But the hike is also quite rewarding. From the top, you get a great view over the beaches of Tai Long Wan, including Ham Tin Wan, one of the nicest beaches in Hong Kong. I went with my three CouchSurfing guests: Sim, Nathan and Miljana. We hiked all afternoon, and we didn’t arrive at the bus stop to come home until dusk. It took me nine months of living in Sai Kung before I hiked to Sharp Peak the first time; I don’t think I’ll wait so long before heading back.
Here are some of my photos from the hike:
We passed this abandoned village early in the hike.
If you come to Sai Kung, you’ll almost certainly see feral cows. They’re mostly docile, and quite a popular tourist attraction.
A conversation on the way up.
About two-thirds of the way to the summit, the view started to get really good.
Despite the heat, Miljana is excited to be hiking.
The view of the trail and Ham Tin Wan beach below.
From the summit of Sharp Peak, we got a good view of the Sai Kung peninsula.
Me, Miljana and Sim on the summit, 468 meters above sea level. It was so nice, we spent nearly an hour there.
On the way down. The steep trail winds all the way down the ridgeline.
Ham Tin Wan has to be one of the nicest beaches in Hong Kong.
Sunset on the way back.