On the wild wall in Yanqing 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.

Hiking the frozen White River, Miyun, 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.

Outside a monastery in Xiahe, Gansu 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.

A Spring Festival performance at Nuanquanzhen, Zhangjiakou, Hebei.

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

Showers of sparks during a performance of &#039;dashuhua&#039;
Departure date: February 16–17 (Sat–Sun)
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Yu County’s Ancient Walled Towns and Fireworks of Molten Iron

Level 1 / From 1,620 RMB – Ancient towns and forts, the Lantern Festival parade, and the 300-year old local tradition that sees molten iron being flung against the city walls in lieu of a fireworks display!

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Hiking above the Huanghuacheng Reservoir
Departure date: Sunday, February 17
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Great Wall: Huanghuacheng to the Walled Village

Level 3+ / 420 RMB – Walk both restored and unrestored sections of Great Wall on the way from the Huanghuacheng Reservoir to a walled village that used to be a Ming Dynasty-era army barracks. Some sections steep!

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Hiking by a tower on the Great Wall at Gubeikou
Departure date: Wednesday, February 20
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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 toward craggy peaks in the Yudu Mountains
Departure date: Saturday, February 23
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Yinmeng Temple and Sujia River

Level 3+ / 380 RMB – Make the big climb up to Yinmeng Temple, and then hike down the other side of the mountains to explore the Sujia River. Finish with a slightly smaller climb to get back on to the Beijing city side of the mountains. Awesome views of mountains, cliffs, canyons, and the river.

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A view of a tower on the Longquanyu stretch of Great Wall
Departure date: Saturday, February 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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A hiker using binoculars to get a closer look at a stretch of the Jiankou Great Wall
Departure date: Sunday, February 24
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Great Wall: Nine-Eyes Tower

Level 4 / 420 RMB – A looping walk over tricky terrain and unrestored Great Wall on the west side of Jiankou.

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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

Monks unveiling a huge cloth thangka
Trip dates: February 16–19, 2019
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Labrang Monastery’s ‘Unveiling the Buddha’ Ceremony, Xiahe, Gansu Province

In Brief: Visit Xiahe to witness a giant Buddha tapestry being unveiled on the hillside above Labrang Monastery and to join the crowds watching the lively performances in the town square. Trip also includes hikes and walks in nearby grassland areas. From 8,590 RMB, all-inclusive

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Hiking through fields of flowers near a village
Trip dates: March 14–17, 2019
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Wuyuan ‘Fields of Flowers’, Jiangxi Province

In Brief: See fields of yellow flowers and ancient river towns in southern China. Cultural focus, nothing too strenuous. From 7,350 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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A traditional welcome to a Miao village
Trip dates: April 3–7, 2019
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Guizhou: Miao and Dong culture in the mountains (5 days)

In Brief: Hike between villages and enclaves in the mountains of Guizhou Province to get a up-close look at the well-preserved rituals, traditions, and architecture of the Miao and Dong (and more) ethnic groups. From 9,100 RMB*, all-inclusive

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Hiking through the huge dunes of the Tengger Desert in Inner Mongolia
Trip dates: April 28–May 1, 2019
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Tengger Desert Lakes, Inner Mongolia (4 days)

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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The coloured hills of the Zhangye Danxia Landform
Trip dates: June 5–9, 2019
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Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu Province (5 days)

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 11,100 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Hiking down from a peak
Trip dates: June 14–16, 2019
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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, school, and corporate events

Girl Scouts at Intelligence Valley

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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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

White River Ice Hike, 2019/02/09

White River Ice Hike, 2019/02/09

A light dusting of snow had covered the ice on the frozen White River—see 21 photos from the hike.
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Tang Dynasty Caves, 2019/02/08

Tang Dynasty Caves and the Longqingxia Ice Festival, 2019/02/08

After a walk about the Tang Dynasty Caves site we braved the crowds at the Longqingxia Ice Festival—see 13 photo from the caves and ice festival.
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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2019/02/07

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2019/02/07

The skies were blue, and there was a little bit of snow on the ground—take a look at 8 photos from a hike from Jiankou over to the Mutianyu Great Wall.
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Yu County 2019/02

Yu County’s Ancient Walled Towns and Fireworks of Molten Iron, 2019/02/06

See 23 photos from our two-day Chinese New Year trip to Yu County—see shots from the ancient towns, a hike on the Hebei plains, and a dashuhua performance!
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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2019/02/04

Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2019/02/04

See 14 photos from a hike at the Huanghuacheng Great Wall.
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White River Ice Hike, 2019/01/31

White River Ice Hike, 2019/01/31

It was a cloudy and chilly day for this hike down the White River—see 23 photos.
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White River Ice Hike, 2019/01

Check out 29 photos from a specially arranged private hike—see canyons, cliffs, and the frozen White River.
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White River Ice Hike, 2019/01/20

White River Ice Hike, 2019/01/20

18 photos from a hike down the frozen White River.
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