Summary of Hikes

Please note that these ratings are offered as a rough guide only. The actual itinerary can vary and the difficulty of trips is often determined by the weather conditions at the time. If you’re not sure which hike is best for you, get in contact with us and we’ll find something to match your needs.

Difficulty ratings explained

1-Walking on a flat/mild gradient. Up to 4 hours of physical activity.

2-Elevation gain of no more than 300m per day. Typically around 4 hours of physical activity.

3-Elevation gain of up to 500m per day. 5-6 hours of physical activity.

4-Elevation gain of up to 800m per day. 7-8 hours of physical activity. Routes may involve some fixed ropes.

5-Elevation gain of around 1000m per day. 8-12 hours of physical activity. Routes may involve some fixed ropes.

Day Trips Difficulty (Out of 5) Accommodation
Number of Days
Pingxi 2-4 NA 1
The Four Beasts 1-3 NA 1
Yangmingshan 1-4 NA 1
Huangdidian 5 NA 1
Wuliaojian 5 NA 1
Huangzuishan 4 NA 1
Caoling Historic Trail 2-3 NA 1
Sandiaoling Falls 2 NA 1
Teapot Mountain 4 NA 1
Overnight Trips Difficulty (Out of 5) Accommodation
Number of Days
Jialuo Lake 4 Camping 2
Shuiyang Lake 3-4 Camping 2
Taroko Gorge 1-4 Hostel/Hotel 2 or more
Songluo Lake 3 Camping 2
Hehuanshan 1-4 Hostel/Hotel 2 or more
Smangus 1-3 Camping/Hostel/B&B 2
Guguan 1-4 Camping/Hostel/B&B 2-3
Dali-Datong Villages 4-5 Camping / Hostel 2-3
High Mountains Difficulty (Out of 5) Accommodation
Number of Days
Jade Mountain 4 Cabin 2
Snow Mountain 4.5 Cabin 2 or 3
The Holy Ridge 5+ Cabin/Camping 5-6
The Sixiu 5 Cabin/Camping 2-3
Dabajianshan 4.5 Cabin/Camping 3
Jiaming Lake 4 Cabin/Camping 3
Nenggao 4 Camping 2 or 3