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.
Border Defense Great Wall Hike 1 Day
  • Hiking Distance: 15km
  • Hiking Duration: 6h
  • Hike Level: 3
  • Departure time: : 8:00 am
  • Back in Beijing: 6:00 pm
  • Price: 650¥/109$

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Border Defense Great Wall Hike 

This 15km hike is one of our harder ones, but it is also one of the most beautiful ones. This Great Wall trek starts at a tiny farm village. It will take us a good half hour climb through the fields to get to the Wall. The rest of the trekking will be on top of the Great Wall. This Yangbian Great Wall is really the beaten path and connects the Border Defense Great Wall with General Xu Great Wall. If you are in a good condition, love hiking and would like to see some excellent wild Great Wall, then this is your trip! Have a look at the pictures and you will understand what we are talking about.


Border Defense Great Wall Hike 1 day

Level 3:捕获1 medium-strong

These are hikes where you need a good physical condition. Hikes marked as level 3 are usually long day hikes or day hikes that include a steep uphill hike and/or trails where you need some balance. Usually kids from age of 10 are all right with these trips.


History of the Border Defense Great Wall

Border Defense is also called “Zhenbian Cheng”, the geographical features played critical role in defense to the north, so it later called Border Defense Great Wall.

Zhenbian (Border Defense) Fortress Village is located in Huailai county, Hebei province.

Once it was a frontier fortress along the defense line of the Great Wall. As soon as the capital was established in Beijing during the Ming dynasty, there were constant invasion from Mongols from the northwest. Actually, there were many valleys lead to...

Hiking location and meeting point:
Around 2 hour diver each way

Around 2 hour diver each way

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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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