This hike takes place at the beginning of snow season, so there’ll be a chance of some snow. Snow Mountain is undoubtedly at its most beautiful in the snow, however it does make the hike much tougher. Please consider your fitness before deciding to join.
Snow Mountain is Taiwan’s second highest mountain and one of the most beautiful. On the way to the peak, we’ll cross another one of Taiwan’s top 100 peaks, Snow Mountain East Peak, and pass through the beautiful Black Forest before climbing the alpine cirque to reach the main peak.
If you’re a full time student or you’ve been on another overnight hike with us, the price is $8,500NTD. If this is your first hike with us, the price is $9,500NTD. Please note that this includes rental for 10 point crampons which may or may not be needed.
Friday (Feb 10th) – Meet at 7pm in Taipei. We’ll drive to Wuling Farm where we’ll hike up to the first cabin (around 1hr).
Saturday (Feb 11th) – Up around 8am, breakfast and then hike up to the 369 Cabin, passing by Snow Mountain’s East Peak. Sleep at the 369 Cabin.
Sunday (Feb 12th) – Up early (~2am) and head to the main peak for sunrise. Hike back down to Wuling Farm and then drive back to Taipei. We expect to be back around 8pm.
****** IMPORTANT! *******
This hike will be very cold. We expect nighttime temperatures to go below zero, and remain below zero as we make our summit on the Sunday. You will need cold weather clothes, and a good down feather sleeping bag (we have some available to rent, let us know if you need one).
*****WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE*****
– Transport from Taipei to the mountain
– Permits and accommodation
– Cooking equipment and all meals (except Saturday lunch)
– Maps and guide
– Crampons (10 pointers if required)
– Helmet (national park requirement)
*****WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING*****
– At least a 40L backpack
– Pack cover
– Sturdy hiking boots
– Rain pants
– 3 pairs of socks
– Warm hat
– Sleeping bag (winter bag)
– The ability to carry 2L of water
– Headlamp (very important)
– Toiletries and personal items
– Hiking Pole (this is a national park requirement in snow season)
– Trousers (not jeans)
If you have trouble getting anything, let us know and we’ll see if we can help you out. Sleeping bags ($400 each) and hiking poles can be rented for a small additional fee. ($200 each).
If you have any problems, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The payment is non-refundable and non-transferable unless we are unsuccessful in our permit application. Getting a permit can be difficult and we’ll do our best to secure one. However in the event that we are unsuccessful, we will refund deposits or rearrange the trip for another date.