Dabajianshan

Dabajianshan is one of the more unusual looking mountains in Taiwan.  It’s a huge, towering block of rock that thrusts out into the sky and is a fantastic three day hike.  The mountain itself is some 3490 metres above sea level and in addition to Daba, there are another three of Taiwan’s top one hundred mountains nearby that can be climbed.  Unfortunately, due to the loss of the ladders, the actual peak of Daba is no longer accessible but that doesn’t stop this from being an excellent hike.

GRADING AND FITNESS

Difficulty4 (out of 5)       Duration -3 days and 3 nights

Dabajianshan is a fairly tough hike.  Each day we will walk for around 8 hours with large packs on days 1 and 3.  There is some exposure to heights and high altitude..  A good level of fitness is required.

ACCOMMODATION

The first night’s accommodation is at Qingquan.  We stay at the catholic hostel there.

Once on the mountain, we stay in cabins maintained by the national park.  The cabins are very basic.  We need to carry sleeping bags, cooking gear and food in.

TRANSPORTATION

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.

FOOD

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.

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