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Hiking down from a tall tower, Yanqing County, 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.

Walking up a valley trail in Huairou 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 and terraces of rapeseed flowers in Wuyuan, Jiangxi 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.

A gate illuminated by lanterns in Yu County, Hebei Province.

Photos and Trip Reports

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,
small country villages, plus forests, rivers, mountains, and more.

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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: Saturday, February 25
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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 walk through tall, dried grass
Departure date: Saturday, February 25
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Walk Down the Pilgrims’ Trail

Level 3 / 380 RMB – Follow an old pilgrims' trail over a mountain pass, starting near the temple at Miaofengshan, and finishing up with a look at a smaller temple on the other side of the ridge.

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A stretch of Great Wall
Departure date: Sunday, February 26
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Gubeikou Great Wall Loop

Level 3 / 450 RMB – A relatively easy hike along an unrestored section of the Great Wall that grants magnificent views of the Great Wall stretching beyond the horizon in the east and west.

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A view of a tower on the Longquanyu stretch of Great Wall
Departure date: Wednesday, March 1
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Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake

Level 3+ / 450 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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Hikers inch down a steep section of Great Wall
Departure date: Thursday, March 2
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Jiankou ‘Big West’ Great Wall

Level 3 / 420 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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A view of the famous pine tree, near the highest point of the Chinese Knot
Departure date: Saturday, March 4
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Chinese Knot Great Wall

Level 4 / 420 RMB – A tough hike up and down unrestored Great Wall, peaking by the Chinese Knot, a section where three lines of Great Wall come together. Note: if you're not comfortable with making a short-but-steep climb on somewhat tricky terrain, you might not find this hike an enjoyable experience.

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Hikers on the way up to a Great Wall tower on the Huanghuacheng Great Wall
Departure date: Saturday, March 4
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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Level 3+ / 400 RMB – Walk through chestnut orchards to find a dirt trail that climbs up to the unrestored wall; follow the wall through unrestored and restored sections, making a big climb up to a lookout point high on a ridge. If you're not good with heights, there's a short section of this hike you won't like very much!

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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

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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Mountains and rivers in Xinjiang
Trip dates: June 20–25, 2017
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Bayinbuluke Grasslands, Xinjiang Province (6 days)

In Brief: Camp out overnight in the beautiful high-altitude scenery of the Bayinbuluke Grasslands in northwestern Xinjiang; see Silk Road sights, big mountains, and desert while on the road to and from the grasslands. From 16,000 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

Hemp Village and the Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/2/18

Hemp Village and the Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/2/18

Twenty-three photos from the hike from Hemp Village to Gubeikou.
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Zhuangdaokou to Moss Mountain, 2017/2/11

Zhuangdaokou to Moss Mountain, 2017/2/11

Thirty photos from the hike from Zhuangdaokou to Moss Mountain, including the detour to see a waterfall.
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Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/1/30

Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/1/30

Fifteen photos from a walk along the Gubeikou Great Wall.
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White River Ice Hike, 2017/1/29

White River Ice Hike, 2017/1/29

Ten photos from the White River Ice hike.
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Moyashike Valley and Jiankou’s ‘Big West’ Great Wall, 2017/1/29

See 30+ photos from a long hike that took us up, down, and out of shaded valleys on the way to the ‘Big West’ Great Wall at Jiankou.
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Stone Valley Great Wall, 2017/1/27

Stone Valley Great Wall, 2017/1/27

15 photos from our Chinese New Year’s Eve Great Wall hike.
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Hemp Village to Jinshanling Great Wall, 2017/1/15

Hemp Village to Jinshanling Great Wall, 2017/1/15

An unexpected snow day! See fifteen photos from our hike from Hemp Village to Jinshanling.
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Tianmen Mountain Rock Arch, 2017/1/15

Tianmen Mountain Rock Arch, 2017/1/15

20 photos from our first hike up to the big arch in the cliffs at Tianmen Mountain. Also, snow!
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