Great Wall Camping

Take your favorite bottle of liquor and together with some good friends go and enjoy one of the best traveling experiences of your life. Camping overnight at the Great Wall, you can look up at a sky full of glittering stars. This nighttime Great Wall makes one feel like being in a cradle, its ancient body kindly embracing us. This place has seen the blood and tears of war, and also a thousand years of solitude. Perhaps like us, you are nothing but an adventurous, youthful vigor. Perhaps like us, you love to gaze at the shooting stars and tell stories till sunrise. In the morning you wake to another beautiful clear day, footprints and the echoes of laughter are the only things left behind.
Chen Castle Great Wall Camping (2days)
  • Hiking Distance: 10km
  • Hiking Duration: 3-4 h
  • Hike Level: 3 medium-strong
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Back in Beijing: 2:00 pm next day
  • Price: 1000¥/ 165$

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Camping on the Chen Castle Great Wall

If you’d like to camp on the Great Wall, then the Chen castle Great Wall camping tour is your hike. Chen Castle Great Wall is a well-preserved part of the wild Great Wall that combines famous staircases and great views.

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Chen Castle Great Wall Hike

After a great lunch in a local farm house, we will start with a 45-minute uphill hike through the hills towards the Great Wall. The higher we get, the better views we will see. When we reach the Great Wall, you will see miles and miles of China’s Great Wall all around you.


From then on it will be a pretty relaxing hike on top of the Great Wall. As we walk on the Wall over the mountain ridges, new section of the Great Wall keep unfolding. After a medium hike up the famous staircases, we will reach on the highest tower of this Great Wall. From this General Tower, you will have excellent views on miles and miles of Great Wall.


From the General Tower, it will be a short hike towards a camping spot. The Wall is in its best shape and a place for top class pictures. We can pitch our tents on a flat section on top of the Wall. Once the tents are up you can choose to explore another part of the Wall or just relax and enjoy the view. If you’ve never camped on the Great Wall then this is a good chance to do it in style and watch the sun set behind the mountains with a glass of wine in your hands.


Next day we continue our hike for another hour on top of the Wall. It will be slightly downhill walk as the Great Wall follows the ridge towards the next valley. When the Wall reaches its lowest point, we wave goodbye to the Wall and enter a little forest trail. A one hour hike in the shadow of the trees will bring us to the stone valley where our driver will pick us up and bring us back to Beijing.

Level 3:捕获1 Medium-strong

These are hikes where you need a good physical condition. Hikes marked as level 3 are the usually long day hikes or camping trips that go deeper into mountains and you’ll have to carry your own backpack.

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Chen Castle Great Wall Hiking Trip


History of the Chen Castle Great Wall

There are two villages next the Wall, they are both called “upper hill Chen Castle village” and “lower hill Chen Castle village”. So the Great Wall in this section was named after the village, Chen Castle Great Wall. One may wonder if there is truly castle there. Actually, there were castles in the villages but they are all gone now.

Chen Castle is located in Huailai county, Hebei province. It connects north to the Badaling, and south to the General Xu Great Wall.

The Chen Castle Great Wall was built in the early Ming dynasty, about 600 years ago. It was the defense wall and protected the northern gateway of Beijing for over 250 years. The army of Lizicheng, the Nomad King who end the Ming dynasty, led numerous attacks to Beijing. As his army grew stronger, the imperial forces...













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Chen castle Great wall camping 2 days Map

Chen castle Great wall camping 2 days Map


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Are you planning far ahead but your favorite trip is not on our schedule at the time you’re coming to China?

Are you an independent traveler that wants to keep the costs as low as possible?

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Private tours are great ways to travel if you have a group of friends, family or colleagues ready to explore nature together.

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We have experience guiding trips with up to 60 people from international schools and companies.

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