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Explore Full Beauty of the Great Wall


Hiking on the Great Wall, especially those unrestored isolated sections, is a terrific adventure, while camping on the Great Wall is the unparalleled experience once in a lifetime. In this 2 Days Great Wall Hiking and Camping tour, you will follow the most famous hiking trail of Mutianyu to see how the Great Wall snaking its way along the ridges of towering peaks in Day 1. In the evening of Day 1, you will camp in a watchtower on the Gubeikou Section of Great Wall, as ancient Chinese warriors did hundreds years ago. In Day 2, you will hike from Gubeikou to Jinshanling Section of Great Wall, which is a quite enjoyable trail with picturesque surrounding sceneries.

Highlights of this tour

  • Get accompanied by experienced knowledgeable local hiking guide, and enjoy comfortable and fast private transfer;
  • Get vowed for the marvel of human power as you roam leisurely on Mutianyu Great Wall which is most popular among foreign tourists;
  • Gaze at the shooting starts and enjoy a peaceful night during your camping in a watchtower of Gubeikou Section of Great Wall which was the site for over 130 ancient battles;
  • Enjoy a leisure hike on Jinshanling Great Wall which is believed as the most beautiful section of Great Wall;
  • Necessary camping gears are provided, including tents, sleeping bags, etc.

Basic Trip Information

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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Beijing / Mutianyu / Gubeikou / Jinshanling / Beijing
Travel Length:
2 Days and 1 Night
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You, your family, friends or group
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Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Beijing - Mutianyu Great Wall - Gubeikou (L)

This morning, you will drive about 70km (about 1.5 h) to witness one of the Seven Wonders of the World - Great Wall. The less-crowded Mutianyu, a well-preserved segment of Great Wall built in the Ming Dynasty, lives up to all of your nice expectations. You'll take a cable car to ascend the Great Wall, then hike the most beautiful and interesting part of Mutianyu. It's a wonderful experience to climb up its rising towers to enjoy scenic views and take brag-worthy photos of the wall wriggling along mountain ridges. After the exciting time, descend Mutianyu Great Wall. You have 3 choices to come down: 1.Cable car 2.Walking 3.Toboggan run. (Note: If energy permits, you can hike up or down which takes about 40 minutes to climb steps. Please tell your likes to your travel consultant.)

Lastly, drive to about 1.5 hours to Gubekou Village. Tonight, you will camp in the Haowang Tower on the Gubekou section of the Great Wall for overnight. We will provide necessary camping gears, including tents, sleeping bags, etc.

Joel's family visited Mutianyu Great Wall with China Discovery
Day 2 Hike from Gubeikou to Jinshanling - Beijing (B,L)

Hiking length: 6 km (3.7 miles) / 4 hours

Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the beautiful sunrise on the Gubeikou Section of Great Wall. After sunrise, have a picnic breakfast at the camping site, then start today's hike. 

Gubekou is one of the strategic sections of Great Wall. It was constructed to protect Beijing from northern Mongol tribes’ invasions and guard an important pass into Beijing. There were over 130 battles taken place here in the ancient time. Currently its walls and towers are wild and unrestored, which is a nice contrast to Mutianyu, Juyongguan and Badaling. You will hike about 1 hour via 10 towers to reach the reach 24-Eyes Window Tower. The hindward section of Gubekou Great Wall is a prohibited military zone, so you will need to bypass the area along a bushy mountain path to get to Jinshanling Great WallThis section of Great Wall is believed as the best essence of all sections of Great Wall, also the paradise for great wall hiking lovers. It is one of the best preserved sections of Great Wall which is featured in steep mountains, ornate and dense towers. You will pass through Taochunkou Pass, West Five - Window Tower, Zhuanduokou Pass, etc. About 7 towers with about 1 hour hike on Jinshanling section, come down from Zhuanduokou Pass. 

Lastly, drive back to Beijing. Tour ends.

Franck from France visited Gubeikou Great Wall in October 2019 Jinshanling Great Wall Taken by Our Guest Roger
Useful Great Wall Hiking Tips to Know

1) You'd better wear hiking boots and clothings, and bring trekking sticks, backpack, sun-glasses, sunscreen, snacks, gloves for this hiking tour;

2) Traveler who is not fit or having arthritis, heart disease, hypertension, asthma are not recommended to take this hiking;

3) Kids less than 3 years old and travellers over 80 years old are not recommended to take this hiking;

4) You'd better not wear short pants because some paths are bushy;

5) Please go to toilet at the entrance of the wall before the hiking because there is no toilet on the Wall. Toilet paper should be brought by yourself;

6) This hiking is not available during rainy days, snowy days and strong-wind days, etc.

Jinshanling Great Wall Taken by Our Guest Delma

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