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Sleep in a watchtower in the battlefield Gubeikou and catch the beauty of Jiankou.


2A: Classic Camping (altered)
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2BH: Sunset & Sunrise Overnight
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This is our most requested self-guided camping program.  It meansbig saving and freedom of departure date. Great for those who book this tour for economic reason or want more privacy. Please fill out the form below to request for a quote.


Group Size USD p.p.
1 529
2 339
3 319
4 319
5 319
6 269
7 269
8 269



* Personal transfers from and to hotel
* Entry fees to the Great Wall

* One lunch, one dinner and one breakfast
* The privilege of camping on the Great Wall and exclusive access to the camping watch tower
* All necessary camping gears such as tents & bags
* Quality vehicle, professional driver and Chinese-speaking local support staff at the Great Wall
* Free membership card
* A credit of RMB50 when you reserve the next tour with us

Guaranteed no detours to

shops or markets, etc.

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Day 1: Gubeikou on Google Earth.

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Day 2: Jiankou on Google Earth.

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If you currently don’t have travel insurance then you will be required to purchase our PICC (People's Insurance Company of China) travel and accidental insurance.
The fee will be $12.99 per person, and will cover the duration of your hiking/camping/trekking in order to ensure that you are comprehensively protected if injured.

For more information about our travel insurance policy please see our insurance page.




At the Great Wall Adventure Club, we only use quality vehicles such as VW Passat and Buick Minivan for your safety and comfortable trip!


















Gubeikou-Camping-Jiankou Hiking and Camping Bundle

Route 2XR: Two-day Overnight Camping & Hiking to the Great Wall
from the famous battlefield Gubeikou to Jiankou with Our Local Suppot Staff

*Ranked by the quantity of signups of all 2-day hiking routes.


Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting. -Napoleon Hill

See this thrilling route on the map .


The outdoorsman: Stay overnight on the Great Wall of China


"When people come to the Great Wall of China, they want to explore the history and see why it was built. A day trip to the tourist sites won’t achieve that, but a sleepover on one of the world’s most storied ruins certainly will. The Great Wall Adventure Club organizes trips to sleep in a watchtower where soldiers were formerly garrisoned. When night falls, the only thing above is the stars, while the incredible land of the surrounding hills is absolutely silent ... " (June 11, 2012)



Guaranteed camping in an ancient watch tower!


A few agents claim they can do so but that's not true. What they usually mean is that they may take you to the foot of the Great Wall to camp on the ground or to sleep at a guesthouse. Not us. For each participant (even children), we must pay a hefty relic preserving fee to the Great Wall administration office. This fee allows for you to camp on the Great Wall, hence why the price for this program is higher than most. Great Wall Adventure Club (GWAC) is the only company officially approved by the Great Wall Administration Office to offer camping for international guests. This is what sets us apart from other operators.

Farmotel Overnight

If you are not very keen about camping and prefer sleeping in one of our certified Great Wall farmotels,




Once-in-a-life experience of sleeping on the Great Wall, which only ancient warriors could do in history. You'll camp on a watchtower surrounded by the Wall on the mountain!

Hike through the part of the Great Wall at Gubeikou that was effectively used as the battlefield in 1933 when Chinese army fought against Japanese invasion. In the four-month-long battles, over 5,000 Japanese soldiers were killed while 9,000 Chinese soldiers died.

See the really wild and unrestored parts of the Great Wall at Jiankou and get wowed for the marvels of human power.

Tour the four best places for a serious Great Wall enthusiast with terrific scenery and offers great opportunities for photographers.

All necessary camping gears such as tents, pads & bags are provided.


Our Great Wall camping tour from Gubeikou to Jiankou with the Club's local support staff has been designed for the trekking and camping enthusiast and for anyone that wants to fully experience the mystery and excitement of the Great Wall. With the assistance from our local support staff, you are in the right hand for a successful trekking and camping experience.


Gubeikou and Jiankou both feature dramatic “wild wall” along with great views of the wall twisting and curving over the countryside. Now you can walk and camp here with a very affordable service!




Day-by-day Hiking Itinerary

(B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)

Day 1 Hike: Gubeikou Battlefiled Trekking (D.  4.5-5 hours of hiking)



We will pick you up at about 9:30 am from your hotel, and drive directly to the Gubeikou section of the Great Wall, where we will begin our two-day hike on the wall. It is a 2.5-hour-long drive because Gubeikou is in another province called Hebei adjacent to Beijing.


Today we will hike for around 10 km/6 miles. Gubeikou is covered with over 140 watchtowers, all differing in size and design. From the wall here you will be able to witness how the wall twists and winds along the steep mountain ranges. This is as dramatic a view on the Great Wall as you’ll find. If the weather is clear, you will be able to see the shimmering blue lake of the Miyun Reservoir. Your main challenge today will be to cover some 28 watchtowers over old brick-made steps! Step back in time here and drink n history of this remote and beautiful section of the Great Wall.


As we descend from the Great Wall we trek  through remote villages and farms at the end of today's challenge. You will arrive in a farmotel where you will be treated with a gorgeous Chinese countryside style dinner served by a local housewife. You can see our logo at the motel entrance.



After the meal, we'll take a break. Then, before it gets dark, we'll go up to the mountain and sleep overnight in a watch tower.  We'll prepare the necessary camping facilities such as sleeping bags so you don't have to bring anything but yourself. Here it is the sound sleeper's paradise - let the mountain valley and the Great Wall echo your snoring sound!


Day 2 Hike: Majestic Jiankou Trekking (B, L. 4 hours of hiking)

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First thing to do today is to watch the magnificent sunrise in early morning. After a brief breakfast, we'll drive to Jiankou and start hiking for four hours here. The Great Wall at Jiankou is located in the district of Huairou, about 80km/50 northeast of Beijing. You'll get to a village called Xizaizhi at the bottom of Jiankou Great Wall. In order to hike on Jiankou, first we have to climb up a path for about 60 minutes to reach the Great Wall. Our hike today will take about 4 hours and will cover 10km/ 6 miles.

The Jiankou section is known for its ruggedness and wild beauty, and you will be in awe of the marvelous views it affords. As soon as we reach Jiankou we will see a deserted watchtower that gives you a panoramic view of the entire valley. In the early morning the view is priceless with its morning fog. This section of the wall is not well known by tourists, although if you see a picture of the Great Wall from exotic traveling magazines, chances are it is from Jiankou. This is the pinnacle of exotic Great Wall scenery.

This part of the wall is often empty, so you will have some peace and serenity on your hike today. Another highlight of Jiankou is the enemy observation tower known as, "Ying Fei Dao Yang", so named because this watchtower was erected on the highest peak in the area, and eagles and hawks often perch on it. Although the majestic wall is slowly being conquered by small trees and brambles, but the view from the top is still stunning!

It is about the lunch time after you finish the hike at Jiankou. You will be treated with a gourmet lunch before you head back to Beijing. It will be before 4 pm to arrive at your hotel.

One more thing to do for a complete Beijing adventure: Group tour to The Forbidden City and Imperial Winter Palace

Compared with China’s other megacities, Beijing is still a traditionalist at heart, so delve into the shops, galleries and restaurants in the city’s old, alleyway-threaded hutong neighborhoods. - New York Times, 2015

If you have an extra free day in Beijing, why not visit some iconic landmarks of Beijing?. Great Wall Adventure Club picks Beijing's must-see's if you have a tight schedule besides the adventure to the Great Wall. Being the capital of many dynasties in the history, Beijing has much to offer. No matter how you are busy, you shouldn't miss the Forbidden City. You can see the program details in our Beijing group tour page. Great Wall adventure guests will receive discounts for both the private tour and group tour.


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