Peril Cilai - 4 days
for the color of its rock, 'peril' should you be blown
of it! Cilai is one of the more challenging mountains
in Taiwan accounting for many of the deaths/injuries incurred
by hikers on the island. Not really that bad, but not
for those with vertigo issues...
The classic ridge walk sets of from near Hehuanshan
Pass, which at 3275 meters is the highest road pass in
east Asia. Four days hiking will take you over or near
the peaks along the famous ridge and the meadows of Yushan
cane. Exit is on the Nenggao cross-island trail near Lushan.
Excellent expansive views, and the chances of spotting
Sika deer are high.
Hehuan hostel (3,150m) - Chengkongbao shelter (2,860m).
Day 2. Chengkungbao - Cilai shelter -
Cilai North peak (3,607m) - Cilai shelter.
Day 3. Cilai shelter - Cilai Main peak
(3,560m) - Kalwolo peak (3,385m) - South peak campsite.
This day can be spread over 2 if desired.
Day 4. Camp - Cilai South peak (3,358m)
- Nanhwa peak (3,184m) - Tienchr shelter - Nenggao west