The Wuling Sixiu
THE WULING SIXIU GENERAL INFORMATION
The Wuling Sixiu is a group of 4 mountains. The ‘si’ meaning four and the ‘xiu’ meaning excellence. They make up the northeastern part of the Holy Ridge O-route and be be hiked in 2D2N or 3D3N.
The Sixiu is a very tough hike, with some very steep sections, exposure to altitude and heights, and fixed ropes to help navigate cliff sections. It’s also a lot of fun, and every bit as beautiful as some of Taiwan’s more famous mountains.
GRADING AND FITNESS
Difficulty – 5 (out of 5) Duration – 3D3N or 2D2N
Hiking the Wuling Sixiu typically involves 8-10 hours of hiking per day with a heavy pack. There is some exposure to heights and high altitude. A very high level of fitness is required. This is not a hike that is suitable for beginners.
The first night’s accommodation is at Wuling Farm. We can camp or stay in one of the several hotels depending upon your requirements. Once on the mountain, we stay in very basic cabins maintained by the national park.
Private transportation is provided from anywhere in Taipei or the Taipei/Taoyuan Airport to the mountain. Pickups in other locations can be arranged, sometimes for a small extra fee. Vehicles are insured; Drivers are licensed; and traffic rules are obeyed.
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 $48,800TWD for groups of 1 to 3 people. Each additional person is $13,800TWD.
Private trips start at $58,800TWD 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.