Great Wall Outdoor Tour

Great Wall Outdoor Tour

BJ-02: 2-Day Great Wall Camping Outdoor Tour

This 15-km hiking adventure will induce an appreciation of the majesty of the Great Wall section from Jinshanling to Gubeikou. Camp at the foot of the Great Wall, and marvel at the night sky strewn with shimmering stars as well as most exquisite sunrise or sunset. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of both the man-made monument and nature’s bounty. It is time to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Trip Highlights

  • A hiking and camping experience along the Great Wall.
  • Discover the primitive section of the Great Wall.
  • Learn the basic steps to set up tents.
  • Enjoy a different night at the foot of the Great Wall.
  • Snap some great pictures at the Jinshanling Great Wall.
Suitable For: Students, Team Building, Outdoor Enthusiasts

Full itinerary for Great Wall Outdoor Tour

Day 1
The Jinshangling Great Wall to the Gubeikou Great Wall (D)

You will be picked up by your guide from your hotel at noon. It takes about 2 hours to drive to the Jinshanling Scenic Area. Stretch your body and ready yourself for a good hike. You will hike on the magnificent Wall for about 5km to reach the Restricted Military Area. Then you will continue to trek for another 5km on the way to the Twenty Four House, and finally you will arrive at the General Tower. When night falls, put up your tent and watch the enchanting glow of sunset and then the myriad of stars twinkling in the sky.

the great wall: alternates day and night

The Great Wall Alternates Day and Night

Jinshanling Great Wall: this section is situated in Chengde City of Hebei Province; it is about 130km northeast of Beijing. The unspoiled sight earns the reputation of “the photographers’ paradise”. Its intense towers, exquisite architecture and the complete defense system have been preserved in original condition.

The Twenty-Four Eye House: the building is a square-based fortress in a unique style. Its name is derived from the six windows on each side of the house, totally twenty-four windows. With the passage of time, only the southwest part remains.

General Tower: This tower is a two-storied building, 10 meters in width and length. There are three arrow windows on each of the east and west sides, and four arrow windows on the north and south sides. The tower is still solid despite suffering from the fierce attacks in the Anti-Japanese War. However, the battlements of the roof have been destroyed.

Day 2
The Gubeikou Great Wall to Beijing (B)

Enjoy your breakfast and then go down the hill. Brimming with historical charm, the Gubeikou Great Wall will capture your imagination of ancient times. There are few tourists in this section. It is a boon for intrepid visitors to enjoy the magnificent view without the hordes of other tourists.

As the morning wears on, return to the gathering place. Finish this two-day hiking trip.

sun rise of the great wall

Sun Rise of the Great Wall

The Gubeikou Great Wall: it holds an important location between Shanhai Pass and Juyongguan Pass, and controls the key passage from Beijing to the northern plateaus. This section has been maintained with the original appearance of the Ming Dynasty.


  1. Please follow the basic steps to pitch tents.
  2. Please wear comfortable hiking shoes.
  3. Bring some requirements for activity, such as alpenstock (long staff used by hikers), knee pads, head lamp, raincoat and/or sun protection.
  4. Prepare enough food, chocolate, water and beef jerky as you need.
  5. Take care on the dangerous road.
  6. Please don’t drop rubbish in the wild, bring back everything you take with you.

What's Included:

  • Personal tour guide
  • Private transfers with hotel pick up and drop off
  • Accommodation in the best available guesthouse
  • Full board with cold drinks

Hotel Option:

  • Accommodation: local farmer's guesthouse at Gubeikou village
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