The Great Wall above Stone Valley, Yanqing County, Beijing.

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.

A narrow valley above Cuandixia Village, Mentougou 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.

The Bayinbuluke Grasslands, Xinjiang 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.

Camping on the Great Wall, 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 tower on the Great Wall Spur
Departure date: Wednesday, May 24
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Great Wall Spur

Level 3+ / 420 RMB – After a 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 stretch of Great Wall
Departure date: Thursday, May 25
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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 view of a tower on the Longquanyu stretch of Great Wall
Departure date: Saturday, May 27
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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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The rocky canyon on the first part of the Great Flood hike
Departure date: Sunday, May 28
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The Great Flood

Level 4 / 380 RMB – Follow a hiking trail that joins two river canyons, crossing at a pass in the Miyun mountains.

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The Great Wall at Huanghuacheng
Departure date: Sunday May 28
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Sunset over the Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Level 3+ / 400 RMB – Hike the Great Wall in the afternoon, and then see the sun set from a lookout point on the wall above the Huanghuacheng Reservoir.

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Views of Great Wall and mountains, near the high point of the Switchback Great Wall
Departure date: Monday, May 29
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Switchback Great Wall

Level 4 / 400 RMB – A tough Great Wall hike over tricky terrain in a remote area of northwest Beijing, with a lot of ups and downs on the way to the end. Note: this route features steep descents on loose footing—if you’re not good with heights and balancing, you will not enjoy this hike.

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Sunset at the Great Wall Spur
Departure date: May 29–30 (Mon–Tue)
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Camping Basics: Great Wall Spur

Level 4 / 1,300 RMB (1,170 RMB for members) – Hike up to our campsite on the wall and spend the night in tents. The next day, hike over to Jiankou via the Chinese Knot. On this trip you'll carry all your own gear, food, and water.

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Approaching the Gubeikou Great Wall from Hemp Village
Departure date: Tuesday, May 30
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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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Hikers crossing a river
Departure date: Tuesday, May 30
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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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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

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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The green rolling hills of the Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province
Trip dates: August 11–13, 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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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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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

Ming Village Day Trip, 2017/5/07

Ming Village Day Trip, 2017/5/07

Twenty-four photos from a day trip to the ancient village of Cuandixia.
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Yajishan Temple Fair, 2017/5/1

Yajishan Temple Fair, 2017/5/1

Forty photos from a day out at the Yajishan Temple Fair.
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Hemp Village to Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/4/23

Hemp Village to Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/4/23

Seventeen great photos from the walk from Hemp Village to the Great Wall at Gubeikou.
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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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Clean up hike in the magazines, 2017/4

Clean up hike in the magazines, 2017/4

Some scans of the mentions of our Earth Day clean up hike in various magazines.
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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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