Datong Village and Dali Village are situated high in the mountains above the mouth of the Liwu River which runs through Taroko Gorge. Both villages are cut off from roads and the electricity grid and the aboriginal people who live up there grow their own food and hike supplies in. There are several small B&Bs with campsites making it a great place to stay overnight.
GRADING AND FITNESS
Two Day Trip
Difficulty – 4(out of 5) Duration – 2 days and 2 nights (more can be arranged)
We’ll pick you up in Taipei in the afternoon of the first night and drive to Hualien. The second day involves around 5-6 hours of hiking to Dali and Datong Villages with a 1,000m elevation gain. The third day is hiking down and driving back to Taipei.
Three Day Trip to Qingshui Mountain or Qianliyanshan
Difficulty – 5 (out 5) for Qingshuishan; 4(out of 5) for Qianliyanshan
Duration – 3 days and 2 nights
We’ll pick you up in Taipei in the afternoon of the first night and drive to Hualien. The second day involves around 5-6 hours of hiking with a 1,000m elevation gain to Datong and Dali Villages. The third day is either hiking for 12-14 hours with an elevation gain of around 1700m to Qingshuishan or about 5 hours hiking with a 500m elevation gain to Qianliyanshan. On the third day it takes around 4 hours to hike back down, then the drive back to Taipei.
The first night is spent in a moderate B&B near Taroko Gorge. On the second (and third) night, we can camp or stay in the basic accommodation in the village.
Two day private trips start at $52,800TWD for groups of 1 to 3 people. Each additional person is $13,800TWD.
Three day trips are $62,800TWD for the first three people, then $15,800TWD for each additional person.
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.
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.
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.