Once thought to have been created by a meteor strike some 3000 years ago, Jiaming Lake, it turns out, is actually a lot older and was formed by glacial movement during the last ice age some 6,000 – 7,000 years ago.
Set in southern Taiwan’s high mountains, Jiaming is one of the largest alpine lakes on the whole island with the widest point being some 120m across.
This hike takes you to two of Taiwan’s top 100 mountains as well as to the lake.
GRADING AND FITNESS
Difficulty – 4 (out of 5) Duration – 3 days and 2 nights
The hike to Jiaming Lake is quite tough. We typical walk for around 3 hours on the first day, 9-10 hours on the second day and 4-5 hours on the final day. There is some exposure to heights and high altitude. A good level of fitness is required. There are no fixed rope sections.
We can start this hike by picking you up in Taitung or Hualian. It’s a full 3 day itinerary. Please contact us for more info.
Two nights will be spent in the very basic, but comfortable high mountain cabins.
All the main meals are provided for the hike. Clients only need to bring their own snacks. If you have any special dietary requests, allergies, or needs, let us know and we’ll be happy to accommodate you.
Private trips start at $65,800TWD for a group of up to 3 people. Each additional person is $16,800TWD.
LEADERS AND SAFETY
All of our leaders are Wilderness First Responder certified and carry first aid kits. They have all spent a lot of time hiking in Taiwan and are very experienced in the high mountains. All of our leaders are native speakers of English, but also speak Mandarin and are very knowledgeable about the local mountains, flora/fauna, and culture.