Jade Mountain (Yushan) – August 1-3, 2020

This is a rare opportunity to go with Taiwan Adventures to Yushan (Jade Mountain), on an economical group trip. Due to the difficulty in getting permits, we rarely offer group trips to Yushan. Please read all the information below thoroughly and sign up soon, because the spaces will sell out quickly!

Jade Mountain (Yushan) is Taiwan’s highest mountain and the highest mountain in eastern Asia. It’s one of Asia’s “Three Jewels” and every Taiwanese person wants to climb it once in their lifetime.

This is an OVERNIGHT trip leaving Taipei on Saturday, August 1st and returning to Taipei on Monday August 3rd. (If you work Monday to Friday, you’ll have to take Monday off)

We consider this trip to be “luxury economical” because it’s as cheap as we can make it, and includes everything our private trips include.

Included: Private transportation from and to Taipei for our group; All the meals for the whole trip; Your own bed* in a hotel on the first night; Native English speaking guides (Neil and Ross), permits, and insurance.

If necessary, we can arrange a second pickup point in Taichung or Chiayi for our southern living friends.

*We’ll be staying in private rooms in a hotel near Alishan. You will have your own bed in a room with 4 other people. We might not be able to have separate men’s and women’s rooms. If you’d like a private room, tell us, and we’ll see what we can do, but it will cost extra. The second night will be in Paiyun cabin and will be mixed company and possibly mixed with another hiking group.


If you’re a full time student or you’ve been on another overnight hike with us, the price is $10,500TD pp. If this is your first hike with us, the price is $11,000NTD pp. We’ll send you payment options after you sign up.


Saturday (Aug 1) – Meet at 2pm and a TBA location in Taipei. We’ll drive about 4 hours to Chiayi and have dinner. It’s another 1.5 hours to our hotel in Alishan.
Meals Included: Dinner

Sunday (Aug 2) – Up around 7am, breakfast at the hotel and then drive 45 min to the trailhead. We’ll check in, then take the shuttle bus to the real trailhead. The hike to Paiyun Cabin is 8.5km and ~900m of vertical. It usually takes about 5 hours.
Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Monday (Aug 3) – Up early (~2am) and head to the main peak for sunrise. Hike back down to Paiyun Cabin for an early brunch, hike to the trailhead, and then drive back to Taipei. We expect to be back around 6:00-7:00pm.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Brunch


– Transport from Taipei to the mountain and back

– Permits and accommodations

– All the meals, from dinner on Saturday to brunch on Monday

– Professional, native English speaking guides

– Insurance


(We’ll give you another packing list after you sign up)

– At least a 40L backpack
– Pack cover
– Sturdy hiking boots or shoes
– Fleece
– Raincoat
– Rain pants
– Sleeping bag (winter bag)
– The ability to carry 2L of water
– Headlamp (very important)
– Toiletries and personal items
– Sunscreen
– Trousers (not jeans or other cotton)

Sleeping bags rentals are $500NTD each, and we can have the sleeping bag waiting at Paiyun Cabin so you don’t have to carry it. Hiking Poles: $200 each; Backpacks: $400 each


Please complete the form at the link below. Please note that you are not fully signed up until we receive your payment. After you fill in the information in the link, we’ll send you an email with payment information.

The payment is non-refundable and non-transferable unless we are unsuccessful in our permit application. Getting a permit can be difficult and we’ll do our best to secure one. However in the event that we are unsuccessful, we will refund payments or rearrange the trip for another date.

Be sure to read the group’s rules, especially our refund policy: