Located just South of Taipei in Sanxia, Manyueyuan Forest Recreational Park (滿月圓森林遊樂區) is an incredible place to escape the city, pitch a tent and enjoy the nature and wildlife surrounding you. Beichatianshan, at 1700 meters is considered the perfect practice mountain for the many high 3,000+ meter mountains in Taiwan, due to its steep incline.
Picked up in at your location in Taipei at 8am after breakfast (on your own) for a 35-minute drive to the outskirts of Sanxia, south of Taipei. Once at the Manyueyuan (Full Moon) National Park, we pay our entrance fee and begin our day of hiking. Full Moon park is known for over 100 species of butterflies, the color changing leaves of the maple trees from green to gold to red, and is a great place to bird watch while finding little waterfalls to enjoy.
We will hike for roughly 4 hours before setting up camp and exploring the Yunei Stream and Ancient Tree Groves. Depending on energy levels we can head to White Veil Waterfall before trekking back to camp for the night.
Wake up with the sun and the birds to brew coffee and make breakfast. After walking around our campsite searching for wildlife, we will ascend Beichatianshan. “North Sky Piercing Mountain” not only sounds awesome, it is awesome. 1700 meters high, the mountain is called the perfect practice mountain for climbers wishing to ascend the highest peaks of Taiwan. Its steep grade and interactive sections offer the full package as we bask in the spectacular forest and the views to the coastline.
Once reaching the top, we will head back towards our campsite to eat lunch and finish off the day with a 4 hour hike down to the park gates.
On arrival, we will drive back to Taipei.
WHAT TO BRING:
Small snacks: fruit, chocolate, nuts, 2L water, comfortable hiking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, hat for sun protection.
Breakfast (1), lunch (2), dinner (1), return transfer from Taipei to Manyueyuan, park fees, camping gear, a TAO adventure guide
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
Breakfast (1), snacks, gloves, water.
Daily based on minimum 2pax per departure. If you are traveling solo, no worries, just let us know and we can implement a single supplement surcharge.
Hikers and climbers with energy and skill. Good balance is a plus! A TAO Adventure guide who will be imparting knowledge on the local flora and fauna will accompany you.