Lantau Peak: Absolute Pinnacle of Freedom

Lantau Peak or Fung Wong Shan is the second highest peak in Hong Kong and the highest point on Lantau Island, with a height of 934 metres above sea level. It is most famous for the sunrise scenery viewed from the summit.

During my hike I experienced severe changes in the climate, from hot & cloudy to sunny, windy and foggy near the summit. This is absolutely the best hike ever completed in Hong Kong due to its landscapes and slopes. All the effort to the peak will be rightfully compensated with its stunning views and nature. The trail is frankly beautiful and has it’s slightly not easy due to its slope and stairs

If you are hiking to Ngong Ping via Lantau Peak during the season change on November/December, better to bring warm clothes and raincoat

HOW TO GET THERE

To get there you should take MTR to Tung Chung station exit B and grab the bus 3M. The bus station is passing by the cable car station. You have to get off at Pak Kung Au after 15-20 minutes of bus ride. You will notice of the stop easily, since many people will get off right there. As a tip, once the bus starts ascending by the road, it’ll be the second stop during the ascent. Once you get off, cross to the right side and keep walking until you see the starting point.

HIKING AROUND

Starting the trail and after 20 minutes of walk, there are pretty nice views of Tung Chung

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The beginning is quite relaxing and there will be many spots for photo sessions. The harder part will be during the climb up to the summit

Starting the climb brings you beautiful views of the path behind. The path along the hills is really fascinating.

Continuing the way up, there are a good spot to have a break and take some photos.

After this point, the path to the peak starts being slightly more difficult than the beginning. The slope will be a little higher but the views are really beautiful

Reached to the top, there is a small refuge to have a break, really useful if it’s very windy & foggy how happened to me. After this point, starts the descent

After few minutes descending, the best views of Lantau Peak will be spotted. If you are at this point during the sunset, you will be able to see the breathtaking landscape

Once leaving behind these stunning views, Ngong Ping will be visible from the distance

Before reaching to Ngong Ping will be spotted the Windom Path. Its visit is really brief and it’s a good option to take a look and photos

Reached to Ngong Ping, worth to visit the Big Buddha and climb its hundreds stairs. Po Lin monastery also worth to have a look if your time is not tight

To come back to Tung Chung, grab the bus 23 at the bus terminus into the village. Another option is taking cable car to Tung Chung too. Bus costs is about 17HKD and cable car about 140-180HKD

Hope that this trail has been as funny as it was for me! And you’ve enjoyed of its amazing sceneries

DETAILS

  • Location: Lantau Peak & Ngong Ping @ Lantau Island, Hong Kong
  • Transportation: MRT to Tung Chung & bus 3M to Pak Kung Au // Return: bus 23
  • Time spent: 5 hours
  • Weather conditions: unpredictable! Cloudy at 23 degrees, foggy, sunny and windy
  • Season: Mid of November
  • Score: 9.5/10

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