Great Wall Camping
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Beijing Highest Great Wall Camping Trip
With a 1400 meter high point, this adventurous Great Wall hike guarantees spectacular views. We pitch our tents in a Great Wall tower or just next to the Great Wall.
Fast facts :
Leave at Lama Temple subway station exit B at 9:30 am. Back in Beijing 1pm next day
We will carry up our own camping gear and camp in a watchtower or next to the Wall
Day 1: 3-4 hours / 8km hiking
Day 2: 2 hours / 6km hiking
Included: 2 meals: lunch at a local restaurant before we start the hike. Brunch on day 2 when we finish the hike.
Not included: dinner so bring your own dinner (bread rolls, sandwiches,…or whatever your tummy loves during a magic sunset 🙂
From our Lama temple subway meeting point our private car will head North West for about 2 hours to the border of the Beijing and the Hebei province. We start with a good lunch at a local farmhouse located at the foot of the Great Wall. After lunch we will distribute the backpacks with the camping gear and start our Great Wall adventure
A small forest trail leads us past an old beekeeper and into the forest. The trail becomes smaller and steeper as we hike up Bijia Mountain. Step by step fantastic scenery unfolds and after about 2 hours hiking we reach the mountain ridge and the Great Wall that was build on top of it. Here we relax and have some picture time.
From here we walk on top of the Great Wall till the campsite. It’s a 1.5 hour hike with that includes some steep staircases. Depending on the wind conditions we pitch our tents inside a watch tower or on a flat spot right next to the Great Wall covered by the wind.
While the guides gather wood to cook a delicious dinner you can make the final ascend to Beijing’s highest Great Wall to watch the sunset. With its 360 degrees view over the mountains and miles and miles of Great Wall this Great Wall tower has arguably the most scenic view in Beijing. We end the evening stargazing and chatting around the campfire. You might want to bring your favorite drink for this part
Waking up early is a must on this Great Wall trip. Here the sunrise is just fantastic. With a cup of coffee in our hands we will watch the nature waking up. If we are lucky we can see the Great Wall towering above the sea of clouds. We finish breakfast, pack our gear and start hiking again. We cross the mountain top and follow a gentle downhill hill ridge trail for about 2 hours till we reach an authentic mountain village completely build with Great Wall rocks and bricks. It’s a hidden cultural gem where just a handful of people still live in a traditional way.
Level 3: Medium-strong
A good physical condition is required for hiking in these designed trails. Hikes marked as level 3 are usually long day hikes or day hikes that include a steep uphill hike and/or trails where some balance is needed. Usually kids from age of 10 are all right with these trips.
It is located to Changping district, around 18 kilometers northwest of Beijing. It connects north to the Badaling, and south to Border Great Wall.
The remaining part of the destroyed towers in the Great Wall were constructed during the Yan Kingdom in 600 A.D. It is restored in the Ming dynasty, and it is about 4km long.
There are many temples around the Wall, and the bells and drum-towers are mostly well-preserved and have become protected heritages in the local.
In this area, it is channeled most of the traffic approaching Beijing (Peking) from the north. This area was also...
Trip and booking information
How it works – What to bring – Booking and Payment info
Discounts – What’s included – What’s not included –
Cancelation policy – Meeting point maps
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
This weekend we went camping at long Valley village. Once you get on top of Beijing’s highest great wall you understand why this is called long valley. Through this area most of the traffic approaching (Peking) Beijing from the North is channeled . This was also the natural pass through the mountains fought over during times of war.
After a bus ride and slow local taxi we arrived at one of Beijing’s cultural villages. We started with a good meal at a local restaurant and the with some ganbei’s of cold beer we started to know our new hiking friends a bit better. It didn’t take long to know that this was going to be a very nice weekend in good company.
Although this is a great wall hike, the first 4 hours no great wall is to be seen but that didn’t make the hike less beautiful. The four hours hiking up the mountain gave us stunning views on the surrounding area’s. The flowers and butterflies enjoying the nice summer sun made this hike up just perfect.
The first climax of the day came when we reached the top of this mountain and a long stretches of wall could be seen. It made everybody 5 minutes quiet. We pitched our tents in the high grass on top of this 1400m high mountain and climbed the beacon tower that majestically ruled over the whole area. We gathered some wood for the BBQ, got the beer whiskey and wine out of our backpacks and prepared us for the second climax, sunset. It was a magic sunset. Slowly the fog slid in between the mountains under us and the sun covered them with a red carpet. If you think I m exaggerating have a look at these pictures With a nice BBQ, a few drink and jokes we ended the evening.
As we all enjoyed this magic sunset so much nobody missed the sunrise at 4.30 in the morning. And again it was so worth getting up for. After sunset we went back to sleep for a few hours but by 8.30 we were all enjoying a good breakfast with the most stunning view. A smooth hike down on the wall, trough fields and orchards brought us at chengiabao village at the other side of the mountain. Mission accomplished, a perfect hike trough beautiful nature on a lovely summer day. Thanks guys for sharing this beautiful hike with us!
Fred & Heidi
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 Beijing Highest Great Wall Camping Trip (2days)
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.