"Black" for the color of its rock, "peril" should you be blown of it! Cilai is one of the more challenging mountains in Taiwan accounting for many of the deaths/injuries incurred by hikers on the island. Not really that bad, but not for those with vertigo issues.
The classic ridge walk sets of from near Hehuanshan Pass, which at 3275 meters is the highest road pass in east Asia. Four days hiking will take you over or near the peaks along the famous ridge and the meadows of Yushan cane. Exit is on the Nenggao cross-island trail near Lushan. Excellent expansive views, and the chances of spotting Sika deer are high.
Day 1. Hehuan hostel (3150 m) - Chengkongbao shelter (2860 m).
Day 2. Chengkungbao - Cilai shelter - Cilai North peak (3607 m) - Cilai shelter.
Day 3. Cilai shelter - Cilai Main peak (3560 m) - Kalwolo peak (3385 m) - South peak campsite. This day can be spread over 2 if desired.
Day 4. Camp - Cilai South peak (3358 m) - Nanhwa peak (3184 m) - Tienchr shelter - Nenggao west trail exit.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Weekdays - approximately 210 USD
- Weekend day - approximately 290 USD.
- Application for permits, accommodation and insurance can not be started until we have received the deposit and your ARC/passport details (note deadlines)
- If the trip is canceled due to not winning the permit lottery, typhoons, etc. we will refund the deposit minus costs (approximately USD 500) beyond our control, but offer this as credit for future activities
- If the trip is canceled by the customer the deposit not refunded
- We have discounts for groups
- USD 2000 deposit in advance is necessary, rest - at end of trip.
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