Great Wall Camping

General Xu Great Wall Camping

An amazing 11km Great Wall camping trip where we hike on the majestic Yangbien Great wall and finish at a double walled Ming village. Our camping spot has an amazing sunset and all camping gear is delivered. A perfect trip for those who like a relaxed yet stunning Great Wall camping trip.

  • Key Info
  • Discounts & Inclusions
  • Hiking Distance: 11km
  • Hiking Duration: 1.5 days
  • Departure time: 1:00pm
  • Back in Beijing: 1:00pm (next day)
  • Hike level: 2 easy-medium
  • Price: 1100¥/185$

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

Day 1: General Xu Great Wall

Hiking distance: 6km / 3h

Camp beside the Wall

Incl. meals: lunch, dinner

Day 1: General Xu Great Wall

Hiking distance: 5km / 2h

Camp beside the Wall

Incl. meals: breakfast

Highlights

Wild Great Wall

Authentic farmhouse meals

Upcoming trip:

Detailed Itinerary

For this trip, we depart at 1 pm and  drive about 2 hours northwest to the Hebei province.

A 1 hour hike through the brush and up  a gentle slope brings us to the Great Wall. We take a short break and prepare for a 2-hour gentle uphill hike on top of the Great Wall. There are a few parts where the wall is crumbled, so make sure to wear some sturdy boots.

General Xu Great Wall camping

General Xu Great Wall camping trip. We hike all the way to see in this view 🙂

For this trip, we depart at 1 pm and  drive about 2 hours northwest to the Hebei province.

A 1 hour hike through the brush and up  a gentle slope brings us to the Great Wall. We take a short break and prepare for a 2-hour gentle uphill hike on top of the Great Wall. There are a few parts where the wall is crumbled, so make sure to wear some sturdy boots.

The first tower we reach on the General Xu Great Wall camping trip.

The first tower we reach on the General Xu Great Wall camping trip.

The higher we get the more fantastic views we can see. On the highest point which is about 1000 meters above sea level, we will have amazing views over mountains, lakes, and miles and miles of the Great Wall.

From the start of the hike it takes us about 3 hours walk to reach our camping spot, a nice flat field right next to the Great Wall. If you still have energy you can continue hiking for a bit till the next view point where you can see the Border Defense Great Wall curling over the mountain ridges. Or… you can relax with a beer and watch the sun set while a home cooked buffet is delivered right to you tent.

Sunset at the General Xu Great Wall camping trip

Sunset at the General Xu Great Wall camping trip

The early morning sun will shine right into your tent and the smell of coffee will lure you out and our farmhouse friends will deliver our breakfast. We will pack our gear and start hiking trough the hills and fields of Hebei  for a good hour till we reach a double walled ming village. Our driver will pick us up here and bring us back to Beijing. We will be back at our Lama Temple subway meeting point around noon. Great Wall camping in style 🙂

Level 1: Easy-Medium

We rate this trip level 1 as it’s a fairly easy trail and we don’t need to carry any camping gear. Only at the start of the hike we have a good uphill part. The rest of the trail is just slightly going up and down. The second day is an easy downhill hike.  It’s a perfect trip or families with kids and people with an average physical condition will enjoy the trip as well. It is a safe trail but a few parts where we have to scramble over a broken section of the wall  so its good to wear shoes with a good grip.

Planning a trip ahead or want a private tour?