Hiking Up to Victoria Peak

7 Oct

I arrived to Hong Kong in early September and this year, the temperatures were above average. In the first couple weeks the weather was so hot that i would think twice before going out. This made any day hikes out of question, so i decided that my first Hong Kong hike would be a night hike to Victoria Peak.

Ps: You can also go up Victoria Peak by Tram.

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Since i am new in town and it would take a lot of effort to explore trails I have never done before. Therefore I chose to sign up with the Hong Kong Hiking Meetup 香港遠足覓合團. This group allows you to register for group hikes with individuals who are familiar with the trails and act as your guide.

Victoria Peak is the highest mountain on Hong Kong island with an altitude of 552m. It is one of the biggest touristic attractions in hong kong offering views over Central, Victoria Harbour and Lamma Island

The total length of the hike is 11 km with an elevation of 500m. It took us about 2hours 30 minutes to finish the hike with few (or many) breaks to take photos

The hike starts at Central MTR along the Des Voeux Road. Then, we crossed through LKF until the Old Peak road . From there, the road was very steep that i started sweating in  no time and felt so thankful for not doing this hike during the day. We stopped by the Peak Tram station to catch our breath and take some photos.

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We kept walking until we reached the touristy observation point. Then walked around the Victoria Peak counter clock wise on Lugard Road trail and had some great views over Victoria harbour.

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The part on Lugard road was very flat and easy which was a good break before climbed up 600 steps ti the peak of High West mountain. High West is the highest point and not the observatory as many might think. This peak offers 360 degrees view of Hong Kong. This place was so remote and had no lighting that we has to have torches to light our way and unfortunately were unable to take any good quality photos

After finally reaching our point, we came down the same trail and continued on Harlech Road fitness trail back to the Victoria Peak Tram Station and down the Old Peak road into Central.

This an an amazing hike, difficult, but worth the sweat. I definitely recommend trying it at least once and if you get too tired you can always take the tram back down 🙂

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  1. Versatile Blogger Award | AMWF Couple - February 14, 2014

    […] I have been given the Vesatile Blogger Award by The Global Citizen! Thank you so much! (She hiked up the Peak in Hong Kong! Wow! I’m far too lazy for that, get me on the tram. https://glbcitizen.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/hiking-up-to-victoria-peak/) […]

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