WuLing Sixiu (武陵四秀) is a cluster of four famous mountains in Shei-Pa National Park. The Sixiu (“si” means four, “xiu” means excellence) are Pin Tian Shan (品田山; 3524M), Chi You Shan (池有山; 3,303m), Tao Shan (桃山; 3,325m), Ke La Ye Shan (客拉業山; 3,133m) from west to east. This 10-kilometer-long ridge which can be hiked over in 3 days is considered more challenging than either Yushan or Xueshan.
TAIPEI – NAN SHAN VILLAGE
Leave Taipei City (metro station or hotel) for homestay in Nan Shan Village (南山村) (~5 hrs. drive) in the late afternoon (5pm). Check-in to the homestay and turn in early for the next day‘s trek.
Overnight: Homestay in Nan Shan Village
NAN SHAN VILLAGE – CHIYOU SHAN – XINDA HUT
Wake up at 600am to enjoy breakfast at the homestay. Check-out from the homestay and transfer via private transport to Wu Ling Suspension Bridge (武陵吊橋). The initial part of the trail is a relatively easy 3.5km walk (~ 1.5 hrs.) on concrete ground to the trailhead of Chiyou Shan (池有山登山口). Along the way, you can make a slight detour to visit the pretty Tao Shan Waterfall (桃山瀑布). After the trailhead, the trail goes into the forest and starts to get steeper. It will take more than 4 hours to cover the 2.5km uphill trek to Sancha Campground (三叉營地; 3,220m) where you will break for lunch. Enjoy great views of nearby mountain ridges and peaks such as Zhongyang Jianshan (中央尖山), Snow Mountain (雪山), etc. From the campground, it is just another 30 minutes trek along a rocky trail to Chiyou Shan (3,303m). You will see many grotesquely shaped old pine trees – iconic features of the Wuling trek. Thereafter, it is an easy 2 hours trek over flat terrain to Xinda Hut (新達山屋; 3,180m).
Overnight: Xinda Hut
XINDA HUT – TAO SHAN – TAO SHAN HUT
Wake up early in the morning to prepare for the moderately challenging 1.5 hours sunrise trek over a steep cliff wall with rope assists to the 3,524m high Pintian Shan (品田山). After enjoying a beautiful sunrise, you will return to Xinda Hut for breakfast and some rest. Thereafter you will retrace your route to Sancha Campground where you will take the northeast fork towards Tao Shan Hut (桃山山屋; 3,270m). It is an enjoyable 3-4 hours trek along the ridgeline from Xinda Hut to Tao Shan Hut. The Tao Shan summit (3,325m) is just a stone throw away from the hut.
Overnight: Tao Shan Hut
TAO SHAN HUT – KALAHEI SHAN – WU LING – TAIPEI
Wake up early in the morning for the 2.5 hours sunrise trek to the 3,133m high Kalahei Shan (喀拉業山). Return to Tao Shan Hut for breakfast and some rest. Thereafter you will embark on a 4 hours downhill trek back to Wu Ling where you will be transferred back to Taipei via private transport.
- All land transport from Taipei City to National Park and back
- One night accommodation at homestay in Nan Shan Village
- One night accommodation at Xinda Hut
- One night accommodation at Tao Shan Hut
- Park entrance fee and climbing permit
- Local trekking guide (basic English speaking)
- 3 x breakfast, 3 x dinner
- 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 (lunch is not provided, please bring along own 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
TESTIMONIALSThe guide, Mr Lu, was very professional, kind and nice to us! Despite disruptions in our plans due to the rainy weather, he always had alternative options for us. His driving skills were superb, winding through sharp bends for hours where there was so little visibility and still maintaining a positive and optimistic outlook. All these on top of taking us through long hikes makes him one of the most resilient and nicest person I’ve known! Thank you!
- Xin Han (Group of 6 on a 5D4N Xueshan & Hehuanshan trip in May 2019)
Mountain guide is very friendly. He brings us around to try local delights and share with us local stories and facts.
- Wan Lin (Group of 6 on a 5D4N Xueshan & Hehuanshan trip in May 2019)
The guide was very experienced and friendly. He also plans the ascend and descend schedules very well and is able to walk at a comfortable pace for the team.
- Ruobing (Group of 6 on a 5D4N Xueshan & Hehuanshan trip in May 2019)
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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