Great Wall Camping

Beijing Oldest Great Wall - Gubeikou Great Wall Camping

This is the oldest Great Wall around Beijing, which has 1460 years of history. On this 10km family friendly Great Wall camping trip, we follow the Great Wall as it winds through the landscape on top of the mountain ridge. The camping spot is surrounded by the Great Wall from 3 sides and the scenery is just stunning.

  • Key Info
  • Discounts & Inclusions
  • Hiking Distance: 10km
  • Hiking Duration: 1.5 days
  • Hike Level : 2
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Back in Beijing: 12:00 pm
  • 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

Camp right next to the Wall

Incl. meals: lunch, dinner

Day 2: Gubeikou Great Wall

Hiking distance: nil

Incl. meals: breakfast


Wild & restored Great Wall

Super scenic campsite

Only need to carry camping gears for 15 mins to the campsite

Authentic farmhouse meals

Upcoming trip:

Detailed Itinerary

For this Great Wall section, we will drive to the border of the 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 nice countryside lunch. After lunch, we will follow a small trail for about 45-minute hike in the fields and walk through the forest and climb up the hills until we arrive at the highest Great Wall watchtower of the Gubeikou Great Wall.

 Great wall camping / Great wall trekking

Gubeikou Great Wall Camping

This view from the General Tower is the first highlight of the day, the view looks like a paint that shows 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.

Gubeikou Great Wall trek

Gubeikou Great Wall trek

.From this watchtower, we will walk on top of the Great Wall for about 3 hours, passing numerous watchtowers and beacon towers till we reach the camping spot. The Great Wall and its famous towers are very well preserved and are still in its original state. There will be plenty of time for breaks and pictures at excellent viewpoints. From the rooftop of the last watchtower of our hike, we will be able to see our camping spot. A nice flat grass field next to and surrounded by the Great Wall. From a view on 2 sections of the Great Wall, we can watch the sunset while enjoying a nicely cooked dinner and glass of wine.   After breakfast in the next day, we will have a short hike down the Wall into the valley where our driver will be waiting for us. You will treasure the memories you created on the Great Wall for a long time. Around 12:30pm we will arrive back at our meeting point.

Gubeikou Great Wall hiking, Great wall camping

Gubeikou Great Wall Camping

Level 1: Easy – Medium

3-4 hours hiking trips with a few climbs and trails might be slippery at times. An average physical condition is required. Usually kids older than 6 are all right with these hikes. When camping trips are marked as level 1, you don’t need to carry your camping gear throughout the hike. You only need to carry for 15 minutes to the campsite.

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