5 Days Snow Mountain Trek (Taiwan)

Departure: 30 Dec 2018 – 03 Jan 2019

Xueshan or Hsuehshan or Snow Mountain 雪山 a mountain in Heping District, Taichung, Taiwan. It is the second highest mountain in Taiwan and in East Asia, at 3,886 m (12,749 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Shei-Pa National Park and it is visible in good weather from hills near Taiwan’s capital Taipei.

There are two cabins on the trail. The first, Qika Cabin, is at the 2.0 km mark. The second, 369 Cabin, is at the 6.9 km mark. Both cabins are very basic containing bunker style beds. Hikers must bring their own sleeping and cooking gear. The peak is at the 10.9 km.

There is abundant of snow during winter and it is a great place to play snow and appreciate the snow scenery. Our local leaders are equipped with snow climbing training. Come with us for a taste of snow-capped beauty of Snow Mountain!

Special Note: It is recommended that all climbers should have themselves medically checked before attempting any mountain climb. If you have a history of suffering from the following ailments, it is highly recommend that you should refrain from climbing: Hypertension, Diabetes, Palpitation, Arthritis, Heart disease, severe anemia, Peptic ulcers, Epileptic fits, Obesity (overweight), Chronic asthma, Muscular cramps, Hepatitis (jaundice); or any other disease which may hamper the climber.

 

Day 1 Arrival Taipei. Overnight Hotel
Day 2 Taipei – Trailhead – Cika cabin (Qika Hut)~ elevation of 2,406 meters (abt 2hrs/ 2km trek)
Day 3 Cika cabin (Qika Hut) – Snow Mt East Peak – 369 Hut (3100m) – Summit (3886m) – 369 Hut (abt 10hrs trek)
Day 4 369 Hut – Trailhead – Taipei Overnight Hotel
Day 5 Departure

Day 1: Arrival Taipei

Note: Self arrange transport to Taipei City

Overnight one of the hotel below or similar depending on availability:

CityInn Hotel Taipei Station Branch II/ Plus Ximending Branch

Day 2: Taipei – Trailhead – Cika cabin (Qika Hut)~ elevation of 2,406 meters (abt 2hrs/ 2km trek) (Dinner)

1000  Gather at assigned meeting place, meet guide for gears checking and depart to Yuan Shan

1130  Stop for own lunch at rest point along drive

1230  Continue journey

1530  Arrive trailhead, preparation and enjoy a slide show on the mountain (Please present your passport)

1600  Trailhead – Cika Cabin for acclimatization

1800   Dinner (Menu – Sesame chicken or Chilly chicken steamboat +  home desert)

1930  Rest and sleep

Day 3: Cika cabin (Qika Hut) – Snow Mt East Peak – 369 Hut (3100m) – Summit (3886m) – 369 Hut (abt 10hrs trek) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

0400  Morning call

0430  Breakfast (Fishball/ ham toast + coffee/tea)

0500  Get ready for trek

0530  Cika cabin – Snow Mt East Peak

0830  Arrive Snow Mt East Peak

0840  Continue trek to 369 Hut

0930  Arrive 369 Hut, rest + lunch (hot noodle soup)

1100  Trek to Snow Mt Main Peak (Light pack – headlamp, poncho/ raincoat, trail snacks, water)

1430  Arrive summit

1500  Descend to 369 Hut

1730  Arrive hut for rest and get ready for dinner

1800  Dinner (Menu: Mutton steamboat/ 5 dishes + 1 soup)

1930  Rest, star gazing, sleep

Day 4: 369 Hut – Trailhead – Taipei (Breakfast)

0400  Morning call

0430  Breakfast (Waffle + coffee/tea or porridge with vegetables and hard boil egg)

0500  Get ready for trek

0530  Trek to see sunrise at East Peak

0700  Descend to Trailhead

1000  Arrive trailhead and continue to secret stream for hot spring or to JiaoXi Hotspring (at own cost)

1400  Celebration feast (at own cost) at local restaurant or local stall according to own budget

1500  JiaoXi to Taipei

Arrive in Taipei at night depending on traffic.

Note: Self arrange transport to Taipei Hotel after drop-off point.

Overnight one of the hotel below or similar depending on availability:

CityInn Hotel Taipei Station Branch II/ Plus Ximending Branch

Day 5: Departure

Note: Self arrange transport to Airport

 

LAND Price per person in SGD

Tour Code: TWN-SM_05

PaxCost per person
2-3 pax$ 900
4 pax & above$ 570
Single supplement+ $ 120
Price is subjected to changes without prior notice
AirfareBy Scoot from S$ 400 with taxes

LAND Price includes

– Experience local mountain guide (1 guide : 7 trekkers)

– Return transfer Taipei City to Wuling Farm

– Wuling Farm entrance fees

– 5 meals in the mountain

– Porterage for communal gears and food (sleeping bag need to be carried by own)

– Mountain hut accommodation for 2 nights

– Complimentary adventure consultation

– Local Nanshan Insurance covering 2,000,000NT accident + 200,000NT medical expenses

– Rental gears (Down sleeping bag, air foam mat)

– 2 nights at CityInn Hotel Taipei Station Branch II or Ximending Branch (twin-share)

Price excludes

– All airfare + taxes

– Airport transfer

– Other transport not mentioned

– All other meals not mentioned

– All other entrance fees not mentioned

– Travel insurance

– Rental of ice crampons (NT 350)

– Private porterage (about S$690 per porter)  with max weight of 30kg