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Hike Summary
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15.5 km
5 out of 10
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: 485 metres
Loss: 570 metres
Highest Point:
485 metres
Time Spent on Trail:
5 hours
Walking: 4.25 hours + Breaks: 0.75 hour
Meeting Time & Place:
8:30 am
at Tsuen Wan Railway Station
Finishing Time & Place:
2:00 pm
in Tai Po
Price for this hike as a Private Event on request
  or 2:30 / 2:45 pm  
in Kowloon / on Hong Kong Island.
Food & Drink:
Snack breaks and lunch stop en route - bring lunch box.
Though you do also have the option to enjoy a late cooked lunch at one of Tai Po's many fine eateries...
A "stepless" hike

Just 15 minutes from the grimy industrial suburb of Tsuen Wan lies a serene green oasis. Wedged in between Hong Kong's
highest mountain, Tai Mo Shan, and the appropriately named Needle and Grassy Hills, the Shing Mun Reservoir and
surrounding country park constitute a haven of oxygen and tranquility....

This is a place where you are pretty much guaranteed to encounter families of hustling monkeys, herds of feral cattle and an
extensive selection of Hong Kong's 240 species of butterflies. Yet, there are many other animals waiting to be spotted in the
dense woodlands and over the water. Tall trees line most of the walk but we will, occasionally, emerge into the open to enjoy
great panoramas, most of which will be devoid of buildings. Indeed, there will be times when you could be forgiven for
believing that you had been secretly transported to another country. Only the odd group of merry septuagenarian hikers with
ill-tuned transistor radios might remind you of where you really are....

Numerous paths and tracks criss-cross the Shing Mun Country Park and we have combined several of these into a long
"stepless" hike. While there might not be any stairs to overcome, this is by no means a walk on the flat. There will be enough
sweat-inducing climbs and subsequent descents to satisfy most cardio-junkies as we make our way from the main dam of
the reservoir through the woods
towards the northern suburb of Tai Po....

While we suggest that you bring a lunch box, you could also opt to finish the outing with a late cooked lunch in Tai Po.
Scenes from the Shing Mun Reservoir, New Territories, Hong Kong
Scenes from the Shing Mun Country Park, New Territories, Hong Kong
Scenes from the Shing Mun Country Park, New Territories, Hong Kong
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Hansen's "Stepless" Hikes
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... exploring Hong Kong's other side...
Due to work commitments, holidays and other personal issues,
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.