On the wild wall in 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 field trails in the countryside in 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.

Rice terraces in the mountains of Guizhou 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.

Getting going on the wall in Huairou District, 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

On the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng
Departure date: Thursday, March 21
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Great Wall: Huanghuacheng to the Walled Village

Level 3+ / 430 RMB – Walk both restored and unrestored sections of Great Wall on the way from the Huanghuacheng Reservoir to a walled village that used to be a Ming Dynasty-era army barracks. Some sections steep!

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On the 1500m peak of Heituo Mountain
Departure date: Saturday, March 23
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Heituo Mountain Loop

Level 4+ / 450 RMB – A shorter version of our tough hike up to the craggy peak of Heituo Mountain that finishes by hiking out below the tall cliffs on the Nine-Eyes Tower side of the mountain.

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A stretch of Great Wall
Departure date: Saturday, March 23
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Gubeikou Great Wall Loop

Level 3 / 450 RMB – A relatively easy hike along an unrestored section of the Great Wall that grants magnificent views of the Great Wall stretching beyond the horizon in the east and west.

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The Great Wall at Mutianyu
Departure date: Sunday, March 24
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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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Walking trails through chestnut orchards
Departure date: Sunday, March 24
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Kids Club: Zhuangdaokou to the Walled Village

Level 2 / 360 RMB / 180 RMB for kids 5–12 – Explore the area between Zhuangdaokou and the Walled Village on a slow-paced walk.

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The General’s Tower
Departure date: Wednesday, March 27
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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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Hiking down an unrepaired section of the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng
Departure date: Thursday, March 28
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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Level 3+ / 430 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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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

A traditional welcome to a Miao village
Trip dates: April 3–7, 2019
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Guizhou: Miao and Dong culture in the mountains (5 days)

In Brief: Hike between villages and enclaves in the mountains of Guizhou Province to get a up-close look at the well-preserved rituals, traditions, and architecture of the Miao and Dong (and more) ethnic groups. From 9,100 RMB*, all-inclusive

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Hiking through the huge dunes of the Tengger Desert in Inner Mongolia
Trip dates: April 28–May 1, 2019
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Tengger Desert Lakes, Inner Mongolia (4 days)

In Brief: Travel by foot and jeep through the desert, visit desert lakes, ride camels, camp in the desert, and more. From 8,060 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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The coloured hills of the Zhangye Danxia Landform
Trip dates: June 5–9, 2019
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Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu Province (5 days)

In Brief: See the fantastically-coloured mountains and cliffs in an all-but unexplored area of Gansu; visit Horse Hoofprint Temple, Jiayuguan Fortress, and more. From 11,100 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Hiking down from a peak
Trip dates: June 14–16, 2019
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Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province

In Brief: Clean and cool grasslands near the border of Hebei and Inner Mongolia: hikes, BBQ lamb, and more. From 1,710 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Hiking in the mountains near Zhagana
Trip dates: July 23–27, 2019
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Xiahe, Labrang Monastery, Zhagana Tibetan area, Gansu Province

In Brief: See the Labrang Monastery, Tibetan Buddhist temples, and super high mountain scenery on this trip to the largely Tibetan remote area of Gansu Province. A similar feel to Tibet, without the hassle of getting the official permit. From 8,930 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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The green rolling hills of the Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province
Trip dates: August 9–11, 2019
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Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province

In Brief: Clean and cool grasslands near the border of Hebei and Inner Mongolia: hikes, BBQ lamb, and more. From 1,710 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

ready to go camping

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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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

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2019/03/10

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2019/03/10

See 10 photos from the hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu—a cloudy day, and fairly bleak!
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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2019/03/09

Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2019/03/09

We hiked up from the Walled Village and followed the Great Wall over to the Huanghuacheng Reservoir—a fun day of hiking! See 19 photos.
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Switchback Great Wall, 2019/03/09

Switchback Great Wall, 2019/03/09

See 13 photos from a grey and cloudy day up on the Switchback Great Wall.
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Stone Valley Great Wall Loop, 2019/03/03

Stone Valley Great Wall Loop, 2019/03/03

See a set of 17 photos from a hike on the rough and unrepaired Great Wall at Stone Valley.
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Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2019/03/03

Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2019/03/03

The Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes hike is a long ramble through the Miyun countryside—see 27 photos.
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Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2019/03/02

Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2019/03/02

See a set of 29 photos from our hike all the way up to the 'Chinese Knot', part of the Great Wall at Jiankou.
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Great Wall Spur, 2019/02/27

Great Wall Spur, 2019/02/27

See 16 photos from a hike down the Great Wall Spur.
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Great Wall Nine-Eyes Tower, 2019/02/24

Nine-Eyes Tower Great Wall, 2019/02/24

Check out 13 photos from a hike up to Nine-Eyes Tower, at the Jiankou Great Wall.
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