Teapot Mountain

Difficulty – 4 (out of 5)       Duration – Full day

Teapot Mountain can be found near the old gold mining town of Jinguashi.  The hike begins at the gold mining ecological park before climbing steeply up to Teapot Mountain.  The beginning of the trail is relatively tame but as soon as we reach the ‘Teapot’ you’ll be climbing up fixed ropes, scrambling over boulders and pulling yourself through the teapot!  From there it’s on to another peak, Banping Mountain (713m) for some spectacular views of the famous coastline.


The hike takes around 5-6 hours to complete and so we start this one in the morning.

We aim to be in Jinguashi by 9am to give us plenty of time to do the hike and then have time to explore either the old mine relics or head to the nearby town of Jiufen to relax in one of the many atmospheric tea houses there.


The hike involves around 5-6 hours of hiking.    There is some exposure to heights and fixed ropes.  A good level of fitness is required.


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. 


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


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.


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 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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