The Hehuanshan Mountain Range is located in the center of Taiwan. With the Central Cross-Island Highway leading right into the heart of this area, it’s a great place to start exploring Taiwan’s high mountains.
Many people have described Hehuanhan as the ‘Switzerland of Taiwan’ because unlike the rest of the island, most of the mountains here are not covered in dense forest. The lush, green, grassy hills seem to go on forever as you look in each direction, and on a clear day there are few places in Taiwan that can match the scenery around here.
The road rises to an impressive elevation of 3,275 meters above sea level, which means that several peaks over 3000 meters are only a short walk from the highway.
Trips in this area can be very flexible as there are a number of hikes to complete. These range from a short 30 minute round-trip, to full-day hikes. Accommodation can be arranged at the very comfortable ski lodge near Wuling or further down the mountain near Qingjing Farm.
Worth a visit is the nearby Aowanda Forest Recreation Area – a wonderful bird watching spot, Qingjing Farm or a visit to the Lushan Hot Springs.
Trails around Hehuanshan vary widely in terms of difficulty. The trips available can be arranged to suit your ability. Just let us know how much hiking you’d like to do!
Private transportation is provided from anywhere in Taipei or the Taipei/Taoyuan Airport to the mountain. Pickups in other locations can be arranged, sometimes for a small extra fee. Vehicles are insured; Drivers are licensed; and traffic rules are obeyed.
All the main meals are provided for the hike. Clients only need to bring their own snacks. If you have any special dietary requests, allergies, or needs, let us know and we’ll be happy to accommodate you.
LEADERS AND SAFETY
All of our leaders are Wilderness First Responder certified and carry first aid kits. They have all spent a lot of time hiking in Taiwan and are very experienced in the high mountains. All of our leaders are native speakers of English, but also speak Mandarin and are very knowledgeable about the local mountains, flora/fauna, and culture.