This April we’ll be hiking to the villages of Dali and Datong in Taroko Gorge, Taiwan. The villages both 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.
Friday 20th – Meet in Taipei and take the train to Xincheng where we’ll stay in a small B&B.
Saturday 21st – We’ll be up early to head to Taroko Gorge to apply for permits and begin the hike near the national park HQ. 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 22nd – 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.
– Transport to and from Taipei
– Two night’s accommodation
– Accident insurance
– Sat – breakfast, lunch and dinner
– Sun – breakfast and lunch
– A guide
***What to bring***
– At least a 30L backpack if you’re not bringing a sleeping bag
– At least a 40L backpack if you are bringing a sleeping bag
– Pack cover
– Sturdy hiking boots
– Rain pants
– 2 pairs of socks
– The ability to carry 2L of water
– Headlamp (very important)
– Toiletries and personal items
– Hiking Pole (if wanted)
– Trousers (not jeans)
– Blankets are provided but a sleeping bag is recommended
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.
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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 deposits or rearrange the trip for another date.
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