If you are a visitor to Beijing on a time limit, this tour is perfect for you to enjoy a short adventure. No early morning as this tour picks you up in the late afternoon, on the Great Wall you will get to take in the beautiful landscape where the wall runs up and down and in and out through the countryside. A night you will camp in the tower once guarded by soldiers, an experience you won’t forget! The next morning you can take all your memories as you make your way back to the city!
Great Wall Adventure Club is the only authorized service that is permitted by the Great Wall Administration to use camping on the Great Wall to all our consumers. To camp on the Great Wall surface legally, we pay a charge to the Great Wall Management Office that allows us access to places for camping.
It was a great idea to book this type of adventure. My guide was Oliver. Great guy with good knowledge of the area and history. Besides that, he was funny too. It was a great time spent together with him during these three days of hiking. I can tell that especially the third day was stressful in the beginning.
I have camera full of great pictures and had full of great memories from this adventure. We've seen many interesting things. I liked the farmer's house hotel we stayed over night. The room was clean, nicely prepared for us, clean bathroom and even draperies in the window.. Even there was a tv and Wi-Fi(!). The second night we spent in the great wall tower sleeping in the tents! That was amazing experience.
I recommend this attraction to everybody!!!
-- romanpiekosz, Chicago, Illinois on TripAdvisor
Date of Experience: June 2019
At approx. 11:30 am, we will meet you at your hotel. It will take over 2 hours to reach the Gubeikou section of the Great Wall to start your hike. Gubeikou is unique in its way as it varies in size and design. It is a long windy wall which is very steep. This view is terrific and you will get to take it all in for about 2 hours. You will also have the opportunity to watch the sunset fall over the Great Wall, a unique experience you won't want to miss! We will take a shorter route, which is easier to hike and no visitors. If you want more of a challenge, you can upgrade your hike today to walk a 4.5-hour hike from Gubeikou to Jinshanling for an extra $49/person.
A place that links the southern and northern areas of the Yanshan Range is a place known as Gubeikou. It's roughly 125 kilometers away from Beijing. Gubeikou has served as a route of strategic importance back in ancient times. It was known as the passage way to the city.
Today, Gubeikou Wall is more than 20 km and consists of four parts: Wohushan, Panlongshan, Jinshanling, and Simatai. Our tour guide will go into detail of its history when you are there in person re-living as the soldiers once did who protected the boundaries of the wall. Gubeikou was one of the most important passes used to repel the Japanese back in the early 1930's. 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 10 and some can fill up with as many as 100 soldiers!
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.
Simply put, the Gubeikou sections are very unique and possess many characteristics and beautiful landscapes. Learning about its history is breath taking, wait until you hear the legendary stories while personally been there living in the past!
After viewing the sunset Around 6 pm, we will have dinner at a local farmer's house at the base of the Great Wall. This will be a delicious local Chinese cuisine served just for you. We will then climb back on the Great Wall and set up camp for the night in one of the Great Walls towers! All camping equipment will be provided, so all you have to do is have 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
An early wakeup call at about 5:30 is to take in the beautiful sunrise over the Great Wall. After having a continental breakfast, you will return to Beijing at about 9 am.
Great Wall Adventure Club is the perfect guide for your Great Wall hiking and camping.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch in the local restaurants
Bottled Water: Unlimited
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