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.
long valley Great Wall hike 1 day
  • Hiking Distance: 15km
  • Hiking Duration: 4-5hours
  • Fitness level needed: 2-3
  • Departure time: 9.30 am
  • Back in Beijing: +- 18.30 pm
  • Price: 650¥/109$

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 Long Valley Great Wall hike 1 day

This not just a Great Wall hike but a great  all round 15km hike.  After our lunch at  Long Valley village we walk trough orchards and past a large lake before we start hiking up Beijing’s highest Great Wall(1400m).


A 1.5 hour uphill hike trough the bush and forest will bring us to the top of the mountain. This scenic spot with an old grave with prayer flags is the perfect place to relax and take some fabulous pictures. With a good zoom you can even take a picture of Beijing’s 2300 year old Yan Dynasty Great Wall.  After this rest it is a short hike toward Beijing’s highest watchtower. This Great Wall hike finishes with a 1 hour downhill hike on the wall and trough the orchards towards Village where our driver will pick us up.



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What is included:

Lunch & water

Transportation, guide, Entrance fee


What you should bring:

Comfortable hiking shoes & your camera







Level 3:捕获1 medium-strong

These are hikes where you need a good physical condition. Hikes marked as level 3 usually include a steep uphill hike
and sections where you need some balance
*Note: If we mention more than 1 level it means there will be different trails available on the hike


History of the Great Wall

During Ming Dynasty, 4 km south of the Great wall they restored an old city, because that local area is like a long sweeping Valley, they give this City the name Long Valley City.
Through this area most of the traffic approaching (Peking) Beijing from the North is channelled. This was also the natural pass through the mountains fought over during times of war. The Great Wall shows the bullet scars from the Nankou war between China and Japan in the years leading up to World War II. The Chinese 529th Army Group held out to the last man here making a solemn memorial for the Chinese people. There remains ruins of towers along the Great Wall which were constructed during the Yan Kingdom in 600 A.D. The highest point along this area is 1438m, making them the highest point in this part of China. There is a beautiful meadow called Huanghuapo. During the autumn, it blooms with yellow flowers

Hiking location and meeting point:

About 2 hour diver each way

About 2 hour diver each way

 Long valley castle Great Wall 1 day hike map: 

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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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