TOUR 2HB: beginner's camping

Route 2HB: The perfect combination of your Great Wall hiking and camping experience with the opportunities to meet the sunset and sunrise on the Great Wall without exhausted walking

Guaranteed camping inside the watchtower!

A couple of agents claim they can camp on the Wall. However, that's not real. What they usually indicate is that they might take you to camp somewhere near the Great Wall or to sleep in a guesthouse. Not us. For each participant (also kids), we play a significant relic preserving fee to the Great Wall surface management office. This fee enables you to camp on the Great Wall legitimately and also safely. Great Wall Adventure Club is the only firm approved by the Great Wall Administration to use outdoor camping to international visitors. That is how we stand out. Great Wall Surface Experience Club is your choice for Great Wall hiking and outdoor camping.


This entry-level overnight program catches the most precious views of the oldest parts around Beijing - Gubeikou, and Jinshanling. Rather than getting yourself sweaty, you have plenty of time to watch and take away the breath-taking panoramic views. You will be amazed at how the Great Wall snakes and winds its way across the countryside here. The highlight of this trip is the night tenting in a famous original watchtower on the Great Wall. Tonight you will be a warrior that guards Beijing. The walk is not very demanding during this hike. The program was created to suit all, including children and seniors.  

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Day 1: Hiking Gubeikou- the Oldest Great Wall Section and Camping in A Watchtower  

10:00 am. We will meet you at your hotel. You will arrive at the Gubeikou section of the Great Wall in 2.5 hours to start your hike in the afternoon. Upon entering, you will walk for 2 hours to learn the grandeur of the Great Wall of its original state. With relatively flatter terrain and zero crowds, the route we take for this short hike is relatively less challenging and suitable for seniors and young children and those who are adventure beginners.  

Protecting the Gubeikou pass was considered vital for keeping Beijing safe from the Mongolian nomads. The Gubeikou hike is to satisfy your curiosity about what the original Great Wall was formed and designed to keep out hostile armies and why it is strategically vital to the defense of Beijing. Even in modern wars, the Great Wall was effectively used. Gubeikou was the battlefield in 1933 when the Chinese army fought against the Japanese invasion.  

With the entire section remained a relic of the Great Wall, no part of Gubeikou has ever been restored. When you seek the original beauty of the Great Wall, Gubeikou is the right place. Not only is the history of the Great Wall here will impress you, the moderate gradients, but flatter terrain and less steep climb up and down also makes it an excellent choice for the beginners.

After viewing the sunset, you will climb down and have dinner at a nearby farm inn where you will enjoy delicious Chinese stir-fry with rice for your dinner. Then, before it gets dark, you will go up to the mountain and sleep overnight in a watchtower. We will prepare the necessary camping facilities such as sleeping bags, so you don't have to bring anything but yourself. Here it is the sound sleeper's paradise - let the mountain valley and the Great Wall echo your snoring sound.  

Day 2 Hike the Magnificent Jinshanling and West Simatai Great Wall  

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, you will be transferred to Jinshanling to start today's hike. It will be about 2.5-3 hours.  

The Jinshanling Great Wall is the best-preserved section of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty, and experts call it the essence of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty. Yishan set up dangers and plugged by water, and the Xiongcheng undulating like steel walls and iron walls. There are many carved buildings, such as armored guards, "one man is in charge, and ten thousand are not open," and he is famous for his full vision, dense enemy buildings, and peculiar functions of building defense system.

This section of the Great Wall is renowned as the "Paradise of Photographers." The majority of China's published pictures or paintings are originated from the magnificent appearance and exhilarating scenery. Use your cameras to take the beautiful home!

You will be treated a gourmet lunch locally before returning to Beijing in the afternoon.  

Great Wall Adventure Club is the perfect guide for your Great Wall hiking and camping. 




* Personal transfers from and to hotel 

* Entry fees to the Great Wall

* Two lunches, one dinner and one breakfast (delivered to your watchtower)

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

* All necessary camping gears such as tents & bags

* Quality vehicle, professional driver and English-speaking tour guide

* Free membership card

* A credit of $10 when you reserve the next tour with us


1 solo trip: $649

2 people: $399 each

3 people: $379 each

4 people: $359 each

5 people: $329 each

6 people: $309 each

7 people: $309 each

8 or more: $299 each


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


Trip Map

Where are we going?

The red-shade is the area 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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