Nenggao Historic Trail

The Nenggao Historic Trail is a wonderful hike deep into Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range.  The trail was first used by aboriginal tribes for travel and trade.  During the Japanese occupation era, the route was expanded and garrisoned.  Finally in the 1950s it was used by the Taipower Company to build the east-west transmission lines.  Nowadays the trial has been given over to hikers and cyclists alike and makes for a great 2/3 day hike.

GRADING AND  FITNESS

Difficulty 3 (out of 5)   Duration – 2 days and 2 nights

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

ACCOMMODATION

The first night’s accommodation is in Wushe.  We stay at a small B&B.

Once on the mountain, we stay either in a cabin maintained by the forestry bureau or we can camp.  The cabin is new, but fairly basic.  We will need to carry sleeping bags and snacks 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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