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On the Great Wall at Gubeikou, Miyun District, 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.

Crossing boulders by the White River, Miyun 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.

Hiking near Zhagana, Gansu 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 student group on the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng.

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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: Wednesday, August 16
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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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Hikers inch down a steep section of Great Wall
Departure date: Thursday, August 17
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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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Hiking up the Vulture Rock Ridge trail
Departure date: Saturday, August 19
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Miaofengshan Super Loop

Level 4 / 400 RMB – Hike up on to the ridgeline of the mountains opposite Miaofengshan temple and make a big 16km loop all the way around, climbing 1,000m-plus on the way.

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On the Great Wall at Gubeikou
Departure date: Saturday, August 19
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Hemp Village to Gubeikou Great Wall

Level 3+ / 450 RMB – Hike from the tiny settlement of Hemp Village through the hills to the Gubeikou Great Wall.

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A view of a tower on the Longquanyu stretch of Great Wall
Departure date: Sunday, August 20
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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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Hikers crossing a river
Departure date: Sunday, August 20
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White River hike

Level 3 / 380 RMB – Stay cool in summer with a hike that will get your feet wet.

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Hikers on the way up the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng
Departure date: Wednesday, August 23
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Great Wall: Huanghuacheng to the Walled Village

Level 3+ / 420 RMB – Walk both restored and unrestored sections of Great Wall on the way from the Huanghuacheng Reservoir to a walled village that used to be a Ming Dynasty-era army barracks. Some sections steep!

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The wild Great Wall in Huailai District
Departure date: Thursday, August 24
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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. Note: the climb back down takes us down a perpetually brushy section of trail, which may cause a bit of delay.

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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 desert lake, seen from the peak of a tall dune in the Badain Jaran Desert, Inner Mongolia
Trip dates: August 16–20, 2017
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Badain Jaran Desert and Zhangye Danxia Landform (5 days)

In Brief: Two days in the Badain Jaran desert with an overnight camp, peaking with an ascent of one of the world’s tallest dunes; three days looking about nearby scenic and historical highlights including the Zhangye Danxia Landform. From 10,475 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Mountains of Zhagana, Gansu Province
Trip dates: September 13–17, 2017
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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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Baicheng Landform
Trip dates: October 1–7, 2017
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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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Dunes in the Alashan Desert
Trip dates: October 2–5, 2017
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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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The coloured hills of the Zhangye Danxia Landform
Trip dates: October 8–12, 2017
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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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A cluster of three tulou buildings, deep in the hills of Fujian
Trip dates: November 9–12, 2017
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Hakka Tulou Clusters and Xiamen, Fujian Province

In Brief: Head deep into the mountains of Fujian to see the tulou buildings of the Hakka, visiting those both well-known and obscure, and staying overnight in a tulou building in one of the smaller, less-visited clusters. Trip includes sights around Xiamen, including Gulangyu Island. From 7,600 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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Stone Valley Great Wall, 2017/7/29

Stone Valley Great Wall, 2017/7/29

Nineteen photos from a hike along the Great Wall above Stone Valley village.
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Jiankou ‘Big West‘ Great Wall, 2017/7/27

Jiankou ‘Big West’ Great Wall, 2017/7/27

Nineteen photos from a hike along the Great Wall on the west side of Jiankou.
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Yunmeng Gorge Swim and Explore, 2017/7/23

Yunmeng Gorge Swim and Explore, 2017/7/23

Thirteen photos from a walk up to and around our favourite swimming hole in Yunmeng Gorge.
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Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/7/23

Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/7/23

See a set of ten photos from a walk on the Great Wall at Gubeikou on a day that went from rainy to clear.
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Shuitou Village Loop hike, 2017/7/15

Shuitou Village Loop hike, 2017/7/15

Twenty-one photos from a long walk in the hills in Beijing’s northwest, visiting small villages and hiking over big hills.
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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

Eighteen photos from the walk from Jiankou over to the Mutianyu Great Wall.
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Teambuilding for Merck with Great Wall hike and treasure hunt, 2017/7/7

Teambuilding for Merck with Great Wall hike and treasure hunt, 2017/7/7

See 30+ photos from a special teambuilding trip we put together for a multi-national organisation.
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