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!

Date:  28 Apr – 2 May, 23-27 May 2020

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.


Itinerary Subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival Taipei
Note: Self arrange transport to Taipei City
Overnight one of the hotel below or similar depending on availability:
CityInn Hotel Taipei Station Branch I

Day 2: Taipei – Dongpu (2300m) (Dinner)
1000  Gather at assigned meeting place, meet guide for gears checking and depart to Dongpu with stop for lunch at own cost in local restaurant along journey
1700  Arrive Dongpu Cottage, Chek in and dinner
2030  Rest and sleep
Overnight dorm

Day 3: Dongpu –  Paiyun Cottage (2610m, abt 6hrs trek) (Breakfast, Dinner, Supper)
0600  Morning call
0630  Breakfast (Fishball/ ham toast + coffee/tea)
0730  Get ready for trek
0745 Registration at Tataka Management Office (Please produce passport)
0830  Transfer to Tataka Trailhead (2.8km)
0840  Trek to Menglu Shelter (1.7km)
1000 Trek to Qianfeng Summit Entrance (1km)
1040  Trek to Baimuling (2.3km)
1230  Rest + lunch (hot meal)
1330  Trek to Daxiaobi (1.7km)
1430  Trek to Paiyun Cottage (1.8km)
1530 Arrive Paiyun Cottage. Rest & relax
1600 Dinner
1800 Supper
1930  Rest, star gazing, sleep
Overnight Paiyun dorm

Day 4: Paiyun Cottage – Summit (3952m) – Trailhead – Taipei (Breakfast)
0200  Morning call & breakfast, Get ready for trek (light pack)
0300  Trek to see sunrise at Main Peak of Yushan
0530 Arrive summit
0630 Descend to Paiyun Cottage
0800 Arrive Paiyun for packing and descend
1300  Arrive trailhead and continue by shuttle to Tataka carpark
1330 Proceed to Heshe for lunch (own cost)
1500 Continue travel to Dongpu Hotspring (at own cost and please prepare own swim wear and cap)
1630 Continue to Taipei
2000 Arrive in Taipei at night depending on traffic.

Note: Self arrange transport to Taipei Hotel after drop-off point.
Overnight one of the hotel below or similar depending on availability:
CityInn Hotel Taipei Station Branch I

Day 5: Departure
Note: Self arrange transport to Airport


LAND Price per person in SGD

Pax2-34 & aboveSingle supplement
5 Days (Tour Code: TWN-JM_05)$ 970$ 650+ $ 120

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

LAND Price includes

  • Experience local mountain guide (1 guide : 7 trekkers)
  • Return transfer Taipei City to Tataka
  • Meals in the mountain as per itinerary
  • Porterage for communal gears and food
  • Mountain hut accommodation as per itinerary with sleeping bag & mattress provided at Paiyun Cottage
  • Complimentary adventure consultation
  • Local Nanshan Insurance covering 2,000,000NT accident + 200,000NT medical expenses
  • 2 nights at CityInn Hotel Taipei Station Branch II or Ximending Branch (twin-share) or similar


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