3 Days Great Walls Hiking and Camping Tour: Jiankou, Mutianyu, Gubeikou, and Jinshanling Great Wall

During this 3 days tour, we will have an exciting hiking experience from Jiankou Great Wall to Mutianyu Great Wall, and Gubeikou Great Wall to Jinshanling Great Wall. We will camping in the Haowanglou Tower on Gubeikou Great Wall, enjoy gorgeous sunrise on the Gubeikou Great Wall, hike on the steepest great wall in Beijing, visit the longest wall in China, and explore Jinshanling Great Wall which is one of the UNESO Heritage site.

Highlight

  • Exciting hiking tour on various sections of Great Wall
  • Climbing the steepest great wall in Beijing, Jiankou Great Wall
  • Climb to the highest tower on the Jiankou Great Wall, Zhengbeilou Tower
  • Explore UNESO Heritage site, Jinshanling Great Wall
  • Enjoy gorgeous sunrise on the Gubeikou Great Wall
  • Camping in the Haowanglou Tower on Gubeikou Great Wall

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Jiankou Great Wall – Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Day 2: Gubeikou Great Wall – Jinshanling Great Wall
  • Day 3: Jinshanling Great Wall

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing City Tour:

Sightseeing and Activities: Jiankou Great Wall; Mutianyu Great Wall; Camping in the Haowanglou Tower
Accommodation:
Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Your tour guide will pick you up at the hotel in the morning (7:00 am in summer and autumn; 8:00 am in spring and winter, if you would like to watch the sunset on the great wall, the departure time will be delayed accordingly), it takes about 2.5 hours to the Jiankou Great Wall.

We start the hike from Xizhaizi village, you will experience the best unrestored wild Great Wall. Firstly, your guide takes you to Zhengbeilou Tower (the highest tower on Jiankou Great Wall) which takes about 1 hour by walking through the mountain path. Later, you will take a ladder up to Zhengbeilou Tower, which features some amazing ruins and scenes of rustic beauty. Midway through the hike to Mutianyu Great Wall, you will cross the mountain. You will pass about 17 towers (about 8 towers on Jiankou section and about 9 towers on Mutianyu section) with about 3 hours for the whole hiking on the Great Wall. So you could enjoy the beauty of both section of the wall – natural and well-preserved wall. Finally, you have 3 choices to come down: 1.Cable car 2.Walk way 3.Tabbogan.

Hike level is about 4.

The whole hiking tour takes about 4hours and 10 km (6 mils).

Then the guide and driver take you to have lunch. After lunch, drive to Gubeikou village.

Sleep in Haowanglou Tower on Gubeikou Great Wall for overnight.

We’ll prepare the necessary camping facilities such as tents, sleeping bags, etc. You don’t need to prepare anything for the camping.

Note: If you would like to watch the sunset on the great wall, please let us to know when you book this tour.

Day 2 Beijing City Tour:

Sightseeing and Activities: Gubeikou Great Wall; Jinshanling Great Wall
Accommodation:
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Wake up early in the morning to watch the sunrise on the Gubeikou Great Wall. Then back to the inn have breakfast. After breakfast, we start the tour.

We start the hike from Gubeikou Great Wall, you will hike about 11 towers and reach 24- Window Tower which takes about 1 hour. 24 – Window Tower is the end of Gubeikou section for this hiking tour. As some part of the Gubeikou Great Wall belongs to the army, so we should come down from 24 – Window Tower and go cross the bushes, which takes about 1.5 hours to cross the mountain. Then you will arrive at the Jinshanling Great Wall. Jinshanling Great Wall is a UNESO Heritage site and has most magnificent scenery around the wall. 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.

Hike level is about 4.

The whole hiking tour takes about 4hours and 10 km (6 mils).

Then the guide and driver take you to have lunch. After lunch, transfer back to Gubeikou village.

Stay at local inn in Gubeikou village for overnight.

Day 3 Beijing City Tour:

Sightseeing and Activities: Jinshanling Great Wall
Accommodation:
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Wake up early in the morning to watch the sunrise on the Gubeikou Great Wall. Then back to the inn have breakfast. After breakfast, drive to Jinshanling Great Wall.

You could climb up to the great wall or you could take cable car up to the great wall. We suggest you climb up to the great wall as this section is easy to hike. We start the hike from Zhuanduokou Pass, you will hike over 15 watch towers (about 5 km) and arrive at East Five – Window Tower which takes about 4 hours, come down from the East Five – Window Tower. Or you could just hike about 4 km and arrive at Houchuankou Pass which takes about 3 hours, come down from the Houchuankou Pass.

Hike level is about 3.

Then the guide and driver take you to have lunch. After lunch, transfer back to your hotel in Beijing downtown.

Service Included

  • Meal as listed in the itinerary (Lunch).
  • Accommodation.
  • Private transfer service between hotel and Great Wall.
  • Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary.
  • English-speaking tour guide service.
  • Mineral water

Service Excluded

  • Airfare, tax and fuel surcharge.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to guide and driver as your wish. (Based on the well-done job of the guide and driver).
  • Personal expenses.
  • The electrinic car & cable car.

Note:

The quotation is different for China Public Holidays. For instance, Chinese Spring Festival,Tomb-sweeping Festival, Labor Day, Dragon-boat Festival, Mid-autumn Festival, China National Day, etc.

Important Notice:
1.Please take Hiking boots, sticks or trekking sticks, backpack, sun-glasses, sunscreen, snacks, camera for this hiking tour.
2. The traveler whose body is not fit for the hiking such as arthritis, heart disease, hypertension, asthma, and the traveler who are drunk are not recommended to take this tour.
3. Don’t take baby less than 3 years old for this tour, and the traveler who are more than 80 years old are not recommended to take this tour.
4. Do not wear short pants.
5. Please go to toilet at the entrance of the wall before the hiking, there is no toilet on the Wall. Please carry toilet paper by yourself always.
6. This tour is not available under the following weather condition: Rain, Snow, Strong Wind, etc.