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2-Day Beijing Western Hills Exploration Hiking Tour

From $350 per person
2-Day Beijing Western Hills Exploration Hiking Tour
  • 2-Day Beijing Western Hills Exploration Hiking Tour
  • 2-Day Beijing Western Hills Exploration Hiking Tour
  • 2-Day Beijing Western Hills Exploration Hiking Tour
  • 2-Day Beijing Western Hills Exploration Hiking Tour

Tour Style:
One of the best the Beijing hiking tours to explore the Western Hill Area in 2 days, to get the memorable hiking experience from Dajue Buddha Temple to Miaofengshan Mountian with your experienced tour guide. By this tour, you will visit the Dajue Temple, Beijia Huayuan, Tomb of Prince Chun, Fenghuangling Nature Park, Jiangou Village, Miaofeng Mountain. You will enjoy a lunch with sample farmers' delicacies as well as stay in a local famer's house. It will be once in a lifetime hiking experience in Beijing.

Duration: 2 Days, 1 Night

Western Hills, Dajue Buddihist Temple,Beijia Huayuan,Seventh Prince’s Grave,Miaofengshan Mountain

Pick-up point:
Your hotel in Beijing, train station or Airport

Finishing point:
Your hotel in Beijing, train station or Airport

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

Payment Types:
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Day 1. Westerns Hills Tour

  • Place&Transport: Beijing
  • Today's Activities: Dajue Buddhist Temple,Beijia Huayuan, Tomb of Prince Chun
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

Pick-up service is arranged directly from your hotel lobby or Beijing train station for your convenience. Upon arrival, our knowledgeable Beijing guide will warmly greet you with a personalized "Your Way Holiday" sign, ensuring a smooth start to your exploration. They'll assist with luggage and transportation, providing insightful tips and local recommendations as you embark on your tailored journey through Beijing. This personalized service guarantees a welcoming and hassle-free beginning to your travel experience with us.

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It’s said that the Western Hills is where Beijing’s soul truly lies. Amid its rolling mountains, the spiritual seek peace and reflection, finding solace in the serenity of the landscape and the tranquility of its sacred temples. Interestingly, these temples also host a different kind of gathering—nude parties that add an unexpected twist to the area's mystique. The cooler climate and lush scenery of the Western Hills have long made it a pleasure ground for the wealthy, both past and present. Historically, the elite have flocked here to escape the city's heat and enjoy the natural beauty. Today, this tradition continues, as some of Beijing’s most expensive real estate is nestled within these verdant hills, offering luxurious retreats and stunning views. Our guide will enlighten you with fascinating tales of the Western Hills, from its spiritual significance to its modern-day allure, providing a rich and comprehensive understanding of this unique area.

Beijing Western HillsBeijing Western Hills

Firstly, you will pay your respects at the Buddhist Temple Dajue Buddhist Temple. Located at the eastern foot of Yangtai Mountain, Dajuesi is one of the oldest temples in the Western Hills, dating back to the Liao Dynasty (907-1125). While unassuming from the outside, its dusty and dim halls house Ming Dynasty Buddhist sculptures in need of restoration. The highlight of the temple is the 12-meter-high white Sarira Pagoda, built in 1747. Resembling a miniature version of the one in Beihai Park, it is said to contain the remains of a former temple abbot. This visit will offer you a glimpse into the rich history and spiritual significance of the area, guided by our knowledgeable tour guide who will provide insights into the temple's architecture, history, and cultural importance.

Dajue TempleDajue Temple

And then the tour will led you to do a dream of large mansion-Beijia Huayuan. Foreign-language novels about the Western Hills often paint it as a licentious playground where diplomats lived out extravagant lifestyles, building villas and even renting temples for guilty pleasures, such as the nudist colonies in real-life murder mystery Midnight in Peking. While some tales are far-fetched, building lofty homes in the Hills was certainly the fashion for expats. One of the best preserved of these is the house of highly  respected French doctor Jean Boussier, who treated top Chinese officials during the early years of the  Republic, including its President, Yuan Shikai. His villa is known as Beijia Huayuan and was built in  the Hills to nurse his sick daughter, rather than for debauchery. Explore the three-story villa, which is open to tourists (free entrance) and find the entrance to an underground tunnel from one of the side entrances. It’s  pitch black, but descend anyway and keep walking; you’ll come to rooms that served as cellars – including  one for wine we’re sure, given the French connection

Beijia HuayuanBeijia Huayuan

Enjoy a delightful lunch featuring farmers' delicacies along the way. Before heading to Fenghuangling, take a break at any of the farmers' restaurants you come across. Look for signs saying nongjia le or nongjia fan along the roadside or in villages—wherever you choose, you're likely to find a satisfying meal. These local eateries typically serve hearty family-style dishes, often prepared right in their backyard kitchens using homegrown or locally sourced ingredients. For an authentic taste, ask for dishes made with self-grown vegetables. Don't miss the chance to try wild vegetables or Chinese toon stir-fried with eggs, specialties that are harder to find in urban settings. Our guide will help you select a restaurant known for its delicious farm-to-table offerings, ensuring your lunch is not only delicious but also a memorable part of your cultural exploration in the Western Hills.


After lunch, your tour continues to the Tomb of Prince Chun. As you ascend the stairs to the front gate inscribed with "Chunqin Wangmu, Tomb of Prince Chun," you'll cross a humpback bridge leading to the courtyard where Prince Chun (1840-1891) resided while nursing his illness. Known as the 'seventh prince,' he was the grandfather of the last emperor of China, and his former mansion is located near Shichahai in downtown Beijing. Proceeding further, through a stone gate on a spacious, open platform, you'll reach the actual tomb. The central stone mound at the rear belongs to Prince Chun, surrounded by mounds for his three wives. Our guide will provide insightful commentary on Prince Chun's life, his significance in Chinese history, and the architectural and cultural elements of the tomb. They will enrich your visit with historical anecdotes and ensure you understand the legacy of Prince Chun within the context of Beijing's imperial past.

Tomb of prince CunTomb of prince Cun

The last part of the tour for today is enjoying the view of sunset. Today, you will overnight at local farmer's house. Many of the farmers’ restaurants also provide accommodation, although the quality of rooms varies markedly. The Chenzhaosen Yangsheng Jidi not only has a gigantic yard with open views of Fenghuangling Nature Park, it’s also a great choice for an overnight stay. Rooms (160RMB for an en suite or 240RMB for a suite with a lounge) are clean, spacious and kitted with modern facilities. Another good choice is the lovely courtyard restaurant Beijing Shuanrou Fang, right by the Dajuesi temple, with it’s beautiful little garden full of fruit trees.The hotel Sanhe Tang by the restaurant offers smart and modern en suites starting from 160RMB for a double. (Expense on you own)

Fenghuangling Nature Park SunsetFenghuangling Nature Park

After the tour concludes at Fenghuangling Nature Park, where you'll have the opportunity to witness a breathtaking sunset, you will be comfortably transported back to your hotel in Beijing. Our guide will ensure a smooth and pleasant journey, providing any additional information or assistance you may need. They will also be available to answer questions and offer recommendations for the remainder of your stay in Beijing, ensuring you have a memorable and fulfilling experience exploring the city's cultural and natural landmarks. The serene beauty of Fenghuangling Nature Park at sunset, with its tranquil atmosphere and stunning views, will be a highlight of your visit.

Day 2. Hiking Tour around Western Hills

  • Place&Transport: Beijing
  • Today's Activities: Fenghuangling Nature Park, Jiangou Village, Miaofeng Mountain
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

This morning, you will embark on a scenic hike starting at 9am. After enjoying a simple breakfast, our knowledgeable guide will meet you at a local farmer's house. The guide will provide insightful information about the area, ensuring you have a memorable experience. They will share stories and facts about the local culture, flora, and fauna, enhancing your appreciation of the beautiful surroundings. The guide's expertise will make the hike both enjoyable and educational, offering you a deeper understanding of the region's natural and cultural heritage.

There are plenty of options for hikers on the far side of the Western Hills. Cobbled pilgrim trails (guxiangdao) famously stitch through the mountains, ending at the Daoist holy ground of Miaofeng Mountain (Miaofengshan) at the northwestern tip. There are four main pilgrimage routes that go to the mountain’s temples; we suggest taking the route from Dajuesi Temple or Jiufeng National Forest Park. Our guide will accompany you and provide essential tips and directions, ensuring your safety and helping you navigate the trails, which can be challenging due to the worn paths.

Western HillsWestern Hills

Along the route to Fenghuangling Nature Park (open 6am-6pm; 25RMB), you have the opportunity to explore Jiufeng National Forest Park, offering extensive hiking trails through lush green landscapes. Begin your journey by heading south and then westwards from Baguabei, located behind the park’s restaurant. This path will lead you to the mountain ridge trail that eventually ascends to Miaofeng Mountain. The trails wind through serene forests and scenic viewpoints, providing a refreshing escape into nature's tranquility. Our guide will accompany you, providing insights into the local flora and fauna, pointing out notable landmarks, and ensuring you make the most of your hiking experience in these picturesque surroundings.

fenghuangling nature parkfenghuangling nature park

Along the way to Fenghuangling Nature Park (open 6am-6pm; 25RMB), you have the option to explore the Jiufeng National Forest Park (15RMB) for an extended hike through its lush greenery. Starting from Baguabei, located behind the park’s restaurant, you can swing south and then head westwards. This route will eventually lead you to the mountain ridge trail that takes you to Miaofeng Mountain. Our guide will be there to provide directions, historical context, and interesting anecdotes about the natural surroundings, ensuring that you make the most of this scenic and invigorating journey. The guide's insights will enhance your experience, making the hike both enjoyable and informative.

Jiufeng National Forest ParkJiufeng National Forest Park

In the afternoon, you will embark on the pilgrim trail, revered as sacred ground for both Daoism and Buddhism in the capital. Traditionally, followers make their pilgrimages through the Western Hills, culminating at the Daoist Miaofeng Mountain during its temple fair in May. For a shortcut, head to Jiangou Village from Fenghuangling, which is about an hour’s drive. Here, you can park your car and hike the last leg of the pilgrimage trail. Before setting off, enjoy lunch at one of the many superb orchard restaurants along the narrow stretch of Fenghuangling Nan Lu. Our guide will assist you in selecting a restaurant and provide insights into the local cuisine. During the hike, the guide will share fascinating stories about the area's religious significance and historical background, ensuring a rich and engaging experience as you traverse the sacred paths towards Miaofeng Mountain.

Jiangou VillageJiangou Village

The walk from Jiangou Village to the ticket office for Miaofeng Mountain Scenic Area (40RMB) takes around half an hour, allowing you to immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of the surroundings. Upon reaching the scenic area, make your way to the top of the Goddess Temple, where a majestic white pagoda stands, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the landscape. The climb to the temple is invigorating, with each step revealing more of the stunning scenery. Each year, during the temple fair, the lower temple site bursts into life with a vibrant cacophony of folk performances. The air is filled with music, dance, and the joyful chatter of visitors. Early risers can enjoy an array of free snacks starting as early as 6am, adding to the festive atmosphere. Our guide will be with you throughout, sharing stories and historical context, pointing out significant landmarks, and ensuring you don't miss any of the hidden gems along the way. This guidance will enhance your experience, making your visit to Miaofeng Mountain both enjoyable and memorable.

Miaofeng MountainMiaofeng Mountain

After the tour, you will be comfortably escorted back to your hotel in Beijing or dropped off at the Beijing train station, depending on your preference. Our guide will ensure a smooth and pleasant journey, assisting you with any needs or questions you might have along the way. They will provide helpful tips and recommendations for the rest of your stay in Beijing or your onward travel. The guide's attentive service will ensure you end your day feeling relaxed and well-cared-for, making your experience in Beijing truly memorable.

Optional Activities

In order to make sure you see more of the grand capital of Beijing than just the normal sightseeing places, we've concocted a selection of various unique and interesting optional activities for you, including the local life experience, cultural performances, Chinese art leaning and more. You will definitely get a deep understanding of Beijing through these activities, you can choose the following optional activities according to your interests.

Acrobatics Performance - Witness the Magic of Chinese Acrobatics

Enjoy an evening of mesmerizing acrobatics at ChaoYang Theater, where your family can marvel at the incredible feats of strength, agility, and precision displayed by talented performers. From gravity-defying stunts to graceful contortions, this dynamic showcase of Chinese acrobatics will leave you in awe. Sit back and enjoy the spectacle as acrobats balance on towering poles, spin delicate plates, and execute breathtaking aerial maneuvers. With each breathtaking act, your family will be transported to a world of wonder and amazement, experiencing the magic of Chinese acrobatics firsthand.

Chinese AcrobaticsChinese Acrobatics

Authentic Peking Duck Dinner 
Indulge in one of Beijing's most iconic culinary delights with a mouthwatering dinner featuring the renowned Beijing roast duck. Savor the succulent and crispy skin of the perfectly roasted duck, expertly carved and served with thin pancakes, spring onions, cucumber, and hoisin sauce. Let the rich flavors tantalize your taste buds as you enjoy this gastronomic masterpiece, accompanied by an array of traditional side dishes and condiments. Our knowledgeable guide, well-versed in local cuisine, will lead you to a top-rated restaurant renowned for its authentic Beijing roast duck, ensuring an unforgettable dining experience. Embark on a culinary journey through Beijing's culinary heritage, where every bite tells a story of centuries-old tradition and culinary craftsmanship.

pekingduckPeking Duck

Local Morning Exercise at Tiantan Park   
It is not easy to get up early for most of travelers, but it's worth to join a local morning exercise at Tiantan Park. One of the more authentic local experiences you can find in Beijing is to wake up early in the morning, around 5am or 6am, and head to one of the local parks to watch the morning exercise. Tiantan Park is the most famous for its morning activities.

Beijing Morning ExceriseMorning Excerise in Beijing

Beijing Hutong Breakfast Experience    
Wake up early and join us for a local breakfast instead of eating in your hotel, we sample the most authentic and delicious breakfast hiding in plain sight once you get off the crowded roads and into the backstreets. The meandering hutong alleyways bustle with local neighborhood life and delicious food, especially in the morning.

Hutong BreakfastBeijing Breakfast

Hutong Home Visiting & Rickshaw Experience  
If you are interested in China’s culture and local Beijinger’s life style, you could come to Hutong area. We will arrange home visiting for you where you can learn about the local Beijing lifestyle. In Hutong area you could still see what the old Beijing looks like. You maybe like to walk with dogs in your country, but in Beijing, the local Beijingers like to walk with birds. What's more, a trip through the Hutongs gave you a glimpse of Chinese traditional life, one of the most fun ways to see this is with a rickshaw ride.

Beijing HutongBeijing hutong

Flag-rasing Ceremony Wacthing at Tiananmen Sqaure   
Get up early to watch the flag-rasing ceremony live at Tian'anmen Square is a dream shared by most Chinese, it’s worth watching. Chinese people gather around liking making a pilgrimage to watch the five-star red flag rises with the Sun at the same time and to express their love of country. You’ll be touch by the sacred atmosphere. The ceremony lasts around 3 minutes but is hugely popular.

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1. Cozy Ride: Enjoy the comfort and spaciousness of our air-conditioned car, offering scenic views.
2. Bilingual Expert Guide: Benefit from a personalized experience with a guide fluent in your language, catering to your needs.
3. Entrance Fees: Access to all attractions and activities mentioned in the itinerary.
4. Seamless Transfer: Enhance your experience with convenient hotel or train station pickup and drop-off service.
5. Connect Seamlessly: Stay connected with complimentary onboard WiFi, allowing you to share your experiences in real-time.
6. Complimentary Water: Receive a bottle of water for each person.

Price Excludes

1. Personal Expenses: This includes phone bills, laundry, additional tours, postage, and any entertainment fees not covered in the itinerary.
2. Meals: While meals are not included, our guide will recommend the best local food spots, giving you the chance to explore and choose based on your preferences. (Average cost per person for a regular meal at local eateries: 40RMB/6USD-80RMB/12USD)
3. Tips: Tips are not mandatory but are recommended for excellent service. If you feel satisfied with the service, you may consider leaving a tip.
4. Insurance: Insurance coverage for personal loss, illness, or damages incurred during your trip is not included.
5. Optional Activities: Any optional activities listed in the itinerary are not covered by the tour fees.

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