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.

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 to traditional culture in mountain villages, join our active trips and really explore China.

Beijing Hikers' 13th Birthday Hiking Festival

Saturday, October 25, 2014

We celebrated our 13th birthday
with a big hiking festival!

The festival was amazing fun, with beautiful weather and a big crew of keen hikers completing hikes of 7.5km, 16km, and 24.5km.

Now see all the photos!

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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 hiker and the famous pine tree, near the highest point of the Chinese Knot
Departure date: Saturday, November 29
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Chinese Knot Great Wall

Level 4 / 380 RMB – A tough hike up and down unrestored Great Wall, peaking by the Chinese Knot, a section where three lines of Great Wall come together. Note: if you're not comfortable with making a short-but-steep climb on somewhat tricky terrain, you might not find this hike an enjoyable experience.

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The Great Wall rises up to a high point on a ridge
Departure date: Saturday, November 29
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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Level 3 / 380 RMB – Follow an easy and flat dirt trail through fields and orchards before reaching the Great Wall and making a big climb up to a lookout point high on a ridge, with a panoramic view of the countryside your reward for the hard work getting up there.

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A view of valleys and hills in Pinggu District
Departure date: Sunday, November 30
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Bricks In The Wall hike

Level 4 / 360 RMB – Roam about the hills northwest of Beijing, passing through small villages and climbing up a super-steep stretch of Great Wall.

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The General’s Tower at Jiankou
Departure date: Sunday, November 30
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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall

Level 4 / 450 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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A tower on the Great Wall Spur
Departure date: Wednesday, December 3
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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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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: November 26–30
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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 8,740 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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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 550 RMB, 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, 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

Alashan Desert, Inner Mongolia, 2014/05

Alashan Desert, Inner Mongolia, 2014/05

We made a mission into the Alashan Desert, travelling by foot, camel, jeep, and boat (!) to find a temple in the middle of the dunes.
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Zhenbiancheng Great Wall loop hike, 2014/11/8

Photos of rough and rugged Great Wall under a beautiful ‘APEC blue’ sky.
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Beijing Hikers: Sports Tested in City Weekend magazine, November 2014

Beijing Hikers: Sports Tested in City Weekend magazine, November 2014

Beijing Hikers reviewed in City Weekend magazine's sports section.
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Beijing Hikers 13th Birthday hiking festival, October 2014

Hike Festival Photos: Beijing Hikers 13th Birthday hiking festival, October 2014

A report from our 13th Birthday Hiking Festival, accompanied by more than 100 photos.
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Beijing Hikers: voted Beijing’s Best Tour Company, September 2014

Beijing Hikers: voted Beijing’s Best Tour Company, September 2014

We won an award for being Beijing’s best tour company!
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Ming Village overnight, September 2014

Ming Village overnight, September 2014

Photos from a weekender out in the mountains on Beijing’s west side, including shots from one of our favourite long hikes.
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Beijing Hikers: Family-tested in City Weekend magazine, September 2014

Beijing Hikers: Family-tested in City Weekend magazine, September 2014

Beijing Hikers reviewed in City Weekend magazine's family section.
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Gubeikou Great Wall, 2014/09/06

Gubeikou Great Wall, 2014/09/06

Photos from our hike along the Great Wall at Gubeikou during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday.
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