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Ma On Shan to Saikung to see Giant Vine at Ngong Ping Plateau: Sunday 11 December

11 December 2022


Outing to Ngong Ping Plateau and the Giant Vine followed by meal in Sai Kung Sunday 11th December. (Christmas Hike)

Meeting place & time – 10.10 a.m. at Exit B of Ma On Shan MTR Station. Look for Maureen –

Hike stats – 10 km, total ascent 200 m, estimated hiking time 4 hours.


Ma On Shan Station is on the Tuen Ma Line. Please check your journey time from your home on


Google Maps. Please be on time – we need to catch the bus!


Route : Ma on Shan MTR> Bus to BBQ site>Ma On Shan Country Trail> Ngong Ping [Mac Trail


M081]> Mac Trail M085> Mau Ping> dirt/rock trail & then concrete path to Sai Kung.

What to bring – Octopus, Cash, Personal ID, fruit, snack, appropriate clothing for weather of the

day, shoes with good grip/traction soles, Hiking stick (suggested), 1 L+ of water. Christmas Hat.

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Ngong Ping Plateau The Giant Vine

Hike Description. We will skip the long uphill on concrete by taking the bus to Ma On Shan BBQ

site – the beginning of the Ma On Shan Trail. This trail gives good views out over Sai Kung after

reaching the Ngong Ping Plateau. The ascent is approx. 200 m initially concrete path, then dirt

path with stone steps. On reaching the plateau, we will have good views out over Sai Kung and

can watch the paragliders swooping around the hillside and maybe see a cow or two.


After skirting Buffalo Hill, we will descend to Mau Ping rest area for a short break and a visit to


the giant Box Bean Vine. We will then descend on to Sai Kung and enjoy an early dinner.


Booking; Mobile : 61281366 (WhatsApp) no phone calls please!. Or email


maureen@gmail.com. This one is free – no ATM transfers needed.


Please let me know if you are coming by Thursday December 8th.


11 December 2022