Jade Mountain (Yushan)

Highest mountain in Taiwan!


FUN AT Jade Mountain (Yushan)

Trail Difficulty: 6/10

Adventure Duration: 5 day/s

Standing 3952 masl, Jade mountain also known as Yushan is the highest mountain in Taiwan.  It’s located within the Yushan National Park that offers great views of the central mountains making the hike extra spectacular. With its ridges and gorges, one can definitely feel that thrill of adventure on the trails of this mountain. At the summit, one can overlook breathtaking views of the Taiwan Strait and the Pacific Ocean as the Sun rises from the horizon. 

This is ideal for those who wish to try high altitude climbing. With its elevation, almost 1000 meters higher than Mt. Apo, this is one the best mountains to experience high altitude climbing. 

After the hike, we will have a one day opportunity to explore Taipei! With your Adventure Guides, you will have the option to explore the city or to be able to a day hike to make your Taiwan adventure even more memorable.  

Disclaimer: Jade mountain is the only mountain in Taiwan that practices a lottery system. This is a process wherein they raffle out all the reservations and those who are drawn are the ones to be given permits to hike. With our scheduled hike, Thursday to Friday, there's a strong chance for the team to be chosen.  


Day 1
10:00 PM Day 0 (April 6) Cebu Pacific (Manila to Taipei): April 6 that leaves Manila at 10:00 PM arriving Taipei on April 7 at 12:10 AM
12:10 AM Day 1 (April 7) Arrive at Taipei, Head to Taipei Main Station and Check in at Hostel, Lunch, Final Packing for Hike, Free time.
02:00 PM Head to Taipei Main Station to meet the whole team.
03:00 PM Depart for Jade Mountain jump off point area. Check in. Overnight.
Day 2
06:00 AM Day 2 (April 8) Wake up call. Prepare to depart for Jade Mountain jump off point.
07:30 AM Arrive at the check point. Take shuttle vehicle to the jump off point. Orientation. Start trek.
03:00 PM ETA at Paiyun Lodge, 3,450 masl. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 3
02:00 AM Day 3 (April 9): Wake up call.Breakfast.
03:00 AM Summit assault.
06:00 AM ETA summit (3,952masl). Start descent.
08:30 AM Back at Paiyun Lodge. Rest. Final packing. Prepare for descent.
10:30 AM Start descent to Tataka Trail entrance.
04:00 PM ETA Jump off point. Head back to Taipei Main Station.
08:30 PM Arrive at City. Free Time
Day 4
08:00 AM Day 4 (April 10): Breakfast and option to do a day-hike or go around Taipei.
08:30 AM Leave for the dayhike (half day)
02:30 PM Back in Taipei, Prepare for Airport Departure
Day 5
01:25 AM Day 5 (April 11) : Cebu Pacific (Taipei to Manila): April 11 that leaves Taipei at 01:25 AM arriving Manila at 03:40 AM



Package Rate: USD 600 or Php 35,000 
*For payment in USD please contact coby@trailadventours.com 

Introduction to Hiking in Taiwan 
Two nights accommodation in Taipei
One night accommodation in Yushan Mountain Lodging 
One night stay in mountain cabins in Jade Mountain
Park permits and entrance fees
Camp meals (Breakfast and Dinner)
Adventure Guide/Coordinator
Local Guide
Hiking insurance 
English maps of Yushan National Park and JadeMountain
Support from a Taiwan-based coordinator
Group expenses (communication, logistics, etc.)
Trail Adventours Shirt
Trail Adventours ID

Roundtrip airfare from Manila / Airport fees / Airport transfers/ Meals outside the trek / Personal expenses


Package Rate: USD 600 or Php 35,000 
*For payment in USD please contact coby@trailadventours.com 


Please email info@trailadventours.com for any inquries and booking.
  • Clothes Good enough for the trip
  • Jacket. Extra layers.
  • Sun, Rain and cold protection (Sun Block, raincoat, gloves etc..)
  • Sleeping bag/Blanket
  • Mat
  • Head Light
  • Toiletries
  • Personal Medicines
  • Slippers/Sandals
  • Tupperware/ Utensils
  • Snacks/ Trail food
  • Trekking Pole
  • Extra plastic
  • Crampons (If necessary-this can be rented) 

*No need for tents 
**A more detailed "Things to bring" will be discussed during our preparation climb meeting.

You can download our waiver here.
Waiver (PDF)

1. Do we head to Taipei together from Manila?
We advise everyone to join us on the flight from Manila and back to Manila. However, if you wish to stay longer or earlier then this is allowed. Just make sure that you’re in Taipei on our scheduled timeline. (Please check our suggested flights on the suggested flight tab) 

2. Is Visa required?
As of 2018 Filipinos are now Visa exempt until July 31, 2019.  https://www.roc-taiwan.org/ph_en/index.html

3. Will there be snow on the hike? 
Taiwan has four seasons. For the month of February, it will still be cold and there’s a possibility to snow since it is in the tail end of winter.

4. During the hike, can we leave some of our stuff in Taipei?
Yes. From Taipei and before departing for the jump-off point, we can leave stuff that we won’t need during the hike.

We will be conducting a preparation climb meeting/ introduction to Taiwan weeks before our scheduled departure to discuss briefly our Jade Mountain Expedition. 

Destination Date Remaining Slot(s) Status
Jade Mountain (Yushan) Apr 07,2019 - Apr 11,2019 13 Active
Jade Mountain (Yushan) Jun 11,2019 - Jun 15,2019 10 Active
Jade Mountain (Yushan) Oct 30,2019 - Nov 03,2019 10 Active

Get exclusive updates!

Sign up now and Subscribe for FREE!


Official Lifestyle Rewards Partner