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.
Beijing Oldest Great Wall-Gubeikou Great Wall Camping 2 Days
  • Hiking Distance: 8km
  • Hiking Duration: 3-4h
  • Hike Level : 2
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Back in Beijing: 12:00 pm
  • Price: 1100¥/185$

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Beijing Oldest Great Wall- Gubeikou Great Wall .

Gubeikou Great Wall has 1460 years of history, it is the oldest Great Wall around Beijing which was built in the Qi dynasty (AD 555 years). On this 8km family friendly Great Wall camping trip, we follow the Gubeikou Great Wall as it winds through the landscape on top of the mountain ridges. Big draws for this camping trip are the fantastic scenery of one of the best-preserved section of the Great Wall and a great lunch and a dinner that should be awarded for 2 Outdoor Michelin starred meals. Our camping site has views with 2 sections of the Great Wall. All the camping gear will be delivered to the campsite, so we will have a relaxing day to hike on the Wall.

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Guebeikou Great Wall Camping

For this Great Wall section, we will drive to the border of the Beijing and Hubei province. It is a 100-km drive that will take us about 2 hours. Our arrival point is a small folk village where we will start with a nice countryside lunch. After lunch, we will follow a small trail for about 45-minute hike in the fields and walk through the forest and climb up the hills until we arrive at the highest Great Wall watchtower of the Gubeikou Great Wall. This view from the General Tower is the first highlight of the day, the view looks like a paint that shows the Great Wall winding over the mountain ridges as far as the eye can see. On nice weather days, we can see the whole Gubeikou Great Wall, the Jinshanling Great Wall and even the Simatai Great Wall.


From this watchtower, we will walk on top of the Great Wall for about 3 hours, passing numerous watchtowers and beacon towers till we reach the camping spot. The Great Wall and its famous towers are very well preserved and are still in its original state. There will be plenty of time for breaks and pictures at excellent viewpoints. From the rooftop of the last watchtower of our hike, we will be able to see our camping spot. A nice flat grass field next to and surrounded by the Great Wall. From a view on 2 sections of the Great Wall, we can watch the sunset while enjoying a nicely cooked dinner and glass of wine.   After breakfast in the next day, we will have a short hike down the Wall into the valley where our driver will be waiting for us. You will treasure the memories you created on the Great Wall for a long time. Around 12:30pm we will arrive back at our meeting point.

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Gubeikou Great Wall Camping

.Level 2:捕获 Easy – medium

3-4 hours hiking trips with a few climbs and trails might be slippery at times. An average physical condition is required. Usually kids older than 6 are all right with these hikes. When camping trips are marked as level 2, then camping gear is delivered at the campsite.

History of the Gubeikou Great Wall

Gubeikou was originally named “Beikou”, which literally means “Northern Pass”, during the Tang dynasty (618-907), since it is the northern defensive line of Beijing. Later generations added “Gu” (ancient) in the front of “Beikou”, and meant “Old Northern Pass”. Gubeikou Great Wall is located in Miyun county, 140 kilometers away from downtown Beijing. Gubeikou was first built during the Northern Qi dynasty (550-557). In the early Ming dynasty (1368-1644), General Xuda was ordered to rebuild it. To enhance its defensive capability, more stones were add. Unfortunately, not many can be found today. The best-preserved is called


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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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