40 minutes climbing steps. (If you want to take one way cable car and one way chairlift or toboggan, you need to pay the price difference CNY100 per person at your own expense.)
At the Wall, it is free time to walk around after your guide does some introduction. Cable car ascends to and descends from tower 14. Hike “the most beautiful and interesting part of the Great Wall” — between the 14th and 23rd watch towers — acknowledged by hikers as "the golden route". And chairlift ascends to tower 6 and toboggan descends from tower 6 too. It would be a high challenge hiking from tower 6 to tower 23. According to your physical condition, most of our customers who take the chairlift up and down, hike from tower 6 to tower 14 and turn back.
It normally takes about 2 hours to complete the route. Then descend and back to our vehicle.
Good to know:
- We avoid (the worst of the) crowds on the Great Wall and traffic jams by visiting in the afternoon. It's also the best time for taking good photos.
- Trippest has set up a Refreshments Kiosk at the foot of Mutianyu Great Wall. Our customers will receive free drinking water at the service site.
Map of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu (click to enlarge)
Two-riders chairlift up and down
Single-rider toboggan descend at a safe speed