Great Wall Hiking

ChinaHiking Founders' Favourite Great Wall Sunset Hike

Hike 8km on a recent restored Wild Great Wall section with stunning views on Beijing’s highest Great Wall in the north, miles and miles of the Great Wall in the south and the Chen Castle General Tower in the east.

  • Key Info
  • Discounts & Inclusions
  • Hiking Distance: 8km
  • Hiking Duration: 1 day
  • Hike Level : 3
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Back in Beijing: 8:30-9:00 pm
  • Price: 600¥/ 99$

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

Short Itinerary

10:00 am    Gather at meeting point

10:30 am    Departure with private van

12:30 pm     Lunch at a local farmhouse

02:30 pm    Begin hiking

07:00 pm    End hiking

09:00 pm    Arrive in Beijing


Wild & restored Great Wall

Included meals

Authentic farmhouse lunch

Upcoming trip:

Detailed Itinerary

The Humpback (the wild part of Badaling) Great Wall section is located about 20km north of the famous Badaling Great Wall. It’s a 2 hour drive from our meeting point (Lama Temple subway exit B) to our lunch place, a local farmhouse with a view on the Great Wall.

After a great lunch at the farmhouse courtyard, we take a beautiful trail through the valley till we meet the Great Wall at its lowest point. From here, we start hiking to the famous steep staircases. It will take us a good hour to climb these stairs until we reach the highest point of the Humpback Great Wall and a nicely preserved watchtower. This section of the Humpback Great Wall has been partly restored and is now in perfect condition for easy hiking.

ChinaHiking Founders' Favourite Great Wall sunset trek

ChinaHiking Founders’ Favourite Great Wall sunset trek

Hiking up and down the staircases is just amazing. You will find plenty of watchtowers and the famous 180 degrees Great Wall Turn, a perfect place for pictures

ChinaHiking Founders' Favourite Great Wall sunset hike

ChinaHiking Founders’ Favourite Great Wall sunset hike

From the General Watchtower, we take a 1.5 hour trail through the forest down to the Stone Valley where our driver will be waiting for us. We should be back in Beijing at 9pm.

Level 2: Medium-Strong

A good physical condition is required for hiking in these designed trails. Hikes marked as level 2 are usually long day hikes or day hikes that include a steep uphill hike and/or trails where some balance is needed. Usually kids from age of 10 are all right with these trips.

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