The Wuling Sixiu is a group of 4 mountains. The ‘si’ meaning four and the ‘xiu’ meaning excellence. The mountains are, Kelayeshan, Taoshan, Chiyoushan and Pintianshan, and they can be hiked over 3 days in the Sheipa National Park. They make up the northeastern part of the Holy Ridge O-route.
It is a pretty tough hike, with some very steep sections and the odd bit of scrambling. It is a lot of fun though, and every bit as beautiful as some of Taiwan’s more famous mountains.
If you’re pressed for time, you can opt to do half of the Sixiu in 2 days and 2 nights.
Hiking the Wuling Sixiu typically involves 8-10 hours of hiking per day with a heavy pack. There is some exposure to heights and high altitude. A very high level of fitness is required. This is not a hike that is suitable for beginners.
The first night’s accommodation is at Wuling Farm. We can camp at the farm or stay in one of the many hotels depending upon your requirements. Please note that during the cherry blossom season it can be very difficult to get accommodation in Wuling Farm and we may have to stay outside of the farm on the first night.
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.
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.