Lantau Peak Hike (Hong Kong Day Trip)

This time round in Hong Kong weather was lovely and we managed to slip a hiking challenge in the midst of the family visiting for our fundraising campaign.

Lantau Peak is the second highest peak in Hong Kong. With the height of 934m, it is also the highest point in Lantau Island. The hike was rated as moderately difficult by Enjoy Hiking, and there are two ways to get to the peak. We had started our hike from Pak Kung Au and ended our hike at Ngong Ping 360 following that website's recommendation.

Total distance and estimated duration as follows:
Pak Kung Au (~340m) to Lantau Peak (934m): 3km / 1.30hrs
Lantau Peak to Ngong Ping 360 (~350m): 1.5km / 0.45hrs

To get there, travel to Tung Chung MTR station on the Tung Ching Line then walk to bus terminal 2 at the back of the cable car terminal to Ngong Ping 360. Take bus 3M, 11 or 23 from there and alight at Pak Kung Au bus stop which is situated on a slope with its surroundings liking like this:


You will know you have missed the bus stop if you saw the sign below on the right side of the road from the moving bus. 


The starting point for Lantau Peak is on the right side of the incoming direction of the bus. Follow the trail sign and enjoy the hike!


Nice scenery along the hike
Peak signpost
View of the Big Buddha and Wisdom Path from the hike down
After the hike, we took bus no. 23 at Ngong Ping bus terminal back to Tung Chung MTR. Though the queue is long, the frequency of bus is actually pretty good. During our trip, Lantau Bus Company had actually dispatched several buses in between official bus departure time to ease the queue. Alternatively, there's also taxi and cable car services back to Tung Chung MTR.

I hope you find this post helpful!

Stupidgale

Stupidgale is a Sino-Kadazan office nerd during the day and leisure blogger by night. She enjoys writting about everything under the sun and is currently living in Singapore with her family (including teddygirl the corgi).

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