Ngong Ping Trail (Lantau Peak Section)
Recommended Route

Trail Summary

5.2 km
4 hours
Overall Difficulty (4-Star Difficult)

Length (Rating 2-Star)

Duration (Rating 4-Star)

Gradient (Rating 4-Star)

Surface (Rating 5-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Low)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 2-Heart)

Ngong Ping Trail (Lantau Peak Section) starts at Ngong Ping Nature Centre. After walking pass the old tea garden, where the Wisdom Path, a landscaped installation of 38 massive wooden pillars arranged in the pattern of the infinity symbol, is seen not far away. The wooden columns, inscribed with the original calligraphy featuring the Heart Sutra from world-renowned sinologist Professor Jao Tsung-I, are infused with religious elements and blended perfectly with the rural surroundings. Passing through the Lantau Peak archway, the challenge to reach the top of Lantau Peak at 934 m in height starts. Before Hong Kong became a city and port, Lantau Peak had always been referred to as ‘Lan Tau’, which is the romanisation of the words ‘broken head’ in Chinese, by local villagers because the outline of its summit looks broken apart. In the 19th century when British people came to Hong Kong, the whole island was called the same name; this is how Lantau Island got its name. Climbing up a steep rock staircase dubbed ‘Staircase to the Sky’ to Lantau Peak is not as strenuous a climb as one would imagine, as long as hikers pace themselves and settle into their own rhythm. On any sunny day in early summer, you will be afforded views of the azure sky and verdant woodlands in high resolution.

Transportation Information

Starting Point

Get off at the Ngong Ping 360 cable car or Ngong Ping Terminus, Ngong Ping Nature Centre is inside Ngong Ping Village.

New Lantao Bus routes - 2, 23 & 1R (only runs on Sunday and Public Holiday)

End Point

Retrace the same path from Lantau Peak and leave by Ngong Ping 360 cable car or bus at the Ngong Ping Terminus

New Lantao Bus routes - 2, 23 & 1R (only runs on Sunday and Public Holiday)

The transportation information provided in this website is for reference only. Please check the updated transportation information from the websites of Transport Department and relevant transport utilities before setting off.

Hong Kong eTransport web page

Route Map

The below map showing the route and the scenic spots along the hiking trail.
For details, please refer to the transportation information above and photos captions text below.