Situated in the central part of the island nation of Taiwan and standing at 12,966 ft. Jade mountain is one of the highest mountains in East Asia, making it a much sought after climbing destination in the region. Mount Jade is the undisputed focal point within the Yushan National Park. With panoramic views, overlapping mountains, and deep, plunging valleys, Yushan National Park is well known for its scenery, sunrises, sunsets, geological features, and views of the clouds from above. A surprising fact to many is that Yushan, or in English Jade mountain, rivals Mt. Fuji of Japan in being the highest peak in East Asia.
Climbing Jade Mountain is an amazing experience but it also requires preparation in terms of logistics and physical stamina. The main entrance to the Mount Yushan trailhead is situated at the Tataka Visitor Center. Here is where many groups will spend the first night on their assent to the summit then onto Paiyun Lodge located on the western slope for the 2nd night to acclimatize to the elevation. A pinnacle of the climb is to reach the summit in time for the sunrise. Rewarding hearty hikers with panoramic views of the beautiful Taiwan Strait and the sapphire blue Pacific Ocean.
standing at 12,966 ft. Jade mountain is one of the highest mountains in East Asia