Two-day overnight camping adventure in an ancient watchtower of the Great Wall

Stay overnight on the Great Wall of China

The outdoorsman: Stay overnight on the Great Wall of China

 "When people come to the Great Wall of China, they want to explore the history and see why it was built. A day trip to the tourist sites won’t achieve that, but a sleepover on one of the world’s most storied ruins certainly will. The Great Wall Adventure Club organizes trips to sleep in a watchtower where soldiers were formerly garrisoned. When night falls, the only thing above is the stars, while the incredible land of the surrounding hills is absolutely silent ... " (June 11, 2012), CNN Travel  

Great Wall Camping Programs

2AA - Battlefield Camping 1

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Day 1: Hike from Gubeikou to Jinshanling. Camp at Gubeikou.

Day 2: Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu.


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2AB - Battlefield Camping 2

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Day 1: Hike from Gubeikou to Jinshanling. Camp at Gubeikou.

Day 2: Hike from Jinshanling to Simatai.

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2AD - Battlefield Camping 3

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Day 1: Hike from Gubeikou to Jinshanling. Camp at Gubeikou.

Day 2: Hike from lakeside Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu..

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2AE - Battlefield Camping 4

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Day 1: Hike from Jinshanling to Simatai.

Camp at Gubeikou.
Day 2: Hike from lakeside Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu.

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2HB - Beginner's Camping

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2HC - Affordable Camping

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Day 1: Sunset hike at Gubeikou followed by camping in a watchtower.

Day 2: Return to Beijing after breakfast.


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2B - Jiankou Camping

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Day 1: Lakeside hike from Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu. Camping at Jiankou.
Day 2: Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu. 

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2X1 - Imperial Camping

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Day 1: The Forbidden City and Olympic Park. Camp at Gubeikou.
Day 2: Hike from Gubeikou to Jinshanling.

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Customized 2-day Programs

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Please visit our full site for a total of 18 two-day Great Wall tours,Please use a computer or tablet to visit. We also can customize a tour for you.  



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How We Serve You

Private or Semi-Private Tour

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Our excellent English-speaking guide walks with you every step on the Wall. He/she will also meet you at your hotel and send you back to your hotel. He will help you with your meal arrangement. Sometimes, you can join a small group for a semi-private tour and save. 

Self-guided Tour

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For economic reason or more privacy, you will by yourselves or a local support staff member without an English-speaking guide. Our professional drivers and our local support staff will assist you with the camping setup.  


Group Tour

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Sometimes you may call it a bus tour. The tour group consists of guests living in different hotels. Your will pay a low group rate for a wonderful experience with others together. Currently, only single-day tours are offered in this style. 

Testimonials

"Absolutely wonderful 2 day hike on the wall!"

"The entire expedition was AMAZING! The first day we hiked a "wild" section of the wall, which we preferred as we're always looking for a more authentic, less touristy experience. For our sleeping accommodations, we hiked down from the wall (about 45 minutes) to pick up sleeping bags, sleeping pads and a tent, then hiked back up to one of the crumbling towers. My favorite moment of the entire hike might have been sitting on the corner of a crumbling watchtower, looking up at the stars, sharing a beer with my wife and two people who I had just met that day and simply being in that moment on the Great Wall. So amazing.


Overall we were extremely happy with the hiking, sleeping arrangements (in a watch tower!!), our guide, the food, the experience, everything! I would highly recommend Great Wall Adventures to anyone looking to get more out of their Great Wall experience. " 


-Sam J, Minneapolis, Minnesota on TripAdvisor.  Date of experience: July 2017 


"We did a two day hike along the Wall with Great Wall Adventures. We also camped the night in a tent in one of the watchtowers along the wall. Along with the hike to Macchu Pichu, it was one of the most impressive experiences we've ever had. The Wall exceeds expectations and words won't do it justice. Truly amazing. 

 

The hiking was sometimes quite demanding, and we don't recommend it for beginners but it's certainly doable if you've done some before and know how to pace yourself and deal with the tricky bits."


- paulaD1696NV, Toronto, Canada on TripAdvisor.  Date of experience: September 2016

Hall of Fame

Our past guests were able to meet the challenge of the wall with bravery and determination, and now they can be a part of our Great Wall Adventure Club Hall of Fame! Gongxi ni! (Congratulations!) 

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