Wuliaojian

Difficulty5 (out of 5)       Duration – Full day

Wuliaojian is probably THE must-do hike in the Taipei area.  It is a tough climb through a lush forest up to a craggy ridge that is only a few feet wide in places.   The highlight for most visitors is the 20 metre near-vertical cliff face that you have to scale down on a rope!  Throughout the hike you will be climbing up rock faces, pulling yourself up rope ladders and balancing on the razor-like ridge (support rope provided!).

TYPICAL ITINERARY

As it can be quite a long hike, we begin in the morning and immediately after starting from the trailhead we begin the steep ascent.   Within minutes we arrive at the first ropes and rocks to climb up.

We will continue up and along the ridge until we reach the sheer cliff that we will descend down.  There is also an option to climb another peak here that is a great vantage point for photographing the cliff.

Shortly after the cliff we will reach the old tree where we will break for lunch before making the final ascent to the main peak.  After enjoying the stunning views peak, we will head back down (another route) and maybe find a stream to cool off in!

GRADING AND FITNESS

The hike involves around 5-6 hours of hiking.    There is a lot of exposure to heights and fixed ropes.  A VERY 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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