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Hiking & Hiking Yoga

ORGANISED AND BESPOKE

Any kind of hike can be organised for you:

Easy, challenging, hilly, flatter, remote, short, long, weekday, weekend, private, group. 

Contact to discuss your wish

 

UPCOMING HIKES

October to December 2019:

 

SAI KUNG EAST COUNTRY PARK

Ham Tin Wan, Optional Extensions - Sai Wan, Luk Wu Country Trail

Saturday 16th November 2019

Ham Tin Wan, one of the four beaches of Sai Kung East Country Park that are understandably the most popular places for a day away from the city. For such a remote location they become a busy little hub for sun seekers, surfers, campers and hikers, and those who just want to escape. The views and effort of the journey are well rewarded by the expansive sand and the open sea. The views continue as the path hugs the coast to Sai Wan and on the plateau of Luk Wu.

OVERVIEW

Type: Day Hike

Date: Saturday 16th November 2019

Terrain: Concrete and unmade steps and slopes

Exposure: Open and under trees


There are 3 options for this hike, which can be requested:

1. PAK TAM AU TO HAM TIN BEACH and RETURN

Elevation Gain and Descent: 150m 3 times each

Duration: Walk 3.5 hours, total time North Point and return 6 to 7 hours

Difficulty: Level 3 out of 5

Distance: 13km

1 to 3 participants HK$250; >3 participants HK$200


2. PAK TAM AU, HAM TIN BEACH and SAI WAN TO “THE PAGODA” or visa versa

Elevation Gain and Descent: 150m 3 times each

Duration: Walk 4 hours, total time North Point and return 6 to 7 hours

Difficulty: Level 3 out of 5

Distance: 13km

1 to 3 participants HK$300; >3 participants HK$250


3. PAK TAM AU, HAM TIN BEACH, SAI WAN, “THE PAGODA” and LUK WU COUNTRY TRAIL or visa versa

Elevation Gain and Descent: 150m 5 times each

Duration: Walk 6 hours, total time North Point and return 8 to 9 hours

Difficulty: Level 4 out of 5, unsuitable for knee problems

Distance: 19km

1 to 3 participants HK$400; >3 participants HK$300

 
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Hong Kong sky

THE QUIETER SIDE OF LAMMA

Saturday 14th December 2019

An easy pre holiday hike that surprisingly includes nearly deserted hamlets, beaches and views of the open sea. We commence the hike at Sok Ku Wan with a circular route returning to the village and then continue onto popular Yung Shue Wan.


OVERVIEW

Type: Short Hike

Date: Saturday 14th December 2019

Difficulty: Level 1.5 out of 5

Terrain: Concrete path, steps and fairly significant slopes

Duration: 3 hours

Distance: 9km

Finishing Point: Yung Shue Wan ferry pier


1 to 3 participants HK$200; >3 participants HK$150

Adults and children 8 and above


To book, contact by via website or email, completed forms to be received 12 hours prior to meeting time

https://www.calmconnectionshk.com/hiking-yoga-hike-hong-kong

 

HIKES FOR 2020

Buffalo Hill & Tate's Cairn N.T.,

Tai Mo Shan with Ng Tung Chai water falls N.T.,

Pat Sin Leng range N.T.,

Mount Stenhouse Lamma,

Wu Kau Tang & Lai Chi Wo N.T.

If you have a request, contact Calm Connections

 

VILLAGES WALK: WU KAU TANG & LAI CHI WO

This fabulous walk is one of my most favourite Hong Kong hikes. The 300 year-old Hakka walled village Lai Chi Wo retains some mud walled dwellings and one of the oldest surviving feng shui woodlands. The stunning streamside path, mangroves and views of Starling Inlet attract appreciative hikers who travel to this wonderful area. Over time the hamlets, in which one could explore traditional village homes discovering belongings left behind by previous inhabitants, have been covered by vegetation. However, the far northeast still remains charming, peaceful and beautiful.


OVERVIEW

Type: Day Hike

Difficulty: Level 3 out of 5

Elevation Gain and Descent: 250m

Unsuitable for those with knee problems

Terrain: Made and unmade path, boulders, stones, slope, steps

Duration: 4 + hours, plus 3 hours travel

Distance: 11km

Cost: 

1 to 3 participants HK$300; >3 participants HK$200


To book a private hike contact Calm Connections

 

Hiking in Hong Kong

Carol guides groups of adults hiking in Hong Kong for corporate wellbeing programs, organisations, groups friends, family or colleagues.

 

Hiking gives us an opportunity to experience the diverse natural countryside of Hong Kong Island, the Outlying Islands and the New Territories. A leisurely stroll may pass through settlements on the circular Lamma Island Family Walk from Sok Ku Wan, or across numerous mountain streams on the South Lantau Country Trail. Trekking over Sunset Peak, or Tai Mo Shan to the waterfalls on the ancient Ng Tung Chai path become both challenging and energising hikes. The varied habitats and abandoned villages on the circular trail from Wu Kau Tang and through Lai Chi Wo remind us of the diversity of Hong Kong’s countryside. Whatever our pace or intention, by walking we build a bond with the wonderful natural environment, cultivating calmness, connection to nature and appreciation of life.


Contact Carol to discuss hiking opportunities.

Hiking Yoga

If you enjoy hiking and practise yoga, combining them is an ultimate experience inspiring appreciation of the world. Pausing on a hike to flow through gentle movements and breathe mindfully is very different to practising in a studio; the meditative relaxation of Yoga Nidra is enhanced in the countryside. Whether accepting the natural environmental distractions as part of the practise, or deepening self connected focus, our heightened awareness inspires respect and gratitude for life.


Contact Carol to discuss opportunities for Hiking Yoga.

 

PAST HIKES:

 
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SOUTH LANTAU HIKE

Saturday 19th October 2019

This easy hike offers a wonderful feeling of calm and connection with the world as you soak up vistas of islands, sea, beaches and landscape. Underfoot the natural trail of soil and rocks hugs the side of a peak as it winds under the canopy of trees and in the open. The first few kilometres wind up easy/ moderate steps after which a gradual upward gradient undulates over 20 steams finishing with a short stepped descent. After 8km there is an option to continue with a more challenging, mainly stepped descent of 300m to sea level with the lovely views continuing. On a clear day and after rain, this fabulous trail is one of my favourite Hong Kong hikes.

OVERVIEW

Type: Short Day Hike

Date: Saturday 19th October 2019

Difficulty: Level 2 out of 5

Elevation Gain: 150m

Elevation Descent: optional extension 300m

Steps Descent: Some / optional extension – many, unsuitable for knee problems

Duration: 2.5 / 4 hours

Distance: 8km / 10.5km

Cost: 

Short hike - 1 to 3 participants HK$250;

>3 participants HK$150

Longer optional hike - 1 to 3 participants HK$300;

>3 participants HK$200

Adults and children 15 and above

Booking forms should be received 12 hours prior to meeting time