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Xueshan (Snow Mountain) 3886m - 2nd Tallest Mountain in Taiwan 7 - 10 Dec 2016

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  • Xueshan (Snow Mountain)

    Taiwan, Singapore (map)

    1.355379 103.867744

  • The island of Taiwan has more than 100 mountains exceeding 3000m with the highest being Yushan(3952m) and 2nd highest being Xueshan(3886m). Both peaks are part of the famous "Top 100 Peaks of Taiwan" (台灣百岳). Yushan is also known to be the fourth highest mountain on an island and highest point on the Tropic of Cancer. Yushan is sometimes climbed together with Mt. Kinabalu in Malaysia and Mt. Fuji in Japan by trekkers to collect the special "Asian Trilogy" experience. As with almost all the mountain ranges in Taiwan, both mountains are located in central Taiwan with Yushan in The Yushan National Park in Xinyi, Nantou Country and Xueshan in Sheipa National Park in Dahu Township, Miaoli County.

    About Xueshan

    Xueshan is a little lower than Yushan but considered a tougher peak to climb. There are two cabins on the trail. The first, Qika Cabin, is located at the 2.0km mark and the second, 369 Cabin, is at the 7.2km mark. Both cabins are more basic and bare than the newly renovated Paiyun in Yushan. There’s only one trailhead (2140m) where your permits are inspected. Other than the two cabins, Xueshan is known for three prominent spots – the “Crying Hill” at the 4km mark with steep ascent to the ridge; the “Black Forest” where tall alpine trees provide a shield against sun light to the forest; and finally the cirque valley above the treeline that opens to an alpine environment. In May and June, the alpine slopes are covered with red and white flowers. Snow can be seen in the winter months between December and February making the climb harder.

    Both Yu & Xue Shan are 2 of our most popular trekking destinations. We have organized many trips to both peaks.

    Package details:

    Duration  :   4 days

    Group Size  :  6-12 people

    Trek fee  :   S$495 per person

    Porter Fee (optional)  :  S$180 per porter/day (maximum load: 30kg per porter)

    Grading  :  2B

    Itinerary  (4 days)

    Day 1:  Singapore - Taipei (Taoyuan Int’l Airport). Transfer to accommodation near trail head  / 3-4 hours journey. Guesthouse / -,L,D

    Day 2: Transfer to Wuling Trailhead (2140m) → Chika hut (2460m/2km) → East Peak (3150m/5km) → 369 Hut (3100m/7.2km) . Mountain hut / B,L,D

    Day 3: 369 Hut (3100m/7.2km) → Xueshan summit (3886m/10.9km) → 369 Hut → Chika hut →Wuling Trailhead. Transfer to Taipei  /

    4-5 hours journey

    .  Transfer to Taipei. Hotel  / B,L,D

    Day 4:   Taipei – Singapore B

    Inclusions:

    1.  Return airport transfer in Taipei

    2.  Land transfer to Wuling region / Taipei

    3.  All meals during trek; except those not included in itinerary

    4.  Twin/Triple  sharing with attached bathroom in Taipei;

    5.  Between 2 and 8 bedded rooms with attached bathroom in Wuling region

    6.  Mountain lodge during trek (dormitory)

    7.  Sleeping bag (mountain lodge)

    8.  Boiled water at 369 Cabin

    9.  Conservation, National Park fees and permit

    10.  1 x local guide / 1 x assistant guide for 8pax-10pax

    Exclusions:

    1.  Return airfare Singapore-Taipei-Singapore & airline taxes & fuel surcharge

    2.  Meals outside the trek and those not included in the itinerary

    3.  All drinks, except boiled water during trek

    4.  Porters

    5.  All tipping

    6.  Personal trekking gear – warm clothing, shoes, backpacks, trekking poles etc

    7.  Personal travel insurance / expenses / shopping

    8.  Transportation and accommodation not within the itinerary

    9.  Extra cost incurred due to departure from or changes to trek itinerary

    Support from Ace Adventure Expeditions

    We provide pre trek support to prepare you for the trek:

    1.  Trek briefing

    2.  Equipment preparation & gear discount from local outdoor outfitters

    3.  Physical training preparation

    4.  Trek information kit

    The trek preparation will be conducted by our staff who have been Xueshan.

    We carefully select and establish strong working relationship with our local trek operator to ensure safe participation by everyone. Our local climbing guide(s) who have intimate knowledge of the local surroundings, conditions and culture on Taiwan mountains are also trained in mountain rescue skills.

    Pre-requisite/s

    Participants must be of an above average level of fitness, physically and mentally fit, with the ability to trek with a 6kg to 8kg backpack load. Experience in multiple day treks is an advantage.Trekkers who are below 21 years of age (as of date of birth) must be accompanied by parent(s) or a guardian who is above 21 years old

    How to sign up

    Time-line

    3-4 months leading to trip departure date:

    Confirm your participation by filling in the Registration & Medical Declaration form; agree to our T&Cs, followed by:

    1.  Permit application

    2.  Training starts

    3.  Make full payment upon approval of permit

    4.  Secure air tickets upon approval of permit

    5.  Trek Briefing

    6.  Final preparation for the expedition

    Payment Details

    You can make payment via cheque or Internet /ATM bank transfer. 

    Bank Details

    Ace Adventure Expeditions Pte Ltd

    OCBC Bank Code - 7339

    OCBC Branch Code - 647

    Account -[masked]

    Ø  For bank transfer, please indicate your name

    Ø  For cheque drop, please indicate your cheque number via email 

    Ø  For ATM transfer, please let us know the transaction details

    For clarifications, email to [masked]

    Visit our Facebook to view pictures of our most recent Taiwan treks.

    Check out other scheduled open group dates for Taiwan at http://aceadventure.org/expedition-calendar-2/expedition-free-independent-group/taiwan/

    Email us at [masked]:

    - If you have any questions regarding this trip

    - If you have a private group and want to have a trip date outside of our scheduled open group dates


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