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.

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: 1000 Taipei – Dongpu (2300m) (Dinner)
Note: Stop for lunch at own cost in local restaurant along journey
Overnight: Dongpu Cottage

Day 3: 0830 Dongpu –> Tataka Trailhead (2.8km, drive) –> Menglu Shelter (1.7km, 1hr) –> Qianfeng Summit Entrance (1km, 1.5hr) –> Baimuling (2.3km, 2hrs) –> Own Lunch –> Daxiaobi (1.7km, 1hr) –> Paiyun Cottage (2610m, 1.8km, 1 hr) (Breakfast, Dinner)
Overnight Paiyun dorm

Day 4: 0300 Paiyun Cottage –-> Summit (3952m, 2.5hrs) –-> Paiyun Cottage Breakfast & Pack –> Trailhead –-> 1300 Tataka (Drive) –> Own Lunch –> Dongpu Hotspring (own cost and please prepare own swim wear and cap)–> Taipei (Supper, Breakfast)
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

Basic Itinerary (Subject to changes)

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

Day 2: 1800 Banqiao Train Station – Wangxiang Tribal Village (Dinner)
Overnight: Mingshu

Day 3: 0700 Dongpu –> Tataka Trailhead (Not include shuttle drive Check post to Tataka Trailhead TWD 100 per way) –> Menglu Shelter (1.7km, 1hr) –> Qianfeng Summit Entrance (1km, 1.5hr) –> Baimuling (2.3km, 2hrs) –> Own Lunch –> Daxiaobi (1.7km, 1hr) –> Paiyun Cottage (2610m, 1.8km, 1 hr) (Breakfast, Dinner)
Overnight Paiyun dorm

Day 4: 0300 Paiyun Cottage –-> Summit (3952m, 2.5hrs) –-> Paiyun Cottage Breakfast & Pack –> Trailhead –-> 1300 Tataka (Not include shuttle drive Tataka Trailhead to Check post TWD 100 per way) –> Own Lunch –> Shuili Dinner –> 2100 Banqiao Train Station (Supper, Breakfast, Dinner)
Overnight Morwing Hotel (2-3 star) or similar

Day 5: Departure
Note: Self arrange transport to Airport

Basic Itinerary (Subject to changes)

Day 1: Taipei – Chiayi
Limited Express Train from Taipei – Chiayi (3-4 hours)
Overnight Hotel Discover (2-3 star) or similar

Day 2: 2030 Chiayi Train Station – Dongpu Cottage
Overnight: Dorm

Day 3: 0700 Dongpu –> Tataka Trailhead (Not include shuttle drive Check post to Tataka Trailhead TWD 100 per way) –> Menglu Shelter (1.7km, 1hr) –> Qianfeng Summit Entrance (1km, 1.5hr) –> Baimuling (2.3km, 2hrs) –> Own Lunch –> Daxiaobi (1.7km, 1hr) –> Paiyun Cottage (2610m, 1.8km, 1 hr) (Breakfast, Dinner)
Overnight Paiyun dorm

Day 4: 0300 Paiyun Cottage –-> Summit (3952m, 2.5hrs) –-> Paiyun Cottage Breakfast & Pack –> Trailhead –-> 1300 Tataka (Not include shuttle drive Tataka Trailhead to Check post TWD 100 per way) –> Own Lunch –> 1830 Chiayi Train Station (Supper, Breakfast)
Overnight Hotel Discover (2-3 star) or similar

Day 5: Departure
Note: Self arrange transport to Airport

LAND Price per person in SGD
Pax2-34-67 & aboveSingle sup
Taipei Code: TWN-JMT_05 Date: 23-27 May$ 980$ 680$ 650+ $ 120
Banqiao Code: TWN-JMB_05 Date: Mar – 15, 23, 28; Apr – 5, 19, 25M-$ 550+ $ 120
Chiayi Code: TWN-JMC_05 Date: Mar – 16, 25 Apr – 7, 21$ 550+ $ 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 refer to our customise 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)
  • 1 way Limited Express Train Taipei – Chiayi for Chiayi Option
 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 wayCan 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