The Pinnacle Tower hike, 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.

Hiking the rolling hills of 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.

Songzanlin Monastery, Yunnan 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 student group on the Great Wall at Mutianyu, Beijing.

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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

Hiking up into the hills of Huairou
Departure date: Saturday, November 25
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Hillwalking Challenge: Flower Wood to East Water Valley

Level 4+ / 400 RMB – A long ramble through the hills of Huairou District, passing through hills, farmland, and villages on the way to the West Water Valley.

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On the unrepaired Great Wall at Huanghuacheng
Departure date: Saturday, November 25
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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Level 3+ / 400 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.

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The General’s Tower at Jiankou
Departure date: Sunday, November 26
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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 from a high point in Changping District
Departure date: Sunday, November 26
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Tomb Raiders and the Sacred Way

Level 3 / 400 RMB – Hike a hill trail in the mountains that form the feng shui barrier for the Ming Tombs; stroll the Sacred Way, the official entrance to the Ming Tombs area during the Ming Dynasty.

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The General’s Tower
Departure date: Wednesday, November 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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Hikers atop Nine-Eyes Tower
Departure date: Thursday, November 30
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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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Looking back towards Gubeikou, from the west side of the Jinshanling Great Wall
Departure date: Saturday, December 2
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Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East

Level 4+ / 500 RMB – Walk from Gubeikou to Jinshanling, following stretches of restored and unrestored Great Wall and taking a detour through the pretty farmland that surrounds Hemp Village, finishing all the way over at the eastern end of Jinshanling.

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Long views of the Longquanyu stretch of Great Wall.
Departure date: Saturday, December 2
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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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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

Bridges and pagodas in Lijiang’s Black Dragon Pool park
Trip dates: November 22–26, 2017
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Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province

In Brief: See the highlights of Lijiang and Shangri-La: cobbled streets and watercourses of ancient towns, Naxi and Tibetan culture, plus amazing views of snow-capped mountains. Cultural focus, nothing too strenuous. From 8,740 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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The colourful mountains of the Lanzhou Danxia Landform
Trip dates: November 24–26 (Fri–Sun)
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Lanzhou Danxia Landform, Yellow River Stone Forest, and Bingling Temple, Gansu Province (3 days)

In Brief: Head out to Gansu Province for a three-day trip that features hikes and walks around three scenic spots near Lanzhou. From 5,900 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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The colourful mountains of the Lanzhou Danxia Landform
Trip dates: December 8–10 (Fri–Sun)
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Lanzhou Danxia Landform, Yellow River Stone Forest, and Bingling Temple, Gansu Province (3 days)

In Brief: Head out to Gansu Province for a three-day trip that features hikes and walks around three scenic spots near Lanzhou. From 5,900 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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The colourful mountains of the Lanzhou Danxia Landform
Trip dates: December 30–January 1
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Lanzhou Danxia Landform, Yellow River Stone Forest, and Bingling Temple, Gansu Province (3 days)

In Brief: Head out to Gansu Province for a three-day trip that features hikes and walks around three scenic spots near Lanzhou. From 5,900 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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Shunyi Hikers Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2017/11/19

Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2017/11/19

See 30+ photos from our hike through the rolling hills of Miyun County.
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Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake, 2017/11/18

Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake, 2017/11/18

See a set of 26 photos from our hike from the Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake.
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Gubeikou West Circuit, 2017/11/18

Gubeikou West Circuit, 2017/11/18

See a set of 21 photos from a cool day out on the west side of Gubeikou.
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Great Wall Spur, 2017/11/11

Great Wall Spur, 2017/11/11

We hiked the Great Wall Spur on Singles Day—see 25 photos.
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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2017/11/08

Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2017/11/08

See 30 photos from our hike from the Walled Village to the Huanghuacheng Great Wall.
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Nine-Eyes Tower Great Wall hike, 2017/11/04

See a set of 38 photos from our hike up to Nine-Eyes Tower at the Jiankou Great Wall.
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Hillwalking Challenge Big Black Mountain to Moss Mountain, 2017/10/21

Hillwalking Challenge Big Black Mountain to Moss Mountain, 2017/10/21

We saw some splendid autumn colours on this long walk through the hills of Huairou—see 15 photos.
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