Yushan is a 15.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Alishan, Chiayi, Taiwan that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 15.1 miles Elevation Gain: 6,112 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Peak bag the highest mountain (3,952 m / 12,966 ft.) in Taiwan, also one of the "Asian Triology", in one day. Yushan (3,952 m), located in central Taiwan, is the highest mountain in Taiwan and the fourth highest mountain on an island. Yushan is not only popular among Taiwaness hikers. Many international peak baggers also summit it together with Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia and Mount Fuji in Japan to collect the special "Asian Trilogy" experience. To summit Yushan, you will need to attain the permit from Yushan National Park first. The application can be done online which is also the preferable way to do it. The entry to the Yushan trailhead is located near the Upper DongPu parking lot by Expressway 21. It is recommended that you stay one night at DongPu Lodge, just below the Upper DongPu parking lot by expressway 21, for acclimatization before the climb. Park your car at the parking lot and it's a 2.8 km hike to get to the trailhead from there. Fortunately there is a paid shuttle service from the parking lot to the trailhead to save you the trouble during the daytime. When you pass the police station at the gate, have your permit checked by the officer or drop it in the deposit box if no one is on duty. The trailhead is located at the Tataka saddle. From the trailhead, it is a 11 km long one-way hike to the main peak of Yushan and gains almost 1,400 meters in elevation change along the way. Most of the trail is narrow and could be dangerous so please use caution while hiking. You will need to hold the cable to go up during the final push for the summit. After summitting, take the same way back to the trailhead. Please allow at least 12 hours to complete this very strenuous day hike. Hikers normally depart at 3:30AM from the Upper DongPu parking lot and return back before the night.

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Thu Apr 18 2019

Part B: Half way from lodge to top rain set in, torrentially. Because, the guide said, there were chain hangons above he called off the hike.. meaning lighting could have struck us while near those. We returned to the lodge. We were about an hour to the top. I met someone at the lodge who said he had won the lottery to hike the mountain ( there is a national lottery held yearly to hike in!) and all three times the hiking stopped due to lightening. storms all around. The trek is difficult I think to the acclimation to height gain: if your not ready for a 13,000' hike you'll feel it, the weather - it is almost resining new the upper half of he hike, there is no fresh water at the overnight lodge and they have very little food, lots of boulders to climb over - body size and as steps, the second part of the trek is done in total darkness so everyone will get t the start point by the end of the day. All in all a challenge!

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Thu Apr 18 2019

Stop at overnight, continued tomorrow at 2:30! see Part B >>>

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Fri Nov 30 2018

Pretty easy in a perspective of an experienced climber. The only hard part would be stamina and time management. Foreigners get priority on the permits, so just state that you are a foreigner leaving soon.

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Thu Aug 30 2018

Beautiful trail with unreal views of the surrounding mountains. Get a permit many months in advance! We did the 2d1n and stayed in the lodge. If you end up reserving a lodge spot, make sure to have/rent a sleeping pad, warm sleeping bag, and pillow. And bring plenty of snacks! Unfortunately we didn't make it to the summit for sunrise (or at all) because of high winds, but the experience was still incredible.

Sun Dec 24 2017

很好爬

Mon Apr 17 2017

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