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Great Wall camping in Beijing

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Photos from our Great Wall camping trips

Setting up camp on the Great Wall

Set up camp on the Great Wall

Interested to see what it's like on one of our Great Wall camping trips? Read through a selection of our trip reports.

Great Wall Spur camping, 2016/4/16

Great Wall Spur camping, 2016/4/16

We headed out to Huairou District to go camping on the Great Wall, and this time we made it one of the type of trips where you need to carry all the gear yourself.

Click through to see photos of the Great Wall and our camping team.

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Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

With the temperatures warming up a little earlier this year we thought it was time to start our camping trips again.

The temperatures dipped in the week before the trip, and we were a little concerned it was going to be freezing up on the wall.

Click through to see photos from the camping trip – Great Wall, the sunset, sunrise, and more!

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Great Wall Spur Camping trip, May 2015

Great Wall Spur Camping trip, May 2015

Photos from our May holiday camping trip at the Great Wall Spur. Click through to see shots of villages, green hills, Great Wall, and our campsite!

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Big Camp Plate camping trip, August 2014

Big Camp Plate camping trip, August 2014

Big Camp Plate is the name of a tiny village in Hebei Province, and it’s surrounded by a loop of old Great Wall – great for hiking, with some superb views from high up in the mountains.

Click through to see photos of the hikers, the Great Wall, and our little campsite!

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Great Wall Spur Camping, July 2014

Great Wall Spur Camping, July 2014

The Great Wall camping trips we’ve been doing this summer have been popular and superb fun, and our Great Wall Spur camping trip was no exception – very fun, but very hot!

We camped on a lovely section of wall between a tower and a rising ridge, and enjoyed a big BBQ while we waited for sunset.

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Camping at the Gubeikou Great Wall, May 2014

Camping at the Gubeikou Great Wall, May 2014

The Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall hike can be easily done in one day, but it’s also fun to take it more slowly. We took two days to do it, camping overnight at a nice spot right beside the Great Wall.

We took a few photos along the way; click through for a look!

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Middle Switchback Great Wall camping trip, April 26-27, 2014

Middle Switchback Great Wall camping trip, April 26-27, 2014

In late April we did a two-day trip on which we set up camp on an unrestored section of the Great Wall that we call the Switchback. Click through to see nine photos of the Great Wall, our campsite, and happy hikers.

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It was a windy day

Big Camp Plate Great Wall, 2012/04/11

Our Big Camp Plate Great Wall hike takes us over Beijing’s border and into the hills of Hebei Province. We walked a section of Great Wall that loops around the village of Big Camp Plate, and as we were walking through the village on the way back to the bus we were invited in for a look at one of the little houses – click through to see photos of the Great Wall, hikers, and what was cooking in the village house.

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Campsite in the mountains

Hiking photos - Yanqing Great Wall Camping, June 2010

This backpacking trip along the Great Wall took us into Hebei Province, where we followed the Wall between Big Camp Plate Village and Chenjiapu Village. We carried all of our food and gear, including tents, sleeping bags, clothes, and stoves, on our backs for the two-day trip. Click through to see some photos!

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Hikes in Beijing

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Departure date: Saturday, November 25
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Hillwalking Challenge: Flower Wood to East Water Valley

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Departure date: Saturday, November 25
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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall

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Departure date: Sunday, November 26
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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall

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Departure date: Sunday, November 26
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Tomb Raiders and the Sacred Way

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Departure date: Wednesday, November 29
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Stone Valley Great Wall Loop

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Departure date: Thursday, November 30
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Great Wall: Nine-Eyes Tower

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Departure date: Saturday, December 2
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Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East

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Departure date: Saturday, December 2
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Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake

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Departure date: Sunday, December 3
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Little West Lake and Huanghuacheng Great Wall

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Departure date: Wednesday, December 6
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Great Wall Spur

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Departure date: Saturday, December 9
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Switchback Great Wall

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Departure date: Saturday, December 9
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Gubeikou Great Wall Loop

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Departure date: Sunday, December 10
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Walk Down The Incense Trail to Dajue Temple

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Departure date: Sunday, December 10
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Stone Valley Great Wall Loop

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Departure date: Wednesday, December 13
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Hemp Village to Jinshanling Great Wall East

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Departure date: Saturday, December 16
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Longevity Village to the Ming Tombs (Route Two)

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Departure date: Saturday, December 16
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Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake

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Departure date: Sunday, December 17
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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall

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Departure date: Wednesday, December 20
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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall

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Departure date: Saturday, December 23
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Great Wall Spur

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Departure date: Sunday, December 24
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Christmas Eve on the Great Wall: Hemp Village to Gubeikou

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Departure date: Wednesday, December 27
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Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake

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Departure date: Saturday, December 30
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Longquanyu Loop and Great Wall

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Departure date: Sunday, December 31
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Immortal Valley Loop

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Departure date: Sunday, December 31
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Sunset over the Huanghuacheng Great Wall

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Departure date: Monday, January 1
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Gubeikou Great Wall Loop

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Bridges and pagodas in Lijiang’s Black Dragon Pool park
Trip dates: November 22–26, 2017

Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province

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The colourful mountains of the Lanzhou Danxia Landform
Trip dates: November 24–26 (Fri–Sun)

Lanzhou Danxia Landform, Yellow River Stone Forest, and Bingling Temple, Gansu Province (3 days)

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The colourful mountains of the Lanzhou Danxia Landform
Trip dates: December 8–10 (Fri–Sun)

Lanzhou Danxia Landform, Yellow River Stone Forest, and Bingling Temple, Gansu Province (3 days)

In Brief: Head out to Gansu Province for a three-day trip that features hikes and walks around three scenic spots near Lanzhou.

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Explore China

See more of China on a multi-day trip—travel to famous scenic areas, or choose to visit somewhere obscure and less well-known.

Upcoming trips

Bridges and pagodas in Lijiang’s Black Dragon Pool park
Trip dates: November 22–26, 2017

Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province

In Brief: See the highlights of Lijiang and Shangri-La: cobbled streets and watercourses of ancient towns, Naxi and Tibetan culture, plus amazing views of snow-capped mountains. Cultural focus, nothing too strenuous.

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The colourful mountains of the Lanzhou Danxia Landform
Trip dates: November 24–26 (Fri–Sun)

Lanzhou Danxia Landform, Yellow River Stone Forest, and Bingling Temple, Gansu Province (3 days)

In Brief: Head out to Gansu Province for a three-day trip that features hikes and walks around three scenic spots near Lanzhou.

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The colourful mountains of the Lanzhou Danxia Landform
Trip dates: December 8–10 (Fri–Sun)

Lanzhou Danxia Landform, Yellow River Stone Forest, and Bingling Temple, Gansu Province (3 days)

In Brief: Head out to Gansu Province for a three-day trip that features hikes and walks around three scenic spots near Lanzhou.

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