TOUR 2GC1: Flat Rate Great Wall Hiking & Camping

Route 2GC1: Flat Rate Hiking from Jinshanling to West Simatai Plus Camping at Gubeikou, Great Wall

 Guaranteed camping inside the watchtower!

A few agents claim they can do so but that's not true. What they usually mean is that they may take you to the foot of the Great Wall to camp on the ground or to sleep at a guesthouse. Not us. For each participant (even children), we must pay a hefty relic preserving fee to the Great Wall administration office. This fee allows for you to camp on the Great Wall, hence why the price for this program is higher than most. Great Wall Adventure Club (GWAC) is the only company approved by the Great Wall Administration Office to offer camping for international guests. This is what sets us apart from other operators.



* If you are looking for breathtaking views with a relatively more affordable walk, then this hike will be right up your alley!

* Catch stunning views and meet NO crowds on great rolling terrain.

* 3-3.5 hours of walking on the Great Wall with a distance of roughly 6 kms.

* Walk from the restored part to the original wide side.

* If you are looking for an unforgettable camping experience at the Great Wall, then this program will be right up your alley!

* Flat rate program in English

* Group size varies from 5 people to 35 people depending on the signups of each day 

* Lunch, dinner and breakfast are included. 

* Extended hours of hiking available with additional fees


Original: $244

At this moment, we are offering $50 off for this new program we just launched. 

Promotional: $194


Extra 2 hours of hiking at Gubeikou on Day 2: Add $39

Extra 4.5 extra hours of hiking from Gubeikou to Jinshanling on Day 2: Add $99



Day 1: Hike the Magnificent Jinshanling and West Simatai Great Wall  

Between 6:30 am and 7:30 am, you will be picked up from your hotel by your English-speaking guide and driver if you are staying in a hotel within the 2nd Ring Road. Otherwise, you will meet us in the Chaoyangmen Subway Station to board the bus for today's tour. 

From Chaoyangmen, we will make the approximate 2.5 hour drive to the Great Wall at Jinshanling. A day earlier, you’ll hear from your tour guide about the estimated pickup time from your hotel’s phone or your personal Chinese mobile phone. 

Today's hike takes about 3.5 hours at Jinshanling. The Great Wall at Jinshanling is one of the best preserved parts of the Great Wall with many original features. It got its name because it was built on the  Greater and Lesser Jinshan (‘Gold Mountain’) Ranges. A tablet with the Chinese inscription for Jinshanling Great Wall was set into this section. The Jinshanling Great Wall has not been   repaired since 1570. It is a remote and relatively isolated section of the Great Wall. As there are relatively few tourists at Jinshanling Great Wall, it is a good place to explore on foot. The Jinshanling Great Wall was initially built from 1368 to 1389 in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and in 1567 and 1570  rebuilding of the Wall was mainly directed by General Qi Jiguang  (1528-1588). Poems and tablet writings can be found on the Jinshanling Great Wall left from the time when Qi Jiguang   directed the rebuilding of this section of the Great Wall.

Upon reaching the gate of "the Second Valley" (east gate of Jinshanling), you have officially completed today's hiking.  We will treat you a gourmet lunch in a local restaurant.  Soon, our local support staff will meet you in the restaurant and transfer you to Gubeikou where you will relax and have a chance to watch the  beautiful sunset. Toward evening, we will treat you a country-style dinner in  our camping base, a family-owned hostel. After dinner, our friendly support  employee will set the camp for you to sleep on the Great Wall.  

Day 2: Watching the Beautiful Sunrise  

Waking up at about 5  am in the summer or 6:30 am in the winter,  you  will meet the magnificent sunrise from the Great Wall. Take a lot of pictures and videos!  

After having continental breakfast, our local support staff will send you to Bus 980 station at   Jinshanling. You will take this bus to Wangjing Subway Station of Beijing where you can take the Subway train, bus or taxi to go back to your hotel conveniently. 

Extended Hikes on Day 2

Don't want to go back to Beijing so soon? Paying an extra $39, you can walk the Gubeikou section where you have just camped for two hours and return to Beijing at 10 am. 

You can also choose to walk from Gubeikou to Jinshanling and take the bus at noon for 4.5 hours. You will walk with a local guide who has assisted you with the camping last night. The fee is $99.


Great Wall Group Hiking and Private Camping

* Full scale day hike of 3.5 hours on the   Great Wall

* The privilege of camping on the   Great Wall and exclusive access to the camping watch tower

* All necessary camping gears such as tents & bags

* Entry fees to the Great Wall

* Lunch, dinner and breakfast




Extra 2 hours of hiking at Gubeikou on Day 2: Add $39

Extra 4.5 extra hours of hiking from Gubeikou to Jinshanling: Add $99


Seniors, children, veterans and students will receive additional discounts.  For other discounts or promotions, please request through the form below or visit our Facebook page

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Where are we going?

The red-shade is the area is where this tour covers. We will drive about 2 hours on a highway from Beijing to the Great Wall. Typically we will leave at 10 am from your hotel.

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