6-day Great Wall Trekking plus Camping around Beijing

TOUR 6A: Wild Badaling-Huanghuacheng-Xishuiyu-Jiankou-Mutianyu-Gubeikou-Jinshanling-West Simatai

 This program combines the nine most famous Great Wall hiking routes into an action-packed six-day journey that shows you all aspects of the Great Wall. From rugged unrestored “Wild Wall” to restored brickwork and watchtowers to even underwater Great Wall, if you’ve been dreaming about experiencing the Great Wall, this program will give you the most bang for the buck.



Explore the best of the Beijing-area Great Wall with these six great routes.

See incredible panoramas and vistas that can only be seen by hiking these areas! This tour is perfect for amateur photographers. You want to show their friends some fantastic photos.

See sections of the Great Wall which exemplifies the entire wall in architecture, scenery, ruggedness, and military importance.

Camp overnight on the Great Wall any time of the year.

All meals and home-stays/hostels are included!

"Thank you for the wonderful trip. Your service was really amazing from beginning to end. Our tour guide and the drivers throughout were par exceptional and courteous. It felt like we took the tour with our friends."  
Peter Gami, experienced October, 2019

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6-day Great Wall Trekking Itinerary

Day 1: Shixiaguan-Badaling

Day 2: Huanghuacheng Lakeside

Day 2: Huanghuacheng Lakeside


Shixiaguan(Stone Gorge) Pass, 5km southwest of the Badaling section of the Great Wall. It is one of the most intact parts of the whole Great Wall. Despite severe damage, the winding wall set in the lofty mountains reveals its grandeur. However, a castle in Shixiaguan was pulled down during the Great Leap Forward. Nevertheless, the wall remains relatively intact because of its strategic location. Shixiaguan Pass was initially built in the reign of Ming Emperor Wanli(about 1600 AD), which was then a key pass guarded by a largen number of soldiers.


Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation: Good Fortune Inn or camping on the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng

Day 2: Huanghuacheng Lakeside

Day 2: Huanghuacheng Lakeside

Day 2: Huanghuacheng Lakeside


Huanghuachengis the only section that sits beside the lakes, so it is called Lakeside Great Wall. Since the lake breaks this section of the Great Wall into three segments naturally, its uniqueness might surprise you. 

The Hanghuacheng Reservoir lies here, shaped like a curved moon. The highest point of the Wall is a broken watchtower, and from there, you will have a full panoramic view of the whole valley. From this summit, the Wall dives steeply downwards into the valley. 


Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation: Laohe's Inn at Jiankou 

Day 3: Jiankou Trekking

Day 2: Huanghuacheng Lakeside

Day 4: Jiankou to Mutianyu


Jiankouis the part where the shape of the mountain looks like an arrow, with the collapsed ridge opening as its arrow nock. It 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 look is priceless with its morning fog. This is the pinnacle of exotic Great Wall scenery.

Once we descend from the Great Wall, we will spend the night at a farmer's inn.  


Meals: B, L, D 

Accommodation: Laohe's Inn

Day 4: Jiankou to Mutianyu

Day 5: Jinshanling to West Simatai

Day 4: Jiankou to Mutianyu


From Jiankou, we will cross over onto Mutianyu, a section of the Wall that has been largely restored. Although it has gotten a face-lift, it avoids the army of tourists that plague Badaling. Mutianyu offers some breathtaking views of the valley and the Wall below, and if you look to your right, you’ll see a large sign engraved in the side of the mountain, encouraging you to “Cherish the teachings of Chairman Mao.” Mutianyu has also become famous for visiting foreign leaders and celebrities. 



Meals: B, L, D 

Accommodation: Good Fortune Inn

Day 5: Jinshanling to West Simatai

Day 5: Jinshanling to West Simatai

Day 5: Jinshanling to West Simatai


Our hike will start from Simatai, and we will make our way west along the Wall into Jinshanling. It is the classic Great Wall that hikers are very thrilling to the Wall enthusiasts have done. The Wall runs from deteriorated wild state to the restored in the end to allow hikers to compare the differences between the two wall status. 

Tonight, we will camp on the Great Wall in an ancient watchtower.


Meals: B, L, D 

Accommodation: Camping on the Wall

Day 6: Gubeikou-Jinshanling

Day 5: Jinshanling to West Simatai

Day 5: Jinshanling to West Simatai


Gubeikouis mostly Wild Wall. It was first built during the Northern Qi Dynasty (550-557) and rebuilt in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). For about 25 miles (40 kilometers), there are 172 watchtowers, 14 beacon towers, 16 passes, three water passes, three barbarians, and six fortresses along with it.  

In 1933, the Chinese army fought against Japanese invasion troops at Gubeikou. In the four-month-long battles, over 5,000 Japanese soldiers were killed while 9,000 Chinese soldiers died. You can see that Gubeikou is not merely a relic, but it remained a battlefield in the modern world.  

We will return to Beijing in late afternoon. 



Meals: B, L 

Price Structure

1 person: US$2389

2 persons: US$1439 pp

3 persons: US$1409 pp

4-5 persons: US$1269 pp

6-9 persons: US$1229 pp

10+ persons: US$1059 pp

Early-bird discount (booking 6 months in advance): 10% off

Holiday discounts, seasonal discounts, and other special discounts available


Write us your story of this 6-day trek by detailing your activities day by day. Send to us for a review. We will reward you up to US$200 cash. 


* Personal transfers from and to hotel 

* Entry fees to the Great Wall

* One-night camping on the Great Wall

* Accommodation of 5 nights in local hostels or farmer's courtyards

* Five lunches, four dinners, and four breakfasts 

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

* Free membership card

* A credit of USD25 for your next tour with us



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