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. With this, they raffle out the permits and those picked are the only ones who are allowed to hike. With our scheduled hike, Thursday to Friday, there'ss a strong chance for us to be chosen.  


Day 1
10:00 PM Departure from Manila. Suggested flight: Flight number 5J 310 via Cebu Pacific Air that leaves Manila on October 28, 2017 at 10:00 PM and arrives in Taiwan on October 29, 2017 at 12:10 AM.
12:10 AM Day 1 (October 29) 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 (October 30) 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 (October 31): 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 (November 1) Breakfast and option to do a dayhike 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 (November 2) : Depart for Manila Suggested flight: Flight number 5J311 via Cebu Pacific Air that leaves Taipei on November 2, 2017, 01:24 AM and arrives in Manila at 03:40AM



Introduction to Hiking in Taiwan 
Two nights accomodation in Taipei
One night accomodation in Yushan Mountain Lodging 
One night stay in mountain cabins in Jade Mountain
Park permits and entrance fees
All 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 and bagtag 

Roundtrip airfare / Airport fees / Visa fees / Meals outside the trek / Personal expenses




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 your in Taipei on our scheduled timeline. (Please check our suggestedd flight on the suggested flight tab) 

2. Is Visa required?
Yes. However, if you have a valid US VISA or a Japanese Visa then you are exempted and won't need a Taiwanese Visa. For more details please check: http://taiwan.visahq.ph/#!taiwan-Tourist-visa

3. Do we apply visa as a group?
Visa application is done individually. We will be giving you the necessary forms that we can provide (hiking permits, contact person, etc.)

4. I wish to arrive earlier in Taiwan. What should I consider? 
This is allowed. Just make sure that you are in Taipei Main Station on October 29 before 5:00 PM.

We will be conductiong 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

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