Experience Taiwan - Taipei and Yushan Trek 5 Days
- Hotel in Taipei: Cosmos Hotel Taipei
- Transport in private vehicle or taxi
- Airport Transfers and Pickup
- All meals and drinks (alcohol excluded)
- Day Trips
- Professional Guide
- Permits for National Park
This trip gives you a quick tour of Taiwan where you get to climb its tallest peak and see the most famous the sights of Taipei. Experience Taipei 101 the worlds tallest building and the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall an iconic landmark of Taipei given its historical significance and imposing architecture. Following our tour of Taipei we leave the city and spend 2 days on the Yushan Trek to reach Mount Yushan 3,952 metres (12,966 ft) the tallest in Taiwan. In the winter, Yushan is often capped with thick snow which makes the entire peak shine like stainless jade, hence its name. Yushan was elected one of 28 finalists in the New7Wonders of Nature voting campaign. We spend one night near the summit in PaiYun Lodge.
Day 1 - Taipei ArriveWe will pick you up from the airport and take you to the centrally located Cosmos Hotel Taipei. Spend the rest of the day relaxing or if time permits a trip to the Shihlin Night Market.
Day 2 - Taipei to Yushan (Start of trek)We spend the morning touring Taipei. If time permits we will visit both Taipei 101 the worlds tallest building and the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall an iconic landmark of Taipei given its hisotrical significance and imposing architecture. We leave early in the early afternoon for the 5 hour drive by private taxi to the mountain village of DongPu where we spend the night and near where we will start the trek the next day.
Day 3 - Yushan TrekWe get an early morning start and head to the start of the Yushan Trek. The trek starts at an elevation of 2400m and its approximately 8km to the PaiYun Lodge at 3400m where we will spend the night. The path includes almost 80 bridges, stairs and steep climbs so adequate condition is a must.
Day 4 - Yushan Trek- to TaipeiWe start our ascent to the summit at 3:00am from PaiYun Lodge. Bring a flashlight for trekking in the dark and be prepared for temperatures near freezing. We reach the summit by 6:00 am for great views and the sunrise before we head back down and take the drive back to Taipei to spend the night at the Cosmos Hotel.
Day 5 - Taipei DepartWe drop you to the airport in the morning to make connections.
- Drinks and Snacks