2-Day Great Wall Camping Tour
Walking on the wall and camping in a watchtower, just like a soldier guarding at the border, will be a unique experience for you to get a sense of the wall's history. Enjoy the view of the lake at the beginning and end of the hike.
This 2 days Great Wall camping tour will show you the different scenery along the Great Wall and impress you with a unique experience.
- Hike on both the wild and partially restored sections of the Great Wall.
- Sleep in one of the ancient military watchtowers on the Great Wall.
- Enjoy an amazing sunrise on the Great Wall.
We explored the stretches of the Great Wall less visited by tourists - Juyongguan, Huanghuacheng and Mutianyu. Walking on the Wall (and knowing we were only covering a small part of it) gave us an appreciation of its immensity and the stunning feat of its construction across such difficult terrain. - Richard B, from New Zealand Read more
- Richard B, from New Zealand
Your professional hiking guide will meet you at your hotel in Beijing at 2pm. You will be driven in a private car to Huanghuacheng, which will take about 2 hours.
Start hiking at about 4pm. It will take about 1½ hours to finish the round-trip hike, including four watchtowers. The wall actually continues eastward but you will not go any further as it's very steep and the wall is crumbling.
You will enjoy a homemade dinner in a farmer's guesthouse. Your camping gear will be lifted up to a watchtower on the wall after dinner.
You can use the toilet and take a shower in the guesthouse before going back to the watchtower. You guide will give you a torch, which is necessary to find your way at night.
Camping gear: twin shared tent with one sleeping bag and roll mat per person
Wake up and be amazed by the beautiful sunrise when you open your tent. Go down to the village and have a simple breakfast there before walking back up to the wall.
The first 40 minutes will be a little challenging as it is an uphill walk. You will be impressed by the panoramic view of the lakeside when you get to the first watchtower. You will continue hiking up and down toward Xishuiyu.
You will meander through bushes and jungle areas. When nearing the end of your hike at Xishuiyu, you will see another part of the wall separated by a reservoir. Enjoy the stunning view from the top of a watchtower before taking a little path to get off the wall.
Enjoy a unique hot pot lunch on the way back to Beijing. Originating from Sichuan Province in Southwest China, the hot pot is now popular all over the country.
You can choose to have a plain or spicy hot pot to suit your preferences. It is time to practice your chopstick skills. You will get back to your hotel in Beijing at 2pm.
1. The Pick-Up and Drop-Off Points
The hotel pick-up and drop-off points in downtown Beijing are included. If you would like to be picked up or dropped off at the airport or train station, please let your travel advisor know.
The hotel pick-up time is 2pm from May to September and 1pm from October to April.
2. The Best Time for This Camping Tour
The best time for this tour is late March to early November. However, there could be heavy rain or thunderstorms at night in June, July, and August.
We're not able to guarantee good weather, even in dry seasons. We will transfer you to a local guesthouse without an additional charge if the need arises.
Since you will walk through bushes and jungle areas during this trip, long pants with zip-off legs are ideal to wear in the summertime. It's not recommended to wear shorts.
The price is US$369 p/p based on 2 persons, including: