• Sharp Peak

  • Sharp Peak, Wow!! So you want a day out on a special hike? Well you just found it. In my mind, this hike gives an experience of Hong Kong very few get to see unless on a postcard. Going on and on about this hike will never do justice to the real experience.

    Ok, so a very brief outline: we have over 900m total ascent with Sharp Peak being the stand out climb of the day at 468m. Views? Yes, at this height, you would expect views, but trust me, these are rather special. Beaches? Yes but not just one, there are three beautiful beaches with soft golden sand. Did I mention coastal paths? Ok, then yes one of those. Jungle? Now you are asking too much, but we do have a very green enclosed section which opens onto what I could only describe as unkempt paddy fields. This is also Wild Boar territory so sightings are definitely possible. Interested?  

    The bad news is that what goes up must come down! This hike comes with our highest technical rating of a 5 which is due to the steep ascent and descent of Sharp Peak, made all the more difficult with poor conditions under foot, loose gravel being the main culprit. This hike will only be done in DRY favourable conditions.

  • Highlights

    • Fabulously rewarding hike
    • Sharp Peak 468m
    • Golden beaches
    • Coastal paths
    • Technical Rating 5/5
    • High wow factor
  • Hike Overview

    • Style: Hard Day Hike
    • Difficulty: Level 4/5
    • Technical: Level 5/5
    • Elevation Gain: 1100m
    • Duration: 6 Hours
    • Distance: 11mi / 18km
    • Value: $800 HKD per person
  • 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
    - Hiking poles
    - Insect repellent
    - Camera
    - Snacks to keep you going
  • General Requirements

    The climb over Sharp Peak is difficult and technical by normal hiking standards, you must be confident in your own ability as a hiker, conditions under foot are very challenging on the descent. A good level of fitness is required. 

    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 as all hikes start promptly. Hikes will not be delayed so as not to inconvenience others.

  • Meeting Point

    This hike departs from the #94 bus stop at Sai Kung bus terminus. Getting there comprises three options:

    A: Go to Hang Hau MTR - Exit B1.  Turn left into bus station and look for the number 101M green minibus. Get off at the last stop which is Sai Kung.

    B: Go to Choi Hung MTR  - Exit C1.  The green minibus number 1A is outside on your left slightly behind you on street level.  Get off at the last stop which is Sai Kung.

    C: Taxi to Sai Kung bus terminus

  • Hike Photos