BEST one day Hikes around Taipei

BEST one day Hikes around Taipei

BEST One Day Hikes near Taipei Times indicated are for FIT HIKERS 😉 and do not include transportation time to reach the trailhead. You can do these Taipei hikes Solo and organize by yourself with Google Maps. Always take a HEADLAMP and WATER more than 2 liters ! Highly recommend to wear LONG pants, LONG … Read moreBEST one day Hikes around Taipei

CHEAP Mt JADE TAIWAN HIKE Permits Itinerary 2019

Jade Mountain Yushan Trail Head at Tataka saddle

FAQ how to Hike Jade Mountain Tour for CHEAP in 2019 ? UPDATED June 2019

Jade Mountain YUSHAN  is the HIGHEST Mountain but the EASIEST Peak in ALL TAIWAN to hike !

Hiking Jade Mountain is a VERY EXPENSIVE adventure when you take commercial Jade Mountain Taiwan Tour !

To simplify and answer the numerous questions that we get on FB Hiking Taiwan Club facebook  here is the summary :

0- Itinerary for Trekking Jade Mountain: 5 peaks

Day 1 Taipei to Tataka 4 hours by car or [8 hours + overnight] by bus. FIRST NIGHT Sleep at Tataka

Day 2 Check permits then Go to trailhead at Tatajia Saddle + Climb Front Peak + West Peak then 2nd NIGHT sleep at Paiyun Lodge.

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FAQ When is Snow Season at Xueshan?

When Real Snow season at Xueshan Snow Mountain

Hiking Xueshan in winter 2019

This year, snow came very late in February but it is still snowing end of March:

26 March 2019
Snow Situation
At 9.7K Xueshan circus 20cm
Between 9.7-10.3K hard snow about 10-20cm
Last section 10.3K-10.8K hard snow about 40-50cm
Xueshan Main Peak 20cm of soft snow

New snow fall over 10.5K covered the trail
This morning 2 teams evaluated the risks
They stopped and turned back at 10.5K (400m before the summit!) because of Hard snow on the steep slope

Photos are courtesy of Volunteer 吳峻德

Article :DIY cheap Xueshan Hike CLICK HERE

10.8K snow level hiking xueshan in winter Taiwan
View to Xueshan North Peak with snow hiking xueshan in winter Taiwan
Trail to Summit Xueshan covered by hard snow hiking xueshan in winter Taiwan
10.2K snow level hiking xueshan in winter Taiwan
Circus snow level hiking xueshan in winter Taiwan
Summit Xueshan snow level hiking xueshan in winter Taiwan
View to Xueshan North Peak with snow hiking xueshan in winter Taiwan
Summit Xueshan snow level hiking xueshan in winter Taiwan
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FAQ When is Snow Season at Xueshan Snow Mountain ?

Hiking Snow Mountain during Snow season is totally different !

To clarify, officially, Snow Season is  from

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How to make a website for my Hiking Friends from DaJianShan?

I recently went on a hike at DaXiaoJian Mountain 大小劍山 = 大劍山 + 志佳山 + 小劍山 = 3 百岳 Top100 mountains. Hard trip ! 15 hours the 2nd day up and down and up and down… => will be detailed in another post.

And many fellow hikers asked me how to DIY build a website. DIY website is much much much cheaper than hiring a website design company !

自己架設網站真的更更更便宜!

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FAQ Which Equipment for hiking Jade or Snow Mountain Taiwan?

Equipment Hiking Snow Mountain Taiwan

FAQ Which Equipment for hiking Xueshan in Taiwan?

Equipment is very important. It can make your hike like hell or like paradise 🙂

You probably come from : https://hikingtaiwan.club/2016/01/climb-yushan-snow-mountains-together/ and asking about equipment :

FAQ : can I rent on site at trailhead ? ==> answer below

FAQ : where can I store my backpack? ==> answer below

FAQ : Which Equipment during Snow Season? ==> answer below

Equipment for UV protection

Over 3000 m altitude, the Sun is burning the skin so we recommend UV protection clothes.  long pants + long sleeves + neck scarf + sunscreen 50 UV protection + sunglasses + large hat.

Even if it is cloudy, you still get sunburnt !

Cold protection Equipment

Over 3000 m altitude, temperature reaches

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Hiking- River tracing in Hualien what to do in few days?

Taroko Zhuilu Old Trail Hualien Taiwan

FAQ I’m going to Hualien, what should I do?

Hualien is a good choice and a very touristic destination in Taiwan. There are so many things to do with hiking trails in Taroko gorges and famous river tracing like Golden Grotto.

Most of the hiking trails will require 2 permits to protect you. Permits must be asked online minimum 8 days before !

Taroko Xincheng Train Station Hualien county Taiwan
Taroko Xincheng Train Station Hualien county Taiwan

To go to Taroko gorges, the train station is Xincheng not Hualien ! At Xincheng, catch a bus (not convenient, every 2 hours…), catch a taxi or

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