The Great Wall with arrow buckle is situated in a mountainous position, crouching and hovering between the cliffs, like a giant dragon with the mountains. On this Wild Wall, the guards camped in the beacon slept on the Wall, getting alerted for any enemy movement. Today, we have camping tents and sleeping bags for you to be an ancient warrior. Your camping is legal and safe. We have everything ready for you. Please look forward to the enchanting sunrise tomorrow morning.
In the late morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Great Wall at Jiankou. The mountains at Jiankou are very varied, and the Great Wall is even more majestic at the top of the cliffs. The Great Wall is named to the shape of the mountains here. It meanders in the shape of a W like a full bow and arrow. The Great Wall is one of the most famous treacherous sections of the Ming Dynasty's Great Wall. Camping on the Great Wallwill be the highlight of the day!
The typical sunrise time is around 5 am in the summer, or 7 am in winter. You won't want to miss the moment. We'll return to Beijing in the morning.
PLATINUM PACKAGE from USD $249/person (4-person group)
Private or Semi-private English Tour includes 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 $199/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 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
"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.
In the late morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Great Wall at Jiankou. It will take about 2 hours to get to the village called Xizhazi where you will start the adventure.
Jiankou section built in the Ming Dynasty is one of the most famous wild walls constructed on the ridge of the dangerous peaks and broken cliffs and is renowned for its majesty and danger. It was one of the most favorite parts of the great wall hiking for hikers around the world.
To hike on Jiankou, first, we have to climb up a path for about 30-40 minutes (2km) to reach it. Our hike today will take about 2.5 hours and will cover 4km. Jiankou is translated as 'Arrow Nock' in English, for the shape of the mountain is like an arrow, with the collapsed ridge opening as its arrow nock. The Jiankou section is known for its ruggedness and wild beauty, and you will be in awe of the marvelous views it affords. As soon as we reach Jiankou, we will see a deserted watchtower that gives you a panoramic view of the entire valley. In the early morning, the view is priceless with its morning fog. This section of the wall is not well known by tourists, although if you see a picture of the Great Wall from exotic traveling magazines, chances are from Jiankou. This is the pinnacle of exotic Great Wall scenery.
This part of the wall is always empty so that you will have some peace and serenity on your hike today. Our walk will begin in earnest from the watchtower known as “Defending General”, and throughout our trek, we will pass through seven to eight different towers. Over the next two hours, we will be moving from west to east. As we trek, we’ll be able to see “Ying Feng Dao Yang” so named because this watchtower was erected on the highest peak in the area, and eagles and hawks often perch on it. Although small trees and brambles are slowly conquering the majestic wall, the view from the top is still stunning! Other landmarks will include the “Beijing Knot “ and the “Heavenly Ladder”, but we will not scale these peaks as they are not accessible due to its toughness and dangerous footing. The most formidable challenge that this hike present is a portion known as the “38 Steps”, where the Wall vastly increases in steepness, to the point that it is near 70 degrees! We advise those with heart problems or a phobia of heights not to go on this trip. The rest of the hike is mostly smooth sailing.
We’ll end today’s hike with a Chinese country-style dinner well differ from what you had experience with any Chinese restaurant in your country. After dinner, we will head for the peak called Zhengbeilou (North Peak Tower) to get ready for tonight's camping.
Meals: Dinner in the local restaurants
Bottled Water: Unlimited
Accommodations: Camping on Great Wall
If camping is not your choice, you may overnight in a home inn at the foot of the 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 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.
Bottled Water: Unlimited
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