Huangdidian

Difficulty5 (out of 5)       Duration – Full day

Huangdidian is a superb ridge traverse to the north of the sleepy town of Shiding.  The hike begins with a difficult (tiring) climb up a lot of stairs, but don’t let that put you off.  Once at the top, the real fun begins as we make our way across the ridge towards the west and east peaks of Huangdidian.

There are loads of fixed ropes, steep ladders and even the odd chain to help hikers up and down the numerous cliff faces.  Occasionally, the ridge becomes exposed and offers fantastic views – making this a hike for those without a fear of heights!

TYPICAL ITINERARY

We start this one in the morning (not too early though!) eating lunch up on the ridge.  After descending there’s a pleasant 2km walk along the road to get back to Shiding where drinks and snacks can be bought at the old street.

This trip can also be combined with a visit to nearby Shenkeng, the stinky tofu capital of the world which also has an impressive and more vibrant old street.

GRADING AND FITNESS

The hike involves around 4-6 hours of hiking.    There is some exposure to heights, ladders and fixed ropes.  A good level of fitness is required.

TRANSPORT

Typically pick up and drop off is from Taipei, but other locations can be arranged, including Taoyuan International Airport. We will travel by car or small van depending upon numbers.  All of our vehicles are insured and all drivers have local licences. 

FOOD

Lunch is provided.  If you have any special dietary requests, allergies or needs, let us know and we’ll be happy to accommodate you.

GUIDES AND SAFETY

All of our guides 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 guides are native speakers of English, but also speak Mandarin and are very knowledgeable about the local mountains, flora/fauna, and culture.

INSURANCE

Taiwan Adventures will provide you with $2 million NTD accident insurance.  However, you must have your own travel and medical insurance.  Our partners at World Nomads Insurance can provide you with travel insurance that covers you for high mountain hiking.

PRICES

Prices for day hikes start at and $12,000NT for groups of up to three people. Additional people are charged at $2000 each. Prices include transport, accident insurance, permits, lunch, guiding and any permit and entry fees.

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