Updated: Feb 8
Difficulty Rating: 8/10
Duration: 4 hours (Including an hour on top of the peak to watch the sunset. Make sure to start getting back down before it gets too dark.)
Cell Service: 5/5
The views are great all the way to the top. Whenever you'd like to take a break from the steep hike, you can go off the trail on either sides to stand on the edge for great photos. The sunset from the top is gorgeous on a clear day, and the lighting is also ideal.
How to Get There:
After getting off the bus stop, walk in the direction of the bus for 2 minutes and you will come across the beginning of the trail on your left. Follow the route that says 'Nam Shan via Sunset Peak' (6.5km and 2.75 hours).
The steep steps begin right away. Keep following the path all the way up to the Sunset Peak. Make sure to look back on your way for the breathtaking views!
Once the steps are over, the steep climb up the mountain to the Sunset Peak begin. This is the Lantau Trail towards Mui Wo. You'll know you've made it to the peak when you see the sign. Don't fret if you're on a different peak as the sunset is just the same (try and spot the three tiny people picnicking on the peak in front of us in our header sunset picture!)
After the sunset, we decided to return the same way we came and took the bus back to the Tung Chung MTR Station or Mui Wo ferry pier.
With the sunset, it started to get a lot colder and we danced with our speakers to stay warm!
(We went in January so it was really cold up on the peak)
If you decide to return the way you came (like us), you can grab dinner and shop some great deals at the Citygate Outlets. You can find great discounts up to 80% on many designer brands.