HIGH ISLAND RESERVOIR - EAST

The day's adventure begins even before we reach the trail head. The views from our taxi across the large and impressive High Island
Reservoir are simply superb and made even better by the fact the that the ride will save us quite a bit of uphill walking…
Nevertheless, after a short warm up stretch we do have a little climbing to do to conquer Sai Wan Shan. Yet, the effort put into this is
rewarded by beautiful panoramas over Tai Long Wan, its famed beaches and the peaks behind it.

From the pavillion at the top of Sai Wan Shan, it is a 314m drop down to the rather pristine beach at
Long Ke. As facilities here are virtually
non-existent, we shall simply stroll along the sand and enjoy the views.

From Long Ke, the path climbs rather steeply up to the edges of the High Island. Taking in the view and admiring the effort gone into the
construction of it, we cross the reservoir’s East Dam and follow a restricted road for a little while, before dropping down to Pak Lap. There is  
time to wait for anyone who fancies a dip at this beautiful secluded bay. Those not swimming can enjoy the cool offerings of the beach front
store. Once recharged, we cross a small hillock to reach our destination; the fishing villages of Tung Ya, Pak Ya and Sha Kiu Tau.

Fresh fish and seafood is on the menu here at the
Yau Ley Seafood Restaurant and the best way to leave this tranquil spot is by boat – a
leisurely trip that will take you across Rocky Harbour and Port Shelter to Sai Kung, where we can catch a bus to the city.
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Sai Kung Country Park, New Territories, Hong Kong
... exploring Hong Kong's other side...
High Island Reservoir East Dam & Pak Lap Beach, Sai Kung Country Park, New Territories, Hong Kong
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Tai Long Wan & our destination, Sha Kiu Tau...
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Hike Summary
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Distance:
13 km
 
Difficulty:
5 out of 10
 
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: 415 metres
Loss: 555 metres
Price:
HK$300
incl. boat
Highest Point:
314 metres (Sai Wan Shan)
     
Time Spent on Trail:
4.5 hours
Walking: 3.75 hours + Breaks: 0.75 hour
     
Meeting Time & Place:
8:30 am
at Choi Hung Railway Station
Price for this hike as a Private Event on request
Finishing Time & Place:
4:30 pm
in Sai Kung Town
 
  or 5:00 pm
at Choi Hung Railway Station
 
 
Food & Drink:
Snack stop at top of Sai Wan Shan (4 km) and refreshment stop at Pak Lap (11 km).
Late shared lunch at Chinese restaurant in Sha Kiu (13 km) -
not included.
 
Note:
A minimum of 6 participants are required for this hike to go ahead, unless booked as a Private Event.
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