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Taiwan's Peaks and Ridges

Taiwan's Peaks and Ridges

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 2 - 30 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 15 people
Destination(s): Taiwan   China   Hong Kong  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Mountain/Rock Climbing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 900 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1900 US Dollar (USD)

With over 200 peaks over 3000m, lush valleys, a rich culture, friendly people, good infrastructure, a free progressive society, and much more - there is no reason not to do what very few outsiders have done! This longer trip introduce the highlights and summits of the three high-mountain National Parks; Snow, Taroko and Yushan.

Outline Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Your guide will meet you at the airport (either Taipei in the north or Kaohsiung in the south) and bring you straight to the trail head or to one of our Rest and Relaxation (R and R) destinations, for a day/night of light sightseeing/acclimatization. See details below.

Days 2-6: Hike the Snow Mountain holy ridge, a range of six 3000m+ peaks including Taiwan's second highest, Snow Mountain.

Day 7: R and R.

Days 8-12: Either climb Mt Nanhu or traverse the Cilai ridge.

Day 13: R and R.

Days 14-20: Cross the island on the historic Batongguan trail. Rich in culture, flora fauna and A+ hiking. Options include summiting Taiwan's No 1 and 3 highest peaks, Yushan and Siouguluan

Day 21: Of to the airport, with your next visit in mind.

Other options include: 3 day meteor lake hike, 6-day river trace, 30-day spine of Taiwan trek, individual mountain ascents.

Suggested Rest and Relaxation days - accommodation in hotel/hostels, minimal exertion:
* Kenting beach resort - surfing and swimming.
* River tracing - splashing in cool mountain streams.
* Taipei City - 101, The National Palace museum.
* Tainan City - capitol of history, culture and religion.
*Taroko Gorge - breathtaking strolls along the cliffs.

Tell us what you are into and we can plan accordingly.

This trip can be fairly Demanding. You should have experience carrying a heavy pack for multiple days, and be ready for a range of weather scenarios. Ask us for different route options to make it more or less demanding.

Trails are usually well marked and maintained, with terrain, flora and fauna varying dramatically throughout a single day. Some sections of trail can be prone to typhoon/earthquake damage. Accommodation on trail will be in tents or mountain shelters, these are usually clean, well-maintained yet simple structures providing - at very minimum, shelter from the elements. We usually prefer to travel without porters, carrying and cooking our own food, but can arrange them if requested.

Season - This holiday operates all year, but we recommend avoiding May when it tends to be rainy, and to be aware that the summer months often bring typhoons that can interrupt transport.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All domestic transport,
- Hotels/hostels,
- Meals, guides,
- Camping gear,
- Insurance,
- Mountain permits,
- Entrance fees,
- Tolls, a modest amount of alcohol.

Price Excludes:
- International air flights,
- Souvenirs,
- Personal gear,
- Any immodest alcohol ahem.

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