Great Wall Camping
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Wulong Valley Great Wall Camping (3 days)
Hiking the Wulonggou Great Wall is an amazing combination from Wild Great Wall, forest, small rivers, and fields with beautiful rock formations. In these remote mountains only shepherds and there flock roam and only few families live in these ancient mountain villages. It takes a 4 hour drive to reach this majestic great wall which makes it unspoiled and extremely well preserved.
Day 1 (4km)
4 hour drive to Wulonggou Great Wall.
A 2 hour hike up the Great Wall will reward us with a stunning sunset view on various parts of the Great Wall. This mountain ridge will be our place to camp the first night.
Day 2 (12km)
We hike walk for a while on the great wall and than go downhill towards a beautiful small river where we can refresh en refill or water bottles. A short but steep hike will bring up a magic long stretch of Great Wall. Most of this day we will do excellent hiking on the great wall, have lunch under some fruit trees and by sunset set camp in 1 of the watch towers.
Day 3 (10km)
Enjoy a splendid sunrize fro the highes point of this great wall and hike down trough mountain fields with beautiful rock formations. A steep downhill hike trough the forest will bring us to a small river in the valley where we can refresh and relax bit. From there we head for the train station and back to Beijing.
Day 4 arrive in Beijing at 3.30 am
How it works:
On the day of the Great wall camping trek we will bring a back pack filled with all camping gear (tent, mats, sleeping bag), food (dinner, breakfast) and water you need for this Great Wall camping trip. All our camping gear is small and light. All the gear for 2 people will fit in 1 back pack. So 1 person can carry the gear the other person can cary your own day pack with personal things.
If you sign up as 1 person… same set up but obviously you can put your personal belongings in the provided the back pack .
What is included in the price:
All camping gear (tent, mats, sleeping bags),Food (lunch, dinner, breakfast) & water
Transport, guide, entrance tickets (if any)
What you should bring:
Comfortable hiking or sport shoes & long trousers.
For every 2 people 1 should bring a medium size day pack.
From October till April: warm clothes for during the evening.
From May till September: Sunlotion & hat
All year round: your camera & your favourite drink for during/after dinner
Hiking location and meeting point:
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
- WuLong Valley Great wall Spring
- WuLong Valey Great wall Summer
- WuLong Valey Great wall Fall
We found some really good pictures about Wulongou Great Wall and off course we wanted to go out exploring! Its a bit further from Beijing, but this place is definitely worth the drive.
It was already dark when we arrived so we started of with some night hiking under a beautiful star filled sky. With the flashlights on our head we found a good camping spot just next to the Great Wall. We woke up to late for sunrise but were sure to catch on later on the trip.
A quick breakfast and we started our first Great Wall assent of the trip. Once we got on top we already new that this exploring trip would be a very nice one. Miles and miles of wall in the East and the West. The western part looked truely amazing as it winded beautifully over a very high mountain range. We hike dowhill crossed a valey with a beauitful small river where we showered and refilled our water bottles.
Fresh and strong we started hiking the eastern Wulongou Great wall. As it’s so off the beaten track the wall was really well preserved, not to say almost completely intact, just like it was during the ming dynasty 600 years ago. Only the soldiers were replaced with grass, plants and trees. I forgot to count but we probably past 20 watch tower before we put our tents up in one the highest ones. From the valley to the top its probably about 10km. We did a bit more as we me and Tiger) spend looking for Heidi, who took a bit of different path. With A beautiful sunset, a campfire and a bottle of wine we ended day2.
Day 3 we planned to get out of the mountains but faith decided different. As we were looking for a good way off the mountain we were time after time stopped by steep cliffs and ending forest trails. Tracing back our steps was tiring but enjoyed every step of the ever changing scenery. We found abandoned ancient villages, beautiful mountain grassland filled with eccentric rock formations,… We kept hiking until a friendly shepherd shouted at us from a mountain top that we should come and stay at his place. ‘It s to late to get out the mountains now, the sun will set soon” he explained us. A bit later we found his small sheep farm in another mountain village. That night he provided us with a bed, good dinner,cold beer and cigarettes.
Breakfast next morning was more or less the same only more beers :-0! The friendly shepherd gave us some guidelines how to get out of the mountain and told us to come back soon and visit them as friends. The trail he laid out for us prove to be another beautiful hike trough the valley. This downhill hike was not more than 15km so this time we were out of the mountains be noon.
We are definitely going back exploring very soon there we decided, there still some unexplored Great Wall there and we just love getting lost!
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!
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.