It is a great the opportunity to come across the magnificent sunset and sunrise! This concise package that combines a relatively easy hiking with a memorable camping on the Great Wall suits the needs of the visitors who are restricted by time or budget. No rush to wake up in early morning to start the tour after a late arrival in Beijing, you won't lose the opportunity to taste the walking on the original and unrestored Great Wall. You will be amazed at how the Great Wall snakes and winds its way across the countryside here. Even better, 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. Then the next morning, you are able to catch a morning flight away or take care of your business in Beijing.
Want a thrilling and romantic experience on the Great Wall? Here in the beacon where ancient soldiers were stationed and camped, you can sleep through the night, looking brightly at the moon and looking forward to the rising sun. It was on this Great Wall that many warriors died in the battle to defend their home and country. Today, we have camping tents and sleeping bags for you to legally experience a certain day in history. We have everything ready for you. Please look forward to the enchanting sunrise tomorrow morning.
11:30 am: We will meet you in your hotel lobby. Driving for 2.5 hours, you will arrive at Gubeikou section of the Great Wall to start your hike in the afternoon. Gubeikou was a strategic fort to protect the capital in ancient times. It was even the center of China's defense against the Japanese invasion in 1930's. The battles of the China-Japan war made this section the remarkable site of China's strategy against the invasion. You'll watch the sunset on the Wall here, and later camp in the watchtowers used as the headquarters in the battles.
The best way to catch the sunrise from the Great Wall is to camp on the Wall. The sunrise starts at 5 am in summer or 7 am in winter. Take a lot of photos! We'll return to Beijing by 9 am.
PLATINUM PACKAGE from USD $249/person (4-person group)
Private or Semi-private English Tour including private transfers, tickets, camping setup, and meals. Your guide will walk with you for every step from hotel pickup to drop-off and on the Great Wall!
GOLD PACKAGE from USD $209/person (4-person group)
Private tour with our local Chinese-speaking guide who can use a translation app. with private transfers. You'll have the professional transfer service with our driver. Everything is the same as the Platinum Package except that you pay less.
* Personal transfers from and to hotel
* Entry fees to the Great Wall
* One dinner and one breakfast
* 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 guide
* Free membership card
* A credit of $10 when you reserve the next tour with us
It was a great idea to book this type of adventure. I had no idea what to expect. I am proud of myself that I was able to "survive" this trip without any issues. I have camera full of great pictures and had full of great memories from this adventure. That was amazing experience.
- Ruth S. Experienced May 2017.
11:30 am: We will meet you in your hotel lobby. Driving for 2.5 hours, you will arrive at Gubeikou section of the Great Wall to start your hike in the afternoon. Upon arriving, 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. If you are physically strong, you can upgrade your hike today to hike 4.5-hour hike from Gubeikou to Jinshanling for extra $49/person.
Gubeikou was a strategic fort to protect the capital in ancient times. Gubeikou, along with the passes at Shanhaiguan and Juyongguan, was a key strategic target in military campaigns since ancient times. Protecting these three passes was considered vital for keeping Beijing safe from the Mongolian nomads. The Gubeikou hike is to satisfy your curiosity of what the original Great Wall was formed and designed to keep out hostile armies and why it is strategically important to the defense of Beijing. Even in the modern wars, the Great Wall was effectively used. Gubeikou is the battlefield in 1933 when Chinese army fought against Japanese invasion. In the four-month-long battles, over 5,000 Japanese soldiers were killed while 9,000 Chinese soldiers died.
Serving as an important defense in the capital's protection, this section of the wall was built under rigorous supervision, and with strictly selected building materials. Therefore, it is undoubtedly the most magnificent, precipitous, and indestructible section of the Great Wall.
The vistas of the sinuous Wall snaking its way over the ridges of the Yanshan are breathtaking. This section of the wall meanders through the countryside and mountains, and you will be rewarded by the scenery this section, particularly with the fantastic sunset views. This experience will be a nature lover’s delight, and is also a great opportunity for photos.
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 watch tower. 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. For those of you curious about Great Wall camping conditions, please be advised that camping on the Great Wall is very rugged and adventurous, and you should expect a relatively low comfort level from what you're normally used to.
Meals: Dinner in the local restaurant at our camping base
Bottled Water: Unlimited
Accommodations: Camping on the Great Wall
If camping is not your choice, you may overnight in a home inn at the foot of the Great Wall.
Wake 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 a continental breakfast, you will return to Beijing or go to the airport or train station to catch your next trip. The inboWakinund traffic to Beijing in the morning is relatively smooth, you will get back to your hotel around 9 am.
Camp at Huanghuacheng, perfectly back-dropped with a two lakes. Sleep in our newest camping tower on the Great Wall.
Pay a historical tour to the Royal Palace during the day and sleep inside a watchtower where soldiers defended the imperial family.
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