Ma On Shan


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Ma On Shan is located in Sai Kung, it is 702m high. Ma On Shan is conceptually “horse saddle mountain”, there are 2 peaks respectively “head saddle” and “the hunch backs” (about 677m high), the mountain connecting these 2 peaks forms a shape of “horse saddle”.
Activities [Hiking]
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Other Routes
Start at 50 min 35 min 45 min 60 min
Ma On Shan BBQ Site pin-png-2424Tiu Shau Ngam pin-png-2424The Hunch Backs 1471007774_Red_flagMa On Shan pin-png-2424Ngong Ping Plateau
40 min 25 min      
pin-png-2424Tai Shui Tseng Po Lo Che      
1471009312_map Distance 8.5 km
1471007853_Alarm Duration 4 hr 15 min
1471007737_Food Supply Drinks vending machines at Ma On Shan BBQ Site (No mid-way supply)
1471007878_Revert Exit / Branch
  • After crossing the entrance climbing up to Pyramid Hill, there is an intersection with pavilion nearby, turn right to Ma On Shan Village for shorter route.
  • At Tai Shui Tseng (Po Lo Che Road), take minibus to Sai Kung.
1439817821_Aquicon-Basecamp Highest Pt. Ma On Shan (702 m), The Hunch Backs (677 m)
1471010186_Problem Difficulty Level 8 [Advanced]
1471007900_Hint Comments Tiu Shau Ngam is the first exciting hill, it is vertical and clambering is required. After Tiu Shau Ngam, there is a narrow road to the second and third hill – The Hunch Backs and Ma On Shan. At the top of the hills, there is open view of Sai Kung Kei Ling Ha Hoi. After sloping down Ma On Shan, if you watch back to Ma On Shan, you will find the peak astonishing.

To: Ma On Shan BBQ Site

  • Taking residents’ bus service route No. NR84 at Sunshine City, or taking taxi and get off at Ma On Shan Village

From: Po Lo Che

Transport Route Get on at Remarks
Bus No. 92 Diamond Hill Station ⇔ Sai Kung Po Lo Che  
Bus No. 96R Diamond Hill Station ⇔ Wong Shek Pier Po Lo Che Available on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday only
Bus No. 792M Tseung Kwan O Station ⇔ Sai Kung Po Lo Che  
Minibus No. 101M Hang Hau Station ⇔ Sai Kung Po Lo Che  
Minibus No. 1 Telford Garden ⇔ Sai Kung Po Lo Che  
Minibus No. 1A/1S Rhythm Garden ⇔ Sai Kung Po Lo Che 1S: night service class
Public minibus
  • Mongkok (Dundas Street) ⇔ Sai Kung Sports Ground*
  • Kwun Tong (Yee On Street) ⇔ Sai Kung Sports Ground
  • Causeway Bay (Canal Road East) ⇔ Sai Kung Sports Ground #
Po Lo Che * 24-hour service class
# night service class

The resident’s bus service  No. NR84 is infrequent, you should pay attention to the class timetable.

The hill at Tiu Shau Ngam is very steep. There is a rope for climbing, it is however not recommended to fully rely on the rope.

Clambering is required, it is recommended to go with experienced hikers.

Part of the routes are cliff aside. Beware of personal safety.

The route is strength-demanding, it is not recommended to hike alone.

Total distance: 8.46 km
Max elevation: 639 m
Min elevation: 43 m
Total climbing: 573 m
Total descent: -755 m
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