The Great Wall at Jinshanling, Luanping, Hebei.

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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 the frozen White River, 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.

Prayer wheels at Labrang Monastery, Xiahe, Gansu.

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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.

The Silver Pagodas, Huairou, Beijing.

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 through the trees towards Moss Mountain
Departure date: Saturday, January 19
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Zhuangdaokou to Moss Mountain

Level 4 / 390 RMB – A moderately difficult stroll through the countryside and forest with views of the Great Wall at Zhuangdaokou and the big boulders near Moss Mountain.

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Hiking up to the towers on the extended section of the Gubeikou Great Wall
Departure date: Saturday, January 19
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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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Hiking down the frozen White River
Departure date: Sunday, January 20

White River Ice Hike

Level 3 / 420 RMB – Follow a trail that crosses a frozen river in Miyun District, walking out down a long canyon and passing below cliffs on the way to the end. Shunyi Pinnacle Plaza pickup

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Looking across the Mutianyu Great Wall
Departure date: Wednesday, January 23
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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 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

Monks unveiling a huge cloth thangka
Trip dates: February 16–19, 2019
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Labrang Monastery’s ‘Unveiling the Buddha’ Ceremony, Xiahe, Gansu Province

In Brief: Visit Xiahe to witness a giant Buddha tapestry being unveiled on the hillside above Labrang Monastery and to join the crowds watching the lively performances in the town square. Trip also includes hikes and walks in nearby grassland areas. From 8,590 RMB, all-inclusive

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Hiking through fields of flowers near a village
Trip dates: March 14–17, 2019
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Wuyuan ‘Fields of Flowers’, Jiangxi Province

In Brief: See fields of yellow flowers and ancient river towns in southern China. Cultural focus, nothing too strenuous. From 7,350 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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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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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

Girl Scouts at Intelligence Valley

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

Sunset over the Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2018/12/31

Sunset over the Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2018/12/31

We hiked the Huanghuacheng Great Wall to see the last sunset of 2018—take a look at 16 photos from the hike.
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Gubeikou to Jingshanling Great Wall East, 2018/12/29

Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East, 2018/12/29

Cold but beautifully clear weather on one of the last hikes of 2018—see 18 photos from the Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall hike.
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Great Wall Christmas

Christmas on the Great Wall, 20108/12/25

31 photos from a Christmas Day hike from Jiankou to the Mutianyu Great Wall, plus the post-hike dumping-making competition!
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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2018/12/22

Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2018/12/22

It was a chilly and bleak day out on the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng—just lovely for a hike! See 16 photos.
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Gung Ho! Pizza and Beijing Hikers in Beijing Kids magazine, 2018/12

Gung Ho! Pizza gave us a mention in their 'Green Pages' interview in the Beijing Kids magazine—see a scan and a link to read the full interview.
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Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East, 2018/12/15

Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East, 2018/12/15

It was a cold and windy walk from Gubeikou to Jinshanling—see 11 photos from the hike.
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Triangle Hike, 2018/12/15

Triangle Hike, 2018/12/15

The Triangle hike is a long but easy walk through the countryside in Huairou District—see 20 photos of hills, chickens, shrines, and an impromptu bean-grinding session!
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Silver Pagoda Loop, 2018/12/09

Silver Pagoda Loop, 2018/12/09

See 14 photos from the Silver Pagoda Loop—a village visit, a shrine by an ancient pine tree, views from the peak of Silver Mountain, plus the pagodas.
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