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Snow on the Great Wall at Stone Valley, Yanqing, Beijing

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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.

Hiking on a frozen river, Miyun County, 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.

Mountains in Zhagana, Gansu Province.

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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.

Spring Festival performance in Yu County, Hebei Province.

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Take a look through our trip reports section to see write-ups and
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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 General’s Tower at Jiankou
Departure date: Sunday, January 22
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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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A valley filled with snow
Departure date: Sunday, January 22
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Immortal Valley Loop

Level 4 / 400 RMB – Hike through and out of a park filled with icy falls and pools to reach a beautiful ridgeline trail with views of mountains and the Miyun Reservoir.

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Views on the Great Wall above Stone Valley
Departure date: Friday, January 27
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Stone Valley Great Wall Loop

Level 3+ / 400 RMB – Chinese New Year's Eve! Hike the Great Wall, starting from Stone Valley Village and following an line of wild wall up to a tall tower with 360° views of mountains, valleys, small villages, and a long line of wall heading high into the hills.

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Part of the ‘Big West Wall’ at Jiankou.
Departure date: Sunday, January 29
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Moyashike Valley and Jiankou’s ‘Big West’ Great Wall

Level 4+ / 420 RMB – Follow hill trails through valleys and up and over ridges on the way to the Great Wall on the west side of the Jiankou basin.

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Hikers making their way down a frozen river
Departure date: Sunday, January 29
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White River Ice Hike

Level 3 / 400 RMB – Follow a trail that crosses a frozen river in Miyun District, walking out down a long canyon and passing below cliffs on the way to the end.

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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

Monks unveiling a huge cloth thangka
Trip dates: February 8–11, 2017
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Labrang Monastery’s ‘Unveiling the Buddha’ Ceremony, Xiahe, Gansu Province

In Brief: Visit Xiahe to witness a giant Buddha tapestry being unveiled on the hillside above Labrang Monastery and to join the crowds watching the lively performances in the town square. Trip also includes hikes and walks in nearby grassland areas. From 7,990 RMB, all-inclusive

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Terraced hills covered with flowers
Trip dates: March 16–19, 2017
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Wuyuan ‘Fields of Flowers’, Jiangxi Province

In Brief: See fields of yellow flowers and ancient river towns in southern China. Cultural focus, nothing too strenuous. From 6,500 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Colourful costumes of the Zhuang ethnic group
Trip dates: April 1–5, 2017
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Guizhou: Miao and Dong culture in the mountains (5 days)

In Brief: Hike between villages and enclaves in the mountains of Guizhou Province to get a up-close look at the well-preserved rituals, traditions, and architecture of the Miao and Dong (and more) ethnic groups. From 8,500 RMB*, all-inclusive

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A person walks through the sandy dunes of the Tengger Desert
Trip dates: April 28–May 1, 2017
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Tengger Desert Lakes, Inner Mongolia

In Brief: Travel by foot and jeep through the desert, visit desert lakes, ride camels, camp in the desert, and more. From 7,560 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Huts below the Gangshika Snow Mountain
Trip dates: May 26–30, 2017
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Qinghai Lake, Kumbum Monastery, and the Gangshika Snow Mountain, Qinghai Province

In Brief: Take a hike near the shores of Qinghai Lake; join the pilgrims visiting Kumbum Monastery; camp out at high altitude on Gangshika Mountain and hike up to a glacier. From 9,500 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Clouds over the green rolling hills of the Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province
Trip dates: June 16–18, 2017
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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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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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Leading the way, since 2001

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

Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Forty photos from a fun trip in Yunnan Province, with plenty of pictures from side trips and walks.
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Hemp Village to Jinshanling Great Wall, 2016/12/28

Hemp Village to Jinshanling Great Wall, 2016/12/28

See 12 photos from a hike from Hemp Village over to the Jinshanling Great Wall.
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Christmas on the Great Wall, 2016/12/25

Christmas on the Great Wall, 2016/12/25

See 19 photos from our 2016 Christmas hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu.
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Hemp Village Gubeikou Great Wall, 2016/12/24

Hemp Village to Gubeikou Great Wall, 2016/12/24

See fifteen photos from our Christmas Eve hike from Hemp Village to the Gubeikou Great Wall.
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Beijing Hikers on the Traveller AU website, 2016/12

Beijing Hikers on the Traveller AU website, 2016/12

Traveller AU rated Beijing Hikers in the Top 10 Eco Experiences in Asia.
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Nine Eyes Tower Great Wall, 2016/12/18

Nine Eyes Tower Great Wall, 2016/12/18

See 20 photos from our hike up to Nine-Eyes Tower at the Jiankou Great Wall.
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Longquanyu Loop and Great Wall, 2016/12/19

Longquanyu Loop and Great Wall, 2016/12/17

Eleven photos from a walk around the Longquanyu Great Wall.
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