Five of Taiwan’s most accessible top 100 peaks lie in Central Mountain Range of Taiwan. The Central Mountain Range lies on the border of Nantou and Hualien counties. Due to it’s unique position, Hehuanshan is a gorgeous location to hike the high mountains, camp, and view some of Taiwan’s history. There was once an operating ski lift on the East Peak, which the remnants are still visible.
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Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Small Group
Five of Taiwan’s most accessible top 100 peaks lie in Central Mountain Range of Taiwan, on the border of Nantou and Hualien counties. Hehuanshan is a gorgeous location to hike the high mountains, camp, and view some of Taiwan’s interesting history. There was once an operating ski lift on the East Peak, which the remnants are still visible.
- Breakfast (1), lunch (2), dinner (1)
- Return transfer from Taipei to Hehuanshan
- Camping gear: tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad
- A TAO adventure guide
Picked up in at your location in Taipei at 6:30am after breakfast (on your own) for a 4 hour drive down south, towards Nantou County. We will drive through Puli and into the mountains of Hehuanshan. The highway is the only paved road across the Central Mountains, connecting Taichung to Hualien via Taroko Gorge.
On arrival we will park and first ascend three easier peaks, all above 3,000 meters. The East peak (3,421m), Shimenshan (3,237), and Main peak (3,417m) all lie within reach of the parking lot. East Peak being the longest hike at roughly 2 hours round trip, Shimenshan being the shortest at 20 minutes.
After bagging these easier peaks, we will grab our gear and trek roughly 2 hours to the campsite near North Peak. After setting up camp, we will cook dinner and take in the beautiful sunset from high in the mountains.
Wake up early for sunrise over the mountain peaks. After taking in the view we will take our day packs and conquer North peak (3,422m) and West peak (3,145m). This is a strenuous day, totaling roughly 8 hours of hiking. Upon conquering the North and West peaks, we will have topped 5 of Taiwan’s Top 100 mountain peaks above 3,000 meters!