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The Great Wall at Huanghuacheng, Huairou 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.

Fording 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.

Taking a trip in the Tengger 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.

Clouds over the Bayinbuluke Grasslands, Xinjiang.

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Take a look through our trip reports section to see write-ups and
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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

Hikers on the way up to a Great Wall tower on the Huanghuacheng Great Wall
Departure date: Wednesday, July 26
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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Level 3+ / 420 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. If you're not good with heights, there's a short section of this hike you won't like very much!

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Hikers inch down a steep section of Great Wall
Departure date: Thursday, July 27
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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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Hike up a boulder-filled river canyon
Departure date: Saturday, July 29
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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 General’s Tower
Departure date: Saturday, July 29
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Stone Valley Great Wall Loop

Level 3+ / 420 RMB – Hike the Great Wall, starting from Stone Valley Village and following a 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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A view of a tower on the Longquanyu stretch of Great Wall
Departure date: Sunday, July 30
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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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Views of cliffs and canyons from Dragon Cloud Mountain
Departure date: Sunday, July 30
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Dragon Cloud Mountain

Level 3 / 380 RMB – Cross the White River to get on to the trail that leads up to the Ghost House atop Dragon Cloud Mountain, and then follow a winding gravel road down the back of the mountain to finish.

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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

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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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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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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Qinghai Lake, Kumbum Monastery, and the Gangshika Snow Mountain, Qinghai Province, 2017/05

Qinghai Lake, Kumbum Monastery, and the Gangshika Snow Mountain, Qinghai Province, 2017/05

See 65 photos from a trip in Qinghai Province: lakes, monasteries, mosques, and snow mountains.
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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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Switchback Great Wall, 2017/4/6

Switchback Great Wall, 2017/7/1

Twenty-eight photos from a hot weather hike at the Switchback Great Wall.
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Beijing Hikers awarded 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Beijing Hikers awarded 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Beijing Hikers has been awarded TripAdvisor's 2017 Certificate of Excellence.
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Tengger Desert, Inner Mongolia, June 2017

Tengger Desert, Inner Mongolia, June 2017

See 31 photos from a trip to the Tengger Desert that included 2 nights of camping, plus hiking, camel riding, and swimming!
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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2017/6/3

Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2017/6/3

Fourteen photos from a hike from the Walled Village to the Huanghuacheng Great Wall.
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