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Nantou|Hehuan Moutain’s Taiwan white fir coniferous forest with alpine hiking at glacier ruins|2-Day Tour

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Language: Chinese、English
TWD $ 11,520 up
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About the tour

A visit to the most easily accessible mountain above 3,000m in Taiwan, located in the country’s central region in the Central Mountain Range: Hehuanshan (Mt. Hehuan).

Standing on different peaks, enjoy the majesty of the surrounding mountains and the ever-changing ethereal scenery, with the boundary lines between forest and the seas of clouds constantly shifting.

Use hands and feet to scale the steep, sharp-pointed Mt. Hehuanjian, to witness a vestige of the Ice Age: a peak shaped like an ice bucket!


This is a tour that is a feast for the eyes, reveling in the magnificent beauty of Taiwan’s high mountains! An easy highway drive brings you to the cluster of peaks that inhabit the Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area, located in central Taiwan in the Central Mountain Range. This is the perfect launching-point for exploration of Taiwan’s high mountains. Visit the park’s Mt. Hehuan East Peak, Mt. Hehuanjian, and Mt. Shihmen, and enjoy the magnificent panoramas of the interconnected mountain giants. In spring and summer, savor the wonderful bloom of Hehuanshan’s Yushan Rhododendron, which seems to burst forth everywhere. The forested, emerald-green mountainsides are thickly dotted with brilliant splashes of red-pink flowers. In autumn and winter comes the chance to see the great seas of clouds roiling and curling, creating an ever-transforming dreamlike mountain world!


Beyond the easy conquering of the three aforementioned members of the Taiwan 100 Peaks, we’ll also traverse the Xiaoqilai Trail, which begins beside Hehuanshan’s Ski Lodge. This will bring us through the mountain-valley terrain between Hehuanshan and Qilaishan (Mt. Qilai). The trail’s end-point is the Xiaoqilai grassland, perched atop rolling hills, which offers a thrilling vista back toward Hehuanshan and the Qilaishan peaks in the opposite direction, amidst a landscape both unique and awe-inspiring.


- About the Accommodation|Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area -
# Accommodation Type: " Song-Syue Lodge " or similar level of accommodation in Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area.
# Room type: Website price is for a two persons room.
# Number of occupants: 2 adults (if two participants are not booked together, the travel agency will arrange room combinations)
# If you need a 3 or 4 persons room, additional fees will be charged (no adjoining-room combination policy)


- About the costs|Hehuan Moutain’s Taiwan white fir coniferous forest with alpine hiking at glacier ruins 2-Day Trip-
# Infants under 2 years old: only insurance and administrative service fees are charged.
# Children 2-6 years old: no extra bed, but meals, vehicle, activities, and insurance fees are charged.
# Children over 7 years old: full adult price.


- Scenic Highlights -

▲ Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area
This was Taiwan’s first designated national forest recreation area, which was bestowed this honor because of its special scenery and alpine ecosystem. Among the numerous high summits in the park are Mt. Hehuan Main Peak, Mt. Hehuan East Peak, Mt. Hehuanjian, and Mt. Shihmen. The coniferous forest landscape over 3,000m high is a rarity around the globe, featuring an undulating interchange between coniferous trees and waving Yushan Cane that creates a forest boundary terrain that is dramatically unique. On your ascent, you can observe the rich flora and fauna of the alpine ecology waiting patiently for your visit!

▲ Mt. Hehuanjian
The distinctive shape of Mt. Hehuanjian took shape during the Ice Age, as a result of the digging and grinding of two or more adjacent glaciers that were headed in different directions. They left behind a highly peculiar landform, a peak in the shape of an ice bucket. The ascent to the peak is up the south face, with the path up dominated by rock and dirt sections. The exposed stone is rugged, and the Yushan Cane crowds in along the edge of the pathway.

▲ Xiaoqilai Grassland
The Xiaoqilai Trail is the first section of the Qilaishan Hiking Trail. It is comparatively gentle, and is suitable for shorter, invigorating outings. The trail’s end-point is the Xiaoqilai grassland, an expanse of Yushan Cane (a type of arrow bamboo) that undulates in the breeze like waves on the sea. This is a superb vantage point for views of the powerfully majestic, black-hued Qilaishan (Mt. Qilai). It is a “secret place” unknown and unvisited by most Hehuanshan visitors.

Activity process

Day 1

07:30 AM Taichung HSR Station (Meeting Point 1)

09:30 AM Qingjing Farm Visitor Center (Meeting Point 2)

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Wuling Pass

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Hehuan Jianshan Trail (approximately 0.8km round trip)

12:30 PM – 01:30 PM Lunch (Tasty boxed lunch)

02:00 PM – 04:00 PM Mt. Shihmen Trail (approximately 1.6km round trip)

04:00 PM – 06:00 PM Song-Syue Lodge Check-In / Dinner (Song-Syue Lodge Chinese-style buffet)

Stargazing (if Song-Syue Lodge is unavailable for booking, accommodation will be at the guesthouse near Qingjing Farm)

Day 2

08:00 AM – 09:00 AM Breakfast

09:00 AM – 12:00 PM Mt. Hehuan East Peak guided Eco Tour (approximately 3 hours round trip)

12:00 PM – 01:00 PM Lunch (Song-Syue Lodge, Chinese-style buffet)

01:00 PM – 03:00 PM Xiaoqilai Grassland (approximately 2 hours round trip)

03:00 PM – 03:30 PM Route (Hehuanshan>Qingjing Farm Visitor Center (Return to Meeting Point 1))

03:30 PM – 05:30 PM Route (Taichung HSR Station (Return to Meeting Point 2))

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Nantou|Hehuan Moutain’s Taiwan white fir coniferous forest with alpine hiking at glacier ruins|2-Day Tour
Nantou|Hehuan Moutain’s Taiwan white fir coniferous forest with alpine hiking at glacier ruins|2-Day Tour
Nantou|Hehuan Moutain’s Taiwan white fir coniferous forest with alpine hiking at glacier ruins|2-Day Tour
Nantou|Hehuan Moutain’s Taiwan white fir coniferous forest with alpine hiking at glacier ruins|2-Day Tour
Nantou|Hehuan Moutain’s Taiwan white fir coniferous forest with alpine hiking at glacier ruins|2-Day Tour
Nantou|Hehuan Moutain’s Taiwan white fir coniferous forest with alpine hiking at glacier ruins|2-Day Tour
Notes
- In order to ensure the safety of all tourists as well as the quality of the overall tour experience, participants must be sure to obey all instructions from the driver guide, and high-mountain guides, and not leave the group without permission. Due to considerations regarding personal fitness, safety, and group return time, please follow the directions from your driver guide and high-mountain guide. If at any time a participant leaves the group without permission, or ignores efforts at dissuasion, all costs and legal responsibilities that may arise shall be borne in full by the departing individual.
- Participants should be at least 8 years of age, children 8 to 12 years old must be accompanied by guardians, and seniors over 80 years of age must be accompanied by family members.
- This itinerary is a professionally guided mountain-outing itinerary that is suitable for experienced hikers. However, since a good portion of time is spent on mountain trails, it is best to be physically fit or to have some mountain-hiking experience.
- Before booking, individuals should ensure they are in good physical health, with fitness level appropriate for a high-mountain outing and outdoor hiking activities. Individuals with heart disease, fear of heights, high blood pressure, pregnancy, etc., which are incompatible with the scheduled outdoor activities, and those who are too young or too infirm to complete the activities on their own, should not participate.
- The main departure point for this tour is Taichung HSR Station; pick-up can also be arranged at the Qingjing Farm Visitor Center. Separate notification will be used for actual pick-up time. Please indicate pick-up location choice when booking, to facilitate arrangements.
- The room type for overnight accommodation is a two persons room. Room allocation will be arranged in accordance with order of booking and actual room conditions (males and females sleep separately). If traveling with a companion but booked separately, please call customer service to make arrangements.
- Because this itinerary includes mountain-hiking activities, please wear light and comfortable clothing and non-slip footwear suitable for walking. As night-time mountain temperatures are comparatively low, please also prepare warm clothing.
- Please prepare sun protection, mosquito repellent, rain gear, drink bottle, and any special medicines you may need. If you need to rent any type of mountain-adventure gear, assistance can be provided, but please make any requests in advance when booking.
- The final hiking itinerary will be adjusted by the guide according to circumstances within the group, weather conditions on the day, or other special factors, with slight adjustment of viewing routes or attractions.
- This itinerary involves a high-mountain environment, with strict prohibitions on throwing away garbage or fruit peels and dumping of food waste. Please care for and protect the beautiful mountain ecosystem, packing garbage in bags and bringing it off the mountain yourself.
- In order to allow mountain forest lovers to fully enjoy the land, all participants must strive to avoid impacting the forest environment, so please abide by the Leave No Trace (LNT) code: adequate planning and preparation in advance, walking and camping only in appropriate locations, garbage disposal only in a proper eco-protection manner, maintaining the original appearance of the environment, minimizing the impact of fire on the environment, respecting wildlife and plants, and consideration of others.
Cost details

The cost includes :

-Professional Chinese-speaking driver
-English high-mountain guide
-Fuel cost for 9-seater van
-Road tolls
-1st Day: Lunch, Dinner
-2nd Day: Breakfast, Lunch
-1 night accommodation
-Package travel insurance


The cost does not include:

Any expenses which are not specifically listed within this trip offer, out-of-pocket expenses, or any expenses additionally derived from the itinerary.


Cancellation clauses

If make cancellation 41 days prior the departure day, 95% of tour fee will be refunded.

If make cancellation 31-40 days prior the departure day, 90% of tour fee will be refunded.

If make cancellation 21-30 days prior the departure day, 80% of tour fee will be refunded.

If make cancellation 2-20 days prior the departure, 70% of tour fee will be refunded.

If make cancellation 1 day prior the departure day, 50% of tour fee will be refunded.

If make cancellation at departure day, no tour fee will be refunded.

If the application for changing departure date is due to personal factors, it will be treated as cancellation and will be handled in accordance with the above cancellation policy.

If the activity is suspended due to the cause which can not be ascribed to the organizer, no refund will be issued. 

Tripbaa will inform you of postponement or refund if there is any force majeure. 

Meet point:
Taichung HSR Station, 07:30 AM/Qingjing Farm Visitor Center, 09:00 AM
Transit
Transportation to and from the designated Meeting Point have to be arranged by the participants themselves.
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Email us:service@tripbaa.com

Customer Service Phone number:
886-2-27173918 (Taiwan)

Service Hours: 10 am - 6 pm

Tripbaa Inc. Chairman: Owen Wang Contact: Kueiling Lin Address: 12F, No.197, Sec. 4, Nanjing E. Rd. Songshan Dist., Taipei City 10579 Taiwan (R.O.C.)

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