We will meet up at 8am and then drive to Simatai West. We will start hiking around 10:30 am, and will hike for about 3 hours. A lunch at a local farmer’s restaurant after the hike will be prepared for you before returning to your hotel. This section of the wall offers arguably the finest hiking anywhere on the Great Wall. It is extremely photogenic, with over 15 watch-towers and steep gradients that give constantly changing perspectives and wide, open views. There is fascinating variety in the watch-towers here. Some have two stories, others three. Some have flat roofs, others rounded and others again are pitched with upturned eaves. This section of the wall is wild, ruined, preserved and original. On a clear day, it is difficult to not take great photographs here. (Note: Due to the recent closure of Simatai East section, we cannot walk through all the way to Simatai East.) We will reach the wall via Kylin Tower at Simatai West, and then walk westward to Jinshanling. We will leave at Shalingkou at Jinshanling, or you can walk another 30 minutes more if you feel energetic and then get off the wall at Zhuanduokou.