October – December
4 People
Minimum Participants
3 out of 5
Taipei, Taiwan
Trek Difficulty

The Dapajian Traverse takes place over 5 days within the Shei-Pa National Park in Yilan county, Taiwan. This is an exciting exploration hike across stunning landscape, abseiling down sheer rock faces and traversing at altitudes of over 3,000m!

Wildfire Expeditions plans to lead the trek with Wuling as the starting point, descents from Pintian Cliffs on the west side of Pintian Mountain, and connecting briefly to the Holy Ridge Trail. At this point we will west toward Dabajian Mountain, passing two main peaks along the way. Our destination is Dabajian and scaling the mountains in this range. It is no longer allowed to summit Dabajian, but climbing its adjacent peak, Mt. Siaobajian, is allowed.

There are 4 cliff faces in the Pintian mountain range, which can be climbed down, but the safer approach will be abseiling (rappelling) these parts. Wildfire Expeditions will be abseiling down the Pintian faces, which are 20 meter, 10 meter, 20 meter, 5 meter abseils.

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.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Taoyan Airport, Taipei, Taiwan
September 1st thru December 1st, (Please arrive by 12:00 PM at Taoyan Airport, Taipei to leave for Sheipa National Park)
5 Days
WEAR Season Dependent

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

Park Entrance Fees

Technical Mountaineering Guide

Pre Trip Training

Hut Permits


Personal Equipment Rental

Flights to / From Taiwan


 (3-AD)Moderate Experience Trekking


Day 1: Arrival

Arrival into Taoyan Airport and 4 hour drive to Shei-pa National Park

Day 2: Xinda Cabin

Wuling Recreation Area Taoshan Waterfall, Mt Chihyou, (3303 Mtrs) to Xinda Cabin –  (Estimated Trekking Time 8 – 10 hours)

Day 3: Pintien Cliffs

Xinda Cabin, Mt Pintien, Pintien Cliffs, Banyon Ridge, Banyon Cabin. (Estimated Trekking Time – 10 hours )

Day 4: Banyon Cabin

Banyon Cabin, Dapajain Mountain, back to Banyan hut (Estimated Trekking Time – 10 hours )

Day 5: Xinda Cabin

Banyon Hut, to Banyon Valley, to Xinda Hut

Day 6: Walk out

Xinda hut to Trailhead

Checkout our expedition in April 2017.

The cost of the Holy Ridge trek is $1050.00 SGD per person.

Due to the technical nature of this trek, a maximum of 4 participants to one guide. A minimum of two participants is required for the trek to operate

Cancellation Policy:  Due to the booking of government and operator permits, Wildfire Expeditions has the following refund policy

  • Each deposit, includes a $100.00 non-refundable registration fee.
  • Full refunds, less registration fee, will be provided 90 days prior to the trek or dive date.
  • 50% refunds will be provided 60-89 days prior to course, trek or dive date.
  • 25% refunds will be provided 45-59 days prior to course, trek or dive date.
  • No refunds will be provided 45 days prior to course, trek and/or expedition date.
  • All refund requests must be made in writing  within the deadlines stated above.
  • All balances are due 60 days prior to departure date unless otherwise specified.

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