For Great Experiences

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.

See more of Beijing

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.

Explore China

From Silk Road deserts to mountain paths, from ancient ruins to traditional culture in mountain villages, join our active trips and really explore China.

Beijing Hikers' 13th Birthday Hiking Festival

Saturday, October 25, 2014

We celebrated our 13th birthday
with a big hiking festival!

The festival was amazing fun, with beautiful weather and a big crew of keen hikers completing hikes of 7.5km, 16km, and 24.5km.

Now see all the photos!

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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 Great Wall and mountains, near the high point of the Switchback Great Wall
Departure date: Saturday, January 31
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Switchback Great Wall

Level 4 / 400 RMB – A tough Great Wall hike over tricky terrain in a remote area of northwest Beijing, with a lot of ups and downs on the way to the end. Note: this route features steep descents on loose footing—if you’re not good with heights and balancing, you will not enjoy this hike.

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Hikers making their way down a frozen river
Departure date: Saturday, January 31
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White River Ice Hike

Level 3 / 360 RMB – Follow a trail down and over a frozen river in Miyun District, walking down a long canyon and passing below cliffs on the way to the end.

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A view from the hills above a small village
Departure date: Sunday, February 1
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War Tunnels and Yajishan Temple Loop

Level 4 / 400 RMB – A long walk through the Pinggu District countryside, starting with a look at a restored tunnel warfare site, and finishing with the steep stairclimb to see the temples at Yajishan.

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A hiker using binoculars to get a closer look at a stretch of Great Wall
Departure date: Sunday, February 1
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Jiankou ‘Big West’ Great Wall

Level 3 / 360 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 General’s Tower at Jiankou
Departure date: Wednesday, February 4
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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall

Level 4 / 450 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

Terraced hills covered with flowers
Trip dates: March 26–29, 2015
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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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A cluster of three tulou buildings, deep in the hills of Fujian
Trip dates: April 3–6, 2015
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Hakka Tulou Clusters and Xiamen, Fujian Province

In Brief: Two days deep in the mountains of Fujian to explore the Hakka tulou buildings, plus the highlights of Xiamen including Gulangyu Island. From 7,600 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Colourful costumes of the Zhuang ethnic group
Trip dates: April 15–19, 2015
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Guizhou: Miao and Dong culture in the mountains (5 days)

In Brief: Hike between tiny villages 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 ethnic groups. From 8,170 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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A person walks through the sandy dunes of the Tengger Desert
Trip dates: April 30–May 3, 2015
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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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A person walks through the sandy dunes of the Tengger Desert
Trip dates: May 27–31, 2015
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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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Clouds over the green rolling hills of the Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province
Trip dates: June 19–21, 2015
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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 550 RMB, all-inclusive – 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. Warning – if you’re not good with heights, you might not enjoy sections of this hike.
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Huanghuacheng Great Wall

From 550 RMB, all-inclusive – Choose an easier or more difficult option on the Great Wall in the Huanghuacheng area – take a longer walk that follows steep stretches of Great Wall, or make the wall a mid-walk detour on an easier stroll through the countryside.
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Teambuilding and corporate events

Teambuilding with a collage on the Great Wall

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

Changyucheng Countryside Opera Performance, 2014/09/21

Changyucheng Walled Village hike and Countryside Opera Performance, 2014/09/21

Photos from a hike around an old walled village in the hills of Yanqing and a special performance of Chinese opera by the village troupe.
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Gubeikou Great Wall to Jinshanling Great Wall

Great Wall Christmas 2014 - Gubeikou Great Wall to Jinshanling Great Wall

Photos from a hike along the Great Wall from Gubeikou to Jinshanling.
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Great Wall Christmas 2014 - Jiankou to Mutianyu

Great Wall Christmas 2014 - Jiankou to Mutianyu

Photos from our Christmas Day hike from Jiankou to the Mutianyu Great Wall.
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City Weekend magazine Christmas extravaganza, 2014/12

City Weekend Magazine Christmas Gift Extravaganza

Win 1,700 RMB of hiking vouchers in the City Weekend magazine Christmas Gift Extravaganza.
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Zhenbiancheng Great Wall loop hike, 2014/11/8

Photos of rough and rugged Great Wall under a beautiful ‘APEC blue’ sky.
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Yajishan Taoist Temples hike, 2014/10

Yajishan Taoist Temples teampbuilding trip, 2014/10

Photos from a special teambuilding trip to the temples at Yajishan, Pinggu District, Beijing.
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Beijing Hikers: Sports Tested in City Weekend magazine, November 2014

Beijing Hikers: Sports Tested in City Weekend magazine, November 2014

Beijing Hikers reviewed in City Weekend magazine's sports section.
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Beijing Hikers 13th Birthday hiking festival, October 2014

Hike Festival Photos: Beijing Hikers 13th Birthday hiking festival, October 2014

A report from our 13th Birthday Hiking Festival, accompanied by more than 100 photos.
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