Sunday, November 20, 2016

Pak Kung Au to Mui wo via Lantau trail (Sunset Peak - Tai Tung Shan - 大東山)

(Updated 2020/02/08)
4 hours (10 km)
Difficulty: 7/10

Cel phone coverage: Everywhere
Water needs: 2 liters

Toilets: At the beginning on the trail, and 2km before the end.

Appreciation: 10/10. If you go in November, you'll be in prime silver grass season, which is quite nice. Views are also superb.

Transportation: Bus 3M,11,11A,23 from Tung Chung MTR. Get there early because it gets very busy. Or, get 3M from Mui Wo which won't be crowded. Return via ferry in Mui Wo.

Why it's worth it:
Tung Chung MTR, exit B. Go to the left of the mall. The bus terminus are on the right after the mall.
Very crowded on weekends. 3M is usually less crowded. Let the driver know you are going to Pak Kung Au before paying; it is a sectional fare.

Get off at Pak Kung Au. Walk in the direction the bus was going for about 50m. Take the first path going up on your left (then left).

Go towards Sunset Peak. Rest is just a matter of following the trail. No way to get lost; it is Lantau trail all the way to Mui Wo. You can make a little detour up to the top of Sunset Peak if it is not overcast.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Discovery Bay (愉景灣) to Mui Wo via Tiger's Head (Lo Fu Tau/老虎頭)

4.5 hours (10 km)

Difficulty: 7/10

Cel phone coverage: Everywhere

Water needs: 2 liters

Appreciation: 10/10. Much better than the Tung Chung to DB as every bit of this trail is scenic.

Transportation: Ferry from Central, back and forth

Why it's worth it:
Right off the ferry in Discovery, head right towards the beach

Right, still towards the beach

First left when you are at the beach. Go through the housing complex...

... until you reach Discovery Bay road, take a right

Walk on Discovery Bay road...

... until you see the SKH Wei Lun Primary School on your right. Cross the road and there's a green sign pointing to the path going up

The climb begins!

You'll go back down a bit after the height marker. Then head right.


The head is in sight... but there are still a lot of climbing. Once you have reached the Tiger Head however, it is pretty much all the way downhill to Mui Wo afterwards. Just one path so, no need for more instructions...

Always go towards Mui Wo... Take the ferry to Central after having had some nice food at one of the local restaurants.

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Please, don't litter!

Hiking is about communion with nature. So please pickup after yourself. There's no excuse to leave plastic bags, water bottles or any rubbish on or around the trails; if you managed to bring it, you can manage to bring it back!