The Great Wall at Mutianyu, Huairou, 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.

Hill trails in Pinggu 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.

Deep 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.

Songzanlin Temple, Shangri-La, Yunnan Province.

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

Looking out over the Jinshanling Great Wall
Departure date: Wednesday, October 24
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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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A tower on the Great Wall Spur
Departure date: Thursday, October 25
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Great Wall Spur

Level 3+ / 420 RMB – After a reasonably 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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Craggy peaks in the Yudu Mountains
Departure date: Saturday, October 27
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Yudu Mountains and Sujia River

Level 4+ / 380 RMB – Hike over a 1,000m pass and down the Sujia River, passing Yinmeng Temple on the way, then hike back over a different 1,000m pass to get back on the Beijing side of the mountains. Awesome views of mountains, cliffs, canyons, and the river.

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Hiking on the repaired end of the Huanghuacheng Great Wall
Departure date: Saturday, October 27
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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. 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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The view from the General’s Tower at Jiankou
Departure date: Sunday, October 28
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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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Beijing Hikers 2017 Earth Day clean up
Departure date: Sunday, October 28
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Waste-Free Wall: Clean up the Jiankou ‘Big West’ Great Wall

Level 3+ / 290 RMB – The Great Wall on the west side of Jiankou has been somewhat spoiled by a buildup of trash and litter. Help us clean it up!

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The General’s Tower
Departure date: Wednesday, October 31
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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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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 lights of Fenghuang Ancient Town, Hunan
Trip dates: November 15–18, 2018
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Fenghuang Ancient Town and Fanjing Mountain (4 days)

In Brief: See Hunan’s beautiful Fenghuang Ancient Town; summit Guizhou’s 2,572m Fanjing Mountain; see Tujia and Miao customs and culture. From 9,500 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Bridges and pagodas in Lijiang’s Black Dragon Pool park
Trip dates: December 12–16, 2018
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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 9,740 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

TSS students on the Great Wall

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

Zhenbiancheng Great Wall Loop, 2018/10/05

Zhenbiancheng Great Wall Loop, 2018/10/05

A hike on rough and rugged Great Wall in the northwest of Beijing—see a set of 31 photos.
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Sunset over the Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2018/10/05

Sunset over the Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2018/10/05

The sunset was somewhat spoiled by slightly smoggy skies, but we still had a great sociable walk on the wall—see 17 photos of Great Wall and early evening views at the Huanghuacheng.
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Great Wall Spur, 2018/10/04

Great Wall Spur, 2018/10/04

22 photos from a hike along the Great Wall Spur, with the autumn colours just starting to show around the wall.
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Zhuangdaokou to the Walled Village, 2018/10/03

Zhuangdaokou to the Walled Village, 2018/10/03

Our hike from Zhuangdaokou to the Walled Village is one of the easiest we have, although there's an option to make it more difficult by exploring the Great Wall mid-way—see 17 photos from an October holiday visit.
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Over the Hills to Yaji Mountain, 2018/10/01

Over the Hills to Yaji Mountain, 2018/10/01

On this hike through the hills we battled spiders and overgrown trails, and climbed the steep set of stairs to the top of Yaji Mountain—see 15 photos.
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Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2018/10/01

Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2018/10/01

Take a look at 24 photos from a hike at the Huanghuacheng Great Wall—blue skies, views of reservoirs, mountains, and Great Wall.
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Camping Stone Valley Great Wall, 2018/09/29

Camping at the Switchback Great Wall, 2018/09

Strong winds meant the day- and night-time skies were super clear on this camping trip—see 23 amazing photos, including a beautiful sunset.
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Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2018/09/26

Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2018/09/26

See 17 photos from the a hike at the Gubeikou Great Wall, under a big blue sky.
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