The Stone Valley Great Wall, Yanqing County, 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.

The top trail at Immortal Valley, 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.

The Lanzhou Danxia Landform, 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.

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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

Hikers on the Great Wall tower on the Huanghuacheng Great Wall
Departure date: Wednesday, December 20
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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Level 3+ / 420 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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A stretch of Great Wall
Departure date: Saturday, December 23
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Great Wall Spur

Level 3+ / 400 RMB – A steep climb up a hillside trail gets us on to a well-preserved line of 'wild' Great Wall. We follow the wall up to a high point and then down the 'spur', passing through big towers on the way.

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Towers of the Gubeikou Great Wall
Departure date: Sunday, December 24
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Christmas Eve on the Great Wall: Hemp Village to Gubeikou

Level 3+ / 450 RMB – Hike from the tiny settlement of Hemp Village through the hills to the Gubeikou Great Wall. Post-hike Christmas meal and dumpling-making contest!

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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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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.

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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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Beijing Hikers 2018 calendar

2018 Beijing Hikers calendar

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Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East, 2017/12/02

Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East, 2017/12/02

The Jinshanling Great Wall is open again, and we hiked through from Gubeikou to check it out—see 27 photos.
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Tomb Raiders and the Sacred Way, 2017/11/26

Tomb Raiders and the Sacred Way, 2017/11/26

After a hike in the mountains to the north of the Ming Tombs we took a look at the outside of two closed tombs and then headed on to the Sacred Way—see 20 photos.
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Middle Route of Switchback Great Wall, 2017/11/12

Middle Route of Switchback Great Wall, 2017/11/12

See 23 photos from our hike on the ‘Switchback’ Great Wall—blue skies, and cold weather!
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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2017/11/25

Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2017/11/25

See a set of 29 photos from our hike from the Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall.
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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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