China Hiking Tours

Hiking Tours in China

Perhaps China is not so famous for hiking or other outdoor activities in travelers’ minds. But in fact, the diverse landscapes and magnificent scenery of China will never disappoint hikers who love nature.

China hiking tours offer energetic outdoorsy people exciting choices to get out of the cities and out of vehicles and crowds to discover the scenic side of China. The wild Great Wall, picturesque Guilin, amazing Zhangjiajie, the impressive Yellow Mountains, magnificent Tiger Leaping Gorge, and holy Jade Dragon Snow Mountain offer celebrated scenery and excellent hikes.

We have roughly graded the hikes into five starred levels according to difficulty:

Our Best Great Wall Hiking Tours

We have selected the less touristy and most magnificent sections of the Great Wall for our private hiking tours. You can walk at your own pace, giving you plenty of time to take great photos or just to feel the majesty of the wall at certain places.

Our hiking itineraries can be customized, which means that your travel advisor can make the tour and hiking arrangements suit you uniquely. Being private, they can also be flexibly adjusted on the day.

Jinshanling Great Wall
Hike the Picturesque Great Wall 1-Day Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking Tour
Hiking difficulty: 2-star
  • Beautiful watchtowers
  • Winding ridgetop wall
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the broken Great Wall
Conquer the Most Challenging Great Wall 1-Day Jiankou to Mutianyu Hiking Tour
Hiking difficulty: 3-star View more
hiking on the Great Wall
Explore the Top Great Wall Areas 3-Day Great Wall Hiking from Jiankou to Jinshanling
Hiking difficulty: 3-star
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Recommended Hiking Tours on Beautiful Mountains

If you are a big fan of mountains, here are some hiking tours you might be interested in. From the famous mountains in the east to the magnificent gorges in the west, every tour could be an exceptional experience.

Tiger Leaping Gorge
Secrets of the Yangtze 3-Day Tiger Leaping Gorge and Stone Village Hiking Tour
Hiking difficulty: 4-star
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge hiking
  • Naxi stone village
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jade dragon snow mountain
Pilgrimage to Joseph Rock's Favorite Mountain 1-Day Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Hiking Tour
Hiking difficulty: 3-star
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the peak in Zhangjiajie
Essence of Zhangjiajie 4-Day Zhangjiajie Tour
Hiking difficulty: 2-star
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Yellow Mountain with cloud
Exclusive Yellow Mountain Beauties 4 Days Trekking in the Yellow Mountains
Hiking difficulty: 3-star
  • The Western Grand Canyon
  • sunsets and sunrises
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Huashan Mountain
Great Mountain and Xi'an Highlights 4-Day Xi'an and Mt Hua Tour
Hiking difficulty: 2-star
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mountain with yellow trees
Walk in Fairy Tales of Autumn 5-Day Daocheng and Yading Tour
Hiking difficulty: 3-star
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Tibet Hiking Tours

Tibet is a paradise for hikers. We have selected the best trekking tours in Tibet for your reference. no matter whether you would like to just have a taste of the short trekkings near Lhasa or want to challenge yourself with a multi-day trekking for the amazing plateau scenery, we are happy to help you to plan a once-in-a-life Tibet trekking tour.

7-Day Tibet Tour including Trekking and Camping

Hiking difficulty: 3-star

  • Trekking in the suburbs of Lhasa
  • Camping with a Tibetan nomads
11-Day Tibet Tour with Everest Base Camp Trek

Hiking difficulty: 4-star

  • Lhasa highlights
  • A 4-day trek to EBC
9-Day Tibet Tour with Lhasa and a Ganden–Samye Trek

Hiking difficulty: 4-star

  • Lhasa highlights
  • A 4-day trek in great valleys

Recommended Hiking Tours for Idyllic Countryside

Here are some recommended hiking tours for travelers who want to enjoy the countryside scenery and get close to rural life in China.

5-Day Guilin Tour with Moderate Hiking

Hiking difficulty: 2-star

  • Terraced fields and minority culture
  • Li River hiking
6-Day Jianshui and Yuanyang Tour

Hiking difficulty: 2-star

  • Terraced fields with water and villages
  • Ancient Chinese architecture

Recommended Tours with Outdoor Activities

Here are some suggested tours if you are also interested in other outdoor activities such as biking, kayaking, rafting, rock climbing, or caving.

5-Day Dynamic Zhangjiajie
  • Enjoy your own hiking and biking
  • Shot at Instagram-worthy spots
4-Day Dynamic Dali Tour
  • Hike on the Cangshan mountains
  • Bike along Erhai Lake
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