• Monkeys & Bunkers

  • Once again Ladies and Gentlemen we bring you something away from the norm. Although this is one of our easiest hikes there is still work to be done with a 500m ascent and 12km hike in total.

    Monkeys and Bunkers you then ask? Cameras and torches I reply….

    Monkeys - Troops of Macaques can be seen playing and preening as we gently wind our way up the hill, offering great photo opportunities which we will allow time for. Further along the hiking trail we come across the British Military Defensive Line: ‘The Gin Drinkers Line’. This was built between 1936 and 1938 to defend Hong Kong against invasion from the Japanese. It includes bunkers, underground trenches and machine gun posts which can be explored with the aid of a torch. 

  • Highlights

    • Easy access from Central
    • Pineapple Dam
    • See the Macaques
    • Explore Gin Drinkers Line
    • Enjoy city and country views
    • Venture into the tunnels
  • Hike Overview

    • Style: Easy Day Hike
    • Difficulty: Level 1/5
    • Technical: Level 2/5
    • Elevation Gain: 500m
    • Duration: 4 Hours
    • Distance: 7.5mi / 12km
    • Cost: $500 HKD per person (min. 2 persons)
  • Packing List

    Required items:
    - Lightweight hiking shoes or hiking boots
    - Water in bottles or bladder (min 3 litres in hot weather)
    - Sunhat & Sunscreen
    - Backpack
    - Suitable Clothing
            Suggested items:
    - Personal travel/medical insurance
    - Octopus card
    - Spare clothing in dry bag
    - Headlamp for the tunnels
    - Insect repellent
    - Camera
    - Snacks to keep you going
  • General Requirements

    You do not need to be super-fit for this trip, however the climbs can be moderately demanding for the none experienced with some long hours of sustained walking. The effects of heat and humidity may also further tax your body. You will enjoy the trip all the more if you are in good physical shape having exercised regularly.

    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

    • Summer (Hot): May ~ October/November - Dri-fit, Climalite, Breathable materials

    • Wet Season: April ~ September - light weight waterproof breathable shell, spare socks

    • Winter (cold): November/December ~ March - Wind proof shell, fleece, hiking trousers, gloves & beanie

    We highly recommend a change of clothes carried in a dry bag.

  • Important Information

    Joining any of our hikes means you have accepted & signed our terms & conditions waiver.

    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.

  • Meeting Point

    Prince Edward MTR - Exit D at concourse level.  Prince Edward is on the red Tsuen Wan Line 6 stops from Central station and also on the green Kwun Tong Line. 

  • Hike Photos