Great Wall Camping

Chen Castle Great Wall Camping

A 9km trek up and down the famous Great Wall staircases. The hike to this part of the section is well-preserved Wild Great Wall. We will be camping on top of the Wall. It is good for everyone with an average health condition.

  • Key Info
  • Discounts & Inclusions
  • Hiking Distance: 9km
  • Hiking Duration: 1.5 days
  • Hike Level: 3 medium-strong
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Back in Beijing: 2:00 pm next day
  • Price: 1000¥/ 165$

Meeting/drop off point: Lama temple subway exit B (How to get there?)

Day 1: Chen Castle Great Wall

Hiking distance 6km /3-4h

Camp on the Wall

Incl. meals: lunch, dinner

Day 2:  Chen Castle Great Wall

Hiking distance: 3km / 1.5h

Incl. meals: breakfast

Highlights

Wild & restored Great Wall

Authentic farmhouse meals

Upcoming trip:

Detailed Itinerary

After a great lunch in a local farm house, we will start with a 45-minute uphill hike through the hills towards the Great Wall. The higher we get, the better views we will see. When we reach the Great Wall, you will see miles and miles of China’s Great Wall all around you.

From then on it will be a pretty relaxing hike on top of the Great Wall. As we walk on the Wall over the mountain ridges, new section of the Great Wall keep unfolding. After a medium hike up the famous staircases, we will reach on the highest tower of this Great Wall. From this General Tower, you will have excellent views on miles and miles of Great Wall.

From the General Tower, it will be a short hike towards a camping spot. The Wall is in its best shape and a place for top class pictures. We can pitch our tents on a flat section on top of the Wall. Once the tents are up you can choose to explore another part of the Wall or just relax and enjoy the view. If you’ve never camped on the Great Wall then this is a good chance to do it in style and watch the sun set behind the mountains with a glass of wine in your hands.

Great Wall hike and camp

Chen Castle Great Wall hike and camp

Next day we continue our hike for another hour on top of the Wall. It will be slightly downhill walk as the Great Wall follows the ridge towards the next valley. When the Wall reaches its lowest point, we wave goodbye to the Wall and enter a little forest trail. A one hour hike in the shadow of the trees will bring us to the stone valley where our driver will pick us up and bring us back to Beijing.

Level 2: Medium-Strong

These are hikes where you need a good hysical condition. Hikes marked as level 2 are the usually long day hikes or camping trips that go deeper into mountains and you’ll have to carry your own backpack.

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