Happy Hiking Christmas!

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!

See the report and 100+ 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

A view from the hills behind Flower Wood village
Departure date: Saturday, December 20
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Hillwalking Challenge: Flower Wood to the Silver Pagodas

Level 4+ / 380 RMB – A long ramble through the hills of Huairou District, finishing with a big climb up to the top of the mountain behind the site of the Silver Pagodas.

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Towers on the ridgeline on the wild Great Wall on the way to the Little West Lake
Departure date: Saturday, December 20
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Great Wall: Walled Village to the Little West Lake

Level 3 / 400 RMB – Begin with a stroll through chestnut orchards on the way to the Great Wall, then follow the wall up along a big ridge, finishing up with stunning views of the Little West Lake.

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A donkey carrying branches cut for firewood
Departure date: Sunday, December 21
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Auspicious Village to Huanghuacheng

Level 3 / 380 RMB – Follow easy hill trails from village to village, getting a good look at the life of Beijing's rural residents.

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The General’s Tower at Jiankou
Departure date: Thursday, December 25
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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Christmas hike

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. Post-hike Christmas meal and dumpling-making contest!

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Hikers on the Great Wall, heading for a high tower
Departure date: Saturday, December 27
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Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall Christmas Hike

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. Post-hike Christmas meal and dumpling-making contest!

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View the full schedule of hikes in Beijing »

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.


See all the trips around China

Upcoming trips around China

We've finished all our long distance trips for 2013. Interested in the 2014 long distance trip schedule? Get in touch, and we'll send you an email when it's on the website!


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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

Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu Province, 2014/10

Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu Province, 2014/10

Photos from a five-day trip in Gansu Province, featuring the Zhangye Danxia Landform, Buddhist Silk Road sights, and the fortress at Jiayuguan.
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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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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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Beijing Hikers: voted Beijing’s Best Tour Company, September 2014

Beijing Hikers: voted Beijing’s Best Tour Company, September 2014

We won an award for being Beijing’s best tour company!
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Ming Village overnight, September 2014

Ming Village overnight, September 2014

Photos from a weekender out in the mountains on Beijing’s west side, including shots from one of our favourite long hikes.
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Beijing Hikers: Family-tested in City Weekend magazine, September 2014

Beijing Hikers: Family-tested in City Weekend magazine, September 2014

Beijing Hikers reviewed in City Weekend magazine's family section.
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