Jade Mountain (Yushan)

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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, Weekday, there's a strong chance for the team to be chosen.  

Package Rate: USD 590 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 before the hike
  • One night accommodation 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


  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Airport fees
  • Visa fees
  • Meals outside the trek
  • Personal expenses
  • Day 1

  • 02:30 PM Suggested flight: Manila to Taipei via Cebu Pacific on December 3 or earlier, Departing Manila at 02:30 PM and arriving Taipei at 04:30 PM

  • 04:30 PM December 3: Arrive at Taipei, Head to Taipei Main Station and Check in at Hostel. Free time.

  • Day 2

  • 09:00 AM December 4: Free time to explore Taipei further.

  • 04:00 PM Depart for Jade Mountain jump-off point.

  • 09:00 PM ETA Mountain Cabin at jump-off point. Rest and easy.

  • Day 3

  • 06:00 AM December 5: Wake-up call. Prepare to depart for Jade jump-off point.

  • 07:30 AM Arrive at the checkpoint. Take a shuttle vehicle to jump-off point. Orientation. Start trek.

  • 03:00 PM ETA at Paiyun Lodge, 3,450 masl. Dinner. Overnight.

  • Day 4

  • 02:00 AM December 6: Wake up call. Breakfast. Start trek so summit.

  • 06:00 AM ETA summit (3,952masl). Start descent. Explore the area.

  • 07:00 AM Start descent.

  • 08:30 AM Back at Paiyun Lodge. Rest. Final packing. Prepare for descent.

  • 04:00 PM ETA Jump off point. Head back to Taipei Main Station.

  • 08:30 PM Arrive at City. Free Time.

  • Day 5

  • 08:00 AM December 7: Explore Taipei or option to do a day-hike.

  • 10:00 PM Depart for Airport

  • 11:59 PM Suggested flight: Taipei to Manila via Cebu Pacific December 8, Departing Taipei at 01:35 AM and arriving Manila at 04:05 AM

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 suggested flight on the suggested flight tab)
Is Visa required? As of April 2023, Philippines is now Visa Free in entering Taiwan. http://taiwan.visahq.ph/#!taiwan-Tourist-visa
I wish to arrive earlier in Taiwan. What should I consider? This is allowed. Just make sure that you are in the Taipei on December 1, on or before 4:00 PM.
What's your suggested flight to Taipei? We suggest the following flights: Manila to Taipei via Cebu Pacific December 1: Departing Manila at 02:30 PM and arriving Taipei at 04:30 PM
How about from Taipei to Manila? Taipei to Manila via Cebu Pacific December 6: Departing Taipei at 01:35 AM and arriving Manila at 04:05 AM
A more detailed "Things to bring" will be discussed during our preparation climb meeting. ">A more detailed "Things to bring" will be discussed during our preparation climb meeting. ">What to wear:
  • Dri-fit/breathable shirt or long sleeves
  • Dri-fit/breathable pants
  • Rain Protection: Raincoat/poncho and/or waterproof jacket
  • Sun Protection: Sunblock, shades, arm sleeves, and/or cap
  • Windbreaker
  • Fleece/down jacket
  • Hiking/sports socks above your ankle
  • A good pair of hiking/trekking shoesCheck video for more details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yayYY_1YgW4&t=213s

What to bring during the hike:
  • ?Water at least 2 liters/day
  • Gatorade/Pocari sweat  at least 1 liter/day
  • Snacks/Trail Food (Some of the most efficient trail foods are dried fruits, chocolates, and nuts)
  • Personal medications
  • Phone, ID, and Power bank
  • Additional hike clothes such as shirts, pants, socks and underwear
  • Ear plugs
  • Headlamp with extra batteries 
  • Extra plastic as waterproofing
  • NTD in small denominations 
A more detailed "Things to bring" will be discussed during our preparation climb meeting.

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