Teapot Mountain can be found near the old gold mining town of Jinguashi. This is our most popular of the more difficult day hikes around Taipei. On a nice day, it has stunning, unrivaled views of the Northeast Coast. The hike begins at the gold mining ecological park before climbing steeply up to Teapot Mountain. After Teapot, we continue up to Banpingshan and need to navigate a few ropes and rocky sections. If you’re extra fit, we’ll have time at the end of the hike to visit the coast, or have a look around the Jinguashi Gold Museum.
TYPICAL ITINERARY for Teapot Mountain
We always plan on this being a full day hike, but if you can hike the steep trail fast enough, there will be time to explore a few of the sights on the coast.
GRADING AND FITNESS
Difficulty – 4 (out of 5) Duration – Full day
The hike involves around 5-6 hours of hiking. There is some exposure to heights and fixed ropes. A good level of fitness is required.
Private trips to Teapot Mountain start at $12,800TWD for groups of 1 to 3 people. Each additional person is $2,625TWD.
Private transportation is provided from anywhere in Taipei or the Taipei/Taoyuan Airport to Teapot 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.