Another week left in India, but I’ve been thinking about hiking plans for the new year in Taiwan during long bus rides the last couple of days and thought I’d share a few plans, plus a few photos from my fourth trip to India, where I’ve been the last two weeks (all three are from Hampi in Karnataka state – definitely NOT a little-known gem, at least among India travellers, but instead a perennially popular and deservedly much-loved oasis of peace and enormous natural beauty in this endlessly infuriating, frustrating, wonderfully chaotic country.
OK, back to Taiwan: the first two high mountain trips (Mount Junda and the four peak Snow Mountain loop: both fully signed up) are coming up soon, and I’ll get onto them as soon as I get home. If anyone knows where we can hire a mini-van and driver that is willing to drive up the poor roads to the trailhead for Mount Junda please let me know! I have a few ideas otherwise.
The remaining two mountain trips – the 4-day Holy Ridge traverse and the easy Mount Hohuan weekend still have a few spaces; details of each (except for concrete dates, which will follow soon) are up on this blog below. Let me know if you want to come!
Finally, I have some plans for day hkes, which will hopefully restart mid February, as preparation for the new season of multi-day treks. First up will probably be the amazing Huangdidian Bat Cave hike: this is one for experienced and confident hikers only! More details on this and other hikes when I return to Taiwan on 11th Feb!