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Middle Switchback Great Wall, 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.

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.

Muztagh-Ata base camp, Xinjiang.

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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.

Camping on the Great Wall Spur, Huairou, Beijing.

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Take a look through our trip reports section to see write-ups and
photo blogs from our hikes and trips—see our shots of Great Wall,
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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

Views of mountains and valleys on the Big Camp Plate trail
Departure date: Saturday, August 27
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Big Camp Plate Village and Hengling Valley

Level 4 / 400 RMB – Ramble about in the hills of Huailai, passing villages, valleys, and fields, with views of big mountains and Great Wall.

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Gubeikou Great Wall
Departure date: Saturday, August 27
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Hemp Village to Gubeikou Great Wall Extra

Level 4 / 420 RMB – Hike in to Hemp Village and then over the hills and Great Wall to Gubeikou, finishing up by the Gubeikou War Memorial.

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A view of the repaired section of the Longquanyu stretch of Great Wall
Departure date: Sunday, August 28
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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 kids cross stepping stones over a river in Intelligence Valley
Departure date: Sunday, August 28
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Intelligence Valley

Level 2 / 400 RMB – A relaxing stroll that follows a stream through a wooded valley, passing pools and sandy beaches on the way to the end.

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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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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

Snow covered mountains reflected in Lake Karakul, Xinjiang Province
Trip dates: August 23–28, 2016
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Kashgar and Lake Karakul, Xinjiang

In Brief: Explore Kashgar city; hike around Lake Karakul and in the foothills of Mt. Muztagh-Ata. From 14,630 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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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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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

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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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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Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, June 2016

Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, June 2016

A special report from our June 2016 Silk Road trip, with photos and commentary from hiking guide Abu, who is from Kashgar.
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Xiahe, Labrang Monastery, and Zhagana, Gansu Province

Xiahe, Labrang Monastery, and Zhagana, Gansu Province, September 2015

See more than 100 interesting photos from the Tibetan end of Gansu Province, taken on one of our new Explore China trips.
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Bayinbuluke Grasslands, Xinjiang, July 2016

Bayinbuluke Grasslands, Xinjiang, July 2015

Photos of mountains, rivers, grasslands and more, from a seven day trip in the Bayingolin Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture in Xinjiang.
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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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