Alpine Hiking-Jiaming Lake (3d2n)
(minimum 6 people)
(minimum 4 people)
Autumn and Winter are the best seasons for Taiwan alpine hiking, because the weathers are more stable and comfortable. Alpine mountains of Taiwan are spectacularly high which implicate abundant biological ecology includes tropical, subtropical, warm temperate zones, temperate zones, cold temperate zones, and abundance of sub-frigid zones. Breathtaking mountain views, lovely plants and wild animals all catch your eyes and mind.
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WHAT TO EXPECT in the PRIVATE COURSE
The Jiaming Lake (嘉明湖) where elevation of 3,310 meters is the second highest lake area in Taiwan. You may image how beautiful it is from its name. People called it "Angel's teardrop" or "God's lost sapphire". Old story said the lake was created by a meteor strike, but it actually a tarn left over from the ice age and was created around 6-7000 years ago. 3 day hiking course to Jiaming lake will pass by two of "Taiwan 100 peaks(台灣百岳)". No.16 XiangYanShan(向陽山) is elevation of 3,603 meters, No.28 SanChaShan(三叉山) is elevation of 3,494 meters. The views on top are breathtaking.
Day 1 : [Chishang train station] ~ Trailhead in Xiangyang National Forest Recreation Area (0K,2380M) - Xiangyang Cabin (4.3K,2850M)
Day 2 : Xiangyang Cabin - Large collapsed - Jiaming Lake Shelter (8.4K,3347M)
Day 3 : Jiaming Lake Shelter - Jiaming Lake (13K,3310M) - Jiaming Lake Shelter - Trailhead ~ [Chishang train station]
The detail of itinerary, please refer to pre-departure file (download link please scroll down).
Departure & Return
Day 1 pick up am11:00 at Chishang(池上) train station in Taitung County.
Day 3 drop off pm18:00 at Chishang(池上) train station in Taitung County.
Two-way transportation from Chishang train station to Xiangyan.
Mountain permissions included.
2-night accommodation fee included.
Expert hiking guide with legal license from Taiwan sport management organization.
Guiding throughout of the course in English.
Insurance of Taiwan alpine hiking.
Meals: D1 Dinner, D2 Breakfast+Dinner, D3 Breakfast.
Photo service during the course.
Personal groceries as lunch and snack during hiking.
All your hiking gears, ex: backpack, clothes, shoes, sleeping bag, etc. We will offer you a suggestion list.
Follow Leave No Trace rules. Everything you carry into mountains, must carry out of mountains with you.
If you have G6PDD, Sulfonamides allergy, Heart disease, Asthma, Major surgery, etc., please be sure to inform us to assist in the care.
The trail is way to above elevation of 3,000 meters,please study about Altitude Sickness (AMS) in advance.
The route is adjustable for weather or construction issue, please stay with hiking guide all the way, do not lease alone.
The Xiangyang cabin is very comfortable, has cool air and water source, well protected from the elements.
The Jiaming Lake cabin is a little crowded, has limited water source, but still a good place to rest and keep warm.
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