Jade Mountain (Yushan)

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Overview

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.  

Package Rate: USD 550 or PHP 29,000
*For payment in USD please contact coby@trailadventours.com 

Inclusions

  • Introduction to Hiking in Taiwan 
  • Two nights accomodation in Taipei
  • One night accommodation before the hike
  • One night accomodation in Yushan Mountain Lodging 
  • Park permits and entrance fees
  • Meals During the Hike (Day 2 Dinner, Day 3 Breakfast and Lunch)
  • Adventure Guide/Coordinator
  • Local Guide Fees
  • Hiking insurance 
  • English maps of Yushan National Park and Jade Mountain
  • Support from a Taiwan-based coordinator
  • Trail Adventours Shirt
  • Trail Adventours ID and bagtag 

Exclusions

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

Suggested Flights

October 29: Cebu Pacific (Manila to Taipei) that leaves Manila at 10:00 PM arriving Taipei on October 30 at 12:10 AM
November 3: Cebu Pacific (Taipei to Manila) that leaves Taipei at 01:25 AM arriving Manila at 03:40 AM

  • Day 0

  • 10:00 PM October 29: Cebu Pacific (Manila to Taipei) that leaves Manila at 10:00 PM & arriving Taipei on October 30 at 12:10 AM

  • Day 1

  • 12:10 AM October 30: Arrive at Taipei, Head to Taipei Main Station and Check in at Hostel. Free time.

  • 03:00 PM Head to Taipei Main Station to meet the whole team.

  • 04:00 PM Depart for Jade Mountain jump off point area. Check in. Overnight.

  • Day 2

  • 06:00 AM October 31: 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 November 1: 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 November 2: 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 November 3: Cebu Pacific (Taipei to Manila): November 3 that leaves Taipei at 01:25 AM arriving Manila at 03:40 AM

  • 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.

Package Rate: USD 550 or Php 28,600
*For payment in USD please contact coby@trailadventours.com 

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