Huangdidian

Huangdidian is a superb ridge traverse to the north of the sleepy town of Shiding.  The hike begins with a long climb up a steep set 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 lots 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

This hike starts with a 45 minute walk up a steep set of stairs. After that, the ridge is a playground of ropes, ladders, and rocky ridges. The end of the day finishes with a walk through some older farming areas and a stop in the picturesque village of Shiding.

GRADING AND FITNESS

Difficulty5 (out of 5)       Duration – Full day

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

PRICING

Private trips start at $12,800TWD for groups of 1 to 3 people. Each additional person is $2,625TWD. Discounts are available for groups of 6 or more. All taxes and fees included.

TRANSPORTATION

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.

FOOD

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.

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