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A blue sky over the Jinshanling Great Wall, Hebei.

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.

On the White River, Miyun District, Beijing.

See more of Beijing

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.

Making a kora at Labrang Monastery, Gansu 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.

Friendly fellow hikers, Miyun County, 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

Hikers walking, with some of the caves visible behind them
Departure date: Tuesday, February 20

Longqingxia Ice Festival and Tang Dynasty Caves

Level 1 / 500 RMB – Explore an ancient interconnected series of cave dwellings in the hills of Yanqing County; visit the Longqingxia Ice Festival on the way home.

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Views on the Great Wall above Stone Valley
Departure date: Wednesday, February 21
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Stone Valley Great Wall Loop

Level 3+ / 420 RMB – Hike the Great Wall, starting from Stone Valley Village and following an 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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The General’s Tower at Jiankou
Departure date: Saturday, February 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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Long views of mountains and Great Wall from Longquanyu
Departure date: Sunday, February 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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Hikers on the Great Wall tower on the Huanghuacheng Great Wall
Departure date: Wednesday, February 28
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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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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 27–March 2, 2018
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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 7,990 RMB, all-inclusive

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Terraced hills covered with flowers
Trip dates: March 15–18, 2018
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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 6,800 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Colourful costumes of the Zhuang ethnic group
Trip dates: April 4–8, 2018
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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 8,900 RMB*, all-inclusive

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A person walks through the sandy dunes of the Tengger Desert
Trip dates: April 28–May 1, 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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Hiking in grassy meadows near Qinghai Lake
Trip dates: May 24–27, 2018
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Qinghai Lake, Kumbum Monastery, and the Gangshika Snow Mountain (4 days)

In Brief: Take a hike near the shores of Qinghai Lake; join the pilgrims visiting Kumbum Monastery; hike up to a high altitude glacier on Gangshika Mountain. From 10,200 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Mountains and clouds in Xinjiang
Trip dates: June 13–18, 2018
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Bayinbuluke Grasslands, Xinjiang Province (6 days)

In Brief: Camp out overnight in the beautiful high-altitude scenery of the Bayinbuluke Grasslands in northwestern Xinjiang; see Silk Road sights, big mountains, and desert while on the road to and from the grasslands. From 16,200 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

Office closed for Chinese New Year holiday, contact information

How to contact us during the holiday.
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Beijing Hikers in Lonely Planet, 2017/05

Beijing Hikers goes way back

An old BTV interview with founders Gary and Huilin about their early-90s 5,000 mile bike ride from Beijing to London.
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Beijing Hikers 2018 calendar

2018 Beijing Hikers calendar

Members – join a hike or visit our office to pick up your free 2018 calendar. While stocks last!
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Work at Beijing Hikers

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Team building!Long March, 2018/02/03

Special event for a large multinational company

See a set of 50 photos from the 2018 outing for a large company event.
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White River Ice Hike, 2018/02/01

White River Ice Hike, 2018/02/01

See forty of our favourite photos from a weekday walk down the White River.
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Hemp Village to Jinshanling Great Wall, 2018/01/31

Hemp Village to Jinshanling Great Wall, 2018/01/31

See a set of 20 photos from the walk from Hemp Village over the hills to the Jinshanling Great Wall—beautiful blue sky and long views of the wall.
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White River Ice Hike, 2018/01/28

White River Ice Hike, 2018/01/28

Take a look at 20 photos from a winter walk down the frozen White River.
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