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Yushan (Jade Mountain) 3952m - Tallest Mountain in Taiwan 19-22 Nov 17 (FULL)

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The island of Taiwan has more than 100 mountains exceeding 3000m with the highest being Yushan(3952m) and 2nd highest being Xueshan(3886m). Both peaks are part of the famous "Top 100 Peaks of Taiwan" (台灣百岳). Yushan is also known to be the fourth highest mountain on an island and highest point on the Tropic of Cancer. Yushan is sometimes climbed together with Mt. Kinabalu in Malaysia and Mt. Fuji in Japan by trekkers to collect the special "Asian Trilogy" experience. As with almost all the mountain ranges in Taiwan, both mountains are located in central Taiwan with Yushan in The Yushan National Park in Xinyi, Nantou Country and Xueshan in Sheipa National Park in Dahu Township, Miaoli County

Yushan has 5 peaks, namely North, South, East, West and Main, and can be accessed from Tatajia or Dongpu. Most trekkers head for the shorter and quick 2-day trek from Tatajia to the Main Peak and back to Tatajia, skipping the rest of the peaks and Dongpu. For the super fit and fast, it is possible to attempt a 1-day ascend. From the start point at Tatajia Saddle (2610m) to the Main Peak (3952m), it covers a distance of 10.2km. Trekkers spend one night at Paiyun Hut (3460m/8.5km), at pre-dawn climb another 2.6km from the hut to the Main Peak to catch the sunrise view the next morning. This last 2.4km to the Main Peak can be a bit of a scramble on rocks with strong wind, especially at the last stretch, famously known as the wind tunnel. After catching the sunrise and descend to Paiyun for a quick brunch, trekkers will retrace the route back to the start point of the trek at Tatajia Saddle.

Package details:

Duration : 4 days

Group Size : 6-12 people

Trek fee : S$530 per person

Apply Permit By : 5 Feb 2017

Grading : 2B

Other Yushan Dates:

10-13 May 2017

11-14 June 2017

19 - 22 Nov 2017

Itinerary (4 days)

Day 1: Singapore - Taipei (Taoyuan Int’l Airport). Transfer to accommodation near trail head (1405m) / 6 hours journey. Guesthouse / L,D

Day 2: Transfer to Tatajia Visitors’ Center (2610m) to start trek. Tatajia Saddle (2610m) → Paiyun Lodge (3460m/8.5km). Mountain hut / B,L,D

Day 3: Paiyun Lodge (3460m) → Yushan Peak (3952m/2.4km) → Paiyun (3460m) →Tatajia Saddle (2610m). Transfer to Taipei. Hotel / B,L,D

Day 4: Taipei – Singapore B


1. Return airport transfer in Taipei

2. Land transfer to Fenchihu / Taipei

3. All meals during trek; except those not included in itinerary

4. Twin/Triple sharing with attached bathroom in Taipei

5. Between 2 and 6 bedded rooms with attached bathroom in Fenchihu

6. Mountain lodge during trek (dormitory)

7. Sleeping bag (mountain lodge)

8. Boiled water at Paiyun Lodge

9. Conservation, National Park fees and permit

10. Local mountain guide(s)


1. Return airfare Singapore-Taipei-Singapore & airline taxes & fuel surcharge

2. Meals outside the trek and those not included in the itinerary

3. All drinks, except boiled water during trek

4. Porters

5. All tipping

6. Personal trekking gear – warm clothing, shoes, backpacks, trekking poles etc

7. Personal travel insurance / expenses / shopping

8. Transportation and accommodation not within the itinerary

9. Extra cost incurred due to departure from or changes to trek itinerary

Support from Ace Adventure Expeditions

We provide pre trek support to prepare you for the trek:

1. Trek briefing

2. Equipment preparation & gear discount from local outdoor outfitters

3. Physical training preparation

4. Trek information kit

The trek preparation will be conducted by our staff who have been Yushan.

We carefully select and establish strong working relationship with our local trek operator to ensure safe participation by everyone. Our local climbing guide(s) who have intimate knowledge of the local surroundings, conditions and culture on Taiwan mountains are also trained in mountain rescue skills.

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Time-line : 5 Jul 2017

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