FAQ When is Snow Season at Xueshan Snow Mountain ?
Hiking Snow Mountain during Snow season is totally different !
To clarify, officially, Snow Season is from January 1st to March 31st, the first 3 months of each year but Read more
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Equipment is very important. It can make your hike like hell or like paradise.
Over 3000 m altitude, the Sun is burning the skin so we recommend UV protection clothes. long pants + long sleeves + neck scarf + sunscreen 50 UV protection + sunglasses + large hat.
Even if it is cloudy, you still get sunburnt !
Over 3000 m altitude, temperature reaches Read more
Hualien is a good choice and a very touristic destination in Taiwan. There are so many things to do with hiking trails in Taroko gorges and famous river tracing like Golden Grotto.
Most of the hiking trails will require 2 permits to protect you. Permits must be asked online minimum 8 days before !
To go to Taroko gorges, the train station is Xincheng not Hualien ! At Xincheng, catch a bus (not convenient, every 2 hours…), catch a taxi or Read more
UPDATED Oct 2017. For Snow Mountain, you can enter from the South trail and nobody will check your permit but it’s much more difficult physically ! The trail is not well maintained, some sections are very steep and rocky, and you’ll meet very few people ! and you must bring your tent !
Moreover if you want to sleep in the cabin you can be controlled at the 369 hut (SanLiuJiu Cabin) and you are 90% sure to be Read more
Qilai Mountain trailhead is in the same area as Hehuanshan 合歡山 on the road 14 甲 between the popular Qingcing Farm 清境農場 and Lishan village 梨山
There is only ONE BUS everyday 09:10 am from FengYuan via Puli – Wushe – Qingcing to Lishan
[and another one on the opposite direction from Lishan 08:00 am, DaYuLing 09:00, 松雪樓 09:30, Wushe 10:00, Puli 11:00, faster on way back ! ]
Puli Bus stop 76 崎下站 at around 11 am
Wushe Bus stop 77 at around 12:00 pm
Qingcing Bus stop 78 at around 12:30 pm
GET OFF -STOP at Bus stop 81 松雪樓 at around 13:30 pm
DaYuLing Bus stop 82 at around 14:00 pm
Lishan Bus stop 83 at around 15:00 pm
So, you have to go to FengYuan or Puli or Wushe or Qingcing Farm or Lishan at first :
Schedule of Taipei – FengYuan by train 台北市－豐原 火車 時刻表 Read more