Section 1 is pure waste of time but about 1 hour in 4km and into section 2, great vistas are well worth the climb. The 70 kilometres 43 mi trail is a loop starting and finishing in mui wo. Remember the night time adventure with this patch from makingfriends. Lantau north extension, lantau north, lantau south features.
The great thing about this hike is that although challenging. Despite being a major tour attraction and inherently quite busy, the trek of the big buddha is one to experience. The date is set in stone because that night is a full moon, which seemed like a sensible precaution. On the right is the starting point of lantau peak and on the left is the starting point of sunset peak. Sunset peak and lantau peak via mui wo islands, hong.
When on the summit you will find a sun dial that gives all the sunsets and sunrises of the different seasons of the year. You can set off at about 4am to catch the 6am sunrise from its peak. The lantau trail has good visitor facilities along the way, and the route is well marked. Hiking in hong kong is great and its just as good at night as it is. On saturday night, i went for the hiking event organized by yohoo society of hkust. See all 24 lantau island tickets and tours on tripadvisor. Dozens of stone houses are built among silvergrass, across the top of sunset peak at lantau island. On the right side, youll see the gate to chi ma wan. There may be delays in the fulfillment of this item due to. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options.
Tai mo shan north of kowloon is the highest, but access to the top is barred there. Hiking lantau island is certainly the exception to the usual overpaved, cement paths that has become the. Lantau south agriculture, fisheries and conservation. Lantau island can be crowded, so we recommend booking etickets ahead of time to secure your spot. While its easy enough to get to if youre living near central, the hike itself can be quite difficult. Lantau island attractions discover this beautiful hong. Before departure from hkust, i wasnt planned to bring a. If youre looking for a hike that gets you off hong kong island, check out the mui wo to the big buddha hike. Beginning at yi tung shan, it trails down to wong lung hang road in tung chung. Hiking the lantau trail to tian tan buddha wooly ventures. Lantau peak have you seen the largest outdoor sitting buddha in hong kong. Immerse yourself in the beautiful winding trails which one minute are open, with beach views and then the next, under canopy with the sunlight shimmering. The lantau trail is a 70 km circular trail around the southern half of lantau island. We would like to visit lantau and experience the cable car.
There are several different approaches to this hike. A hike to the top of lantau peak is fun and satisfying. Detailed hiking information on lantau island including hiking trails. From impressive buddhist architectures to towering peaks, lantau island boasts a plethora of diversions and sights that promise to take your breath away. The climb takes around two hours so spending the night at a hostel in ngong ping is a good idea. Wong lung hang country trail in the eastern part of lantau north country park is a notoriously challenging hike. Im organising a night hike up friday night saturday morning 1st 2nd of june. Therefore apologies for the delay, it was back in early november when we went on lantau trail stage 9 which started at shek pik and went to shui hau.
After you get off bus 23 at pak kung au bus stop, cross the street to get to the starting point of the lantau trail. Arrived in mui wo, why not have a bite at china beach club not china bear by the pier, china beach club, by the beach, about 10 minutes walk from the pier. While its easy enough to get to if youre living near. You can take a bus, a cable car or you can hike the lantau trail. As the secondhighest summit in hong kong, its little wonder that lantau peak is such a prized spot to catch the sunrise. Most importantly for us, one of the major longdistance hiking trails is a 100 km loop that takes in much of the best scenery on the island. Lantau country park ladies and gentlemen this hike offers all the things that top my personal list of what i most like from hiking. Lantau peak is the highest peak in lantau south country park. Yvonnes plan was to hike the lantau trail over sunset peak 869 m, and lantau peak 934 m. A few weekends ago monica and i went hiking again but ive only discovered my photos after sorting and blogging about tokyo. We have a 9 hour stopover in hong kong in march, arriving at 15. It took us about 3 hours to hike it and it was one of the nicest stages of the whole lantau trail. Hong kongs second and third highest mountains, big natural beaches, rough hill hikes, free good campsites, small villages, and secluded places for walking off trail. But you are going to take the trail on the left, with steps.
Arguably hong kongs most prestigious summit to have bagged, lantau peak is a. Believe me, theres more to hong kong than just skyscrapers and shopping malls. The descent is gentle, and from a po long intersection onwards, fully paved unfortunately. If you book with tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. Listen for the sounds of the night animals and take some time to look at the night sky. We assembled at tung chung mtr station at 10pm and started our hiking at the beginning of lantau trail at 12. Make sure you take good hiking shoes with a good profile, as the trail goes up and down a lot. Located on lantau island in hong kong, the tian tan buddha is the central figure of the po lin monastery and the major center of buddhism in hong kong.
What you need to know to hike the stage 3 lantau trail. Pak kung au 320m lantau county park via mui wo 9m wong lung hang county trail 10m pak mong 2m my route started from lantau county park via. Once you summit discovery bays lo fu tau tigers head, the hike to tung chung via pak mong village is pretty easy, as its all downhill from then on and i dont mean that in a bad way, but quite literally, lol. It gives you a view of the neighboring sunset peak and ngong ping.
Mui wo to the big buddha hike lantau trail section 1 3. It is famous for its impressive vistas and incredible sunrise or sunset view. Hiking trip on lantau trail section 2 to sunset peak from. Shek pik, lantau island if you were overwhelmed by the circus that is dragons back, this may be the hike for you. The trail is one of the hardest with steep inclines as it goes over the peak. Lantau island hike pak kung au to ngong ping big buddha. Lantau peak hong kong tourism board discover hong kong. Lantau peak is the second highest peak in hong kong and is one of the most popular hikes. There is beautiful scenery, and climbing at the summit gets a little rugged. Lantau peak is hidden in the clouds behind this mountain. Rated the most difficult country trail in hong kong by hikers, this 2. There are two notable big campsites that hikers could use for overnight camping or for rest. The best arrangement is to spend the night in a hostel in ngong ping, then make an early start in the wee hours to arrive at the summit by dawn to see the sun rise. The hike starts in pui o village, opposite the police reporting centre and just before.
Lantau trail lantau mountain camp chensongapril 25, 20. Duluth, mn 55811 tollfree 18006264948 local 2186264948 fax 2186262916 customer service. It gives a view of the second highest peak in hong kong, which is lantau peak at 934 meters. You can hike to the summit from any point on the lantau trail, however, the most convenient trailhead is at the po lin monestary at ngong ping.
T his trail is one of the hardest with steep inclines as it goes over lantau peak with a height is 934 meters. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Its tranquil and green environment makes it a popular spot for natures lovers and hikers. Lantau peak is the second highest peak 934m in hong kong and the highest point on lantau island. The trail starts and finishes at mui wo if the full trail was completed. Lantau islands southwest peninsula attracts rather few hikers, yet boasts some of the finest hiking and scenery in hong kong, as well as some offbeat attractions including a landscaped garden and a flying dragon statue there are also an old fort and a stone circle on. Hike to tian tan buddha big buddha, tian tan buddha. This year we hiked lantau trail sections 5 and 6, section 5 running from sham wat road to man cheung po and 6 from man cheung po to tai o. Makingfriends night hike patch make sure your girls bring a flashlight on your next camping trip or overnighter and head outside for a night hike. A fabulous feeling of solitude peace and tranquility. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from november until march.
Lantau peak 934 meters, 3,060 feet is the second highest peak in hong kong. There are several hiking trails crossing lantau peak, although one of the most popular and possibly the most difficult is a very early morning ascent from foot to. Administratively, most of lantau island is part of the islands district of hong kong. You can set off at about 4am to catch the 6am sunrise from its.
The hike is the section 3 of lantau trail traversing pak kung au to ngong ping. Lantau island hiking hong kong hiking china highlights. Lantau island is surprising because of its size and general emptiness. It also has high mountains like tai mo shan near kowloon, but you can hike to the top of them, and you cant hike to the top of tai mo shan. Lantau island the largest island in hong kong is a surreal and charming hub that brings solace to the senses and soul of its visitor. These stone houses have more than 90 years of history, but even local hong kong people cannot tell the stories behind them. The upsurge of interest in night hiking arose, at least partly, through the advent of barclays moontrekker, a fundraising trail walk on lantau that began in 2009. Transport is variable in the middle of the night, so advise us of where youre. Pak kung au is a mountain pass along tung chung road on lantau island. Tai o to tung chung one of the things i like about hong kong is its easy access to nature with an abundance of hiking trails amid varied landscapes. Starting at pak kung au which can be found on the new tung chung road,it. Lantau peak, sunset peak, pui o beach, cheungsha beach, lantau trail, and lantau south country park 22 square miles. Lantau trail hong kong all you need to know before you. The final stage of the lantau trail runs from pui o to mui wo and is 9km long.
Show your night hiking skills of with this embroidered fun patch. Lantau island hike david 2nd march 2011 10th january 2016 comments 5 2 min read despite being one of the most builtup and dense cities in the world hong kong provides some of the best hiking to be found so close to a large urban center. To reach the top by daybreak, most people set off in the dark. This hike on lantau is tough but the stunning views over chek lap kok and. Unfortunately, the timing is not good at the last cable car back is at 6pm so we are not sure how.
Lantau island is the largest outlaying island in hong kong, almost twice the size of hong kong island more than half of it has been designated as country park area. I took a severe tumble down sha tin pass rd last year after a night hike, bumped head, grazed severely bleeding on mtr back to tung chung to pick up the car, except my hands were so bruised and bloodied that i couldnt drive, had to call hubby to take a taxi to drive me to lantau hospital on left shoulder, knees, hands and chin. Beuatiful hike this year we hiked lantau trail sections 5 and 6, section 5 running from sham wat road to man cheung po and 6 from man cheung po to tai o. A small northeastern portion of the island is located in the tsuen wan district. Lantau peak is the second highest peak in hong kong, and depending on how you go up, it can be an easy hike climbing the stairs. Each stage is well sign posted and every junction the same so its just a matter of following the signs to complete each stage.144 49 155 891 1531 1316 58 1175 462 956 895 984 52 365 911 267 235 350 1435 641 1011 1156 656 180 1029 1355 970 324 1044 223 88 1230 1183 1144 1037 993 1259 281 1244 1414 605 1128 225 1467 1401 1179 795 501 580