Entry to Jinakou village is about 20 RMB per person. A night in a farmhouse with dinner and breakfast should set you back about 50-100 RMB per person, but you’ll have to bargain.
To get there without organising a driver and guide, take bus 916 from Dongzhimen Bus Station to Huairou (the ﬁnal stop). From here, a 50-minute taxi ride to Houjiankou village should cost RMB 80-100.
To get the most out your visit, start as early as possible or stay in one of the rustic farmhouse-style guest houses in Jiankou village.
The going gets quite overgrown in summer, so wear long trousers and bring insect repellent.
- Seasoned travellers
- Sporty types
- Great views / scenery
- Nature / wildlife