Jiaming Lake Trek

 

 

 

Jiaming Lake – Angel’s Teardrop (天使的眼淚 嘉明湖)

Taiwan’s second highest alpine lake, after the Snow Mountain Cui Lake, Jiaming Lake is a pearl on the second section of the Central Mountain Range. It is located at a distance of 7km from the north to the south of the transverse highway and is near the boundary of Yushan National Park with an elevation of 3,310 meters. It is an oval mountain lake, about 120 m long, 80m wide and 35m deep. The lakeside was scattered with glassy stones left after the high-temperature explosion. After ruling out the possibility of local volcanic activity in the near future, it was confirmed that Jiaming Lake is a rare young meteorite lake on the earth. The lake is quite clear, and there are no large creatures such as fish in the lake.

San Cha Mountain (三叉山)
At an altitude of 3496m, this is the second mountain in the second southern section of the Central Mountain Range, ranking 28th in the 100 mountains of Taiwan. The mountain is tall and the top is wide. Although there are highs and lows, the slope is gentle, so it ranks third among the ten. On the open and wide mountain slopes, there are lush and continuous prairie, which is its biggest feature.

Xiangyang Mountain (向陽山)
At an elevation of 3602m, it is located at the junction of Taoyuan Township in Kaohsiung County and Haiduan Township in Taitung County. This is a high mountain in the “South Second Section” of the Central Mountain Range, and it is the second highest mountain in Taiwan. When the weather is fine, the sun shines on the wall of Xiangyang, as if it is maple red, so it is also known as “Hongyeshan”. There is a third-class triangle point No.7529 on the top of Xiangyang Mountain, which is ranked 17th in 100 mountains of Taiwan.

Note

  • We place great importance to the alpine environment and invisible mountain forests.
  • It is strictly forbidden to throw garbage in the fragile environment of the high mountains including dumping food waste.
  • Please take care of the beautiful mountain forest, put your own garbage in garbage bags and take them down.
  • The mountain cottages provide sleeping mat and sleeping bag.
  • In case of camping, will need to prepare sleeping mat and sleeping bag!

Dates:

ChiShang: 8-12 Dec 22, 29 Dec 22 – 02 Jan 23, 12-16 Jan 23, 23-27 Jan 23
Taipei: 27 Apr – 01 May 23, 7-11 Jun 23, 5-9 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 – Hualien – ChiShang – Xiangyang Shan hut (2850m, 4.28km, 2-3hrs) (D)
0720. Take Train from Taipei Train Station
0925 Arrive Hualien Train Station. Meet guide and preparation before transfer to ChiShang
1200. Enjoy own lunch bento at Chishang
1230 Continue journey to Xiangyang Registration Station
1400. Continue journey to Trailhead
1530 Trek to Xiangyang Shan Hut 向陽山屋(2850m)~高度適應
1830. Arrive Xiangyang Shan Hut and enjoy dinner (4 dishes + 1 soup)
2000 Good night

Day 3 : Xiangyang Shan Hut – Jiaming Lake Hut (3350m; 3-4hrs) – Jiaming Lake (3310m; 3-4 hrs) – Jiaming Lake Hut (3350m) (BLD)
0600 Wake up for breakfast and preparation
0700 Start hiking
1100. Arrive Jiaming Lake Hut (3350m) for rest and lunch (Instant Noodle + vegetables)
1200 Trek to Jiaming Lake
1500. Arrive Jiaming Lake
1800 Arrive Jiaming Lake Hut (May requires headlamp) and enjoy dinner (4 dishes + 1 soup)
2000 Good night

Day 4 : Jiaming Lake Hut- Xiangyang Shan (3603m; 2hrs) Sunrise – Xiangyang Shan Hut (3-4 hrs) – Xiangyang Trail Head – Hualien -Taipei by Train. Overnight Hotel (BL).
0500 Wake up for breakfast and preparation
0600 Start hiking for return trail
1000 Rest for lunch (Duck Noodles)
1040. Return hike
1200 Drive to Antong for own cost at hotspring (washup and relax)
1530 Continue drive to Hualien
1730 Hualien Train to Taipei
2030 Arrive Taipei Station (Exact timing will depend on actual train bought)
Overnight CityInn Hotel Taipei Station Branch I or similar

Day 5 : Departure
Note: Self arrange transport to Airport

Basic Itinerary (Subject to changes)

Day 1: Arrival ChiShang
Note: Self arrange transport to ChiShang
Overnight Original Hostel or similar

Day 2 : ChiShang – Campsite (2265m, 3-4hrs) (BD)
AM. Enjoy breakfast in your hostel before check out
1130 Meet at ChiShang Train Station and depart to trail head (self prepared lunch)
1400 Arrive trail head and start hike to XinWuLu River Campsite
1800 Arrive Campsite and set tent, dinner.
Overnight Tent

Day 3 : Campsite (3100m, 6.4km, 8-9 hrs) (BD)
0500 Breakfast and break camp
0600 Start hiking with break for own trail lunch through dense forest.
1530 Arrive campsite. Set tent and prepare dinner

Day 4 : Campsite – Jiaming Lake – Jiaming Lake Hut – Xiangyang Trail Head – ChiShang  Overnight Hotel (B)
0300 Early breakfast and break camp
0400 Start hiking to Jiaming Lake
0530 Arrive Jiaming Lake
0930 Arrive Jiaming Lake Hut
1130 Arrive Xiangyang Shan
1700 Arrive trailhead and transfer to Chishang train Station
1900 Arrive Chishang train Station
Overnight Original Hostel or similar

Day 5 : Departure (B)
Note: Self arrange transport for your next journey

LAND Price per person in SGD

Pax 2-3  4-6  7 & above  Single
Taipei Tour Code: TWN-JML-T05 1100 720 700 +120
ChiShang Tour Code: TWN-JML-C05 700 +120

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

Please contact us to customise your trip with English speaking guide!

LAND Price includes

  • Experience local mountain guide (1 guide : 7 trekkers)
  • All transfer as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Porterage for communal gears and food
  • Mountain hut accommodation for 2 nights (Sleeping bag & mat provided)
  • ChiShang Camping 2 nights (Please carry and prepare own sleeping bag & mat ~ minus 5 to zero degrees)
  • Complimentary adventure consultation
  • Local Nanshan Insurance
  • 2 nights hotel as per itinerary

Price excludes

  • All airfare + taxes
  • Airport transfer
  • Other transport not mentioned
  • All other meals not mentioned
  • All other entrance fees not mentioned
  • Travel insurance