White River hike | Fording the White River
Crossing at one of the fords on the White River.

Rivers and Valleys overnight

Spend time outdoors in beautiful natural surroundings with easy hikes down rivers and up valleys, and an overnight in a comfortable countryside hotel.

Level 2+
Reasonably easy with options for shorter hikes. (Can I do it?)
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Private tour: Rivers and Valleys overnight

For groups of 8+

For cost details please see the table of prices and inclusions

This hike is perfect for summer: easy walking, great scenery, and plenty of water and shade to keep everybody cool.

Trip overview

Day One main activities Pick up at school, drive to the White River for a hike, overnight at countryside hotel.
Day Two main activities Hike up Immortal Valley, drive back to the school.

Day 1: White River hike

Taking a break by the river
Taking a break by the river. (Click for larger image)

Ford rivers on this long and level canyon hike in Miyun District, passing beneath tall cliffs and following the path of the river as it winds through the mountains. The area is relatively unpopulated, making this an excellent scenic hike that will fill your lungs with fresh air. The hike is a reasonably easy four hour walk over approximately 12km, with 5–6 crossings of the river.

Day 2: Immortal Valley

Hiking up Immortal Valley
Hiking up Immortal Valley. (Click for larger image)

This loop walk follows a park trail, passing streams, pools, waterfalls, boulders, and caves on the way to an almost-800 metre peak. From the peak we'll get a good view of the surrounding hills and valleys, and should be able to spot the Miyun Reservoir. On the way back down we’ll follow a scenic ridgeline trail through pines and impressive rocky outcrops. The full loop is around 14km, and will take 4–5 hours to complete. Easier option available.

Accommodation

The accommodation is a basic but comfortable countryside guesthouse.

There are two beds in each room. Rooms have private ‘wet’ bathrooms with a basic shower system that is usually hung adjacent to the toilet. Bedding is provided, towels are not included.

Prices and inclusions

Prices

* Contact us with your group size to get a quote.
Group size 8–80
Price
per person
Priced on request

Inclusions

Beijing Hikers staff guides • Round-trip transport in private bus from your school • Tickets and entry fees • Main meals, drinks with meals, bottled water • Hiking sticks • Local guides where required • Accommodation at countryside hotel

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White River hike

Fording the White River
Crossing over. (Click for larger image)
One of the wider crossings on the White River hike
One of the wider crossings on the White River hike. (Click for larger image)
Hiking through the river
Hiking through the river. (Click for larger image)

Immortal Valley

The top trail at Immortal Valley
The top trail at Immortal Valley. (Click for larger image)
Views of mountains and the Miyun Reservoir, from the top of the Immortal Valley trail
Views of mountains and the Miyun Reservoir, from the top of the Immortal Valley trail. (Click for larger image)
A pine tree clings to a cliff in the mountains above Immortal Valley
A pine tree clings to a cliff in the mountains above Immortal Valley. (Click for larger image)

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