Mango wrote:Where can I find and how much? I am an inexperienced hiker
If you are inexperienced this really isn't a hike to get more experience on. I can recommend many others for you.
Also, to get a sense of what you may encounter, hike the lower ridge walks around Taipei: Huang Didian, Wuliao Jian, Fengtou Jian and see how you like it. Remember you will be above 3000m on the Holy Ridge and days from any outlet.