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 with camping tents 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 ...
- CNN Travel, June 11, 2012
The classic overnight Great Wall camping trip that covers the four famous sections of the Great Wall with the chance to slide down with the toboggan at Mutianyu and the wildest Jiankou.
Walk the oldest battlefield of Gubeikou even used to defend Beijing against the Japanese invasion in 1930's and Jinshanling, the place often represents the Great Wall of China publicly.
Day 2: Hike from lakeside Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu.
Walk the oldest battlefield of Gubeikou even used to defend Beijing against the Japanese invasion in 1930's. Hike the picturesque site at Huanghuacheng perfectly back-dropped with a two lakes.
Walk Jinshanling part of the Wall that often represent the Great Wall on many publications. Hike the picturesque site at Huanghuacheng perfectly back-dropped with a two lakes.
Day 1: Hike the Gubeikou Great Wall for two hours.
Camp out on the Great Wall.
Day 2: Hike Jinshanling Great Wall for 3 hours.
Walk to the oldest and unrestored battlefield of Gubeikou and the restored part of Jinshanling to understand the full history of the Great Wall. Possibly suitable for family with kids or seniors.
Pay a historical tour to the Royal Palace during the day and sleep inside a watchtower where soldiers defended the imperial family.
Day 2: Watch the Sunrise on the Wall and return to Beijing.
Affordable price for single travelers or those who wish to experience the Great Wall with walking and camping with limited budget. Available every day.
Day 1: Take a public bus at noon or bullet train at 2:20 pm. Catch the amazing sunset over the Great Wall. Enjoy a nice dinner and camp on the Wall.
Day 2: Watch the sunrise from the Wall and return to Beijing by bus or train.
The cheapest Great Wall camping experience is made possible by taking advantage of the cheap and speedy public transportation from Beijing.
Day 2: Hike at Simatai and tour the Gubei Watertown.
Affordable group rates on both days to tour the three famous sections of the Great Wall and a relaxing tour to a typical Chinese watertown at the foot of Simatai.
Day 1: Sunset hike at Gubeikou followed by camping in a watchtower.
Day 2: Return to Beijing after breakfast.
Designed for those who are more fond of camping out on the World Heritage with limited walking on the Wall due to time or other restriction.
Explore the four most beautiful parts of the Great Wall with every crest offering another new views for those who are die-hard lovers of Jiankou, the mysterious wild Great Wall with higher level of challenges. Camp out at the highest peak of Jiankou to see the stunning views of sunrise.
Day 1: Lakeside hike at Huanghuacheng for 2 hours. Camp out at night on the Wall at night.
Day 2: Meet the sunrise and tour Mutianyu section
See the unique lakeside Great Wall at Huanghuacheng for 2 hours to meet the sunset and the sunrise by camping on the Wall followed by a leisure tour to Mutianyu. Perfect for family with kids and seniors who want to experience the full beauty of the Great Wall without much walking.
Day 1: Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu hike for picturesque views.
Day 2: Meet the sunrsie and return to Beijing
Hike the picturesque site at Huanghuacheng perfectly back-dropped with a two lakes. Enjoy the fantastic sunset views and welcome the beautiful sunrise by camping on the Great Wall.
Cover the four most impressive and surprising sections of the Great Wall. The places you go are picturesque and beautiful. The scale of the wall cannot be over estimated.
Sleeping on the Great Wall for one night? With Great Wall Adventure Club, it is guaranteed to happen and that's how we stand out from the competition.
We have three camping sites located at Gubeikou, Jiankou and Huanghuacheng. Each site is equipped with camping facilities and gears including tents, sleeping bags and mattresses. You won't need to bring your own equipment unless you want to use your own.
Eating is another important part of your 2-day trip. We want to showcase what the geniune Chinese food should be. We have chosen the restaurants on the road who cook heathly food for you, particularly in the restaurant at Huanghuacheng where you will be served organic poultry and vegetables that are raised and planted in their own yards.
"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
Our camping tours vary from one another but share the key feature - Guaranteed sleep inside ancient towers on the Great Wall. We understand that's exactly what you are looking for and we'll make it happen to you.
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