Snow Mountain – Xueshan

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT 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

Snow Mountain is a difficult hike that is a good challenge to any fitness level. The first day involves a 1 hour hike to the first cabin. The second day usually takes around 6-7 hours to get to 369 Cabin. The final day usually takes 10-11 hours of hiking.  There is some exposure to heights and high altitude.  A very good level of fitness is required.  Hikers are expected to carry around 10-12kg to the 369 Cabin.

PRICING

Private trips start at $49,800TWD for groups of 1 to 3 people. Each additional person is $14,800TWD. Discounts are available for groups of 6 or larger. Prices include all taxes and fees.

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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