For most people the hills of Hong Kong make any hike a challenge. But for those who want to go extreme, we asked our subscribers to tell us what they thought was Hong Kong’s toughest day hike. Then of course we had to do them.
For this hike we start at Ko Lau Wan Tsui and take the ridge along to Sharp Peak. This is far less travelled than the route from Sai Wan and provides some stunning views of Sharp Peak and the deserted beach of Nam She Wan along the way.
After passing Nam She Au at 168m you take a sharp left to climb the iconic 468m Sharp Peak. Finish with walking the long sandy beaches of Tai Wan and Ham Tin. Keep an eye out on the time as there are speedboats off Ham Tin if it is not too rough that will get you back to Sai Kung.
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Get to the start: There are ferries from Ma Liu Shui and the Wong Shek pier to get to Ko Lau Wan Tsui, alternatively you can take a speedboat from the Wong Shek Pier.
Get home: There are regular speedboats from Ham Tin to get you back to Sai Kung. Alternatively walk over the headland to Sai Wan and then walk out to the Sai Wan Pavilion where you can call a taxi. We find the mobile signal is not good at the pavilion so best to call from Sai Wan and meet it at the pavilion 40 minutes later.