Snow Mountain – Xueshan

Snow Mountain (or Xueshan in Chinese) is the second highest peak in Taiwan, behind Jade Mountain.  The main peak stands at 3886m and has unbelievable views of the Sheipa National Park and its nearby mountains on clear days.

There’s nothing particularly technical or dangerous about the climb to the peak, and the route from Wuling Farm is possibly the most scenic hiking trail on the island.  Most experienced hikers in Taiwan will tell you that this is the most quintessential two day hike in all of Taiwan.

GRADING AND FITNESS

Difficulty – 4 (out of 5)       Duration – 2 days and 2 nights

The first day involves a 1-2 hour walk.  The second day is usually around 6-7 hours and on the final day we walk for around 10 hours.  There is some exposure to heights and high altitude.  A good level of fitness is required.  Hikers are expected to carry around 10-12kg to the 369 Cabin.

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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