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Nenggao Historic Trail JUNE 23-25

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Stu D. and 3 others




This June 2017 we’ll be hiking the Nenggao Trail and camping near the Tianchi Cabin

The Nenggao Historic Trail is wonderful hike deep into the Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range. The trail was first used by aboriginal tribes for travel and trade. As the Japanese began to expand their influence in Taiwan during the occupation era, the trail was expanded and garrisoned. Finally in the 1950s the trail was used by the Taipower Company to build the east-west transmission lines. Nowadays the trial has been given over to hikers and cyclists alike and makes for a great 2/3 day hike.


Friday June 23rd

Meet at 7pm at Wanlong MRT station, exit 2. We leave Taipei and head towards the central mountains. We spend the night at the small village of Wushe at a locally run B&B.

Saturday June 24th

We get up early in the morning and finish the drive to the trailhead. We then hike along the trail to the Tianchi Cabin crossing over the giant landslide and passing by the Haiyun Cabin, an old Japanese Police Station. There are plenty of suspension bridges, waterfalls and great views along the way. We will cabin next to the cabin

Sunday June 25th

From the Tianchi Pond there are two nearby peaks to visit, Cilai South Peak to the north and Nanhuashan to the south. Both offer amazing views of the surrounding mountains. After summiting, we pack up and hike back out.


Although this hike will be in the summer, it will still be cold at night. You will need to have enough warm clothes with you. You will also need a good down feather sleeping bag (we have some available to rent, let us know if you need one).


  • Transport

  • Permits and accommodation at a B&B on D1

  • Cooking equipment and all meals (except Saturday lunch)

  • Maps and guides

  • Accident insurance

  • Park entry fees


It is very important that you have all of the items listed. We may ask to see your equipment before we set off and if something isn't there, we will refuse to take you.

  • At least a 40L backpack (rentals $400)

  • Pack cover

  • Sturdy, broken in hiking shoes or boots (No sneakers)

  • Fleece x1

  • Raincoat

  • Rain pants

  • 3 pairs of socks

  • Warm hat

  • Gloves

  • Sleeping bag (winter bag, rentals $400NT)

  • The ability to carry 2L of water

  • Headlamp (rentals $200)

  • Toiletries and personal items

  • Sunscreen

  • A lightweight camping roll

If you have trouble getting anything, let us know and we'll see if we can help you out. Sleeping bags ($400 each) and hiking poles can be rented for a small additional fee. ($200 each). Tent space can be rented for $300 per person


If you're a full time student or you've been on another overnight hike with us, the price is $7,500NTD. If this is your first hike with us, the price is $8,000NTD.


To secure a spot on the trip, click "Attending" on the event page, and fill in the google form below. Once we receive your details, you'll be sent an email with payment information. (

The deadline for signing up is June 7th 2017.


The payment is non-refundable and non-transferable unless we are unsuccessful in our permit application. Getting a permit can be difficult and we'll do our best to secure one. However in the event that we are unsuccessful, we will refund deposits or rearrange the trip for another date.

Be sure to read the group's rules, especially our refund policy:


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