Great Wall Adventure Club is the only authorized business that is approved by the Great Wall Administration Office to offer camping on the Great Wall to all our customers. We are not like any other Tour guide company. We are unique because 100% of our focus is on the customer. To camp on the Great Wall legally, we pay a fee to the Great Wall Administration Office that allows us access to places no other companies have the authority to do so. Great Wall Adventure Club is not only the perfect guide for your Great Wall hike and camping experience but the only one.
This program is a perfect tour for the inexperienced. With this tour, you get to spend one night on the Great Wall itself. During the day, you get to experience the wild sections of the Great Wall. You will begin your hike at Gubeikou, which is very much so tourist-free part of the Great Wall that is unrestored. After a few hours of hiking, we'll cross over into Jinshanling, which features stunning scenery. As night time falls to take in the sunset and get ready for a night, you will never forget, camping on the Great Wall! As you slowly watch the sunrise over the Great Wall, we will resume our hiking onto Jinshanling until we reach the Second Valley, which is the west wing of Simatai.
My friend and I completed the 2day hiking/camping Great Wall trip in October this year. We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend this trip. Some parts of the hiking were quite challenging and I found myself very sore in the legs after, but once at the top the views of the Wall are amazing!!! We camped over night in a watch tower, which was a once in a life time opportunity. It was so quite and tranquil up there. We had a group of 6 which was just the right size. We all got along really well and it was great to meet some other travelers. We were served some delicious local cuisine at local restaurants, banquet style. These meals I have to say were some of the best meals I had on my 3 week visit to China. Very local and authentic.
Sarah Harper, Australia. Visited October 2013
At about 9:30 am, our driver will meet you at the hotel. After 2.5 on the road, we will reach the Gubeikou section of the Great Wall.
Gubeikou was one of the most important passes used to repel the Japanese back in the early 1930s. Gubeikou is a perfect section of the Great Wall for hiking and camping. This section of the Great Wall has 143 beacon towers, which all vary in size so much so, some can fit less than ten and some can fill up with as many as 100 soldiers!
Simply put, the Gubeikou sections are unique and possess many characteristics and beautiful landscapes. What you’ll feel is breathtaking; the legendary stories behind the Wall are exciting.
You will then experience a Chinese style cuisine dinner that lives locally. After some delicious food, we will sleep overnight in a watchtower on the Great Wall. All camping equipment will be provided and taken care of, so no need to worry or stress. You can then take in your surroundings while having a comfortable sleep.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner in the local restaurants
Bottled Water: Unlimited
Accommodations: Camping at Gubeikou Great Wall with a full set of camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, and mattress)
If you’re not into camping you may stay overnight in a local home inn at the base of the Great Wall. Please let us know in advance and we will be happy to make arrangements
In the summer you will be up at 5 am or 6.30 in the winter, a beautiful sunrise will be upon you. Have your camera at the ready. After indulging in a continental breakfast, you will be transferred to Jinshanling to start today's hike. It will be about 2.5-3 hours.
The Jinshanling Great Wall possesses a great opportunity to take in some fabulous views. Make sure to take your camera. You will not be disappointed! This part of the Great Wall has not been repaired since 1570. It is very remote, but it's what makes it so unique and a great chance to experience the nature and the wild parts of the wall. It is a great place to explore on foot, as there are very few tourists at the Jinshanling Great Wall. A perfect chance to take a selfie with nobody else to get in the way.
This section of the Great Wall is renowned as the "Paradise of Photographers." All publicized photos you see on significant magazines or online use this section as it's the most photogenic area. You can make all your friends jealous of your beautiful photos taken!
A famous Great Wall specialist said: "The Great Wall is the best of Chinese architecture,but Simatai is the best of the Great Wall." Built on a cliff, Simatai is extremely steep. This section of the wall is known for its legends and historical relics.
Have a gourmet lunch on us locally before returning to Beijing in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch in the local restaurants
Bottled Water: Unlimited
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