The villages of Dali and Datong are situated high in the mountains above the mouth of the Liwu River which runs through Taroko Gorge. Both villages are cut off from roads and the electricity grid and the aboriginal people who live up there grow their own food and hike supplies in. There are several small B&Bs with campsites making it a great place to stay overnight.
GRADING AND FITNESS
Two Day Trip
Difficulty – 4(out of 5)Duration – 2 days and 1 night (more can be arranged)
Each day involves around 5-6 hours of walking. You’ll gain some 1000m in elevation on the first day. A good level of fitness is needed.
Three Day Trip (Qingshui Mountain)
Difficulty – 5 (out 5)Duration – 3 days and 2 nights
The first day takes around 5-6 hours to reach Datong Village. The second day involves hiking for 12-14 hours with an elevation gain of around 1700m. On the third day it takes around 4 hours to hike back down. Hiking Qingshui Mountain is very difficult and a very high level of fitness is needed. There are several sections with exposure to heights.
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.