5 Days Jade Mountain Trek (Taiwan)

Jade Mountain

Yushan, also Mount Yu is the highest mountain in Taiwan and the fourth highest mountain on an island. In the winter, Yushan is often capped with thick snow which makes the entire peak shine like stainless jade, hence its name. The highest point is 3,952 metres (12,966 ft) above sea level.

Yushan has five main peaks with the Main Peak being the most popular:

  • Yushan Main Peak (玉山主峰), 3,952 m (12,966 ft)
  • Yushan Eastern Peak (玉山東峰), 3,869 m (12,694 ft) – 1.2 kilometres (0.7 mi) from Main Peak
  • Yushan Northern Peak (玉山北峰), 3,858 m (12,657 ft) – 2.2 kilometres (1.4 mi) from Wind Tunnel (風口)
  • Yushan Southern Peak (玉山南峰), 3,844 m (12,612 ft) – 3.1 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Paiyun Lodge (排雲山莊)
  • Yushan Western Peak (玉山西峰), 3,467 m (11,375 ft) – 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from Paiyun Lodge (排雲山莊)

East, west, north, and south peaks surround the main summit. The east peak rises to a height of 3,869 m (12,694 ft) and is considered one of Taiwan’sTen Major Summits (十峻). The south peak is a sharp pinnacle of black shale. The relatively accessible west side of Yushan is covered with thick forests. The north peak is part of a long, gently-rising ridge; this peak consists of two high points that resemble a camel’s humps. The North Peak is also home to Taiwan’s highest permanently occupied building, the Yushan Weather Station, where the occasional visitors are given a warm welcome.

We have carefully prepared the Yushan Mountain trek with safety as a priority consideration. Our trek comes with professional climbing equipment, so that our climbers can explore Taiwan’s first peak in a safe and fun manner!

Special Note

It is recommended that all climbers should have themselves medically checked before attempting any mountain climb. If you have a history of suffering from the following ailments, it is highly recommend that you should refrain from climbing: Hypertension, Diabetes, Palpitation, Arthritis, Heart disease, severe anemia, Peptic ulcers, Epileptic fits, Obesity (overweight), Chronic asthma, Muscular cramps, Hepatitis (jaundice); or any other disease which may hamper the climber.

Dates

Banqiao: 4-8 Dec 22, 11-15 Dec 22, 18-22 Dec 22

Chiayi: 6-10 Dec 22, 13-17 Dec 22, 20-24 Dec 22

Taipei: 22-26 Apr 23, 25-29 Jun 23, 5-9 Aug 23

Basic Itinerary (Subject to changes)

Day 1: Arrival Banqiao
Note: Self arrange transport to Banqiao in New Taipei City
Overnight MRT Hotel Standard Room (2-3 star) or similar

Day 2: Banqiao Train Station – Wangxiang Tribal Village 
1800 Meet guide at Banqiao Train Station for depart to Wangxiang Village
2300 Arrive Wangxiang Tribal Village
Overnight: Mingshu

Day 3: Wangxiang – Tataka – Paiyun (Breakfast, Dinner)
0600 Breakfast
0700 Depart to Tataka Check Post
0810 Tataka Check Post – Trailhead (Not include shuttle drive TWD 100 per way)
0930 Arrive Menglu Shelter (1.7km)
1130 Arrive Qianfeng Summit Entrance (1km)
1500 Arrive Paiyun Cottage (2610m, 1.8km)
Overnight Paiyun dorm

Day 4: Paiyun – Summit – Tataka – Banqiao (Supper, Breakfast, Dinner)
0300 Supper
0330 Depart for Summit (3952m, 2.5hrs)
0600 Arrive Summit for sunrise before descend to Paiyun
0800 Paiyun Cottage Breakfast; Pack and descend
1400 Tataka Trailhead – Check Post (Not include shuttle drive TWD 100 per way); Own Lunch & transfer to Shuili
1700 Arrive Shuili for Dinner before depart to Banqiao
2100 Arrive Banqiao Train Station
Overnight MRT Hotel standard room (2-3 star) or similar

Day 5: Departure
Note: Self arrange transport to Airport

Basic Itinerary (Subject to changes)

Day 1: Chiayi
Make your own way to Chiayi. Check in hotel
Overnight Green Hotel Standard Room (2-3 star) or similar

Day 2: Chiayi Train Station – Dongpu Cottage
2030 Meet guide at Chiayi Train Station Qian Zhan and depart to Dongpu.
2300 Arrive Dongpu Cottage for overnight
Overnight: Dorm

Day 3: Dongpu – Paiyun (Breakfast, Dinner)
0600 Breakfast
0700 Dongpu – Check Post
0710 Registration at Check Post. Proceed to Tataka Trailhead (Not include shuttle drive Check post to Tataka Trailhead TWD 100 per way)
0730 Start Hike from Trailhead to Menglu Shelter (1.7km, 1hr)
0900 Continue hike to West Peak View Point
1030 Enjoy own trail lunch at West Peak View Point
1400 Arrive Paiyun Cottage (2610m)
Overnight Paiyun dorm

Day 4: Paiyun – Summit – Tataka – Chiayi (Supper, Breakfast)
0300 Supper at Paiyun Cottage
0330 Depart for summit
0600 Arrive Summit (3952m, 2.5hrs) for sunrise before return trek to Paiyun
0900 Paiyun Cottage Breakfast; Pack & descend with stop for own trail lunch
1500 Tataka Trailhead – Tataka Check Post (Not include shuttle drive TWD 100 per way) – Chiayi
1830 Arrive Chiayi Train Station
Overnight Green Hotel Standard Room (2-3 star) or similar

Day 5: Departure
Note: Self arrange transport to Airport

Basic Itinerary (Subject to changes)

Day 1: Arrival Taipei
Note: Self arrange transport to Taipei City
Overnight CityInn Hotel Taipei Station Branch I or similar

Day 2: Taipei – Dongpu (2300m) (Lunch, Dinner)
1000 Meet at 台北市政府捷運站or as advised and transfer to Dongpu. Along the journey enjoy a local cuisine for lunch.
1700 Arrive Dongpu for rest and dinner
Overnight: Dongpu Cottage Dorm

Day 3: Dongpu – Paiyun (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
0630 Breakfast
0730 Pack and ready
0745 Registration at Check Post
0830 Shuttle transfer to Tataka Trail Head
0840 Tataka Trailhead – Menglu Shelter (1.7km, 1hr)
1000 Menglu – Qianfeng Summit Entrance (1km, 40mins)
1040 Qianfeng Summit Entrance – Baimuling (2.3km, 2hrs)
1230 Enjoy simple Lunch at Baimuling prepared by guide
1330 Baimuling – Daxiaobi (1.7km, 1hr) – Paiyun Cottage (2610m, 1.8km, 1 hr)
1600 Arrive Paiyun Cottage
1700 Enjoy dinner prepared by Paiyun Cottage
Overnight Paiyun dorm

Day 4: Paiyun – Summit – Tataka – Taipei (Supper, Breakfast)
0230 Supper & getting prepared
0300 Paiyun Cottage – Summit (3952m, 2.5hrs)
0530 Summit for sunrise
0800 Back in Paiyun Cottage for Breakfast; Pack and descend
1300 Arrive Trailhead and transfer by shuttle to check Post
1330 Drive from Tataka for lunch (lunch at own cost) at He She before continue to Dongpu Hotspring (own cost and please prepare own swim wear and cap)
1630 Depart for Taipei
2000 Arrive 台北市政府捷運站or as advised
Note: Self arrange transport to Taipei Hotel after drop-off point.
Overnight CityInn Hotel Taipei Station Branch I or similar

Day 5: Departure
Note: Self arrange transport to Airport

LAND Price per person in SGD

Pax 2-3 4-6 7 & above Single sup
Taipei
Code: TWN-JMT_05
1050 680 650 + 120
Banqiao
Code: TWN-JMB_05
650 + 120
Chiayi
Code: TWN-JMC_05
600 + 120

Price is subjected to changes without prior notice
Airfare:By Scoot from S$ 400 with taxes
Note:

  • Schedule for Banqiao & Chiayi is for Join-In Group with local Taiwan climbers. Confirmation can only be known after balloting result is out around 28 days before departure. The group can only be departed upon minimum size reached.
  • Full refund will be given if minimum size is not reached or not able to get the beds in the mountain.
  • For English speaking guide, please contact us to customise your trip.

LAND Price includes

  • Experience local mountain guide (1 guide : 7 trekkers)
  • Return transfer Taipei City/ Banqiao/ Chiayi to Tataka
  • Meals in the mountain as per itinerary
  • Mountain hut accommodation as per itinerary with sleeping bag & mattress provided at Paiyun Cottage
  • Complimentary adventure consultation
  • Local Nanshan Insurance
  • 2 nights at Hotel in Taipei or Banqiao or  Chiayi (twin-share)

 

Price excludes

  • All airfare + taxes
  • Airport transfer
  • Other transport not mentioned
  • All other meals not mentioned
  • All other entrance fees not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Rental of ice crampons (NT 350) is optional depending on season
  • Private porterage (TWD 4000 per day per porter)  with max weight of 25kg

 

Reviews

The overall adventure: 5
How well do you think we have managed to run the trip? : 5
How would you grade our crews?: 5
* One has to know one’s ability, altitude sickness n what to pack so one does not have to carry a, heavy load up the mountain.
* best moment : Upon reaching t summit :- relief, exhilarating n a sense of achievement
* moment you least enjoyed? Can’t sleep in a dormitory, which goes affect a person’s ability to climb

Judy

Mt Jade 22-25 Sep 2019

The overall adventure: 5
How well do you think we have managed to run the trip? : 5
How would you grade our crews?: 5
* One has to know one’s ability, altitude sickness n what to pack so one does not have to carry a, heavy load up the mountain.
* best moment :Trek along with cliffs.Environment friendly.
* moment you least enjoyed? Bad weather, some certain places unable to take aerial photograph. Trekking duration slightly slower due to other trekkers demands.
Raynium

Mt Jade 4-8 Aug 2019

The overall adventure: 4
How well do you think we have managed to run the trip? : 4
How would you grade our crews?: 3
*Good
– Guide cooks lunch on day 1 and make coffee at summit. Very nice to have hot food and drinks along the way

Can be improved
– communication from the guide can be improved. Especially on timing.
– Guide can be more watchful on the condition of the participants.
– if the guide can also share more on the plants, animals and environment in the park.
* best moment : Trek is manageable with beautiful views along the way. Summit with beautiful sunrise. There are so many area for nice photos.
* moment you least enjoyed? The dormitory but this is mountain lodging so cannot complain.

Annoymous

Mt Jade 26-30 May 2018

The overall adventure: 4
How well do you think we have managed to run the trip? : 4
How would you grade our crews?: 5 — Very Good
* best moment : During Summit trek and at summit. 东埔 and 排云.make new friendsDuring Summit trek and at summit.

Tan Boon Phing

Mt Jade 22-25 May 2017

The overall adventure: 5
How well do you think we have managed to run the trip? : 5
How would you grade our crews?: 5
* best moment : Watching the sunrise. Also the friendliness of the guide and the food was great.
* moment you least enjoyed? The toilets in the trail but that can’t be helped

Annoymous

Mt Jade 25-27 Dec 2016