Great Wall Camping

Jiankou Great Wall Camping

Get off the beaten path and Hike 9km on Jiankou Great Wall, passing numerous watchtowers overgrown by flowers and trees. We pitch our tents on the Great Wall or in a watchtower and stargaze around the campfire.

  • Key Info
  • Discounts & Inclusions
  • Hiking Distance: 9km
  • Hiking Duration: 1.5 days
  • Hike Level : 3
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Back in Beijing: 1 PM (next day)
  • Price: 1100¥/185$

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

Day 1: Jiankou Great Wall

Hiking distance: 7km / 4h

Camp on the Wall

Incl. meals: lunch, dinner

Day 2: Jiankou Great Wall

Hiking distance: 2km / 1h

Incl. meals: breakfast

Highlights

Wild Great Wall

Authentic farmhouse meals

Upcoming trip:

Detailed Itinerary

Jiankou Great Wall hike is stunning from the first step and the higher we get the better the views over the surrounding mountains gets.

We follow an  uphill  trail through the bush for about 1 hour until we reach the Great Wall at the second beacon tower. During this first part of this hike, we will ascend about 500 meters. Once we arrive on the Great Wall, our uphill hiking is mostly done.

Jiankou Great Wall camping in Fall

Jiankou Great Wall camping in fall

Jiankou Great Wall camping . Our first steps on the Jiankou Great Wall

Jiankou Great Wall camping . Our first steps on the Jiankou Great Wall

As the hike continues at the top of the Great Wall, we enjoy fantastic views of famous Great Wall sections known as “The Wall Bow”, “Arrow Nock” and the “Beijing Knot”. We pass 7 beacon towers on this section of the wall. The best-preserved ones are called the 5-eye watchtower and the Jade tower.

Jiankou Great Wall camping

Jiankou Great Wall camping

We pitch our tents in front of the 6th tower  and  enjoy a buffet style home cooked dinner.  At night, a small campfire will keep us warm while we watch the stars.

Great wall camping, great wall trekking

Great Wall Camping

Next day we  pack our tents and leave this beautiful place without a trace. We hike down the mountain on an easy  trail for about 1 hour and go for a strong farmhouse breakfast. Our driver will drop us at Lama Temple meeting point by 12 o’clock.   

Level 2: Medium-Strong

We rate this trip as medium strong as there is strong uphill hike on the first day and we have to carry our backpacks with the camping gear.  On a very hot day it can be a hard hike but we take plenty of breaks and never rush. Once we are on top of the Great Wall the hike is fairly. The trail is safe but we do hike some crumbled staircases so make sure to wear sturdy shoes.

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