The Great Wall at Gubeikou, Miyun, 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.

Up in the mountains in Yanqing 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.

Riding camels in the desert, Inner Mongolia.

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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.

Fun on a trip into the Tengger Desert, Inner Mongolia.

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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 stretch of Great Wall
Departure date: Saturday, September 22
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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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Hiking in the hills above Dajue Temple
Departure date: Saturday, September 22
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Over the Hills to Dajuesi

Level 5 / 400 RMB – Make the tough hike up to and along Vulture Rock Ridge, finishing off with the long descent to Dajue Temple.

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Hikers on the Huanghuacheng Great Wall
Departure date: Saturday, September 22
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Sunset over the Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Level 3+ / 450 RMB – See the sunset from the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng.

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Stone Valley Great Wall | The General’s Tower
Departure date: Sunday, September 23
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Stone Valley Great Wall Loop

Level 3+ / 450 RMB – Hike the Great Wall, starting from Stone Valley Village and following an line of wild wall up to a tall tower with 360° views of mountains, valleys, small villages, and a long line of wall heading high into the hills.

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Climbing up to a peak on the Great Wall
Departure date: Sunday, September 23
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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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Gubeikou Great Wall | Early evening views of the Great Wall at Gubeikou
Departure date: September 23–24 (Sun–Mon)
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Camping: Gubeikou Great Wall and Jinshanling Great Wall

Level 3 / 1,600 RMB (1,440 RMB for members) – Camp overnight in a tower at the Gubeikou Great Wall, and hike on to Jinshanling the next day. You’ll hike easier with just the essentials in your day pack; we’ll arrange delivery of the camping equipment to the campsite.

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The General’s Tower at Jiankou
Departure date: Monday, September 24
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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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Hikers on a trail through chestnut orchards
Departure date: Monday, September 24
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Triangle Hike

Level 3 / 400 RMB – See the sights of the countryside on this nice-and-easy hike through Huairou District.

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A tower on the Great Wall Spur
Departure date: Wednesday, September 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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Longquanyu Great Wall | Long views of mountains and Great Wall from Longquanyu
Departure date: Thursday, September 27
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Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake

Level 3+ / 450 RMB – Hike a recently repaired section of Great Wall that offers amazing long views before getting on to an unrepaired 'wild' stretch that will take us over to the Little West Lake.

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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

Trekking on the Tea and Horse Trail near Dali, Yunnan Province
Trip dates: September 20–24, 2018
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Dali’s Old Towns, Cang Mountain, and Erhai Lake, Yunnan (5 days)

In Brief: See the Southern Silk Road sights of Dali and its surrounds, travelling by foot, bicycle, and as part of a mule train as we visit ancient towns and temples on the ancient Tea and Horse Trail and camp out on Cang Mountain. from 13,300 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Baicheng Landform
Trip dates: October 1–7, 2018
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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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A person walks through the sandy dunes of the Tengger Desert
Trip dates: October 2–5, 2018
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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 8,060 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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A mossy tree trunk, Five Flowers Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park
Trip dates: October 24–28, 2018
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Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong, Sichuan Province

In Brief: Visit the deservedly famous Jiuzhaigou National Park and then head on to nearby Huanglong, an equally scenic but less well-known area of still ponds and coloured rocks. From 10,320 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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The lights of Fenghuang Ancient Town, Hunan
Trip dates: November 15–18, 2018
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Fenghuang Ancient Town and Fanjing Mountain (4 days)

In Brief: See Hunan’s beautiful Fenghuang Ancient Town; summit Guizhou’s 2,572m Fanjing Mountain; see Tujia and Miao customs and culture. From 9,500 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Bridges and pagodas in Lijiang’s Black Dragon Pool park
Trip dates: December 12–16, 2018
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Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province

In Brief: See the highlights of Lijiang and Shangri-La: cobbled streets and watercourses of ancient towns, Naxi and Tibetan culture, plus amazing views of snow-capped mountains. Cultural focus, nothing too strenuous. From 8,740 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, school, and corporate events

TSS students 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

Great Wall Huanghuacheng to the Walled Village, 2018/09

Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2018/09/15

35 photos from a blue-skies hike from Huanghuacheng to the Walled Village.
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Heituo Mountain Loop, 2018/09/15

Heituo Mountain Loop, 2018/09/15

See a set of 20 photos from the Heituo Mountain Loop hike—forests, mountains, and super views.
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Camping Switchback Great Wall, 2018/09/14

Switchback Great Wall camping, 2018/09

A set of 30 photos from the a camping trip at the Switchback Great Wall—beautiful weather, and an amazing sunset!
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Yinmeng Temple and Sujia River, 2018/09/14

Yinmeng Temple and Sujia River, 2018/09/14

See 17 photos from the hike up to Yinmeng Temple and then down and along the Sujia River—riverside views and greenery, and a few photos from the temple.
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Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2018/09/09

Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2018/09/09

The weather was pretty much perfect for this hike at the Gubeikou Great Wall, with clear air and blue skies—see 21 photos.
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Walk Down The Incense Trail to Dajue Temple, 2018/09/09

Walk Down The Incense Trail to Dajue Temple, 2018/09/09

See 19 photos from a hike down the ‘Incense Trail’ to Dajue Temple—hills, mountains, flowers, caterpillars, and some photos from inside the temple.
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Yanqing Great Wall and High Tower Challenge, 2018/09/08

Yanqing Great Wall and High Tower Challenge, 2018/09/08

When the AQI in Beijing is as low as 8, you know the views in the mountains are going to be amazing—see 31 photos from the Yanqing Great Wall and High Tower hike.
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Silver Pagoda Loop, 2018/09/02

Silver Pagoda Loop, 2018/09/02

We did the hike around the Silver Pagodas on a drizzly and misty day—see 15 photos from the pagodas and surrounding countryside.
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