Chia Ming Lake: December 2023
One of the highest lakes and most impressive mountain scenes in Taiwan
- Starts 16 DecStarts 16 Dec
- 400 US dollarsUS$400
“An enchanting mountain lake cradled in the southern edge of Yu Shan National Park. An almost circular expanse of placid blue water that perfectly mirrors the sky above. Chia Ming Lake is perhaps the most popular of Taiwan’s multi-day hikes after Yu Shan and Snow Mountain. It’s a famously beautiful place that, for decades, has attracted trekkers prepared to face the three day return hike for a glimpse of its beautiful surface. Those numbers became far greater after news reports surfaced in 1998 that the lake is one of only a handful of examples around the world to have been formed by a meteor and it never runs dry.” Richard Saunders Our 3-day, 2-night trip departs from both Kaohsiung and Taitung. You will have the opportunity to see some of the South Cross Isand Highway, one of the highest and most impressive roads in the county as we ascend to the trail head at 2,600m. The trip includes two high mountain peaks on the Taiwan 100 list – Xiang Yang Mountain at 3,602m and San Cha Mountain at 3,496m. The trail head is located in Xiang Yang National Forest Recreation Area on the South Cross Island Highway. We run group and customised trips several times a year and guarantee an experience you will never forget. Lonely Planet guide books voted the sunrise here one of the 10 best views sunrise scenes.