Great Wall Camping
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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.
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: 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.
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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How it works:
After lunch we will give you a backpack filled with all camping gear (tent, mats, sleeping bag), and bottles of water you need for this Great Wall camping trip.
All our camping gear is small and light. All the gear for 2 or 3 people will fit in 1 back pack.
If you sign up with 2 people, 1 person can carry the backpack we provide. The other person can carry his/her own daypack with personal things.
If you sign up as 1 person you can expect the same set-up but obviously you can put your personal belongings in the provided the backpack.
A backpack with all gear and water for 1 person will weigh about 5 kg.
A backpack with all gear and water for 2 people will weigh about 7,5 kg.
A backpack with all gear and water for 3 people will weigh about 10 kg.
In the sign up form you can fill out what kind of tent you prefer and we will pack your backpack(s) accordingly.
We have 1 person – 2 person and 3 person tents.
Mats and sleeping bags we will bring for everybody.
Check FAQ for more info about our gear.
Anything you don’t need during the camping trip you can leave in our van.
Big travel bags or valuable items you can give to us at the meeting point and we will store them at our office.
What you should bring:
Comfortable hiking or sport shoes and long trousers are recommended.
For every 2 people 1 should bring a medium size daypack.
Your camera & your favorite drink for during/after dinner
Toilet paper and flashlight
From October till April: warm clothes for during the evening.
From May till September: bring sun lotion & hat
Booking and Payment
You can reserve your place for the trip by clicking on “join this trip” and filling out our online booking form.
You will receive an automatic reply with an overview of your reservation and a link to PayPal.
You can click on the PayPal link and follow the instructions to make your online payment.
If you live in China and you wish to pay online in CNY you can do that trough Wchat.
Our Wchat account is hikingchina
Kids younger than 18 receive 10% discount.
Members receive 20% discount.
Kids younger than 7 receive 50% discount.
Included in the price:
English speaking guide
All camping gear (back packs, tent, mats, sleeping bags),
Food (lunch, dinner, breakfast) & water
Transport, guide, entrance tickets
You need to have travel insurance when you engage in our activities. Organizing this insurance from your own country is the best choice as China has different rules.
If you don’t have any insurance yet you can request a quote from our insurance partner Worldnomads
Cancelation made by the participant more than 1 week before the trip will entitle the participant 100% refund.
In case of cancelation by the participant 7 days or less before the trip there is no refund but you can reschedule your trip to another date.
If a trip gets canceled due to unforeseen circumstances (very bad weather, closed trails, heavy pollution, not enough people signed up for a trip or other acts of god) you will of course get a 100% refund.
Bad weather plan.
In case of rainy weather we might change the location of the hike.
If the weather is too bad for camping we will go hiking but stay overnight in a farmhouse.
Meeting point maps
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 indepentdant traveler that wants to keep the costs as low as possible? Just let us know your favorite trip and starting date at least 6 weeks in advance and we will add your trip to our hiking agenda. As soon as we have 6 people joining the trip we are good to go!
Private tour prices for Chen Castle Great Wall Camping 2 Days
Prices are per person and include:
Pick up and drop of by private bus at your hotel (Please let us know the pick up address)
English speaking guide, entrance tickets, hiking sticks
All meals as described in the itinerary and water for during the hike
All camping gear (tents,mats, sleeping bags, backpacks)
Price per person in CNY
Price per person in USD
|Nr of people||Adults||Kids < 18||Adults||Kids < 18|
|4||1650 ¥||1485 ¥||273 $||246 $|
|5||1550 ¥||1395 ¥||257 $||231 $|
|6||1450 ¥||1305 ¥||240 $||216 $|
|7||1350 ¥||1215 ¥||224 $||201 $|
|8||1200 ¥||1080 ¥||199 $||179 $|
|9||1100 ¥||990 ¥||182 $||164 $|
|10||1000 ¥||900 ¥||166 $||149 $|
|15+||please contact us for larger group prices|
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?
Just let us know your favorite trip and starting date at least 6 weeks in advance and we will add your trip to our hiking agenda.
As soon as we have 6 people joining the trip we are good to go!
Private tours are great ways to travel if you have a group of friends, family or colleagues ready to explore nature together.
Also for school trips or company team building activities, a private tour is the way to go.
We have experience guiding trips with up to 60 people from international schools and companies.
Price for private tours will vary depending on the number of people, the chosen transportation and accommodation.
Let us know your desires and we will customize a trip for you.