(Also infuriatingly know by names such as
Syue-, Shei-, Hsueh-, Shuei-, Xue-, Shue-, Shwei-, Shan/Mountain)
The second highest (3,886m) mountain in Taiwan
(if you disregard Yushan’s 4 higher sub-peaks) and
often regarded as the most beautiful of the major peaks
in Taiwan. The trail to the summit passes through a variety
of forest types, and is suitable for the reasonably fit.
Being further from main transport links, and being a somewhat
longer trail, we recommend 3 full days/2 nights for this
trip. Permits are harder to get for weekends.
1 Permit ONLY
We can help you apply for permits, book cabins, give you information - and then let you sort out the rest.
See http://barkingdeernews.blogspot.com/2008/10/snow-mountain-diy.html for further details.
Option 2 Fully-Guided
Travel from the city (other pick-up points may be possible
as we will be coming from Tainan – a long way away!)
by van to Wuling Farm Resort in Taichung County - but
much closer to Yilan County in practice. Hike 1-2 hours
to first shelter and sleep.
Arise early for sunrise on trail (if possible at East
Peak), drop packs at second shelter, and head for the
main summit. After summiting descend to second shelter
for a much needed sleep – a full day’s hike.
Admire the sunrise – if desired from your bunk,
pack up gear and descend at a sensible pace down the trail
to Wuling. Travel back home
the FAQ here