Walk of 20th Anniversary on 9th April 2017 - Shenzhen, China

Print
Category: General
Published on Monday, 03 April 2017 15:58
Written by Ringo
Hits: 582

 

Location Distance Duration Elevation Difficulty

Pai Nga Shan (707m)

(Shenzhen, Mainland China)

About 7.5 km

 

Abt. 5 hours

 

Lowest: abt. 5m
Highest: abt. 707m
click here to learn about out 'Boot' rating systemclick here to learn about out 'Boot' rating systemclick here to learn about out 'Boot' rating system

* duration excludes travelling time

Brief

Platform inside Sheung Shui MTR Station (8am at tiptop on platform toward border) > Lu Wo MTR Station > Shenzhen Border > Tai Pang Wan (Dapeng Bay) > Pai Nga Shan (707m) > Shenzhen Border > Hong Kong

Itinerary

To celebrate The Hong Kong Trampers' 20th Anniversary, on 9th April 2017, Sunday, we are going to do a typical 3-boot hike as well as a "Big Tea Rice" dinner party with cold beers & whisky outside Hong Kong SAR, in Shenzhen, Mainland China.

  1. We will meet at 8:00 am on the platform inside Sheung Shui MTR Station (East Rail) at the northern end of the platform (i.e. when you are coming on the train heading toward Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau, go to and sit in the first carriage.  When the train arrives at Sheung Shui Station, get off the carriage and wait there on the platform.  Do not go out of the turnstiles. ).   
  2. Once we meet up, we will get on board the next train to Lo Wu.  After crossing the Lo Wu border into Shenzhen where a hire car/minibus (as will have been arranged by a fellow Tramper) will pick us up and take us to the starting point of the walk.  So, please try to have your full breakfast before showing up at Sheung Shui MTR.  (Anyone who want to join at Shenzhen, please show up at 8:30 am on the 4th floor of multistory car park (交通停车场) next to the Luohu Customs Building at Shenzhen.)
  3. To facilitate transport arrangement, we need to know the number of trampers who will join this walk.  This EVENT has also been created under ‘The Hong Kong Trampers’ Group in the Facebook and so if you are joining this walk, please sign up there before Friday, 7th April 2017.
  4. Pai Nga Shan is located at Dapeng District, the southeastern corner of Shenzhen.  It has a charm of its own and is known as one of the best hills in Shenzhen for hiking.  Hikers say that in misty days, climbing this hill is like adventure in a beautiful fairy-land.  The mountain and coastal scenery on top of the hill is superb and so bring your camera.
  5. The same hire car/minibus will pick us up at the end point of the walk and take us back to Lo Wu after dinner.  Expect to be returned Lo Wu at around 8:39 pm, and then cross the border back to Hong Kong.  We’ll share the cost of the car/minibus hire.  I would imagine it would be around RMB 180 each for the round trip, but that would of course depend on the number of trampers joining this walk.
  6. Note that for Immigration clearance at the Lo Wu border, you need a valid China Home Return Card (回鄉證) if you are a Hong Kong resident, and if you are a foreigner, you need a valid visa for entry into Mainland China.
  7. Schedule is tight on the day and so don’t be late to meet up in Sheung Shui MTR Station.  (The urban MTR lines start running at about 6.00 am) 
  8. Bring all the usual things, a lunch, snacks, 2 litres water, a pair of gloves, a torch, sun block, mos-spray and if weather looks dodgy, rain gear, wind breaker and a set of changing clothes.  You must bring a torch and head lamp to this walk. 
  9. Also bring some extra RMB (say around 500) as emergency cash, just in case…..
  10. If you have a mobile phone, bring it with you, especially if you have a China SIM card.

Bushwhacking and good balancing skill will be required.  If it is raining hard or thunderstorms are threatening, the walk may be cancelled.  If in doubt, call the trampers hotline 8209-0517 in the morning.

PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER BELOW BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO JOIN THIS WALK.  

Disclaimer: - People join this walk and any other walks organized by me at their own risks.  I shall not be held responsible in any way for any injury or death incurred or any loss or damage to personal property caused due to whatever causes including, but not limited to, negligence,neglect, errors of judgement and inadequate orientation skills on my part.  The fact that you show up at the time and place on the day to join the walk is an implication that you have agreed to and accepted unconditionally this disclaimer.   

Ringo