Great Wall Trekking

Gubeikou Great Wall Hike & Homestay

Hike the Great Wall at your own pace and stay overnight at a farmhouse just meters away from one of the most beautiful winding sections the Great Wall has to offer. A relax getaway from city life .

  • Key Info
  • Discounts & Inclusions
  • Hiking Distance: 10km
  • Hiking Duration: 1.5 days
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Back in Beijing: 11:00 am(next day)
  • Hike level: 2
  • Price: 1100¥/185

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

Day 1: Gubeikou Great Wall

Hiking distance: 10km / 3-4h

Incl. meals: lunch, dinner

Day 2: Gubeikou Great Wall

Hiking distance: nil

Incl. meals: breakfast

Highlights

Wild Great Wall

Authentic farmhouse meals

Upcoming trip:

Detailed Itinerary

For this Great Wall section we will drive out to the border of Beijing and Hebei 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.

Gubeikou Great Wall trek

Gubeikou Great Wall trek

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 , 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 excellent 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. .

Great Wall hike Beijing

Gubeikou Great Wall hike

Level 1:Easy-Medium

These are hikes where you need a good physical condition. Hikes marked as level 1 are the usually long day hikes or  steep uphill hike and sections where you need some balance

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