Hike Through Monkey Mountain and Dinner in Fo Tan Market

Activity Details:

Have you heard about Hong Kong's infamous Monkey Mountain? Have you been dying to see the monkeys?

We will meet at 1.30pm sharp at Prince Edward MTR Station Exit D (inside the station), before making our way to the bus stop. Bus no. 81 will take us to Shek Lei Pui Reservoir which is where the MacLehose trail section 6 (Mac 6) begins. There are public toilets available before we begin the hike. 

The monkeys* will welcome us (or not) to the hike. Mac 6 will take us on a short but steep ascent, overlooking Kowloon and Shek Lei Pui Reservoirs. From there, the remainder of Mac 6 is pretty much downhill. We will then proceed to a small section of Mac 7, walk past the Shing Mun Reservoir and then down to the Fo Tan Cooked Food Market. I expect us to get there around 5.30pm.

*There will be a lot of Macaque monkeys on Mac 6, please do not feed them. Feeding them causes them to lose their fear of people and vehicles, which in turn makes them more aggressive towards hikers. It causes rapid and unnatural growth of the Macaque population, but it also means that they lose their foraging skills which is harmful in the long term. 

Note: I haven't walked this trail before, but the MacLehose trails are mostly paved, marked trails. I won't be "leading" you through the trail; we will be exploring the trail together. Please don't RSVP if you are uncomfortable with this.

Length: Approx. 11km

Hike Time: Approx. 3 hours

No guests please, all attendees sign up individually and provide their full name and mobile phone number when RSVPing (for in case of emergencies).

What to Bring:

• At least two big bottles of water

• Snacks like nuts or dried fruit (in case you need a hit of energy)

• Sunscreen 

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  • Jacky C.

    Excited

    April 14, 2014

  • Jackie C.

    We will be leaving the station in two minutes.

    April 12, 2014

  • Jackie C.

    I've arrived at exit D, waiting on the inside of the stain. Wearing blue shirt, black pants and grey backpack

    April 12, 2014

  • Michael W.

    Wanna join ....... any one spot left ? ~"~

    April 12, 2014

    • Jackie C.

      Hi Clara, you can come if you can still make it.

      April 12, 2014

    • Clara

      Oh too late. Wont be able to make. Next time then

      April 12, 2014

  • Cherry

    Sorry, I'm not very well now. So, I'm afraid that can't join it today. Wish u have a happy trip!

    April 12, 2014

  • Ailie

    I'd really liked to have come to this event but have only just made it on to the list due to all the drop outs. Unfortunately I won't be able to make it to the meetup within 45 minutes. A real shame.

    April 12, 2014

  • Charmaine

    Sorry can't join !>< have class today

    April 12, 2014

    • Jackie C.

      Please change your rsvp to no. I assume that you didn't just find out about class today, it would be appreciated if next time you could update your rsvp as early as possible to give others opportunity to join.

      April 12, 2014

  • Charmaine

    Sorry totally forgot about the appointment no next time

    April 12, 2014

  • phyllis

    sorry as just got the spot in today ..cannot join in this time..

    April 12, 2014

  • Jackie C.

    Repeated last minute drop outs and no shows are not appreciated. There are people on the waiting list and it is disrespectful to hold a spot until the last minute. I understand that things come up, but please release your spot at least 24 hours before, unless you're sure you can make it, it's only fair to the other members.

    April 12, 2014

    • Anthony

      Sorry, got a spot too late

      April 12, 2014

    • Jackie C.

      No problem, I will try to revise the group rules to minimize the last minute drop outs

      April 12, 2014

  • Carrie C.

    Came back fm China last night, too tired, not suitable for hiking, do not join this time, so sorry !

    April 12, 2014

  • Carrie C.

    I back from China yesterday night, very tried , not suitable for hiking, maybe join next time, so sorry !

    April 12, 2014

  • Randa

    hi guys just chg my RSVP to 'no'. I will join the same hike held by HK Hiking Meetup at 9am also on Saturday. This one suit my plans better as I need to retun to town by late afternoon. Thank you for throwing this great interesting hiking event!

    April 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    New member, hope I'm lucky;-)

    March 27, 2014

  • Sherman

    Yup

    1 · February 28, 2014

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