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Southern "3 Stars" (3 Days)

Southern "3 Stars" (3 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 15 people
Destination(s): Taiwan  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 750 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 870 US Dollar (USD)

The "Southern 3 stars" are the three relatively easy to climb smaller peaks in the vicinity of the majestic monster Kuan Mountain (3668 m) at the highpoint of the scenic Southern-Cross Highway. All three, while deservingly members of the "top 100 peaks" club, are "easy" to summit. Kuan-shan-ling-shan (3176 m), Ta-kuan-shan (formerly known as Kuan North Peak) (3222 m), and Ku-ha-nuo-shin-shan (3115 m).

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Leave Tainan late evening, drive east to Yako (2731 m) at the edge of Taidong County, camp and sleep.

Day 2: From inside your sleeping bag watch the sun rise over a sea of clouds. Eat breakfast, start ascent from right from the campsite to Kuan-shan-ling-shan. Early morning summit views of East/West Taiwan and of Kuan Mountain usually are superb. Descend to van and travel a short distance west to the Ta-kuan-shan trailhead. After summiting and peering over some airy ledges, return to highway and camp (good camping!).

Day 3: After breakfast, head up the staircase unlike any other, to the summit of Ku-ha-nuo-shin-shan. By early afternoon be back at the car and choose what to do for the rest of the day: (a) visit the Yushan National Park visitor’s center, (b) soak in outdoor springs, (c) do some white water rafting (often tight to schedule in). An excellent additional option is to ride down the highway on bicycle – request in advance.

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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