WOODLANDS OF TAI MO SHAN
(includes the Lung Mun Country Trail)

This moderate New Territories hike links the lower slopes of Hong Kong’s highest mountain, Tai Mo Shan, and the dense
woodlands around the Shing Mun Reservoir with the old market town of Tai Po.

Following a short minibus ride from Tsuen Wan Railway Station, we begin our adventure in Chuen Lung, a third of the way
up Tai Mo Shan. Once a popular stop for local day-trippers due to its tea houses famous for serving home-grown tea using
mountain stream water, Chuen Lung these days seems to derive most of its income from automobile body shops….

Just beyond the village, however, nature takes over and we soon find ourselves on a wonderful mildly undulating dirt path
that follows the contours of the lower southern slopes of
Tai Mo Shan, crossing numerous streams and offering stunning
views: To your left; the towering Tai Mo Shan. To your right; the Hong Kong cityscape.

Just as Lion Rock and Needle Hill come into view, we descend into the thick woods of the Shing Mun valley. Here monkeys
and cattle roam free and compete for your attention with a large number of colourful butterflies. While the macaques do put
on a nice show, we will hopefully find a simian-free picnic spot on the edge of the Shing Mun Reservoir to enjoy a little
snack.

After our rest we follow the gently climbing paperbark-tree lined old Tsuen Wan – Tai Po Road (now a closed forest track)
through to Lead Mine Pass. Beyond the pass, we begin the long and winding descent to Tai Po, where we suggest ending
the hike with a late and well-deserved, tasty Thai lunch before heading back to the city.
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Distance:
15.5 km
 
Difficulty:
5 out of 10
 
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: xxx metres
Loss: xxx metres
Price:
HK$250
 
Highest Point:
380 metres (Lead Mine Pass)
     
Time Spent on Trail:
5.5 hours
Walking: 4.5 hours + Breaks: 1 hour
     
Meeting Time & Place:
8:30 am
at Tsuen Wan Railway Station
     
Finishing Time & Place:
2:30 pm
in Tai Po
Price for this hike as a Private Event on request
  or 3:15 pm  
on Hong Kong Island, if not staying for lunch.
 
Food & Drink:
There are no stores along this route, so please bring snacks and plenty of water.
(Optional) late lunch at superb small Thai restaurant at Tai Po Market at end of the hike (15.5 km) -
not included.
On the slopes of Hong Kong's highest peak
Scenes from trails beneath Tai Mo Shan...
Scenes from the trails beneath Tai Mo Shan...
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Due to work commitments, holidays and other personal matters,
Hansen's Hikes & Rides has decided to
SUSPEND all operations until further notice.

Apologizing for any inconvenience caused,
we hope to partially resume our outings towards the end of the year.