Ngong Ping Trail (Nei Lak Shan Section)
Recommended Route

Trail Summary

5 km
2.5 hours
Overall Difficulty (2-Star Moderate)

Length (Rating 2-Star)

Duration (Rating 2-Star)

Gradient (Rating 1-Star)

Surface (Rating 2-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Medium)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 3-Heart)

Ngong Ping Trail (Nei Lak Shan Section) is a circular path starting at Ngong Ping Nature Centre. After walking past 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. Ngong Ping Plateau is humid and foggy all year round. Its fertile soil nourishes a great variety of wild plants. Along Ngong Ping Tree Walk, native plants including rare and unusual species, such as Smooth-leaved Sweet-leaf and Chinese Eurya, are introduced.

The route connected to Nei Lak Shan Country Trail after passing Dong Shan Fa Mun.  In spring and summer, the sights are complemented by fog and mist while in autumn and winter, the picture is supplemented with swaying silvergrass. The middle part of the route overlaps a cable car line, providing visitors with the interesting scene of cable cars passing above their heads. Scenes vary along the route – on the east it looks out on Tung Chung Town Centre and the monasteries and temples scattered on the hill, while on the north, it overlooks the figure-like airport and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, which stretches into the Peal River. Take Lantau Trail (Section 4) to return to Ngong Ping Nature Centre.

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

Take Lantau Trail (Section 4) to return to the starting point 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.