Flower Wood and Lily Village | A pine and a shrine in the mountains
A pine and a shrine in the mountains.

Mindful in the Mountains

Find your peace and quiet in Beijing’s countryside with a mindfulness and hiking experience.

Level 2
Easy trails with one main climb. 2–3 hours of hiking over approx. 5km. (Can I do it?)

This hike is not currently scheduled

Contact us for schedule updates or set up a private hike

Event outline

  • Hike a moderately easy 2–3 hour trail between villages.
  • Connect with nature on a mid-hike mindfulness session.
  • Wind down with a post-hike mindfulness training and coffee/tea break at a luxe village guesthouse.

Be mindful with Joanna—ten-year meditation practitioner and bilingual mindfulness teacher, with a passion to help you find a more fulfilled life.

Hike with Huijie—with nearly 20 years’ worth of Beijing hiking experience, follow Huijie for fun trail and expert local knowledge.

Guided meditation / silent hiking / no previous mindfulness experience required

Itinerary outline

Itinerary for the hike
07:30 Depart from Liangmaqiao subway pickup and drive to the Lido Metropark Hotel Starbucks pickup.
08:00 Driving to the hike, stopping for a bathroom break.
10:00 Start the hike from Nanzhuang village.
11:00 Stop for a break by a mountain shrine, and do a 20-minute mindfulness session.
11:30 Continue the hike.
12:30 Finish the hike at Lily Village, short drive to the guesthouse.
13:00 30-minute mindfulness session.
13:30 Tea, coffee, and snacks and drinks at the guesthouse.
14:00 Driving back to the city, stopping for a bathroom break.
15:30 Arrive at Lido Hotel, then on to Liangmaqiao.

The guesthouse

Shangzhuang Guesthouse photo #1
We’ll use the yoga hall at this guesthouse for the second mindfulness session, plus a tea/coffee/snacks break.

Because of the COVID-19 situation we have some extra terms and conditions for participation.

In particular:

  • DO NOT participate if you are sick or showing symptoms of fever and/or have an elevated temperature, or have been in close contact with someone who was.
  • DO NOT participate if you have not completed any required quarantine after your return to Beijing.
  • You MUST agree to the mitigation and prevention measures outlined here and that Beijing Hikers will not be held responsible if any participants become sick.

Please read in full here: Operating hikes under COVID-19 precautions

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