Dabajianshan is one of the more unusual looking mountains in Taiwan. It’s a huge, towering block of rock that thrusts out into the sky and is a fantastic three day hike. The mountain itself is some 3490 metres above sea level and in addition to Daba, there are another three of Taiwan’s top one hundred mountains nearby that can be climbed. Unfortunately, due to the loss of the ladders, the actual peak of Daba is no longer accessible but that doesn’t stop this from being an excellent hike.
Although the hike doesn't require any technical climbing ability, it is in the high mountains and is a VERY TOUGH HIKE, especially if there's any snow. Please consider your ability before signing up.
Wednesday, Feb 27th - Meet 7pm (Taipei), drive to Qingshan where we'll spend the night in a hostel.
Thursday, Feb 28th. Drive to Guanwu and then hike along the old Dalu Forestry Road to the camp site at Madara Creek From there its a stepp climb to the 99 cabins where we spend the night.
Friday, March 1st – From the cabin we can drop packs and make our way to Dabajianshan returning to the 99 Cabins to spend the night.
Saturday, March 2nd – Head back down to the Madara Creek and then hike the forestry road out. Return to Taipei around 7pm (this is dependent on the traffic)
If you're a full time student or you've been on another overnight hike with us, the price is $10,900NTD. If this is your first hike with us, the price is $11,900NTD. Please note that this includes rental for 10 point crampons.
**WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE**
- Permits and accommodation
- Cooking equipment and all meals (except Thursday lunch)
- Maps and guiding
**WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING**
- At least a 50L backpack
- Pack cover
- Sturdy hiking boots that can accept a C1 crampon
- Rain pants
- 3 pairs of socks
- Warm hat
- Sleeping bag (winter bag)
- The ability to carry 2L of water
- Headlamp (very important)
- Toiletries and personal items
- Hiking Pole (this is a requirement)
- Trousers (not jeans)
If you have trouble getting anything, let us know and we'll see if we can help you out. Sleeping bags and hiking poles can be rented for a small additional fee. Hiking poles are very useful when walking in the snow, and are highly recommended. ($200 each).
**IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND**
Fill in the google form below and we'll be in touch with payment details.
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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: