Great wall trekking

Embark on an experience of a life time and trek for days on the Great Wall of China. Longer treks give you the chance to see many different styles of wild Great Wall and restored Great Wall sections. All trips listed under great wall trekking are longer hikes where we stay overnight overnight at a local farmhouse. These trips are perfect for people who are up for a multiway trip but still like the comfort of a bed at night. The Great Wall treks are possible all year round and a good alternative for camping during wintertime.
Gubeikou Great Wall Hike + Homestay (2days)
  • Hiking Distance: 9-11km
  • Hiking Duration: 3-4h
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Back in Beijing: 11:00 am(next day)
  • Hike level: 2
  • Price: 1100¥/185

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Gubeikou (Winding Dragon)  Great Wall Hike & Homestay

On this 9km family friendly Great Wall  trip we follow the Gubeikou Great Wall wall as is winds trough the landscape on top of the mountain ridges. Big draws for this Great Wall  trip are the fantastic scenery of one of the best preserved section of the will great wall. A great lunch and a dinner that should be awarded with 2 Outdoor Dinner Michelin stars and a home stay surrounded by the Great Wall.

Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall

For this Great Wall section we will drive out 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 really nice country side lunch.


After lunch we will  follow a small trail for about 45 minute hike between the fields and trough the forest and up the hills until we arrive at the highest Great Wall watchtower of the Gubeikou Great Wall.  This view from this General Tower is  the first highlight of the day, a painting like view of 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 on we will walk on top of the great Wall for about 3 hours passing numerous watch towers  and beacon towers all the way till we reach the camping spot.  The Great Wall and it’s famous towers are very well preserved and still in  original state.   There will be plenty of time for breaks and pictures at excelent viewpoints.  From the rooftop of the  last watch tower of our hike we will be able to see our camping spot. A nice flat grass field  next to and surrounded by Great Wall . With a view on 2 sections of Great Wall we can watch the sunset enjoying a nicely cooked dinner and glass of wine. .


Next day after breakfast we will have a short hike down the wall into the valley where our driver will be waiting for us. It will be a memory you will treasure for a long time. Around 12.30pm we will arrive back at our meeting point. .

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Gubeikou Great Wall Hike

Level 2:捕获Easy-medium

These are hikes where you need a good physical condition. Hikes marked as level 3 are the usually long day hikes or  steep uphill hike and sections where you need some balance


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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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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