Great Wall Hiking

In Beijing Municipality, the Great Wall expands over 630km. Except for about 50km of the Great Wall developed for tourism at scenic spots like Badaling and Simatai, the majority of the wall is still left untouched, making it extraordinarily well-preserved. ChinaHiking will guide you to those most remote and long deserted parts of the Wild Great wall.
Crouching Tiger Great Wall hike 1 day
  • Hiking Distance: 8-10km
  • Duration: 4hour
  • Departure time: 8:30am
  • Back in Beijing: 6:30PM
  • hiking level: 2
  • Price: 600¥/99$

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hiking in Beijing  -Crouching Tiger Great Wall  hike

A great wall hike on the rarely visited eastern part of the  Gubeikou  Great Wall.   Here the Great wall is vast, green en wild and it’s crowned with a beautiful 2 story watch tower.  The untouchable Fairy Tower lives a lonely life hidden on the cliff of Wohu mountain.


Great wall camping

Great wall camping

As usual we have a good lunch at a local farmhouse before we start our Great Wall adventure.   From the farmhouse we  will take an almost invisible trail  trough the low bush towards the Great Wall.  The trail is only used by shepherds these days.  It will take us about 1.5 hour of uphill hiking till we reach the Great Wall.  A normal physical condition is enough to make it to the top.

A short walk on top of the wall brings us past a few strong intact tower and seldom seen round tower.  Here we will cross the wall and hike down for 1 hour trough the bush towards a tiny village at the other side of the mountain range where our driver will pick us up and drive us back to Beijing.

Wild Great wall hike

Great Wall hike


Level 2:捕获 easy – medium

3-4 hours hiking trips with a few climbs and trails might be slippery at times. An average physical condition is required. Usually kids older than 7 are ok with these hikes. When camping trips are marked as level 2 than camping gear is delivered at the campsite.


Background info:

Gubeikou Great Wall is located in Town Gubeikou, County Miyun of Beijing. It is the most complete system of the Great Wall in China.It consists of the Great Wall of Beiqi Dynasty and Ming Dynasty, including four sections (Mountain Panlong, Mountain Wohu, Jinshanling and Simatai.) Gubeikou is the stronghold between two passes of Shanhai and Juyong. It is the key link from Liaodong Plain and Inner Mongolia to Central Plains. During dynasties of Liao, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing, big and small battles for Gubeikou have never been ceased. Therefore the Great Wall took a very important role in the history.
The ancient buildings and the remnants of the primitive Great Wall… you will love it.

 hiking location & meeting point:
Gubeikou Graet wall hike

About two and half hour diver each way

Detailed hiking route:

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Open tour 

Are you planning far ahead but your favorite trip is not on our schedule at the time you’re coming to China?

Are you an independent traveler that wants to keep the costs as low as possible?

Just let us know your favorite trip and starting date at least 6 weeks in advance and we will add your trip to our hiking agenda.

As soon as we have 6 people joining the trip we are good to go!


Private tour 

Private tours are great ways to travel if you have a group of friends, family or colleagues ready to explore nature together.

Also for school trips or company team building activities, a private tour is the way to go.

We have experience guiding trips with up to 60 people from international schools and companies.

Price for private tours will vary depending on the number of people, the chosen transportation and accommodation.

Let us know your desires and we will customize a trip for you.

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