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Dali-Datong Village, Taroko Gorge – Dec 17-19th, 2021

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The villages of Dali and Datong 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.
***Itinerary**
Friday Dec 10h – Meet in Taipei and drive to Nanao where we’ll stay in a B&B for the evening.
Saturday Dec 11th – We’ll be up early to head to Taroko Gorge (about 1 hours drive). The hike begins with steep stairs with excellent views of the mouth of the Liwu River. After a few hours we’ll arrive at the Dali Village From there it’s a relatively easy flat walk along the old forestry road to Datong Village where we’ll stay the night in a basic B&B.
Sunday Dec 12th – Today’s itinerary will depend on the group. There are two peaks that we can do. Both have great views of the Pacific Ocean. We’ll do one of them depending on everyone’s fitness/energy before heading back down and returning to Taipei.
***What’s provided***
– Transport to and from Taipei
– Accommodation in a B&B on the first night.
– Accommodation at a mountain home stay for the second night.
– Accident insurance
– Sat – breakfast, lunch and dinner
– Sun – breakfast and lunch
– Permits
– A professional, native English speaking guide
***What to bring***
– At least a 30L backpack
– Pack cover
– Sturdy hiking boots
– Fleece
– Raincoat
– Rain pants
– 2 pairs of socks
– Hat
– The ability to carry 2L of water
– Headlamp (very important)
– Toiletries and personal items
– Sunscreen
– Hiking Pole (if wanted)
– Trousers (not jeans)
– Blankets are provided at the home stay on the second night
– Any snacks you may want
***Price***
If you’re a full time student or you’ve been on another overnight hike with us, the price is $8,400NTD. If this is your first hike with us, the price is $8,900NTD.
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.
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Snow Mt, Jan 7-9th, 2022

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Snow Mountain is Taiwan’s second highest mountain and one of the most beautiful. On the way to the summit, we’ll cross another one of Taiwan’s top 100 peaks, Snow Mountain East, and pass through the beautiful Black Forest before climbing the alpine cirque to reach the top.

***PRICE***
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.

****ITINERARY****
Friday (Jan 7th) – Meet at 7pm in Taipei at Wanlong MRT Station Exit 2. Please be on time! From there we’ll drive to Wuling Farm and then a 1.5 hour hike to the Qika Cabin where we’ll stay for the night.

Saturday (Jan 8th) – Up around 7am, breakfast and then hike up to the 369 Cabin, passing by Snow Mountain’s East Peak. Sleep at the 369 Cabin.

Sunday (Jan 9th) – 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 may be very cold. We expect nighttime temperatures to be around 8 to 9 degrees, and possibly colder as we make our summit on the Sunday with added windchill. 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
– Insurance

*****WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING*****

– At least a 40L backpack

– Pack cover
– Sturdy hiking boots
– Fleece
– Raincoat
– Rain pants
– 3 pairs of socks
– Warm hat
– Gloves
– Sleeping bag (winter bag)
– The ability to carry 2L of water
– Headlamp (very important)
– Toiletries and personal items
– Sunscreen
– Hiking Pole
– Trousers (not jeans)

-Sunhat

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 ross@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, especially our refund policy:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/TaiwanAdventures/doc/276107129116873/

 

The Wuling Sixiu – May 14-16

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Dali-Datong Village, Taroko Gorge – April 16-18

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Snow North and Cuichi Pond – Jan 28-30

Over the course of 3 days we’ll hike to Snow North, Snow Mountain Main Peak as well as the Cuichi Pond. NOTE – This is not the usual route that we take for Snow Mountain trips.

The Snow Mountain area is undoubtedly at it’s most beautiful in the snow, however it does make the hike much tougher. Please consider your fitness and experience before deciding to join.

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***PRICE***
If you’re a full time student or you’ve been on another overnight hike with us, the price is $9,900NTD. If this is your first hike with us, the price is $10,900NTD. Please note that this includes rental for 10 point crampons which may or may not be needed.

Jialuo Lake, 24-25th October, 2020

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We’re arranging an overnight camping trip to Jialuo Lake in the mountains of Yilan County at the end of the month. This hike is one of our personal favourites and an all round stunning trip. Camping out under the stars by the lake is a real treat (if the weather plays along), and there are plenty of trails to explore for those who still have energy after the tough hike up!

Total cost for this hike is 6500ntd.

This OVERNIGHT camping trip will take place on Saturday October 24th to Sunday October 25th.

We will meet at Wanlong MRT Station at 7:00am on Saturday morning and drive to the trail head. First, we need to hike up about a 4km section of the forestry road, then we will begin the steep ascent through a really beautiful pine forest (around 6-7 hours in total). We will camp out by the lake at the top of the mountain ridge, and hopefully explore the surrounding area.

The hike is a pretty difficult one because the trail is quite steep in places. There is nothing technical, but a degree of fitness is required, as we will be climbing about 1000 meters on the first day.

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

Be sure to read the group’s rules, especially our refund policy

Required Equipment:
-At least a 40L backpack
-Sturdy hiking shoes or boots (Sneakers won’t cut it on this one)
-tent
-Sleeping bag
-Warm clothes – the lake is 2200m above sea level – It will be cold at night!
-Rain gear
-Food (Saturday lunch, snacks)
-2L of water
-Flashlight
-Toiletries and personal items

We can help with tents, sleeping bags and other equipment, just let us know ahead of time.
Be sure to read the group’s rules, especially our refund policy

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Snow Mountain – Dec 18-20

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 information, please visit our Facebook Event.

The Wuling Sixiu

The Wuling Sixiu – Dec 4-6 2020

The Wuling Sixiu is a group of 4 mountains. The ‘si’ meaning four and the ‘xiu’ meaning excellence. The mountains are, Kelayeshan, Taoshan, Chiyoushan and Pintianshan, and they can be hiked over 3 days in the Sheipa National Park. They make up the northeastern part of the Holy Ridge O-route.

For more information, please visit our Facebook Event.

Dali-Datong Villages, Taroko Gorge Nov 6-8

The villages of Dali and Datong 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.

This is a 2 day / 2 night trip taking place on Nov 6th-8th.

For more details, please visit our Facebook Event.

Jade Mountain (Yushan) – August 1-3, 2020

This is a rare opportunity to go with Taiwan Adventures to Yushan (Jade Mountain), on an economical group trip. Due to the difficulty in getting permits, we rarely offer group trips to Yushan. Please read all the information below thoroughly and sign up soon, because the spaces will sell out quickly!

Jade Mountain (Yushan) is Taiwan’s highest mountain and the highest mountain in eastern Asia. It’s one of Asia’s “Three Jewels” and every Taiwanese person wants to climb it once in their lifetime.

This is an OVERNIGHT trip leaving Taipei on Saturday, August 1st and returning to Taipei on Monday August 3rd. (If you work Monday to Friday, you’ll have to take Monday off)

We consider this trip to be “luxury economical” because it’s as cheap as we can make it, and includes everything our private trips include.

Included: Private transportation from and to Taipei for our group; All the meals for the whole trip; Your own bed* in a hotel on the first night; Native English speaking guides (Neil and Ross), permits, and insurance.

If necessary, we can arrange a second pickup point in Taichung or Chiayi for our southern living friends.

*We’ll be staying in private rooms in a hotel near Alishan. You will have your own bed in a room with 4 other people. We might not be able to have separate men’s and women’s rooms. If you’d like a private room, tell us, and we’ll see what we can do, but it will cost extra. The second night will be in Paiyun cabin and will be mixed company and possibly mixed with another hiking group.

***PRICE***

If you’re a full time student or you’ve been on another overnight hike with us, the price is $10,500TD pp. If this is your first hike with us, the price is $11,000NTD pp. We’ll send you payment options after you sign up.

****ITINERARY****

Saturday (Aug 1) – Meet at 2pm and a TBA location in Taipei. We’ll drive about 4 hours to Chiayi and have dinner. It’s another 1.5 hours to our hotel in Alishan.
Meals Included: Dinner

Sunday (Aug 2) – Up around 7am, breakfast at the hotel and then drive 45 min to the trailhead. We’ll check in, then take the shuttle bus to the real trailhead. The hike to Paiyun Cabin is 8.5km and ~900m of vertical. It usually takes about 5 hours.
Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Monday (Aug 3) – Up early (~2am) and head to the main peak for sunrise. Hike back down to Paiyun Cabin for an early brunch, hike to the trailhead, and then drive back to Taipei. We expect to be back around 6:00-7:00pm.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Brunch

*****WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE*****

– Transport from Taipei to the mountain and back

– Permits and accommodations

– All the meals, from dinner on Saturday to brunch on Monday

– Professional, native English speaking guides

– Insurance

*****WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING*****

(We’ll give you another packing list after you sign up)

– At least a 40L backpack
– Pack cover
– Sturdy hiking boots or shoes
– Fleece
– Raincoat
– Rain pants
– Sleeping bag (winter bag)
– The ability to carry 2L of water
– Headlamp (very important)
– Toiletries and personal items
– Sunscreen
– Trousers (not jeans or other cotton)

Sleeping bags rentals are $500NTD each, and we can have the sleeping bag waiting at Paiyun Cabin so you don’t have to carry it. Hiking Poles: $200 each; Backpacks: $400 each

***HOW TO SIGN UP***

Please complete the form at the link below. Please note that you are not fully signed up until we receive your payment. After you fill in the information in the link, we’ll send you an email with payment information.

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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 payments or rearrange the trip for another date.

Be sure to read the group’s rules, especially our refund policy:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/TaiwanAdventures/doc/276107129116873/