Difficulty – 3/4 (out of 5) Duration – 2 days and 2 nights
Snow Mountain (or Xueshan in Chinese) is the second highest peak in Taiwan, behind Jade Mountain. The main peak stands at 3886m and has unbelievable views of the Sheipa National Park and its nearby mountains on clear days.
There’s nothing particularly technical about the climb to the peak, and the route from Wuling Farm is possibly the most scenic hiking trail on the island.
The trip can be arranged as either or 2 or 3 day hike, depending on the fitness of the hikers.
Generally, we will arrive at Wuling Farm on the first evening to acclimatise to the alititude. From there, there is a moderately steep hike up to the 369 cabin. This route leads through a beautiful pine forest, before opening up and giving some great views of Nanhudashan and the Hehuanshan range.
After spending the night at 369 cabin, we have an early start on the final day to make our ascent to the peak. This beautiful section through the Black Forest and up to the cirque is really amazing, especially in winter.
We will spend some time taking in the (hopefully!) glorious views at the peak and then make our way back to Wuling Farm.