Teapot Mountain (茶壺山) truly is a photographer’s paradise. A lush green landscape blankets the mountainside, while deep hues of blue from the ocean adds an incredible background to this scenic hike. Start your trip climbing the steep steps above the historic town of Jinguashi (金瓜石) and end at the iconic and uncanny teapot-shaped rock outcropping.
Picked up in Taipei at your hotel after breakfast (on your own) for a 40-minute drive to the Northeastern side of Taiwan, ending at the old gold mining town of Jinguashi. This town, although much less popular than neighboring Jiufen, is known for the Gold Ecological Park. To avoid the crowds and begin our hike, we will take the longer route up Banping mountain for our first ascent. With a clear day we will get 360 views of the Yeliu coastline, Teapot Mountain, Keelung Mountain and if we are lucky, Yangmingshan far in the distance.
After a quick lunch break at the top we continue on to peak number two, Cuanguangliao mountain. After scaling this quick, semi-treacherous peak we will continue on the ridge lines towards Teapot Mountain.
Believe it or not, this mountain peak actually looks like a teapot! Once here we will descend down the cave and back towards Jinguashi.
WHAT TO BRING:
Small snacks: fruit, nuts, chocolate, 1L water, comfortable hiking shoes, sunscreen, hat for sun protection.
In Summer the sun is strong, and the Chinese silver grass is tall. Long sleeves are recommended to avoid scratches!
Lunch, water, return transfer from Jinguashi, TAO adventure guide.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
Breakfast, snacks, gloves.
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.