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 and traditional culture in mountain villages to the stunning scenery of the Zhangye Danxia Landform—join our active trips and really explore China.

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 and their inhabitants, 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 view of the repaired section of the Longquanyu stretch of Great Wall
Departure date: Thursday, May 26
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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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The towers of the Jinshanling Great Wall
Departure date: Saturday, May 28
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Great Wall: Gubeikou to Jinshanling (and a little Simatai)

Level 5+ / 500 RMB – The longest version of our Gubeikou to Jinshanling hike – walk a long stretch of wall in the northeast of Beijing, going from unrestored to restored wall with a nice detour through farmland midway. Note: there are a few slippery sections on this hike. Good boots required.

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Hikers on the way up to Great Wall tower on the Huanghuacheng Great Wall
Departure date: Saturday, May 28
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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Level 3+ / 400 RMB – Walk through chestnut orchards to find a dirt trail that climbs up to the unrestored wall; follow the wall through unrestored and restored sections, making a big climb up to a lookout point high on a ridge.

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Rocky outcrops and bluffs, seen from the scenic top trail of Immortal Valley
Departure date: Sunday, May 29
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Immortal Valley Loop

Level 4 / 380 RMB – Hike through and out of a park to reach a beautiful ridgeline trail with views of mountains and the Miyun Reservoir.

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A tower on the Great Wall Spur
Departure date: Sunday, May 29
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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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A tower on the Great Wall Spur
Departure date: Wednesday, June 1
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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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Towers on the ridgeline on the wild Great Wall at Huanghuacheng
Departure date: Thursday, June 2
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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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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: May 25–29, 2016
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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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Kashgar’s Id Kar Mosque
Trip dates: June 6–12, 2016
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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: June 22–26, 2016
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Tengger Desert Lakes, Inner Mongolia (5 days)

In Brief: Travel by foot and jeep through the desert, visit desert lakes, ride camels, camp two nights in the desert, and more. From 8,075 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Clouds over the green rolling hills of the Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province
Trip dates: June 24–26, 2016
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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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Hiking the ridgelines at the Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province
Trip dates: July 15–17, 2016
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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: July 19–24, 2016
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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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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 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

Beijing Hikers awarded TripAdvisors Certificate of Excellence

Beijing Hikers awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence

Beijing Hikers has been awarded TripAdvisor's 2016 Certificate of Excellence.
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Huijie in Outside Magazine, 2016/4

Huijie in Outside Magazine, 2016/4

Scans of an Outside Mag (China) interview with Huijie.
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Great Wall clean up hike for Earth Day, 2016/4/23

Great Wall clean up hike for Earth Day, 2016/4/23

See photos from our eighth annual Earth Day clean up hike.
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Hemp Village to Gubeikou Great Wall, 2016/4/17

Hemp Village to Gubeikou Great Wall, 2016/4/17

Photos from a blue-sky hike from Hemp Village to the Gubeikou Great Wall.
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Great Wall Spur camping, 2016/4/16

Great Wall Spur camping, 2016/4/16

Photos from a self-supported camping trip on the Great Wall.
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Stone Valley Great Wall Loop, 2016/4/16

Stone Valley Great Wall Loop, 2016/4/16

Photos from a springtime walk at the Stone Valley Great Wall.
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Clean up hike 2016 - part of the Beijing Earth Day Festival

Clean up hike 2016 – part of the Beijing Earth Day Festival

We’ve teamed up with Gung Ho! Pizza to make our 8th annual Earth Day clean up hike part of the 1st Beijing Earth Day Festival.
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A Long Way to Catch the Train, 2016/4/10

A Long Way to Catch the Train, 2016/4/10

Photos from our hike along an old path through the hills that locals used to follow to get to the train station.
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