Saturday morning and my friend and I decided to try something new. We decided to try a hike in Sai Kung called the Tai Tan Country Trail.
Difficulty: 4/10 due to the rugged path and a tiny bit of a climb
How to get there: Take the Mtr to Hang Hau and exit at B2. On the left is the bus depot take the green mini bus 101M to Sai Kung Town. From Sai Kung Town’s minibus terminal close to seafood street, take minibus 7 to Hoi Ha. Get off near Hau Tong Kai.
But we just took a cab to the start of the trail as it’s pretty time consuming.
Duration: 3 hours
We started the trail which was pretty, loads of spider webs adorned our path.
We came across a little stream on the way.
We continued on our way through the trodden path.
We got to see such beautiful flora and fauna along the way.
We kept walking straight.
We came to a wall where there were houses and we didn’t know how to proceed further. Thankfully we met this lovely couple who gave us directions.
We were walking along the coast and it was such a pretty sight.
The sun was scorching but we trudged along.
The sky and the blue waters were mesmerisingly beautiful.
We came to a secluded beach and stopped for some tea and chutney sandwiches. We were famished.
Finally after walking and walking we came to a board which pointed towards Hoi Ha and Wan Tsai.
We decided to go towards the Wan Tsai Campsite, relieve ourselves and chill. We had also run out of fluids.
Finally we took the ferry from Wan Tsai to Wong Shek Pier.
Mount Kinabalu one of the majestic mountains in Malaysia and my husband and I had the good fortune of climbing right to the top. ( part of the 40th birthday wish)
We went through Amazing Borneo https://www.mountkinabalu.com where they took care of our pickup from the hotel and dropped us to the Kinabalu national park.
Quick Facts About Climbing Mount Kinabalu from the website
Standing majestically at 4,095m (13,435 feet above sea level), Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea.
185 climb permits is the maximum daily limit issued per day by Sabah Parks for climbing Mount Kinabalu
All climbers are required to apply Sabah Parks climb permits and Panalaban accommodation in advance.
All climbers are required to engage a mountain guide. The ratio of climbers to mountain guides depend on the size of the group and the age of the climbers. One mountain guide is allowed to take a maximum of two (2) children aged below 16 years or a maximum of five (5) climbers aged 16 years and above in the same group.
Timpohon Gate (1,866m a.s.l) @ Kinabalu National Park is the starting and ending points for all climbers.
There are two summit trails starting from Panalaban to Sayat-Sayat; the Ranau Summit Trail (opened in 1 Dec 2015) & the Kota Belud Summit Trail (opened in 9 Dec 2016).
Laban Rata Resthouse, Pendant Hut, and Lemaing Hut are the current accommodation at Panalaban base camp for climbers.
The only restaurant is located in Laban Rata Resthouse and it provides buffet meals inclusive in the climb package.