North Heaven’s Gate (altitude of 820 M) around the Lantau Peak which is the 2nd highest Peak in Hk with an altitude of 934 M or so called ” Fung Wong Shan and the trail bound to South Heaven’s Gate with an altitude of 700 M. we took the North Phoenix trail, a short traipse but the hard and difficult part of the mountain heading up the gate. weather should be the most considerable thoughts when trekking this rocky mountain and the serene the scenery views of the entire Lantau Island, related to that, expect the slippery, moist, (wet mostly) and cliffs. From north to south behind the Lantau Peak is the west dog teeth range which is mostly hikers do trail too and the bird’s Rock.
*NOT SUITABLE FOR NOVICE, (acrophobia and kophobia)OR EVEN YOU ARE USUALLY HIKE BUT TEND TO TAKE THE DIFFICULT ONE,( HIKING IS NOT FOR IMPRESSING OTHER PEOPLE, IT IS WHERE YOU CAN TAKING THE CONSIDERATION OF YOUR LIFE) GO ALONG WITH EXPERT NOR INTERMEDIATE HIKERS
from tung chung lane (mtr) or ngong ping cable car to big buddha
take bus #23 or #11 and get off at the bus terminus in big buddha/ngong ping
100m to start the trail, base of the big buddha stairway..
what to wear and what to bring:
-Wear a hiking shoes, rubber shoes as long as it is suitable for rocky hills,
-gloves, trousers,pochette, first aid kit, rain coat(optional) coat/jacket(if you’re going to hike in winter, and since at the the of the peak where to foggy, windy)
-2-2.5 L OF water -light snacks
here we go::
pass by the big buddha
then turn right
hikers Photos before starting the trail..
start the trail from North Phoenix trail which is very steep and difficult pathway..
sexy lady hikers associated by Eggstremer leader yvonne, extreme filipina hikers and the guide of the trail ms. Liza A.Take the left side seeing the bird statue at the back…
there are no signage on the trail but only the pathway hikers usually treks and some where written in a white painted arrows.. if you’re a good observer like me you will notice it anyway 🙂
views while you’re in the middle of starting point..
big buddha, mountains around the lantau and the Po lAm Zen monastery..
what to expect on the trail (where not yet on the climax)..
north heaven’s gate highlights:
you’ll be going to have an adventure by experiencing rock climbing most of the time. the most exciting one is the hugging wall they call it kissing wall for a reason that you’ll only have to take the rocky small pathway bound to the other side by using ropes or firm hand on the rock not to fall down since it was steep and dangerous path..
after trekking the rocky fearless side of the north heaven’s gate..
GOING DOWN THE SOUTH HEAVEN’S GATE TAKE VIA..pAK kUNG aU
south heaven’s gate trail, not as difficult as the n.heaven’s gate morelikely to rocky and bushes pathway. there are some ribbons hung and it was difficult for new comers to take it since there are a lot of intersections going to south gate. from Pak Kung AU (top of the lantau peak summit) take the (east)left trail
it will take you 3- 4 hours heading the south gate. if you’re god enough to read a compass or a map you may.
i dont know( i almost forgot if you’ll be going to take the first intersection you might encounter.. but be more vigilant to. take the right trail (don’t go straight ahead)
be careful.you’re taking up and down the hills and it was sandy..and foggy of course..
there is only one path trail. just follow..
continue as i used my Pro to point out which way you’ll take until you’ll reach the green bushes and a little bit rocky and slippery.. behind you(northern part) right side is the lantau peak where you came. and the south part where you’ll end up the trail. expect to see the west dog teeth ridge and the bird’s rock mountain
keep turning left..
going down is the most tricky one so be patient if you want to stay alive :).. take the rocky trail on your left side,,..
down the bushes and greeny trail take the left trail when you reach up an intersection.. as my colleague walking through
SOUTH HEAVEN’S GATE.\
soothe the worth climbing.. and still we laugh, smiles behind those mountains 🙂
going down.. take the stairs at the back of the my group 😉
sunset peak while on the trail going down..
end trail.. take bus 23.. don’t worry many hikers you get along with esp. during weekends.