Tuesday, July 30, 2013



To Get There -
  • Take either Lantau Bus No.11 or 23 from Tung Chung Bus Terminus.
  • Take either Lantau Bus No.1 or 2 from Mui Wo (Silvermine Bay) Bus Terminus. 
 To Return -
  • To return from Man Cheung Po, keep walking on the Lantau Trail until you reach Post L051. Then, make a right turn and walk along the water catchment until you reach Tai O Road. Take Bus No.1 to return to Mui Wo Ferry Terminal or take Bus No.11 to return to Tung Chung.
  • Difficulty: 3/5 (Strenuous Hike)
  • Distance: 7.5 Km
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Terrain: 50% Boulder Path, 30% Natural Path and 20% Concrete
  • Mobile Phone Coverage: Good
  • GPS Coverage: Great
  • Pack/s: 20L - 25L
  • Liquid Supplement: 2L
  • Clothing: Shirt & Convertible Pants
  • Shoes: Proper Hiking Boots
  • Food: Sandwich/Fruit/Power Bar (anything will do)
  • Extras: Hiking Pole, Mosquito Repellent, First Air Kit, Sunscreen (Summer), Wind Breaker (Spring & Winter), Sunglasses, Mobile Phone and Camera.

Located at the intersection heading Tai O and Ngong Ping. Alight at the first bus stop after the junction of Tai O Road then walk back for a short distance towards this stating area. 

Take A few step and you will see the picnic area after passing the Archway and the Pavilion next to the Lavatory is the main trail. 

Immediately the trail begins on boulder pathways and you need to hike uphill until you reach the first summit of the trail. Apparently there's a section with railings and has a signage that says "Road Closed, Do Not Proceed"...it's an alternative way to climb the 1st Summit but be careful if you do this section because it's only advisable to experienced hiker only.

KWUN YAM SHAN (434masl)
After a few minutes of climbing up at the boulder pathways, the summit is reach! The view is really nice up here... a perfect 360 degrees of panoramic view of Shek Pik Reservoir, Lantau Budha, Ngong Ping, Tao O and the remainder of the hiking trail ahead.

The trail ahead, a very impressive effort on build the boulder path on this trail because some of them seems to weigh a ton. Climbing uphill at Kwun Yam using the boulder path is very challenging to the knees and ankle which is why I tool my Hiking Pole with me when I Hike this trail. 

KEUNG SHAN (459masl)
I went here during the monsoon season and even though the weather added a few difficulties, it gave me such relief  from the challenging uphill and downhill path through the boulder rocks and slippery trail.

In this section one must stop and think whether if you wish proceed to the last and final summit of the trail (LING WUI SHAN 490masl), it would take another 1/2Hr to get to the summit of it by proceeding through the left-side path (under the trees and through grassy area) or hike straight ahead and make a short cut to the end point at Lung Tsai pathway.

This is the section where you trek mostly on concrete and it will surely test the strength of ankle and your knees. Heading towards Tai O at L051 which makes you hike Lantau Trail Section 6, the path soon join the Country Park Trail and end at Tai O Road.

I took a turn to the right after visiting the abandoned retreat house at Lung Tsai Ng Yuen. At some point if the caretaker is around, you can buy softdrinks which cost HK$10 each at room temperature as the place don't have electricity.

Then, just by simply following the signs on a concreted downhill path which will eventually merge at the flat pavement of the water catchment, turn right and head towards Tai O Road and immediately at the end of the trail, you will see a huge information board. You will need to cross the opposite road and board in to the bus that will take you back to Tung Chung (Bus No.11) and Mui Wo (Bus No.1).

Friendly Reminder
Enjoy Your Country Park, Enjoy Hiking & Leave No Trace!  

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