The Great Wall at Mutianyu, Huairou, 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.

Crossing an icy stream in Intelligence Valley, Huairou, 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 in a canyon near the Yellow River in 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.

Team photo on the Huanghuacheng Great Wall, Huairou.

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

Long views on the Great Wall near Jinshanling
Departure date: Saturday, December 15
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Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East

Level 4+ / 500 RMB – Walk from Gubeikou to Jinshanling, following stretches of restored and unrestored Great Wall and taking a detour through the pretty farmland that surrounds Hemp Village, finishing all the way over at the eastern end of Jinshanling.

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Hiking through a chestnut orchard
Departure date: Saturday, December 15
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Triangle Hike

Level 3 / 360 RMB – See the sights of the countryside on this nice-and-easy hike through Huairou District.

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The General's Tower on the Stone Valley Great Wall
Departure date: Sunday, December 16
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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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A view of a tower on the Longquanyu stretch of Great Wall
Departure date: Wednesday, December 19
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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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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

Bridges and pagodas in Lijiang’s Black Dragon Pool park
Trip dates: December 12–16, 2018
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Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province

In Brief: See the highlights of Lijiang and Shangri-La: cobbled streets and watercourses of ancient towns, Naxi and Tibetan culture, plus amazing views of snow-capped mountains. Cultural focus, nothing too strenuous. From 9,740 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Lanzhou Danxia Landform
Trip dates: December 29–January 1
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Lanzhou Danxia Landform, Yellow River Stone Forest, and Bingling Temple, Gansu Province (4 days)

In Brief: Head out to Gansu Province for a four-day trip that features hikes and walks around the Lanzhou Danxia Landform, the Yellow River Stone Forest, and Bingling Temple. From 8,300 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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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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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

Jingshun team in the Tengger Desert

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

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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Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2018/12/08

Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2018/12/08

See 23 photos from a chilly day out at the Gubeikou Great Wall Loop.
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Shuiquan Canyon, 2018/12/01

Shuiquan Canyon, 2018/12/01

We revived part of an old trail to make a new-ish route—see a set of 20 photos of bouldery scenery and icy rivers from the Shuiquan Canyon hike.
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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2018/11/25

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2018/11/25

Brown hills, blue skies, and long views on our hike from Jiankou to the Mutianyu Great Wall—see 15 photos.
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Intelligence Valley and Yanqi Lake, 2018/11/25

Intelligence Valley and Yanqi Lake, 2018/11/25

Intelligence Valley is one of our easiest walks, and we added on a stroll by Yanqi Lake to make it a longer day—see eight photos of the valley scenery and one of Yanqi Lake.
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Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East, 2018/11/24

Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2018/11/24

We had the wall to ourselves on a clear day out at Gubeikou—see 15 photos.
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Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2018/11/04

Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2018/11/04

See 18 photos from a drizzly day in the rolling hills of Miyun—clouds, cabbages, cornfields, and more!
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Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2018/11/03

Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2018/11/03

21 photos from a hazy day at the Chinese Knot Great Wall.
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