On the Great Wall at Jinshanling, Hebei Province.

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.

By a pool in Yunmeng Gorge, Miyun, 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.

Hiking the rolling hills of the Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province.

Explore China

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.

Rocky outcrops in the Baicheng Landform, Kuqa, Xinjiang 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

A tower on the Great Wall Spur
Departure date: Sunday, July 22
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Great Wall Spur

Level 3+ / 420 RMB – After a 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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Longquanyu Great Wall | Long views of mountains and Great Wall from Longquanyu
Departure date: Wednesday, July 25
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Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake

Level 3+ / 450 RMB – Hike a recently repaired section of Great Wall that offers amazing long views before getting on to an unrepaired 'wild' stretch that will take us over to the Little West Lake.

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Stone Valley Great Wall | The General’s Tower
Departure date: Thursday, July 26
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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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Views of Great Wall and mountains, near the high point of the Switchback Great Wall
Departure date: Saturday, July 28
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Switchback Great Wall

Level 4 / 390 RMB – A tough Great Wall hike over tricky terrain in a remote area of northwest Beijing, with a lot of ups and downs on the way to the end. Note: this route features steep descents on loose footing—if you’re not good with heights and balancing, you will not enjoy this hike.

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Towers and wall built along a ridgeline, seen on the extended section of the Gubeikou hike.
Departure date: Saturday, July 28
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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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Hikers crossing a river
Departure date: Sunday, July 29
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White River hike

Level 3 / 420 RMB – Stay cool in summer with a hike that will get your feet wet, fording the river on this long and level canyon hike that passes beneath tall cliffs.

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Hikers on a ‘wild’ stretch of the Huanghuacheng Great Wall
Departure date: Sunday, July 29
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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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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 green rolling hills of the Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province
Trip dates: August 10–12, 2018
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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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The coloured hills of the Zhangye Danxia Landform
Trip dates: August 15–19, 2018
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Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu Province

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 10,700 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Trekking on the Tea and Horse Trail near Dali, Yunnan Province
Trip dates: September 20–24, 2018
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Dali’s Old Towns, Cang Mountain, and Erhai Lake, Yunnan (5 days)

In Brief: See the Southern Silk Road sights of Dali and its surrounds, travelling by foot, bicycle, and as part of a mule train as we visit ancient towns and temples on the ancient Tea and Horse Trail and camp out on Cang Mountain. from 13,300 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Baicheng Landform
Trip dates: October 1–7, 2018
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Silk Road: Korla to Kashgar (7 days)

In Brief: Spend seven days on the Silk Road, heading west to Kashgar and travelling by jeep instead of camel through the vast empty areas of Xinjiang Province. From 17,910 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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A person walks through the sandy dunes of the Tengger Desert
Trip dates: October 2–5, 2018
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Tengger Desert Lakes, Inner Mongolia

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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A mossy tree trunk, Five Flowers Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park
Trip dates: October 24–28, 2018
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Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong, Sichuan Province

In Brief: Visit the deservedly famous Jiuzhaigou National Park and then head on to nearby Huanglong, an equally scenic but less well-known area of still ponds and coloured rocks. From 10,320 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

Ming Village day trip, 2018/07/15

Ming Village day trip, 2018/07/15

Take a look at 20 photos from our trip to the ancient village of Cuandixia—see shots of the old courtyards, temples, and narrow lanes of the village, plus pictures from a hike up into the hills above.
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Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East, 2018/07/14

Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East, 2018/07/14

See a set 20 photos from a Great Wall hike from Gubeikou to the eastern end of the Jinshanling Great Wall.
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Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018 | Beijing Hikers

Beijing Hikers awarded 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Beijing Hikers has been awarded TripAdvisor's 2018 Certificate of Excellence—our fourth year in a row!
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Beijing Hikers in Flightnetwork’s “72 hours in Beijing” article, 2018/07

Recommended for those who interested in a more adventurous outing to the Great Wall.
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Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2018/07/01

See 17 photos from a hot day of hiking at the Huanghuacheng Great Wall—blue skies, no clouds, and a lot of sweat!
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Yunmeng Gorge Swim or Explore, 2018/06/18

Yunmeng Gorge Swim or Explore, 2018/06/18

See a set of 26 photos from a day trip to the Yunmeng Gorge—mountains, cliffs, canyons, trees … and swimming!
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Huanghuacheng to the Walled Village, 2018/06/17

Walled Village and the Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2018/06/17

See 12 photos from a hike at the Huanghuacheng Great Wall—views of the Walled Village, the hills and mountains, the Great Wall, and the Huanghuacheng reservoir.
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Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province,2018/06/16-18

Bashang Grasslands, June 2018

See 60 photos from two days of hiking in the Bashang Grasslands, including pics of a fantastic BBQ!
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