Snow Mountain – Xueshan
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT HIKING SNOW MOUNTAIN (XUESHAN)
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.
There’s nothing particularly technical or dangerous about the hike to the peak, and the route from Wuling Farm is possibly the most scenic hiking trail in Taiwan. Most experienced hikers in Taiwan will tell you that Snow Mountain (Xueshan) the most quintessential two day hike in all of Taiwan.
GRADING AND FITNESS for Snow Mountain (Xueshan)
Difficulty – 4 (out of 5) Duration – 2 days and 2 nights
Snow Mountain is a difficult hike that is a good challenge to any fitness level. The first day involves a 1 hour hike to Qika Cabin. The second day usually takes around 6-7 hours to get to 369 Cabin. The final day usually takes 10-11 hours of hiking to Snow Mountain Main Peak and then back to the trailhead. There is some exposure to heights and high altitude. A very good level of fitness is required. Hikers usually have to carry around 10kg to the 369 Cabin.
Private transportation is provided from anywhere in Taipei or the Taipei/Taoyuan Airport to Snow Mountain (Xueshan). Pickups in other locations can be arranged, sometimes for a small extra fee.
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 to Snow Mountain (Xueshan) start at $49,800TWD for groups of 1 to 3 people. Each additional person is $14,800TWD.
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.