TOUR 2HC2: Affordable Camping at Lakeside Great Wall Plus Hiking

Route 2HC2: Our newest low-price overnight camping program that bring you the secluded lake view

 Guaranteed camping inside the watchtower!

A couple of agents assert they can do camping on the Wall for you, however, that's not true. What they usually indicate is that they may take you to camp someplace near the Great Wall or to sleep in a guesthouse. Not us. For every individual (also kids), we pay a large relic preserving charge to the Great Wall administration office. This fee enables you to camp on the Great Wall lawfully and securely. Great Wall Adventure Club is the only business authorized by the Great Wall Administration Office to supply outdoor camping to worldwide guests. That is what establishes us aside from various other operators.  



Once-in-a-life experience of sleeping on the Great Wall, which only ancient warriors could do in history. You'll camp on a watchtower surrounded by the Wall on the mountain and by the lake!  

On this hike, you will get the best of the wild and dramatic unrestored "Wild Wall," making the walk much more interesting by enjoying the silence and peace in the mountains.  

Weather permitting, meet the sunset and sunrise at the Great Wall from your hiking and camping, catching the unique views that only can be done by hiking and camping in this world heritage site.  

Family-friendly for those who have seniors and kids in a group.  

Perfect for those who have tight schedules in Beijing. If you have a flight or train to catch the next day, we will be happy to drop you off directly from the Great Wall with a modest fee.  

Perfect for those who wish to experience more from camping for one night in the watchtower.

 [Find this tour in the trip map below.




Day 1: Hike the Great Wall from Huanghuacheng along the lake for 2 hours. Meet the sunset and camp in a watchtower. 

 At noon in summer or at 10 am in winter, your guide will pick you up from your hotel. You will head for Huanghuacheng (or Huanghua Great Wall). The drive usually takes 2 hours.  

Since the lake breaks this section of the Great Wall into three segments naturally, its uniqueness might surprise you. This section is virtually unrestored and completely unspoiled, The Huanghuacheng Reservoir lies here, shaped like a curved moon. You will have the opportunity to sit on the Great Wall, enjoying the breathtaking 360 views of mountains and beyond, soak up the perfect weather and ponder upon how ancient warriors built this super long Great Wall and how the soldiers managed to march and fight in such conditions. The lakes were the perfect backdrop to the Wall. You walk on it and simply do nothing else than admiring this world wonder.  

We will go to the farm is called "Times of the Ancient Pass," where we will have a gourmet country-style Chinese dinner. The vegetables here are grown in the field, and the chickens and eggs are self-raised.

Upon sunset arrives, you may walk for just 10 minutes back to the Wall to catch the magnificent views from a watchtower. When it is dark, you will walk for just 10 minutes back to the tower where you will spend the night camping.

Day 2 Watching the Beautiful and Inspiring 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 a continental breakfast, you will return to Beijing or go to the airport or train station to catch your next trip. The inbound traffic to Beijing in the morning is relatively smooth, you will get back to your hotel around 9 am. 

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


"We had to book our trip with them last minute and they were awesome! We had a group of 20 young adults and everyone had an amazing time. The hike area was so beautiful and we got to hike for about 3 hours. They picked us up from your hotel, drove us to the wall, did the hike, provided dinner and breakfast, provided camping gear (which we didn’t have the pack with us- we camped near a village, so we pick up our gear there and carried it the 100 meters to the wall), camped on the wall, watched the sunrise and then they drove us back. They gave us a great student discount and our guide spoke English and was funny - Aaron is the best :) Seriously we could not be more pleased with how this experience turned out!" 

-Becca Smith, experienced on September 13, 2019. Riviewed on TripAdvisor


Camping on the Wall for the Sunrise. INCLUDED:

* Personal transfers from and to hotel in Beijing

* 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, sleeping bags, and mats

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

* Free membership card

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



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! 

1 person: $479

2 people: $269 each

3 people: $249 each

4 people: $229 each

5 people: $209 each

6 people: $199 each

7 people: $179 each

8 or more: $159 each


Private or Semi-private tour but with our local Chinese-speaking guide who can use translation apps. You'll have the professional transfer service with our driver and car and friendly assistance from local support team. Everything is the same as the Platinum Package except that you pay less.

Please contact us for the prices.


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 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 10:30 am from your hotel. The place we go is the same as our 1D day hike. The difference is with 2HC2, you will be camping on the Great Wall and return the next day. 

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