Events

Nenggao Historic Trail JUNE 23-25

Please visit our MEETUP page for more info on this trip, thanks!

Smangus JUNE 3-4

For more info on this trip please visit our MEETUP page, thanks!

Taroko Gorge – Zhuilu Old Trail and Sightseeing APR 7-9

To sign up please fill in the google form below;

https://goo.gl/forms/ZYQtf2gUo9rEusQF2

Taroko Gorge is THE must-visit place for anyone spending any time in Taiwan. On this trip we’ll hike the excellent Zhuilu Trail on one day, then do some shorter trails and sightseeing the second.

***ITINERARY***
FRIDAY Apr 7th
1900 Meet at Taipei Bus Station and catch the 1925 bus to Luodong where we’ll transfer to train for the journey to Xincheng. Stay at a B&B for the night.

SATURDAY Apr 8th
Up early and head up the gorge to Swallow’s Grotto where we’ll hike the Zhuilu Historic Trail. This is THE best day hike you can do in Taiwan. The trail is cut into the cliff face and has stunning views of the gorge 500m below.

We’ll need to apply for permits for the Zhuilu Trail and if we’re unsuccessful, we’ll do the Dali hike which takes us to a remote village in the mountains above Taroko Gorge.

SUNDAY Apr 9th
We’ll head up higher in the gorge and do a series of short hikes and sightseeing that might include: The Lotus Pond trail, The Baiyang waterfall trail, the Xiangtian Nunnery, The Lushui-Heliu Trail, The Eternal Spring shrine, and or the Shakadang Trail.

In the evening we leave Xincheng at 1800 and arrive back in Taipei around 2130.

***Price***

$8900 for first time customers. $7900NT for students and returning customers.

***What we will provide***
Transport around Taroko Gorge
Train and bus tickets from Taipei to Xincheng and back
Accommodation for 2 nights
Breakfast, lunch and evening meals on Saturday and Sunday
Guiding
Accident insurance
All permits required for the hikes

If you have any questions, send an email to Stu at stu@taiwan-adventures.com.

Please note that we cannot transfer your payment to another trip should you decide to cancel.

Make sure that you have read the event rules
http://www.facebook.com/groups/TaiwanAdventures/doc/276107129116873/

Snow Mountain FEB 10-12 2017

To sign up please complete the form at the link below:

https://goo.gl/forms/l8LMKEksYqfxHJ4c2

***INTRO***

This hike takes place mid snow season, so there will be a fair amount of snow!!! Snow Mountain is undoubtedly at it’s most beautiful in the snow, however it does make the hike much tougher. Please consider your fitness before deciding to join.

Snow Mountain is Taiwan’s second highest mountain and one of the most beautiful. On the way to the peak, we’ll cross another one of Taiwan’s top 100 peaks, Snow Mountain East Peak, and pass through the beautiful Black Forest before climbing the alpine cirque to reach the main peak.

This is an OVERNIGHT trip leaving Taipei on Friday Feb 10th and returning to Taipei on Sunday Feb 12th. We’ll spend two nights sleeping in a rugged cabin on the mountain.

Although the hike doesn’t require any much technical climbing ability, it is in the high mountains and is a VERY TOUGH HIKE. You will be expected to help carry some of the group’s equipment as well as your own. Please consider your ability before signing up.

***PRICE***
If you’re a full time student or you’ve been on another overnight hike with us, the price is $8,500NTD. If this is your first hike with us, the price is $9,500NTD. Please note that this includes rental for 10 point crampons.

Deadline for payment is Jan 10th

****ITINERARY****
Friday (Feb 10th) – Meet at 7pm in Taipei at Wanlong MRT Station Exit 2, Please be on time! We’ll drive to Wuling Farm where we’ll hike up to the first cabin (around 1hr).

Saturday (Feb 11th) – Up around 8am, breakfast and then hike up to the 369 Cabin, passing by Snow Mountain’s East Peak. Sleep at the 369 Cabin.

Sunday (Feb 12th) – Up early (~2am) and head to the main peak for sunrise. Hike back down to Wuling Farm and then drive back to Taipei. We expect to be back around 8pm.

***** IMPORTANT! *******
This hike will be extremely cold. We expect nighttime temperatures to go below zero, and remain below zero as we make our summit on the Sunday. You will need cold weather clothes, and a good down feather sleeping bag (we have some available to rent, let us know if you need one).

*****WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE*****
– Transport from Taipei to the mountain
– Permits and accommodation
– Cooking equipment and all meals (except Saturday lunch)
– Maps and guide
– Insurance
– Crampons (10 pointers)

*****WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING*****
– At least a 40L backpack
– Pack cover
– Sturdy hiking boots that can accept a C1 crampon
– Fleece
– Raincoat
– Rain pants
– 3 pairs of socks
– Warm hat
– Gloves
– Sleeping bag (winter bag)
– The ability to carry 2L of water
– Headlamp (very important)
– Toiletries and personal items
– Sunscreen
– Hiking Pole (this is a requirement)
– Trousers (not jeans)

If you have trouble getting anything, let us know and we’ll see if we can help you out. Sleeping bags ($400 each) and hiking poles can be rented for a small additional fee. ($200 each).

***HOW TO SIGN UP***
Please complete the form at the link below:

https://goo.gl/forms/l8LMKEksYqfxHJ4c2

If you have any problems, send an email to stu@taiwan-adventures.com

The payment is non-refundable and non-transferable unless we are unsuccessful in our permit application. Getting a permit can be difficult and we’ll do our best to secure one. However in the event that we are unsuccessful, we will refund deposits or rearrange the trip for another date.

Be sure to read the group’s rules, especially our refund policy: http://www.facebook.com/groups/TaiwanAdventures/doc/276107129116873/

WFA Wilderness First Aid Course

Matt is flying over from the states again to lead the course, and this is a great chance to get a first-aid qualification from an extremely knowledgeable and experienced professional. The course can also serve as a refresher for WFR (Wilderness First Responder) if you took the WFR in the last 3 years.

This course will be slightly different to previous ones in that it will be a whole weekend rather than two seperate days. We will camp out on the Saturday night and do some classes in the evening.

WHO IS THE WFA FOR?
The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines.

WHAT IS THE COST?
The cost is $7000NT and this includes two lunches and dinner on Saturday night, instruction, insurance, a camping spot and certification.

CPR certification can also be done over the weekend, and this is an extra $1000NT.

The course is limited to 20 persons. Please sign up via the Google Form below, and we’ll get in touch with you.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdAzoQtfx1sHdJ917ADvV3gKky_qwdkpRyy5b3z-z2kZooYOA/viewform?usp=send_form

***FULL*** Snow Mountain Jan 13-15th 2017

This hike takes place at the start of the snow season, so there is a pretty good chance of seeing some snow!!! Snow Mountain is undoubtedly at it’s most beautiful in the snow, however it does make the hike much tougher. Please consider your fitness before deciding to join.

Snow Mountain is Taiwan’s second highest mountain and one of the most beautiful. On the way to the peak, we’ll cross another one of Taiwan’s top 100 peaks, Snow Mountain East Peak, and pass through the beautiful Black Forest before climbing the alpine cirque to reach the main peak.

This is an OVERNIGHT trip leaving Taipei on Friday December 9th and returning to Taipei on Sunday December 11th. We’ll spend two nights sleeping in a rugged cabin on the mountain.

Although the hike doesn’t require any much technical climbing ability, it is in the high mountains and is a VERY TOUGH HIKE. You will be expected to help carry some of the group’s equipment as well as your own. Please consider your ability before signing up.

***PRICE***
If you’re a full time student or you’ve been on another overnight hike with us, the price is $8,500NTD. If this is your first hike with us, the price is $9,500NTD. Please note that this includes rental for 10 point crampons. If you already have those, let us know and we’ll give you a discount.

****ITINERARY****
Friday (Jan 13th) – Meet at 7pm in Taipei at Wanlong MRT Station Exit 2, Please be on time! We’ll drive to Wuling Farm where we’ll hike up to the first cabin (around 1hr).

Saturday (Jan 14th) – Up around 8am, breakfast and then hike up to the 369 Cabin, passing by Snow Mountain’s East Peak. Sleep at the 369 Cabin.

Sunday (Jan 15th) – Up early (~2am) and head to the main peak for sunrise. Hike back down to Wuling Farm and then drive back to Taipei. We expect to be back around 8pm.

***** IMPORTANT! *******
This hike will be extremely cold. We expect nighttime temperatures to go below zero, and remain below zero as we make our summit on the Sunday. You will need cold weather clothes, and a good down feather sleeping bag (we have some available to rent, let us know if you need one).

*****WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE*****
– Transport from Taipei to the mountain
– Permits and accommodation
– Cooking equipment and all meals (except Saturday lunch)
– Maps and guide
– Insurance
– Crampons (10 pointers)

*****WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING*****
– At least a 40L backpack
– Pack cover
– Sturdy hiking boots that can accept a C1 crampon
– Fleece
– Raincoat
– Rain pants
– 3 pairs of socks
– Warm hat
– Gloves
– Sleeping bag (winter bag)
– The ability to carry 2L of water
– Headlamp (very important)
– Toiletries and personal items
– Sunscreen
– Hiking Pole (this is a requirement)
– Trousers (not jeans)

If you have trouble getting anything, let us know and we’ll see if we can help you out. Sleeping bags ($400 each) and hiking poles can be rented for a small additional fee. ($200 each).

***HOW TO SIGN UP***
Please complete the form at the link below:

https://goo.gl/forms/88xaX21RzbIgYLc02

If you have any problems, send an email to stu@taiwan-adventures.com

The payment is non-refundable and non-transferable unless we are unsuccessful in our permit application. Getting a permit can be difficult and we’ll do our best to secure one. However in the event that we are unsuccessful, we will refund deposits or rearrange the trip for another date.

Be sure to read the group’s rules, especially our refund policy: http://www.facebook.com/groups/TaiwanAdventures/doc/276107129116873/

The Wuling Sixiu DEC 9-11

The Wuling Sixiu is a group of 4 mountains. The ‘si’ meaning four and the ‘xiu’ meaning excellence. The mountains are, Kelayeshan, Taoshan, Chiyoushan and Pintianshan, and they can be hiked over 3 days in the Sheipa National Park. They make up the northeastern part of the Holy Ridge O-route.

It is a pretty tough hike, with some very steep sections and the odd bit of scrambling. However, the hike is a lot of fun and every bit as beautiful as some of Taiwan’s more famous mountains.

On this hike we’ll hike to the top of Chiyoushan and Pintianshan covering two of the four peaks.

This is an OVERNIGHT trip leaving Taipei on Friday December 9th and returning to Taipei on Sunday December 11th. We’ll spend two nights camping. Tents will be provided if needed.

Although the hike doesn’t require any much technical climbing ability, it is in the high mountains and is a VERY TOUGH HIKE. You will be expected to help carry some of the group’s equipment as well as your own. Please consider your ability before signing up.

***PRICE***
If you’re a full time student or you’ve been on another overnight hike with us, the price is $8,000NTD. If this is your first hike with us, the price is $9,000NTD. Please note that this includes rental for 10 point crampons. If you already have those, let us know and we’ll give you a discount.

****ITINERARY****
Friday (Dec 9th) – Meet at 7pm in Taipei at Wanlong MRT Station Exit 2, Please be on time! We’ll drive to Wuling Farm where we’ll camp for the night.

Saturday (Dec 10th) – Up around 8am, breakfast and then hike up to the Chiyoushan. We’ll pass by the famous Pintian Tree which makes up the Taiwan Adventures logo before arriving at the Xinda Campsite

Sunday (Dec 11th) – Up early (~3am) and head to the Pintianshan for sunrise. Hike back down to Wuling Farm and then drive back to Taipei. We expect to be back around 8pm.

***** IMPORTANT! *******
This hike will be extremely cold. We expect nighttime temperatures to go below zero, and remain below zero as we make our summit on the Sunday. You will need cold weather clothes, and a good down feather sleeping bag (we have some available to rent, let us know if you need one).

*****WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE*****
– Transport from Taipei to the mountain
– Permits and accommodation
– Cooking equipment and all meals (except Saturday lunch)
– Maps and guide
– Insurance
– Crampons (10 pointers)
– Tents

*****WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING*****
– At least a 50L backpack
– Pack cover
– Sturdy hiking boots that can accept a C1 crampon
– Fleece
– Raincoat
– Rain pants
– 3 pairs of socks
– Warm hat
– Gloves
– Sleeping bag (winter bag)
– The ability to carry 2L of water
– Headlamp (very important)
– Toiletries and personal items
– Sunscreen
– Hiking Pole (this is a requirement)
– Trousers (not jeans)

If you have trouble getting anything, let us know and we’ll see if we can help you out. Sleeping bags ($400 each) and hiking poles can be rented for a small additional fee. ($200 each).

***HOW TO SIGN UP***
Please complete the form at the link below:

https://goo.gl/forms/6vob1C6eA2Fkj5wI3

If you have any problems, send an email to stu@taiwan-adventures.com

The payment is non-refundable and non-transferable unless we are unsuccessful in our permit application. Getting a permit can be difficult and we’ll do our best to secure one. However in the event that we are unsuccessful, we will refund deposits or rearrange the trip for another date.

Be sure to read the group’s rules, especially our refund policy: http://www.facebook.com/groups/TaiwanAdventures/doc/276107129116873/