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GWC28-Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking and Camping
 
 
Meeting Time   9am
Trip Length   Two Days
Meeting Point   Exit C of Dongsishitiao subway station of line 2
Hiking Distance   Approx. 14km
Hiking Duration   6 hours
Level of Difficulty   Level 3+
Number of People   4-15
Price   1800RMB
Hiking Date  
Detailed information about this hike
Highlights of this hike:
1. A lifetime experience: see the sunrise, the sunset and the stars on the untouched authentic Great Wall;
2. Suitable for keen hikers: This is a tour package that combines both hiking and camping;
3. This hiking and camping tour covers Gubeikou wild unrestored Great Wall, the restored Jinshanling Great Wall and the unrestored Jinshanling Great Wall: an excellent chance for you to compare and contrast what the wall may have looked like when they were originally finished, and how it looks after about 600 years of exposure to the elements;
4. Awesome views for photographers: These sections of Great wall are quite popular amongst photographers with breathtaking views;
5. Fit for family with kids;
6. Chinese family visit and home-made Chinese meals;
7. Small group of maximum of 15 travelers. The group usually has 4-15 travelers;
8. No commission shopping stops.

Price and discount:
The cost is 1800RMB (about 270 US$) per person. It includes camping gears (tents, pads, sleep bags, big backpacks), transportation, entrance fees, water, three meals and guides. We give 10% discount for students, members and kids under 12’s.

Detailed itinerary:
Camping on the Great Wall of China must rank among one of the greatest experiences on this planet. Have you ever imagine to sleep on the Ming Dynasty Great Wall which was built about 600 years ago and witness sunrises and sunsets there? We can turn it into reality for you. This is a tour package that combines both hiking and camping. It is especially suitable for outdoor lovers like you. You will cherish this unique experience and it will become a special life-time memory!

Gubeikou Winding Dragon Great Wall is one of the most original parts of the Great Wall for hiking. Viewed from a distance, the Wall is like a giant dragon, curving its path over the mountain peaks whose line it follows. The tranquility at the ruins of the Great Wall is really touching. Here you will see the unspoiled Great Wall, not something like touristic walls restored to please you.

Jinshanling Great Wall is one of the best preserved parts of the Wall with many original features. As there are relatively few tourists at Jinshanling Great Wall, it is a good place to explore on foot. It is the section that foreign visitors like the most. We will pass by some watch towers and beacon towers. Built stably and elegantly, different towers have different structures and appearances.

Day 1: We will start this hike from an ancient town, following the Great Wall to trek eastward. We will walk on the Wall for about 3-4 hours, passing by some watch towers, and then we will reach the 24-Eye watch tower. From there the Wall is stopped for military area. We will follow a nice mountainous trail down to a village. We will have a late yet big lunch at a local farmer’s guest house and experience rural hospitality at its best.After a short break after lunch we will carry our camping gears, following a hillside path to our campsite. Our campsite is just by the Great Wall. From there you can see the lights at Simatai Great Wall at night.

You will find that besides the hiking partners, your travel companions will be limited to birds, bugs and all sorts of trees. You will spend a great time on the Wall, enjoying the sunset in the late afternoon, the glittering stars in the evening and the sunrise in the early morning. Get out of the hustle and bustle of the hectic city life, forget about all your works to do, breathe the ever-refreshing air, hike or meditate on the Great Wall, listen to the nature as well as yourself, relax your body, mind and soul, get connection with the tranquility of nature and the inner peace again.

Day 2: We might be woken up by the birds and the air in the morning is really fresh. If you want to see the sunrise you need wake up a bit early. After walking around and taking pictures, we will pack up our camping gears and come down the Wall. We will have a breakfast at a local guest house.

After breakfast we will walk on Jinshanling Great Wall for another 2-3 hours and come down the Great Wall from the middle part of the Jinshanling. If you are fast and very fit you can finish the whole section of Jinshanling Great Wall and come down the Wall from the Kylin Tower. And then the driver will drive us back downtown Beijing.

Bad weather plan:
We will email you 2-3 days before the camping tour to let you know about the weather condition. If there is thunder storm, heavy rain or strong wind we will cancel it or change the dates. If the weather is fine in the daytime but rainy at night, we will stay the night at a local guest house.

What to bring on this hike?
1. Comfortable hiking boots and a suitable size daypack;
2. Quick-drying dress in summer and windproof dress in autumn, raincoat; warm clothes for the evening, spare socks and underwear;
3. Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, sunglasses;
4. Snacks and energy complement;
5. Flashlight or head lamp;
6. Toilet paper and hand sanitizer;
7. Toothbrush, small towel;
8. Pocket knife, personal first-aid, mosquito killer;
9. Some medicine for diarrhea and heat stroke;
10. Entertainment: a book, cards, a bottle of drink.

What is included on this hike?
1. Camping gear (tents, pads, sleeping bags, big backpacks);
2. Air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver;
3. English-speaking hiking tour guide;
4. Entrance fees;
5. Unlimited bottled water;
6. Three meals (the first day’s lunch, dinner and the second day’s breakfast).

What is excluded on this hike?
1. Travel insurance;
2. Cable car, chairlift, toboggan (slide way) or any other additional local facilities;
3. Personal expenses.

Level of difficulty for this hike: Level 3+ (moderate level)
Before booking this hike, please read about how difficult this hike is.

Customize this hike and make a private reservation:
In addition to our regular weekly hikes, we also offer private tours. You can customize a private hike for you, your family or your friends exclusively. Just tell us what you want and we will organize a hike for you, with places, guides, transport, food, and accommodation all taken care of. You can make a private reservation on the private tour page.

Group size
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Cost (per person)
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1. A private tour is more flexible. Both extra distance and less distance are available.
2. Discounts are available for larger groups.
3. Prices are quoted in Chinese dollars.

Notes:
1. There are risks involved in outdoor activities. Please read our Risk Acknowledgment and Waiver and inform yourself before participating.

Other information about this hike:
Reviews of this hiking and camping tour
Information about Gubeikou Great Wall
Information about Jinshanling Great Wall

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