july, 2020

13jul(jul 13)9:30 am15(jul 15)1:00 pmMt Qilai Main/North Peaks

Hiking Taiwan's Qilai Mountain


Event Details

****Sign up by June 10th****

Please complete the form at the link below:


If you have any problems, send an email to ross@taiwan-adventures.com

This is an awesome 3 day/2 night trek to Mt Qilai, one of Taiwan’s top 100 mountains (百岳) at 3607m (main peak) and 3560m (north peak).

Qilai Main Peak is a tough hike so it’s very important to assess your fitness before signing up. We’ll only take people with extensive hiking experience as it’ll be a very long, hard second day.

Cost for this hike is $7,500NTD.

Monday 13th, July – Meet at 9.30am in Taipei at Wanlong MRT Station Exit 2. Please be on time! From there we’ll drive south to Hehuanshan. It’s about a 4 hour drive to the trailhead. We’ll stop for a chance for you to buy lunch on the way. From the trailhead we’ll hike for 2-3 hours to the Chenggong Cabin where we’ll have dinner and sleep for the night.

Tuesday 14th, July – Up around 4am for breakfast. We’ll leave about 5am with only day packs (or mostly empty packs) and head for Qilai Main Peak. It’s a tough climb from the cabin up to the ridge and to the Qilai Cabin. From there we hike out about 2 hours to Qilai Main peak. After summiting Qilai Main Peak we’ll return to the Qilai Cabin. Depending on weather conditions, group fitness and timing the leader (us) will decide whether or not to attempt Qilai North Peak (a far more technical climb).

By signing up for this hike you agree to abide by the leader’s decision.

Wednesday 15th, July – Breakfast around 6am and hike out to the trailhead (3 hours). Drive back to Taipei stopping at 7-11 for snacks.

****** IMPORTANT! *******

This hike may be cold. We expect nighttime temperatures to be around 8-10 degrees. Bad weather is possible at all times while in the mountains so it’s important to be prepared. We have sleeping bags available to rent. Let us know if you need one.


– Transport from Taipei to the mountain
– Permits and accommodation
– Cooking equipment and all meals on the mountain (except Tuesday lunch)
– Maps and guide
– Insurance


– At least a 40L backpack
– A day pack as we’ll do the second day with smaller packs. You can also just empty out your main pack and use that
– Pack cover
– Sturdy hiking boots
– Fleece
– Raincoat
– Rain pants
– 3 pairs of socks
– Warm hat
– Gloves
– Sleeping bag (winter bag)
– The ability to carry 2L of water
– Headlamp (very important)
– Toiletries and personal items
– Sunscreen
– Hiking Pole (optional)
– Trousers (not jeans)

If you have trouble getting anything, let us know and we’ll see if we can help you out. Sleeping bags ($400 each) and hiking poles can be rented for a small additional fee. ($200 each).

If you have any problems, send an email to ross@taiwan-adventures.com

The payment is non-refundable and non-transferable unless we are unsuccessful in our permit application. Getting a permit can be difficult and we’ll do our best to secure one. However in the event that we are unsuccessful, we will refund deposits or rearrange the trip for another date.

Be sure to read the group’s rules, especially our refund policy:



13 (Monday) 9:30 am - 15 (Wednesday) 1:00 pm


Qilai Main Peak


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