Jade Mountain Trek
Welcome to Taiwan’s rooftop! The highest peak in Taiwan, at 3,952 meters, Yushan (玉山) is also the tallest mountain peak in East Asia. Jade Mountain is located in the Yushan National Park in the central mountains of Taiwan. The national park is the largest and highest in Taiwan, with an abundance of wildlife, diverse flora and fauna, and pristine forests. You will therefore not want to miss the chance to climb Jade Mountain.
Are you ready? Let us show you the highest peak while you’re in Taiwan!
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Small Group
Welcome to Taiwan’s rooftop! Not only the highest peak in Taiwan, at 3,952 meters, Yushan (玉山) is also the tallest mountain peak in all of East Asia. Jade mountain is located in the Yushan National Park in the central mountains of Taiwan. The national park is the largest and highest in Taiwan, with an abundance of wildlife, diverse flora and fauna, and pristine forests.
Take note that we will only apply for groups on weekdays. Chances to obtain weekend permits are slim to none. 3 to 4 months advance notice is required for permit application.
- 2 nights Accommodation
- Return Transportation to Taipei
- Breakfast (2), Lunch (2), Dinner (1)
- All required permits
- A TAO Adventure guide
- Trekking Pack and Clothing
We begin our trip with a drive from Taipei to Yushan National Park (玉山國家公園). Upon arrival to our pre climb accommodation, we will eat, relax, and prepare for the two day ascension.
We will wake up early for a pre climb breakfast before departing for the trailhead. The hike to Paiyun Lodge spans roughly 4 hours during a gorgeous, gradual climb. We will pass through the diverse, pristine forests of Yushan, from Broadleaf forests to Subalpine.
Be on the lookout for Yushan’s variety of wildlife species, from mammals like the Serow, to birds like the endemic Mikado Pheasant.
Once we reach our destination for the night, Paiyun Lodge (3,402 meters), we will drop our gear, and head for Yushan West Peak (3,518 meters).
Return to Paiyun Lodge for sunset, dinner, and an early nights rest.
Early morning wake up at 2 am. We will have a quick breakfast, coffee and guzzle of water before setting off under the moon and stars.
The ascent to the Main Peak (3,952 meters) will take roughly 1.5 hours. Take in the sights from the top of Taiwan! We will watch the transition from bright stars overhead to colorful skies rising with the sun. The views from the peak are spectacular.
After we have soaked in the sunrise, we will descend to the Paiyun Lodge, eat lunch and continue back to Taipei.