Mt Nanhu Trek (Taiwan)

In the winter, snow often covers the mountain, making the snow trek difficult and thus making it must for those seeking snow trekking in the mountain. The mountain ridges and valleys of the mountain make it a major regional place for trekkers.

Being the leader of the northern section of the Central Mountain Range, Mt Nanhu is also known as the “Mountain of the Kings, King of the South Lake”.

At an altitude of 3742 meters, it is the third highest peak in the Central Mountain Range. With majestic mountain shape, it is surrounded by Peaks and the Nanhu Valley is beautiful. Mt Nanhu is also considered the most magnificent natural landscape of Taiwan’s high mountains.

The Nanhu Dashan has many glacial relics, which are comparable to the snow mountain valley, and have abundant plateau plants, which is better than the main peak of Yushan. Bringing together the beauty of the mountains, each climber is enchanted by the dreams of the mountain beauty. Therefore Nanhu is known as the climber’s dream where trekker must go in his life time. You must come and see for yourselves ……

Dates:
Banqiao: 13-19 Dec 22
Taipei: 4-9 Apr 23, 3-8 Jun 23, 9-14 Aug 23

Basic Itinerary (Subject to changes)

Day 1: Arrival Taipei
Note: Self arrange transport to Taipei City
Overnight CityInn Hotel Taipei Station Branch I or similar

Day 2: Taipei – Trailhead – Yunlin Hut (2900m, abt 6hrs trek) (D)
0630 Meet guide at 捷運車站台北市政府站 or as advised. Equipment check and transfer to trailhead
1030 Start hike with own trail lunch
1630 Arrive Yunlin Hut 雲稜山莊(宿)(H2600M) for rest and overnight
1730 Dinner
2000 Good night

Day 3: Yunlin Hut – Nanhu North Peak – Nanhu Hut (3400m, abt 9hrs trek)(BD)
0600 Breakfast and check out
0700 Start hike via Nanhu North Peak with own trail lunch
1600 Arrive Nanhu Shan Hut 南湖山屋(H3400M) for rest and overnight
1700 Dinner
1930 Good night

Day 4: Nanhu Hut – Nanhu Summit Sunrise (3742m) – Nanhu East Peak – Yunlin Hut (total abt 10hrs trek) (BD)
0300 Breakfast and pack for light pack
0400 Start hike
0530 Arrive Nanhu summit for sunrise
0800 Arrive Nanhu East Peak 南湖東峰
0930 Arrive Nanhu Shan Hut for packing and descend via Nanhu North Peak with own trail lunch
1530 Arrive Yunlin Hut 雲稜山莊 for rest and dinner
1700 Dinner
1930 Good night

Day 5: Yunlin Hut – Trailhead – Jiaoxi Hotspring – Taipei Overnight Hotel (BL)
0500. Wake up, packing and breakfast
0600 Start Hike
1100. Lunch (Instant noodles + vegetables)
1200 Transfer to Jiaoxi Hotspring
1500. Own cost to enjoy Hotspring (Bring swimwear, swim head cover)
1600 Return drive to Taipei
1700 Arrive 市政府捷運站
Overnight CityInn Hotel Taipei Station Branch I or similar

Day 6: Departure
Note: Self arrange transport to Airport

Basic Itinerary (Subject to changes)

Day 1: Arrival Banqiao
Note: Self arrange transport to Banqiao in New Taipei City
Overnight MRT Hotel Standard Room (2-3 star) or similar

Day 2: Banqiao – Nanshan Village. Overnight Homestay
1900. Meet guide at Banqiao Train Station for transfer to Nanshan
2230 Arrive Nanshan Village for overnight in homestay

Day 3: Nanshan Village – Yunlin Hut (BD)
0600 Wake up, breakfast and packing
0700. Depart to trailhead
0800. Start hike with own trail lunch at Song Feng Lin
1600 Arrive Yunlin Hut 雲稜山屋 for rest and overnight
1700. Dinner
1930. Good night

Day 4: Yunlin Hut – Nanhu Hut (BD)
0500 Wake up, breakfast and packing
0600. Stat hike
1100 Own trail lunch at Nanhu North Mountain
1500. Arrive Nanhu Shan Hut for rest and overnight
1700. Dinner
1930. Good night

Day 5: Nanhu Hut – Nanhu Mt Peak – Nanhu East Peak – Yunlin Hut (BD)
0300 Wake up, breakfast and packing
0400. Start hike
0630. Arrive Nanhu Main Peak
0900 Arrive Nanhu East Peak
1000. Own trail lunch at Nanhu Hut before continue descend
1600. Arrive Yunlin Hut for rest and overnight
1700. Dinner
1930. Good night

Day 6:  Yunlin Hut – Trail Head ​- Banqiao. Overnight Hotel (B)
0500 Wake up, breakfast and packing
0600 Start Hike
0900. Own trail lunch at Song Feng Lin
1300. Arrive trail head for transfer to Banqiao
1800. Arrive Banqiao Train Station
Overnight MRT Hotel standard room (2-3 star) or similar

Day 7: Departure
Note: Self arrange transport to Airport

LAND Price per person in SGD

Pax 2-3 4-6 7 & above Single Sup
Taipei 6 Days Tour Code TWN-NHM_T06 1120 700 680 +120
Banqiao 7 Days Tour Code TWN-NHM_B07

780 +120

Price is subjected to changes without prior notice
Airfare By Scoot from S$ 400 with taxes

LAND Price includes

  • Experience local mountain guide (1 guide : 7 trekkers)
  • Return transfer as per itinerary
  • Meals in the mountain as mentioned
  • Porterage for communal gears and food (sleeping bag to be carried by own)
  • Accommodation as per itinerary (Mountain hut comes with sleeping mattress)
  • If Mountain hut not available, tent will be provided
  • Sleeping bag & foam mattress provided for Taipei departure (6 days package)
  • Complimentary adventure consultation
  • Local Nanshan Insurance
  • Entrance & Permit Application

 

Price excludes

  • All airfare + taxes
  • Airport transfer
  • Other transport not mentioned
  • All other meals not mentioned
  • All other entrance fees not mentioned
  • Travel insurance (Compulsory)
  • Rental of ice crampons (NT 350), ice axe (NT300)
  • Private porterage (about S$850 per porter)  with max weight of 30kg

 

 

Reviews

Nani Iner

29 Dec 2017 - 03 Jan 2018

The overall adventure: 4
The driving journey: 5
How well do you think we have managed to run the trip? 3
Comments
1. Trek was completed in good time and under perfect weather conditions. Sufficiently challenging with terrain variety too.
2. Drive was efficient, comfortable and with no delay.
3. Porter was good natured, timely and a supportive, good cook. Organisation of tour was commendable too.

Rate the trek: 5
Rate the safety aspect of the trip/trek: 4
If not safe, any comments or issue you like to highlight?
Participants need to be fully equipped for meaningful elevation change within one day and well trained. Not for the occassiobal hiker wearing sports trainers and jeans. Fear of heights an absolutely no. Good judgement of stability when scrambling on rocks essential. Support of another would be good given how remote the environment is, not for lone hikers.

Which is the best moment of the trip? Why?
Reaching the summit and completing the hike in 3 days instead of 4. We pushed ourselves and it was a great sense of achievement.

Please use 1 word to describe your experience. Endurance

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27-29 Mar 2019