Qilai Nanfeng (奇萊南峰) at 3359m and Nanhuashan (南華山) at 3184m are two of Taiwan’s top 100 peaks. This itinerary gives the opportunity to summit both over a 2D1N trek.
TAIPEI – NANTOU RENAI
Leave Taipei City (metro station or hotel) for homestay in Nantou Renai (~5 hrs. drive) in the late afternoon (5pm). Check-in to the homestay and turn in early for the next day‘s trek.
Overnight: Nantou Renai Chunyang Homestay or similar
NANTOU RENAI – TUNYUAN – TIANCHI LODGE
After your homestay breakfast, you will be transferred to the Tunyuan trailhead to begin your hiking adventure. After around 2 hours of hiking, you will reach a power maintenance office (2360m) where you will take a break. Continue the upslope hike for another 4 hours and you will reach Tianchi Lodge (2860m) where you will be spending the night.
Overnight: Tianchi Lodge Accommodation or Camping
TIANCHI – QILAI NANFENG – NANHUASHAN – TIANCHI LODGE – TAIPEI
Wake up early in the morning at around 330am for breakfast and last minute preparation before heading off for sunrise hike to Qilai Nanfeng (奇萊南峰) at 3359m. Spend some time to admire the panoramic scenery and take some photos. Continue to Nanhuashan (南華山) at 3184m for a different view of the surrounding hills. Return to Tianchi Lodge for rest and lunch. Descend back to Tunyuan where your transport will be waiting to fetch you back to Taipei.
- All land transport from Taipei City to National Park and back
- Two nights’ accommodation in Nantou and Tianchi (bed or camp option)
- Local trekking guide
- Entrance fees
- 2 x breakfast, 1 x lunch and 1 x dinner (bring your own cutlery and mess tin)
- Return international air tickets
- Travel insurance
- Additional transport for different pickup/drop off locations and timings (e.g. Taoyuan Airport pickup/return will incur extra cost)
- All meals not indicated above (lunches are not included, please bring along trail food)
- Porters to carry personal belonging
- All expenses of a personal nature
List of mountain hikes we offer in Taiwan are as below. They can be combined to form a longer itinerary.
2D2N Yushan (Jade Mountain) Climb
2D2N Xue Shan (Snow Mountain) Climb
3D3N Xue Shan (Snow Mountain) & Cui Pond Climb
3D3N WuLing Sixiu
4D4N Nanhu Dashan
2D2N Qilai Nanfeng & Nanhuashan
Why 5 stars? There key difference was the 雪山 summit climb. On the way up, we met at least two groups that turned back because the trail was completely snowed over. There were doubts and we thought this was going to be an anti-climax.
However, when we reach the snow line, our guide hacked through the top layer of hard snow so that our clamp-on spikes could dig into the softer bottom layer. Without doing this, it was not possible for inexperienced climbers to summit. He could have simply said "Let's turn back, this is too dangerous". It was act of professionalism backed by long experience, sound judgment and supreme fitness.
– Chee Wai (Group of 10 on a 3D3N Xueshan trip in Mar 2019)
Honorable mention to the guide, whom was the driver too. Her energy and dedication throughout the trek makes the trip very worthwhile, even though the view at the summit was spoiled by the poor foggy weather. Our team would gladly scale another mountain in taiwan with her as the guide again, if we had the chance.
– Jonathan (Group of 5 on a 2D2N Yushan trip in Mar 2018)
The whole organisation was prepared smoothly prior to the trip. The ample of times attending to the enquiries and the notes given had definitely been useful. For transport, guide (and driver), food, activities, accommodation - they were pleasant. The van provided was spacious especially the legroom, and even had enough room to store our bag packs. The guide and driver were very accommodative, for an instance, stopping the van to allow us take some photos before proceeding to the trail head. Additionally, both tried their best to attempt to make conversations in English. As per food and activities, it was great. The food complimented the next activity well, an example, we were provided rice instead of noodles on the day before our summit push and back to the trail head. It was essential since we had to have plenty carbohydrates for the long trek ahead.
– SR (Group of 5 on a 2D2N Xueshan trip in Oct 2017)
Thanks Ying! You've been very helpful and professional! We truly enjoyed ourselves 😊
– Johan (Group of 9 on a 2D2N Xueshan trip in Jan 2017)
Thanks so much for Organising the Taiwan trip. The 2 mountains were amazing and the guides were great! Everyone enjoyed the trip and were able to make it down from both mountains safely!
– Shaun from NUS Mountaineering Club (Group of 10 on a 5D4N Xueshan -Yushan Climb in Dec 2016)
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