Events

Snow Mountain – Dec 13-15

This hike takes place at the beginning of snow season, so there’ll be a chance of some snow. Snow Mountain is undoubtedly at it’s 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.

For more info, check out our Facebook event. 

***HOW TO SIGN UP***
Please complete the form at the link below:
https://forms.gle/crWLGnJqTwiNhsQi8

If you have any problems, send an email to stu@taiwan-adventures.com

 

Taroko Gorge – Zhuilu Old Trail and Sightseeing JUNE 21-23

Taroko Gorge is THE must-visit place for anyone spending any time in Taiwan. On this trip we’ll hike the excellent Zhuilu Trail on one day, then do some shorter trails and sightseeing the second.

***ITINERARY***
FRIDAY June 21st
1900 Meet at Taipei Bus Station and catch the 1925 bus to Luodong where we’ll transfer to train for the journey to Hualien. Stay at a B&B for the night.

SATURDAY June 22nd
Up early and head up the gorge to Swallow’s Grotto where we’ll hike the Zhuilu Historic Trail. This is THE best day hike you can do in Taiwan. The trail is cut into the cliff face and has stunning views of the gorge 500m below.

We’ll need to apply for permits for the Zhuilu Trail and if we’re unsuccessful, we’ll do the Dali hike which takes us to a remote village in the mountains above Taroko Gorge.

SUNDAY June 23rd
We’ll head up higher in the gorge and do a series of short hikes and sightseeing that might include: The Lotus Pond trail, The Baiyang waterfall trail, the Xiangtian Nunnery, The Lushui-Heliu Trail, The Eternal Spring shrine, and or the Shakadang Trail.

In the evening we leave Hualien at 1800 and arrive back in Taipei around 2130.

Event cost: $8900 for first time customers. $8400NT for students and returning customers.

***What we will provide***
Transport around Taroko Gorge
Train and bus tickets from Taipei to Hualien and back
Accommodation for 2 nights
Breakfast, lunch and evening meals on Saturday and Sunday
Guiding
Accident insurance
All permits required for the hikes

***What you need to bring***
Day pack
Hiking boots (please don’t turn up in tennis shoes!)
Spare clothes
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Towel
Snacks
Sun screen

***IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND***
Please click on the link below and fill in the form. We’ll send you an email in a day or two with payment information:

https://forms.gle/MLj4ozvPdmkifpAb6

If you have any questions, send an email to Stu at stu@taiwan-adventures.com.

Please note that we cannot transfer your payment to another trip should you decide to cancel.

Make sure that you have read the event rules
http://www.facebook.com/groups/TaiwanAdventures/doc/276107129116873/

Songluo Lake (camping) – OCT 20-21

Taiwan Adventures is leading another overnight hiking/camping trip! This hike is a great way to get out the city for the weekend and get into Taiwan’s great outdoors. Camping out (hopefully under the stars) by the lake is a real treat, and there are several trails to explore for those who still have energy after the tough hike up!

This OVERNIGHT camping trip will take place on Saturday October 20th to Sunday October 21st.

***ITINERARY***
We will meet at 7:00am on Saturday morning and take a van to the trailhead. From there we’ll hike the trail in to the lake, passing the water source before climbing and dropping down to the lake, where the trees open up and we have a large area to camp in.

No special technical abilities are required although the hike is fairly long (5-6 hours) and you’ll need to carry a backpack with food, sleeping bag and tent.

Dinner on Saturday evening, snacks and breakfast on Sunday will be provided. (Please bring your own lunch for Saturday)

***PRICE***
Cost: $6900. There’s a $500 discount if you’ve been on an overnight trip with us before or are a full time student.

*****WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE*****
-Transport to and from the trailhead
– Dinner on Sat, breakfast and lunch on Sunday
– Guiding
– Insurance
– All permits required for the hikes

*****WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING*****
– At least a 50L backpack (rentals are available)
– Sturdy hiking shoes or boots (Sneakers won’t cut it on this one)
– Tent (rentals are available)
– Sleeping bag (rentals are available)
– Warm clothes – It may be cold at night!
– Rain gear
– Food (Saturday lunch, snacks)
– The ability to carry 2L of water
– Headlamp (fresh batteries)
– Toiletries and personal items

We can rent some equipment
-Tent spaces $400
– Hiking poles $200 each
– Sleeping bags $400
– Headlamp $200

****IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND*****
If you wish to attend, complete the google form below;

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScWpqFzeIV4DBQyHpNyTIICEjiFNJgY1J2pjy7oD3Cs6TuAXA/viewform?usp=sf_link

If you have any problems, send an email to stu@taiwan-adventures.com

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.

Be sure to read the group’s rules here http://www.facebook.com/groups/TaiwanAdventures/doc/276107129116873/