Rough Great Wall by Big Camp Plate, Huailai, Hebei.

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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.

Above Cuandixia Village, Mentougou, 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.

By the shores of Qinghai Lake, Qinghai.

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.

Getting into a wedding photo on the Gubeikou Great Wall, Miyun, Beijing.

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 view of a tower on the Longquanyu stretch of Great Wall
Departure date: Wednesday, May 23
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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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Views of the Great Wall at Mutianyu
Departure date: Thursday, May 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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A view of the hills near Shuitou Village
Departure date: Saturday, May 26
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Shuitou Village Loop hike

Level 4 / 390 RMB – Hike over the hills to isolated Shuitou Village, hidden deep in the hills of Huailai District. Great hilly scenery and exercise, and a walk through at a village that hasn't changed much since the '80s.

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A stretch of Great Wall
Departure date: Saturday, May 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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A tower high on the Great Wall Spur
Departure date: Sunday, May 27
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Great Wall Spur

Level 3+ / 400 RMB – A steep climb up a hillside trail gets us on to a well-preserved line of 'wild' Great Wall. We follow the wall up to a high point and then down the 'spur', passing through big towers on the way.

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People walking toward the entrance of Yajishan Temple, with the temples seen on the mountain in the background
Departure date: Sunday, May 27
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Shunyi Hikers: 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. Shunyi Pinnacle Plaza pick up

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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

Hiking in grassy meadows near Qinghai Lake
Trip dates: May 24–27, 2018
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Qinghai Lake, Kumbum Monastery, and the Gangshika Snow Mountain (4 days)

In Brief: Take a hike near the shores of Qinghai Lake; join the pilgrims visiting Kumbum Monastery; hike up to a high altitude glacier on Gangshika Mountain. From 10,200 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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The coloured hills of the Zhangye Danxia Landform
Trip dates: June 6–10, 2018
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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 10,700 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Mountains and clouds in Xinjiang
Trip dates: June 13–18, 2018
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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 16,200 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Clouds over the green rolling hills of the Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province
Trip dates: June 16–18, 2018
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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 13–15, 2018
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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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A mountain pass
Trip dates: July 17–22, 2018
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Nyenbo Yurtse Mountains and Jiuzhi Tibetan area (6 days)

In Brief: Travel into the Jiuzhi Tibetan area for a two-day trek in the Nyebo Yurtse Mountains; visit Lanzhou’s Bingling Temple and Danxia Landform on side trips. from 13,200 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

Huanghuacheng to the Walled Village, 2018/05/06

Huanghuacheng to the Walled Village, 2018/05/06

Seventeen photos from a hike along the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng—blue skies, green hills, and superb views of the Great Wall.
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Big Camp Plate Village and Hengling Valley, 2018/05/06

Big Camp Plate Village and Hengling Valley, 2018/05/06

See a set of 18 photos from a hike on and around the Great Wall near Big Camp Plate—big blue skies, green hills, and rough unrepaired Great Wall.
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Nine-Eyes Tower, 2018/05/05

Nine-Eyes Tower, 2018/05/05

See a set of 8 photos from a cloudy day’s hike up to Nine-Eyes Tower at the Jiankou Great Wall.
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Ming Village day trip, 2018/05/05

Ming Village day trip, 2018/05/05

See a set of 17 photos from an easy walk out at the Ming Dynasty-era village of Cuandixia.
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Gubeikou Great Wall loop, 2018/05/02

Gubeikou Great Wall loop, 2018/05/02

A super set of photos from an excellent blue sky walk on the Great Wall at Gubeikou—se 50+ shots of hikers, wall, and more scenery.
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Pinnacle Tower, 2018/04/29

Pinnacle Tower hike, 2018/04/29

The Pinnacle Tower hike is a short but steep trail that peaks at a tall tower in the mountains—see 12 shots from the climb up and over the top.
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Great Wall Spur hike, 2018/04/28

Great Wall Spur hike, 2018/04/28

See a set of 21 photos from a hike up and over the Great Wall Spur, a line of unrepaired Ming Dynasty-era Great Wall.
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Stone Valley Great Wall,2018/04/27

Stone Valley Great Wall, 2018/04/27

See 17 photos from a hike along the Great Wall above Stone Valley—green hills, blooming flowers, and a beautiful section of unrepaired Great Wall.
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