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Jinshanling Great Wall, Luanping, Hebei Province.

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Explore the Great Wall with us. Step off the tourist trail and hike the ‘wild’ Wall, with trips from Beijing to secluded and scenic sections of China’s old frontier.

Yunmeng Gorge, Miyun, Beijing.

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Since 2001 we’ve found and maintained more than 100 different hiking trails in the hills around Beijing. Mountains high, valleys low, rivers long … discover what Beijing is like outside the big city.

Visit the Chengqing Temple in the Alashan Desert this September 22-25.

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From Silk Road deserts to mountain paths, from ancient ruins and traditional culture in mountain villages to the stunning scenery of the Zhangye Danxia Landform—join our active trips and really explore China.

Yoga and meditation retreat at the Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province.

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Upcoming hikes and trips

Ready for a great hike? Every week we run hikes and trips to the Great Wall, hills, mountains, forests, and villages around Beijing, with a wide range of hikes that are suitable for casual walkers as well as the super-fit.


This week's hikes in Beijing

The Great Wall crossing hills and mountains in Huailai District
Departure date: Wednesday, August 31
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Zhenbiancheng Great Wall Loop Hike

Level 3+ / 400 RMB – A long hill climb takes us up on to a remote, rough, and seldom-visited stretch of unrestored Great Wall, with awesome views of the surrounding mountains. Note: the climb back down takes us down a steep and perpetually brushy section of trail, which may cause a bit of delay.

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Hikers inch down a steep section of Great Wall
Departure date: Thursday, September 1
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Jiankou ‘Big West’ Great Wall

Level 3 / 450 RMB – Follow hill trails through shaded valleys on the way up to the Great Wall on the west side of Jiankou.

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The Great Wall crossing hills and mountains in Huailai District
Departure date: Saturday, September 3
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Zhenbiancheng Great Wall and Big Camp Plate Challenge

Level 5+ / 400 RMB – One of our most challenging treks, covering a long section of wild wall in Beijing's northwest. Suited to experienced and fit hikers

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A view of a tower on the Longquanyu stretch of Great Wall
Departure date: Saturday, September 3
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Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake

Level 3+ / 420 RMB – A new take on our Longquanyu Great Wall hike, with an extra 1.5km of wall walking along a newly restored section. Follow the Great Wall through the hills to finish at the Little West Lake reservoir.

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Hiking down through a forested valley
Departure date: Sunday, September 4
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High Rise hike and Little West Lake Great Wall

Level 4+ / 420 RMB – A nice tough hike along hill trails, country lanes, and Great Wall on the way to the Walled Village.

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Looking out over the Jinshanling Great Wall
Departure date: Sunday, September 4
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Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East

Level 4 / 500 RMB – Walk from Gubeikou to Jinshanling, following stretches of restored and unrestored Great Wall and taking a detour through the pretty farmland that surrounds Hemp Village, finishing all the way over at the eastern end of Jinshanling.

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The General’s Tower at Jiankou
Departure date: Wednesday, September 7
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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall

Level 4 / 500 RMB – A tough hike that follows the Great Wall from Jiankou's General's Tower all the way over to the Mutianyu Great Wall, starting on unrestored wall and finishing on a restored section.

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Beijing Hikers operates trips to many places in China – famous scenic areas, as well as those obscure and less well-known. We take care of all the organisation, leaving you free to enjoy the scenery without stress.


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Upcoming trips around China

Autumn colours in the hills of the Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province
Trip dates: September 9–11, 2016
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Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province

In Brief: Clean and cool grasslands near the border of Hebei and Inner Mongolia: hikes, BBQ lamb, and more. From 1,710 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Mountains of Zhagana, Gansu Province
Trip dates: September 14–18, 2016
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Xiahe, Labrang Monastery, Zhagana Tibetan area, Gansu Province

In Brief: See the Labrang Monastery, Tibetan Buddhist temples, and super high mountain scenery on this trip to the largely Tibetan remote area of Gansu Province. A similar feel to Tibet, without the hassle of getting the official permit. From 8,930 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Dunes in the Alashan Desert
Trip dates: September 22–25, 2016
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Alashan Desert Lakes and Temple, Inner Mongolia

In Brief: Travel by foot, camel, and jeep through the Alashan Desert to reach a beautiful Buddhist temple deep in the dunes. Includes a night camping in the desert, plus a visit to the Western Xia Imperial Tombs. From 7,560 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Baicheng Landform
Trip dates: September 30–October 6
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Silk Road: Korla to Kashgar (7 days)

In Brief: Spend seven days on the Silk Road, heading west to Kashgar and travelling by jeep instead of camel through the vast empty areas of Xinjiang Province. From 17,910 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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The coloured hills of the Zhangye Danxia Landform
Trip dates: October 7–11, 2016
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Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu Province

In Brief: See the fantastically-coloured mountains and cliffs in an all-but unexplored area of Gansu; visit Horse Hoofprint Temple, Jiayuguan Fortress, and more. From 8,920 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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A mossy tree trunk, Five Flowers Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park
Trip dates: November 2–6, 2016
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Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong, Sichuan Province

In Brief: Visit the deservedly famous Jiuzhaigou National Park and then head on to nearby Huanglong, an equally scenic but less well-known area of still ponds and coloured rocks. From 10,320 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Trips on request

Find out how we can make it easy for you to take friends, family, students, staff, and co-workers for a day out at the Great Wall and other scenic areas in Beijing.

Recommended private trips to the Great Wall

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Gubeikou Great Wall

From 600 RMB* per person, all-inclusive – Enjoy a moderately difficult Great Wall hike on mostly unrestored ‘wild’ Great Wall, with photo opportunities for postcard-perfect shots of long stretches of wall and towers.
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Huanghuacheng Great Wall

From 550 RMB* per person, all-inclusive – A short-but-steep walk where you’ll see a mix of unrestored ‘wild’ Great Wall as well as a restored section, with superb views of Great Wall, mountains, and lakes.
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Teambuilding and corporate events

Teambuilding with a trip to the Bashang Grasslands

Reward the team and show them a good – and healthy! – time out in the countryside. We'll help you choose a hike that suits the fitness level and interest of participants, and we can arrange a giant meal of country-style cooking at one of the many countryside restaurants that we know and love.


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Beijing Hikers has been leading hikes and trips around Beijing & greater China since 2001. With us, you'll explore interesting and hard to reach places, hassle-free and friendly.
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Photos, Trip Reports, and News

Read our trip reports and get an idea of what it's like to hike with us; view collections of photos from hikes and trips; read news about Beijing Hikers.

Latest trip reports and news

Vote for Beijing Hikers in the 2016 Expat Life awards

Find out how to add your vote for Beijing Hikers in the Best Tour Operator category in the 2016 Expat Life Awards.
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Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/8/20

Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/8/20

Take a look at 20+ photos from a camping trip on the Great Wall in Yanqing County, Beijing.
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Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake, 2016/08/10

Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake, 2016/08/10

Fifteen photos from our hike along the Great Wall at Longquanyu, crossing both repaired and unrestored sections of wall.
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Switchback Great Wall camping, 2016/08

Switchback Great Wall camping, 2016/08

See 23 photos from two days up on the Great Wall, including an awesome sunrise shot.
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Middle Route of Switchback Great Wall, 2016/07/23

Middle Route of Switchback Great Wall, 2016/07/23

See 17 photos from a wild section of Great Wall in Beijing’s northwest.
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Bashang Grasslands trip, July 2016

Bashang Grasslands trip, July 2016

Photos from our July 2016 weekender at the Bashang Grasslands.
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Great Wall Spur hike, 2016/07/13

Great Wall Spur hike, 2016/07/13

Photos from a hike to the Great Wall Spur on a hot and clear day.
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1 - Beijing Hiking article in the Beijinger magazine, April 2016

Beijing Hiking article in the Beijinger magazine, July 2016

See scans of an article we wrote for the Beijinger magazine's summer 2016 issue.
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