5 Peaks over 3000 Meters
Abseiling Pintien Cliffs
Traversing the Dragon’s Spine. The Holy Ridge Trail
Summiting Xue (Snow) Mountain, 2nd Highest Peak in Taiwan (3886m)
This exciting trek takes place over 5 days within the Shei-Pa National Park in Taichung, Taiwan. This is an exciting exploration hike across stunning landscape, abseiling down sheer rock faces and traversing at altitudes of over 3,800m! This is an excellent trek for the experienced trekker to start the transition to alpine style trekking. Ropes and harnesses are required for this trek.
Shengleng Trail, also known as The Holy Ridge Trail, is a razorback ridgeline connecting the Main Peak of Xue Mountain and Dabajian Mountain, with the highest points between Main Peak and North Peak of Xue Mountain. This trail has earned the nickname, the “Dragon’s Spine!”
There are many jagged, rugged rocks and steep, cliffy escarpments along the trail. Those who love mountain climbing will be challenged and rewarded in completing this significant ridge. As an old saying in the mountain climbing realm goes, “those who finish Shengleng Trail (Holy Ridge Trail) are qualified to get married.”
It means only when a young man breaks through all difficulties along this trail can he shoulder the responsibility of having a family.
The Holy Trail has multiple entry and exit points, and ways to traverse the ridge. Wildfire Expeditions will be traversing the O-shaped Trek which starts from Wuling Quadruple Mountains, with descents from Pintian Cliffs on the west side of Pintian Mountain, and connects to the Shengleng Trail (Holy Ridge Trail) by Buxiulan Mountain. The trek follows an accessible route and hut system to approach Xue Mountain Range.
While seasonal changes have a tendency to bring about dramatic, unpredictable weather, this is also a special time to be on the mountain. The route will take us from forests and waterfalls to narrow, heart stopping ridgelines to majestic summits. If weather permits, the 5 days will be a visual treat unlike any other.
Participants are required to have a high level of physical fitness and be prepared for the unpredictable. The average trekking day will be between 8 to 10 hours, with longer days potentially taking up to 14 hours. There is the possibility that walking time may be longer due to weather or terrain conditions.
Ground Transportation To/From Taipei to Trail Head
Accommodation at Wuling Farm (Dormitory Style)
Group Technical Equipment
All Meals on the Trail D1-D5, and dinner at Wuling Farm Night Before Trek
Park Entrance Fees
Technical Mountaineering Guide
Pre Trip Training
International flights & airport taxes
Personal Equipment Rental
Meals Not Specified
Cost of bottled water
(4-AD) Experience Trekking: Maximum Guides to participants ratio 1:3
We can run this trip on dates other than Specified. We can run this with less than minimum required for Private Booking. Email for Dates and Costs