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.
Qiangzilu Great Wall hike 1day
  • Hiking Distance: 8km
  • Hiking Duration: 4h
  • Fitness level needed: 2
  • Meeting time: 9;30am
  • Back in Beijing: 6pm
  • Price: 600¥/99$

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Qiangzilu Great wall hike

The Qianzilu Great Wall  most remarkable feature is the huge V shape it forms  as it follows the shear mountain cliffs.  The houses of Quanshui village, build of Great Wall bricks and rocks and the friendly villagers all add to the remarkable character of this hike.

A 30 minutes hike trough fields of  Quanshui River village brings us to  Qiangzilu Great wall.  Quanshui means spring water because  there used to  flow a  spring through the village.  Today a small spring still remains.  Beijing is a dry  area,  only few mountains around Beijing  still  contain water which makes this small  spring very precious.

Once on top of the Great Wall you ll see the impressive building style of this section.   Although some of the Beacon towers are well preserved, big parts of this Great Wall are in pretty bad shape.  Good shoes are essentials and you ll  have to walk carefully at certain places. At the highest point of this hike we can enjoy our lunch. We will prepare a sandwich and some coffee for you. You ll have plenty of time to relax and take pictures.

The last part of this hike goes down hill on the other side of the Great Wall  trough low bush so long trousers are recommended. The Qianzilu Great Wall is the border of the Beijiing and the Hebei province so we will end the hike in different province.  Once back in the valley  you’ ll see the old villagers play cards under the village trees next to their chestnut and apple fields. All they need form you is a smile before they will start sharing their life stories with you.

Qiangzilu Great wall hike

Qiangzilu Great wall hike





What is included:

lunch & water

Transportation, hiking guide,




What you should you bring:

Comfortable hiking shoes  & your camera






History of  Qiangzilu Great Wall:

Quanshui River village, in the far east of Beijing City, is almost 145 kilometers away.The name of this village comes from a mountain spring that provides clean an pure water for the picturesque fields with famous pear trees and it kind and honest farmers.

Green mountains, clean and pure spring, plants and field will bring you back.

Hiking location and meeting point:
Qiangzilu Great wall hike

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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