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Tai Cham Koi at 408m high lies at north of High Island Reservoir. At the top, you could see some wild Chinese New Year Flower as well as overlook High Island Reservoir.

Tai Cham Koi | Luk Wu - A trail for hiking in Hong Kong

Tai Cham Koi
Distance: 10.5 Km
Duration: 5.0 hours
Diff.:

3.0

Scn.:

4.0

Start: Bus 94, get off at Sheung Yiu

End: Bus 94 from Pak Tam Au to Sai Kung

The path from Luk Wu Country Trail to Chek Keung is covered with loose gravel in part due to weathering. It would be required to clamber slightly!

From Tai Cham Koi going down to Luk Wu Country Trail, you could follow it to the left leading to Pak Tam Road at Tsak Yue Wu.

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Tai Cham Koi

From the bus stop of Sheung Yiu, the trail starts by following Tai Mong Tsai Road ahead (also a section of MacLehose Trail). Gently up to the roundabout by the pavilion at the junction of Sai Kung Man Yee Road, it takes the short flight of concrete steps up at your left rear slope. Not far ahead, it joins the muddy path that undulately ascends along the ridge. The uphill path is quite steep at the beginning, but if offers a splendid view over High Island Reservoir and the island of Kau Sai Chau nearby. After trekking over the several hillsides, it reaches the hilltop of Tai Cham Koi.

Along Tai Mong Tsai Road ahead

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Luk Wu Camp Site

From the top, follow the downhill path on the right then soon take the left side path. In spring, you could also see the wild Chinese New Year Flowers like bells hanging are in bloom which are distributed on the hillsides. Head the trail downward, then it joins Luk Wu Country Trail. Follow it to the right toward the direction of Sai Wan Pavilion. Not far ahead, it passes through Luk Wu Camp Site. Along the way, the trails runs gently on the plateau terrain. Afterwards, it descends the long flight of steps to the path junction. According to the signpost, take the left fork leading to Chek Keung. (heading forward could go to Sai Wan Pavilion)

Exit: After joining Luk Wu Country Trail, you could head it to the left leading to Tsak Yue Wu.

Overlook Pai Ngak Shan

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The wild Chinese New Year Flowers

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The verdancy of tender leaves

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Chek Keung

Head the trail, it sometimes gently and undulately winds along the valley between the hills of Pai Ngak Shan and Tai Mun Shan, part of which cuts through the woods. The murmur of the brook could sometimes be heard. Along the trail, afterward, past some pools, beyond the valley and the forest, it comes to the coast of Chek Keung. Finally, head the MacLehose Trail to the left that leads to Pak Tam Au.

Note: The path from Luk Wu Country Trail to Chek Keung is covered with loose gravel in part due to weathering. It would be required to clamber slightly.

Exit: At Chek Keung, you could take ferry to Wong Shek at Chek Keung Pier by following MacLehose Trail to the right a short distance.

The fork to Chek Keng

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Summary

In spring, it is usually cloudy and moisty, but the trees and grasses look more green. In the country setting, the seasonal flowers in bloom and the verdant woods fashion the colourful scenery with the distinct gradations of every kind of natural colours across the hillsides.

Text : Horace

Established : 02.08.2015 / Last Update : 10.05.2016

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