The Great Wall at Gubeikou, Miyun 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.

Chestnut orchards near Huanghuacheng, Huairou District, 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.

Huts below the glacier of Gangshika Mountain, Qinghai 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.

The Earth Day 2017 clean up crew at the Jiankou Great Wall.

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

A tower on the Great Wall Spur
Departure date: Sunday, April 30
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Great Wall Spur

Level 3+ / 420 RMB – After a reasonably tough hill climb of 40–50 minutes, we reach a beautiful, unrestored stretch of Great Wall. The hike continues along the wall, passing through towers, finishing in a rustic village.

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Our campsite on unrestored wild wall below a Great Wall tower
Departure date: April 30–May 1 (Sun–Mon)
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Camping: Switchback Great Wall

Level 3 / 1,600 RMB (1,440 RMB for members) – Camp overnight in a scenic spot on the Great Wall. You’ll hike easier with just the essentials in your day pack; we’ll arrange delivery of the heavy stuff to the campsite.

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A view of a tower on the Longquanyu stretch of Great Wall
Departure date: Monday, May 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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People walking toward the entrance of Yajishan Temple, with the temples seen on the mountain in the background
Departure date: Monday, May 1
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Yajishan Temple Fair, Pinggu District

Level 3 / 450 RMB – Explore the bustling temple fair, and then climb the steep steps to reach the temples atop Yaji Mountain.

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Hikers inch down a steep section of Great Wall
Departure date: Wednesday, May 3
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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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Looking out over the Jinshanling Great Wall
Departure date: Thursday, May 4
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Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East

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, finishing all the way over at the eastern end of Jinshanling.

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Views of mountains and valleys on the Big Camp Plate trail
Departure date: Saturday, May 6
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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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A tower on the Great Wall Spur
Departure date: Saturday, May 6
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Stone Valley Great Wall Loop

Level 3+ / 420 RMB – Try out the 10km trail we used for our hiking festival—mellow trails up to the Great Wall, some steep ups and downs on unrestored ‘wild’ Great Wall, and then a quick climb over a hill to complete the loop.

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A view of the stone houses of Cuandixia, Mentougou District
Departure date: Sunday, May 7
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Ming Village day trip

Level 2+ / 450 RMB – Spend the day out in Cuandixia, a Ming Dynasty-era village in the mountains west of Beijing – first a walk in the hills near the village, then a good look about the old courtyards, temples, and narrow lanes of the village itself. Lunch included.

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Views of the Great Wall at Mutianyu
Departure date: Sunday, May 7
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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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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

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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Hiking the ridgelines at the Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province
Trip dates: July 14–16, 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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The exterior of the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang
Trip dates: July 20–23, 2017
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Dunhuang and Mogao Grottoes, Gansu Province

In Brief: Explore the Silk Road sights around Dunhuang, including the amazing Mogao Grottoes and Crescent Lake. From 9,020 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

Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2017/4/22

Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2017/4/22

Twenty-three photos from a walk in the hills of Huairou District, passing fields and orchards on the way to the Huanghuacheng Great Wall.
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Earth Day clean up hike at the Jiankou Great Wall, 2017/4/23

Earth Day clean up hike at the Jiankou Great Wall, 2017/4/23

24 photos from our 2017 Earth Day clean up hike and pizza feast at the Jiankou Great Wall.
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Beijing Hikers in The Beijinger’s list of Beijing’s Best Tour Companies

Beijing Hikers in The Beijinger’s list of Beijing’s Best Tour Companies

Best for hiking the Great Wall.
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Camping at the Great Wall Spur, 2017/4/19

Camping at the Great Wall Spur, 2017/4/15

See 21 photos from an overnighter on the Great Wall.
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Heituo Mountain, 2017/4/15

Heituo Mountain, 2017/4/15

34 photos from the long walk up, over, and around Heituo Mountain.
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Cypress Wells Canyon and Yongning Town, 2017/4/09

Cypress Wells Canyon and Yongning Town, 2017/4/09

A set of photos from the long but easy trail through Cypress Wells Canyon.
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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2017/4/02

Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2017/4/02

Seventeen photos from a beautiful day out at the Huanghuacheng Great Wall – blue skies and flowers blooming.
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Gubeikou and Jinshanling Great Wall camping, 2017/3/25

Gubeikou and Jinshanling Great Wall camping, 2017/3/25

See twenty photos from our first camping trip of 2017.
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