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.
Huanghuacheng Great wall camping
  • Hiking Distance: 10km
  • Hiking Duration: 4h
  • Fitness level needed: 2
  • Meeting time: 9.30am
  • Back in Beijing: next day 2PM
  • Price: 1100¥/ 185$

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Huanghuacheng Great Wall camping

Camping on the  Huanghuacheng great wall  is a unique experience as it is one of the few places where you can pitch your tent on top of the restored   Great Wall.  To make the experience complete we start the hike on the wild Zuangdakou Great Wall.

Huanghuacheng Great wall hike

Huanghuacheng Great wall hike

The hike starts after a local lunch right next to the Zhuangdaokou Great Wall.  It’s a 20 minute uphill hike trough the fields before we reach the Great Wall. There is no need to carry any camping gear here. We will pick up the gear towards the end of the hike, just before we climb the Huanghuacheng Great wall.

The trail we hike today is about 8 km long. During the first 5km on Zhuandaokou you’ll have to be a bit care full as this Great Wall is pretty broken down. The second part of the trail is on the nicely restored Huanghuachang Great Wall.  Just before we make the final climb of the day we pick up the backpacks with the camping gear and dinner.
The hike to the top of Huanghuacheng Great Wall  is no more than 2 km which makes this trip fit for everybody.  All you have to do from is here is put up your tent, open a bottle of wine and enjoy the fantastic few of the Huanghuacheng Great Wall under the stars.

The whole Huanghuacheng Great wall is almost 11 kilometers long and joins with Mutianyu Great Wall in the east, and JuyongguanPass and Badaling in the west.

The Huanghuacheng Great Wall itself is quit unique as it doesn’t have any of the famous big stairs so hiking up the steeper parts of Huangchuacheng Great Wall can be a bit tricky.  The Great Wall is very well restored and the patch nicely paved so you will not have to much trouble.

If you’re an early bird you can catch the sunrise, make your perfect picture and listen to birds while the country side starts to wake up.

After a croissant and a coffee we  have a relax walk on the Great Wall and down the valley where our driver will be waiting for us.


Level 3:捕获1 medium-strong

These are hikes where you need a  good physical condition. Hikes marked as level 3 are usually long day hikes or day hikes that include a steep uphill hike and/or trails where you need some balance. Usually kids form the age of 10 are ok with these trips.

All camping trips where you need to carry the camping gear are listed as medium strong.  If you have a strong partner who can carry the camping gear for you than you can join even if you only have an average physical condition.

History of Huanghuacheng Great wall

Huanghuacheng Great wall built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Huairou District, 70 kilometers from Beijing City.

In ancient times,when summer time Huanghuacheng area everywhere is yellow wild flowers (‘Yellow flower’ is ‘huanghua’ in Chinese). so people give village name Hunghuacheng, also why the Great wall here called Huanghuacheng Great Wall . now summer still come every year , but no  more yellow flower

In the Ming Dynasty, the Emperor ordered a general named Cai Kai to build the Great wall here. But it took many years to accomplish the construction. So the emperor became very angry while at the same time some traitorous ministers scolded that Cai Kai had spent too much money in building it. As a result, Cai Kai was beheaded. Later, the emperor asked ministers to check the construction. They found that the it was strongly fortified. The emperor realized that he had treated Cai Kai unjustly. Then he ordered craftsman to carve “Jintang ” two Chinese characters on the Great wall .

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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?

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!


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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.

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.

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