Hiking and sleeping on the Great Wall of China is a unique and memorable experience! This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I will always cherish and recommend to future travelers to Beijing. We made many new friends, but still had our own personal experience while hiking on the Wall. We did not encounter any other people or tourist groups while on our hike/overnight, so it really was a special trip. It has been my favorite travel event yet.
After meeting at the China Culture Center in Beijing, two wonderful guides will take you by bus three hours to the starting point of the hike. You will only need to wear proper running/hiking shoes, carry your own water, warm clothes for the evening, and they will take care of the rest. Do not forget your camera! Since this is an overnight trip you will still have plenty of time to visit the other highlights of Beijing.
The China Cultural Center also offers a number of local tours, within the city of Beijing.