Camp on the Great Wall Like an Imperial Soldier
2-Day Huanghuacheng Lakeside Great Wall Hiking and Camping Tour
Walking on the Great Wall and camping in a watchtower, just like a soldier guarding the border in medieval times, would be a great experience, allowing you to get a sense of the Wall's history. Enjoy lake views at the beginning and end of the hike.
This 2-day Great Wall hiking and camping tour offers a variety of scenery along the Great Wall and a unique experience that will leave a lasting impression.
Tour 'Wow' Points
Walk on the Incredible 'Waterside Great Wall'
The Huanghuacheng section of the Great Wall has exceptional views of surrounding valleys and a unique water feature that makes it stand apart from other sections.
This section is not only by a lake/reservoir, but also some parts of the wall are even immersed in the water.
Sleepover in an Ancient Military Watchtower on the Great Wall
When night falls, camp in an original watchtower where soldiers were once garrisoned. See the incredibly starry sky, feel the tranquility of the mountains, and travel back in time to medieval China.
Enjoy an amazing sunrise on the Great Wall
Appreciating the stunning views including a sunrise over the Great Wall would give you an unforgettable experience.
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Oct 2022, Adam A
Beautiful Day at Great Wall in Mutianyu
We had a wonderful day visiting the Great Wall together with our guide, Ivy. The organisation - from the pick up to the return - was excellent, we had nothing to worry about. So It was a lovely and relaxed day profiting from the experience to the fullest without having to trouble about transport or tickets. Ivy explained well the history and knew about all nice parts of the part of the wall that we visited. She is very nice company. We had a very good experience.more
Oct 2022, Nina
Excellent time in Beijing
Ivy was a true professional who spoke excellent English and engaged us with stories of the very rich Chinese cultural heritage and history. We went away with so much more knowledge with her as our guide giving us a live commentary as we walked around. She brought us to the off the beaten track spots, less crowded corners of the attractions and very importantly, knew which toilets were clean and more foreigner friendly. Highly recommend Ivy to any future visitors to Beijinmore
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As always, Monica has helped us with all the travel arrangements, planned our trip and followed up with us during the whole travel. It was challenging coming from Shanghai to Beijing shortly after the massive lockdown so we appreciated this attention a lot. It was too hot, so first day in the Forbidden City was a challenge but Ivy was helping us find as much shade as possible. We also visited Mutianyu Great Wall section, Temple of Heaven, Universal Studios, Summer Palace, Olympic Site and went on Hutong tour. Even though it might seem a lot, our small children managed well and loved everything about this trip. Ivy was very flexible with the length of explanations and rerouting our travel depending on temperate and tiredness. Overall, it was a success and we will for sure travel again with China Highlights.more
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Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Your professional hiking guide will meet you at your hotel in Beijing at 2pm. Journey to the Huanghuacheng section of the Great Wall with a 2-hour drive.
Start hiking at about 4pm. It will take about 1½ hours to finish the round-trip hike, including four watchtowers. The wall continues eastward but you will not go any further as it's very steep and the wall is crumbling.
Enjoy a homemade dinner in a farmer's guesthouse and take a shower in the guesthouse before going back to the watchtower.
Your camping gear will be carried up to a watchtower on the Wall after dinner for your overnight stay on the Great Wall.
Wake up to a beautiful sunrise when you open your tent (Great Wall weather is often dry and clear, especially from October to May).
Go down to the village and have a simple local breakfast there before walking back up to the wall.
You will be impressed by panoramic views of the lakeside when you get to the first watchtower of Huanghuacheng. Continue hiking up and down on the Wall, meandering through bushes and forested areas, until you end your hike at Xishuiyu.
Enjoy a special hot pot lunch on the way back to Beijing. You should get back to your hotel in Beijing at 2pm.
— camp in an original watchtower on the Great Wall
The camping gear includes two-person tent with two sleeping bags and roll mats, depending on group size.