(Peak Bagging – an activity in which hikers attempt to reach summits of peaks, usually those above a certain height or have that have prominence in a particular region)
Standing at 934m Lantau Peak is the second highest in Hong Kong territories. Although Tai Mo Shan stands taller at 957m, the peak is not accessible to the public. You know the rules for peak bagging: 'No motorised assistance only human power allowed'. There are many cheat starts for this climb with one even starting at 340m, but no we say!! Our hike starts at sea level which means every metre of the 934 is climbed so when you do summit, you will have that lovely satisfying feeling of achievement that is all yours. At this point, it is time to enjoy the views - the well-earned views that I think you will find are OK!!!
- Water in bottles or bladder (min 3 litres in hot weather)
- Sunhat & Sunscreen
- Suitable Clothing
- Personal travel/medical insurance
- Octopus card
- Spare clothing in dry bag
- Hiking poles
- Insect repellent
- Snacks to keep you going
The climb over Lantau Peak is steep in places, conditions under foot are challenging especially on the descent. A good level of fitness is required. This hike is generally available throughout the whole year. Remember be hydrated before the hike, remain hydrated during the hike. Fluids fluids fluids we can't stress this enough.
Footwear: quality walking shoes/trainers with good grip are a must, anything less is unacceptable.
Clothing: We highly recommend the layer system according to the season
Any pre-existing medical conditions should be fully appraised by a doctor and their nature fully disclosed to your insurer and to ourselves.
Hydration: As in all hiking, keeping yourself hydrated is essential but never more so than in Hong Kong's hot season. It is routinely possible to lose up to 1 litre of fluid per hour whilst hiking so it is important you carry enough water/electrolytes to keep hydrated for the duration of the hike.
Public transport: Hiking in Hong Kong involves the use of the very efficient public transportation system. All our hikes start & finish at the nearest MTR station. Any transportation costs between the nearest MTR station and trail start/end will be covered by Hong Kong Hikers Ltd.
Hike start times vary, please be aware of this to ensure on-time arrival, all hikes will start promptly. Hikes will not be delayed as unfair to inconvenience others.
Tung Chung MTR station - Exit B outside Starbucks. Tung Chung is the last station from Hong Kong on the yellow (Tung Chung) Line and takes around 30 minutes from Hong Kong
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