Jade Mountain (玉山)

Welcome to Taiwan’s rooftop! The highest peak in Taiwan, at 3,952 meters, Jade Mountain aka Yushan (玉山) is also the tallest mountain peak in East Asia. Jade Mountain is located in 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.


What you need to know:

A 2 Day / 2 Night Tour

The Experience

Jade Mountain is Taiwan’s highest peak with an elevation of 3,952 meters. This is one of the most popular hikes in Taiwan requires a hiking permit, which are very competitive to get. Obtaining a hiking permit is not guaranteed. Our standard Jade Mountain group trips involve stay overnight at a 3-star hotel as a group with shared accommodation close to the trailhead. Guests can expect stunning vistas and views of the Central Mountain Range. Although Jade Mountain is considered by some to be one of Taiwan’s easier high mountain hikes, guests are required to have a moderate level of fitness and endurance.


Round trip private transportation will be provided from a central location (e.g. Taipei Main Station) to the Jade Mountain Trail trailhead near. In the event you require some special assistance in getting picked up, we’ll make sure you get sorted out.

The Trail

Day 1 – Starts at 6:00am with a hike to Paiyun Lodge (3,402m) spanning roughly 4-6 hours during a gorgeous, gradual climb. We drop gear and head to Yushan West Peak (3,518m) before returning to the lodge for sunset, dinner, and an early night’s rest.

DAY 2 – Early morning wake up at 2 am to start ascent to the Main Peak (3,952m) and the roof of Taiwan for sunrise. After taking photos we will descend to the Paiyun Lodge, eat lunch and continue back down.


We’re fond of good, healthy food. Especially on the trail. Our guides will cook and prepare the hearty vegetarian meals for guests.

Meals included will be Day One – Breakfast Lunch, Dinner, Day Two – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,.

Guests can bring other personal snacks as they require, but will be asked to carry these resources and are responsible for carrying all their garbage out of the National Park.

The Price

Our scheduled events to Jade Mountain regularly cost NTD $11,500/guest and are coordinated with a maximum of 6 guests.

This covers transportation, guides, meals, accommodation (in mountain huts), insurance, permits and planning assistance for porters (if needed).

For private and custom tours, please contact us.

Guides & Gear

Our guides are certified mountaineering guides and all have received wilderness advanced first-aid training. These professional guides are bilingual and well versed in the local culture, flora and fauna. They’re also fun people to spend an experience like this with.

As far as gear goes, you will essentially need a comfortable and solid pair of hiking books (and comfortable socks!), a durable and waterproof jacket and at least a 50L backpack. Hiking poles are not necessary, but many do climb with them. Don’t worry. We will provide a full packing list once booking is confirmed.

What other travelers say about Taiwan Adventure Outings

TAO were an amazing company to travel with, I would definitely recommend them to anyone wanting an adventure!
As two young women traveling around Taiwan, we felt incredibly safe and comfortable.

― Bonnie S, April 2019

To top off our love for TAO, TAO supports eco-friendly tourism and regularly cleans up the local community. I will definitely be recommending TAO to others and coming back for another hike if given the opportunity. 10/10!

― Alyssa B, December 2019

About us

Taiwan Adventure Outings (TAO) is a project of Origin Wild Co. and focuses on responsible adventure travel to the high mountains of Taiwan.