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Mt. Hehuan

  • Last Updated:2022-05-13
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  • Songxue Lodge at 3150m(.jpg)
  • Snow at Mt. Hehuan Area(.jpg)
  • Snow covers Provincial Highway 14A (14Jia)(.jpg)
  • Hehuanshan Visitor Center at 3158 m(.jpg)
  • Dongshi Forest Bureau- Hehuanshan Visitor Center (.jpg)
  • Road closed due to heavy snow(.jpg)
  • Songxue Lodge (.jpg)
  • Ski Lodge (.jpg)
  • Parking Lot at Hehuanshan Visitor Center(.jpg)
ManagementDongshi Forest District Office
Recreation ZoneMt. Hehuan Recreation Area
RemarkBe sure to dress warmly when visiting Mt. Hehuan. Due to the influx of tourists, visiting Mt. Hehuan (3400 meters) on holidays, especially during the blooming season of Yushan Rhododendron in April and May isn't advised.
If you experience altitude sickness symptoms (increase in heart rate, nausea, etc.), it is advised to descend the mountain immediately. In general symptoms will be alleviated once reaching a lower elevation such as Qingjing Farm or Puli. Oxygen service is available at Songxue Lodge, or Xiaofengkou (at Mt. Hehuan Service Station of the Taroko National Park).
The Mt. Hehuan area receives many visitors. Please help protect the environment by avoiding littering, which damages the ecosystems.
Phone Number049-2802980

Although not the tallest mountain in Taiwan, Mt. Hehuan(Hehuanshan) experiences the highest frequency of snow. Due to its  geographical location, it accumulates the moisture rising from Liwu River, making snow possible whenever the temperature is low enough. The frequency and quantity of snow here along with the  accessibility of Mt. Hehuan has made it a popular winter destination to enjoy “the snow in southern country” scenery.

Mt. Hehuan in the spring and summer shows another kind of beauty. Based on Songxue Lodge and Mt. Hehuan Visitor Center(3158m), visitors can wander outward to look for its wonder around every corner.

Belonging to Dongshi Forest District Office, Forestry Bureau, Songxue Lodge provides lodging and dining services all year round. For room reservation, please call 04-2522-9696. For dining, please call 049-2802-980.  Room Booking Email:

Service Facitilies
Food and Drink. Public Restroom. Phone. Parking Lot. Bus Station. Accommodation.
Traffic Information
Bus1. From East Taiwan (Westbound): From Hualien Train Station or Taroko National Park Headquarters take Hualien Bus #1141 (served one bus daily only) to Lishan alight at Dayuling station. (arriving at 11:45 towards Lishan; arriving at 15:54 towards Hualien Train Station). Hualien Bus Phone Number: 03-8323485. #Hualien Bus Timetable
From Dayuling to Songxue Lodge walking times requires 2 - 2.5 hours/ 8.7 km. Hitchhike is not uncommon.
2. From Taichung (Eastbound): A series of 3 buses connects Taichung via Songxue Lodge to Xiaofengkou. Leg 1: Taichung bus station – Puli (Nantou Buses #6670 via Taichung HSR Station (Taichung – Puli), 70 mins); Leg 2: Puli – Qingjing Farm (Nantou Bus #6658, 70 mins); Leg 3: Qingjing Farm – via Songxue Lodge – Xiaofengkou (Nantou Bus #6658A, 1 hr). Nantou Bus Company recommends visitors to take Bus #6670 leaving Taichung Gancheng Bus Station at 08:20 and 11:15 (Taichung HSR Station at 08:40 and 11:35 respectively) to be able to reach Songxue Lodge at 11:50 and 15:30 respectively and to the final stop at Xiaofengkou at 12:00 and 15:40 respectively. Bus schedules are available from #iBus Info System, and please check Route Search/ Search by Bus Operator Nantou Bus #6670, #6658, and 6658A. Or #Nantou Bus Company website (Chinese version only). Please confirm the above schedules directly with Nantou Bus Company in case of any recent changes. Nantou Bus 6658A reservation telephone: +886-49-2984031 ext. #17. No bikes are allowed to the 20-sitter bus.
Nantou Bus #6658A final stop is Xiaofengkou, about 10 minutes bus time from Songxue Lodge. There is no lodging available at Xiaofengkou. Please book Songxue Lodge in advance. Booking email:

DrivingFrom east of Taiwan: To get to Xongxue Lodge (3150 m), drive westbound on Provincial Highway 8 from Hualien to Taroko, Dayuling and transfer to Provincial Highway 14A(14Jia) for Xiaofengkou, Mt. Hehuan Service Station (3000 m), and Songxue Lodge. It takes about 3 - 3.5 hours driving.
From west of Taiwan Nantou to Mt. Hehuan, depart from Puli (Provincial Highway 14) in the direction of Qingjing Farm and pass through Wushe (Provincial Highway 14A or 14Jia), Qingjing Farm, Kunyang, and Wuling (3275 m) to reach Songxue Lodge.
No direct public transportation available. Please take a rental car or a taxi from from Taichung to Puli (Nantou County), Wushe through Wuling to Mt. Hehuan.
ParkingA parking lot is available.