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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.

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.

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.

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 and their inhabitants, 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 on a bluff, with the Round Tower and the Miyun Reservoir in the background
Departure date: Thursday, December 3
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Shunyi Hikers: The Round Tower

Level 3 / 400 RMB – A steep climb up a path beside the Great Wall gets you to the Round Tower, a lookout point with unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains and the vast Miyun reservoir.

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A stretch of unrestored Great Wall, with mountains in the background
Departure date: Saturday, December 5
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Big Camp Plate Great Wall

Level 4 / 380 RMB – Hike a slippery and tricky section of Great Wall in a remote region in the northwest of Beijing. Note: strong legs and a good head for heights required!

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A view of the towers on the Jinshanling Great Wall, Luanping, Hebei
Departure date: Saturday, December 5
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Hemp Village to Jinshanling Great Wall East

Level 3+ / 480 RMB – Hike hill trails from a tiny and isolated valley village to reach the Great Wall, first following a narrow trail beside the wall and then passing through an archway to get up on the unrestored end of the Jinshanling Great Wall, a partially-restored stretch with many intact and closely-spaced towers. Some sections slippery and steep.

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Three of the pagodas at the Silver Mountain Pagodas
Departure date: Sunday, December 6
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Silver Pagoda Loop

Level 3 / 400 RMB – Follow a trail through the Changping countryside, passing villages, quarries, and a local shrine on the way to the Silver Pagodas, a set of five well-preserved 600-year-old pagodas that are all that remains of a big Buddhist temple.

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Hikers sitting on the unrestored wild wall below a Great Wall towerl
Departure date: Sunday, December 6
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Middle Route of Switchback Great Wall

Level 3 / 420 RMB – An easier version of one of our tough Great Wall hikes in Yanqing District – the same great scenery, but less of the steep climbs up and down.

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A view of a tower on the Longquanyu stretch of Great Wall
Departure date: Wednesday, December 9
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Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake

Level 3+ / 400 RMB – Hike hill trails to a small village where we'll find a path up to a seldom-visited stretch of Great Wall, and then follow the wall towards the Little West Lake, a reservoir in the hills of Huairou District.

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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 cluster of three tulou buildings, deep in the hills of Fujian
Trip dates: December 26–29
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Hakka Tulou Clusters and Xiamen, Fujian Province

In Brief: Head deep into the mountains of Fujian to see the tulou buildings of the Hakka, visiting those both well-known and obscure, and staying overnight in a tulou building in one of the smaller, less-visited clusters. Trip includes sights around Xiamen, including Gulangyu Island. From 7,600 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 – 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. Warning – if you’re not good with heights, you might not enjoy sections of this hike.
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Huanghuacheng Great Wall

From 550 RMB* per person, all-inclusive – Choose an easier or more difficult option on the Great Wall in the Huanghuacheng area – take a longer walk that follows steep stretches of Great Wall, or make the wall a mid-walk detour on an easier stroll through the countryside.
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Teambuilding and corporate events

Teambuilding with a collage 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

Middle Route of Switchback Great Wall, 2015/10/25

Middle Route of Switchback Great Wall, 2015/10/25

Twenty-plus photos from a hike along ‘wild’ Great Wall in Yanqing County.
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Longquanyu Great Wall, 2015/10

Longquanyu and Little West Lake Great Wall, 2015/10/24

Sixteen photos from a hike that covered a mix of wild and recently restored Great Wall.
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Hike Fest 2015

2015 Hiking Festival photos

A report from our 2015 Hiking Festival, accompanied by more than 70 photos of the scenery and fun.
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The award - Winner  ‘Best Domestic Tours’ in the Expat Life Awards 2015

Winner ‘Best Domestic Tours’ in the Expat Life Awards 2015

We're now a two-time winner of ‘Best Tours’ in the Expat Life Awards. Take a look at a photo of the award!
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Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/09

Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/09

Fresh photos from a seven-day expedition along the Silk Road, with stops in Korla, Kuqa, Aksu, and Kashgar.
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Hike Festival article in Thats Beijing magazine, 2015/10

Hike Festival article in That’s Beijing magazine, 2015/10

An interview by That’s Beijing magazine conducted ahead of our hiking festival.
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High Rise hike to the Walled Village, 2015/09/26

High Rise hike to the Walled Village, 2015/09/26

Photos from our High Rise trail, a good long walk that crosses from Changping District over into Huairou District.
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Great Wall Spur hike, 2015/09/13

Great Wall Spur hike, 2015/09/13

Photos from a hike up along the Great Wall Spur on a beautiful blue sky day.
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