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Apply for Park Permit

Please read the following regulations before applying

A confirmation of thorough acknowledgement and understanding of "Important Notices for Park Entry" prior to submitting your application.

When Typhoon Warnings have been issued, or in the instance of bushfires or other emergency situations, the National Park Headquarters will announce contingency plans to restrict access to some or all areas of the Park. Permits granted access during this period will be deemed void (ineffective).

Responsibilities of the Team Leader as pertaining to the Park Ecological Protection Areas Entry Permit:

  1. The applicant fully confirms the personal data and is aware of the travel plans of all team members. Untrue information within the application, which is considered an official document and cause damage to the public or others, that causes damage to the team or others will be punished under criminal law of forgery according to "the publication of false matters".
  2. The applicant will convey to the team leader and team members the requirements and commitments addressed in the "Park Ecological Protection Areas Entry Permit". The team leader must carry the permits and team members’ identity documents for inspection.

Team commitment to ecological protection:

  1. Team members will fully recognize the ecological vulnerability of the surrounding area, and will attend a workshop on reducing one’s ecological footprint before departing.
  2. Team members will fully understand the Leave No Trace Principles, and together with their team members, will actively enforce these guidelines during their trip.
  3. If required, team members will cooperate with the National Parks Volunteers in areas of conservation action, and hold themselves and team members to upstanding behavior in this regard.
  4. Team members will avoid using items that can potentially impact wildlife and their habitat, and appropriately dispose or attend to rubbish in accordance with the guidelines set by the Taroko National Park Headquarters.

Team commitment to safety hiking:

  1. Team members must fully recognize and understand the various disaster risks within and weather forecast pertaining to the Park area, and attend the safety maintenance workshops before the hiking trip, if required.
  2. The team leader must be fully informed of the physical and mental conditions of all team members, and undertake any necessary physical conditioning and essential mountaineering skills before embarking on the trip.  
  3. The team leader must be aware and be familiar with contingency plans during the entire trip. The team is responsible for bringing the necessary mountaineering equipment and supplies.
  4. The team must carry communications equipment and sufficient batteries, and keep in touch with the rear personnel and respective families on a regular basis.
  5. The team leader must be cognizant of the weather and be vigilant in monitoring the condition of team members at all times during the trip, and must adhere to the “Safety First” principles while on the trip.
  6. All team members must comply the National Parks Conservation Volunteers if subject to inspection and/or instruction, and never pursue hiking if faced with security and safety concerns.

When applying for non-traditional routes (designated as "Other"):

The online system will only accept applications for routes within the Ecological Protected Area. Applications with routes that at any point stray outside the Ecological Protected Area will be rejected.

Submission window and times regarding National Park Entry Permits:

  1. The application system is open for submissions every day between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm. The system will be closed between 11:00 pm to 7:00 am the next morning for routine maintenance. Quotas regarding the daily maximum number of persons are applied on some routes.
  2. For Qilai (Qilai Main Peak and Qilai North Peak, Mt. Qilai Range, Qilai East Ridge, Qilai South Peak), Nanhu (Mt. Nanhu, Mt. Nanhu – Mt. Zhongyangjian/North Section 1 of Central Mt. Range), North Section 1.~2. North of Central Mt. Range, North Section 2 of Central Mt. Range/Guimenguan Cliff, Mt. Shuan – Mt. Lingming, Mt. Shuan Single Day Ascent, Mt. Bilu – Mt. Yangtou, Mt. Qingshui, and non-traditional (“Other”) routes:
    1. Applications will open 7 – 30 days before the date of intended entry (Note: Non-traditional (“Other”) routes require independent case verification, which may require comparatively longer processing times. We ask that you cooperate with our staff during this process).
    2. One application is representative of one team. A team can consist of a maximum of 12 people; separate (new) application(s) should be completed if the number of team members exceeds 12. An applicant can only be a team member or a team leader a maximum of once a day (e.g. one cannot be a member of a team and the leader of another team on the same day).
    3. Applications submitted less than 7 days before the date of intended entry will not be accepted.
    4. Applications successfully submitted within 30 days before the date of intended entry will be arranged in the order of submission time.
    5. Once an application is approved, the date of entry and the names of members (including the team leader, team members, and the emergency coordinator) cannot be changed. Parties may cancel their application in whole or in part (either for an individual or for the entire party) up to 10 pm the day of intended entry. Additional (separate) applications should be submitted if additional members wish to participate.
  3. For Mt. Yangtou Single Day Ascent, Mt. Bilu Single Day Ascent routes:
    1. Applications will open 3 – 30 days before entry. The application window will close at 3 pm the day before consecutive holidays if the date of intended entry falls between Tuesday and Friday, and before 3 pm 3 days before the date of intended entry, if this date falls on a Friday.
    2. One application is representative of one team. A team can consist of a maximum of 12 people; separate (new) application(s) should be completed if the number of team members exceeds 12. An applicant can only be a team member or a team leader a maximum of once a day (e.g. one cannot be a member of a team and the leader of another team on the same day).
    3. Applications submitted less than 3 days before the date of intended entry will not be accepted.
    4. Applications successfully submitted within 30 days before the date of intended entry will be arranged in the order of submission time.
    5. Once an application is approved, the date of entry and the names of members (including the team leader, team members, and the emergency coordinator) cannot be changed. Parties may cancel their application in whole or in part (either for an individual or for the entire party) up to 10 pm the day of intended entry. Additional (separate) applications should be submitted if additional members wish to participate.
  4. For Zhuilu Old Road:
    1. Applications will open 1 – 30 days before entry. The application window will close at 3 pm on the previous working day.
    2. One application is representative of one team. A team can consist of a maximum of 12 people; separate (new) application(s) should be completed if the number of team members exceeds 12. An applicant can only be a team member or a team leader a maximum of once a day (e.g. one cannot be a member of a team and the leader of another team on the same day).
    3. The latest submission time for Zhuilu Old Road is 3 pm the previous day if the date of intended entry falls between Tuesday and Friday, and before 3 pm on Friday for entry between Saturday and Monday. If there is a public holiday before the date of intended entry, the latest submission time is 3 pm on the last working day. Otherwise, applications submitted in advance of these date restrictions will not be subjected to these regulations.
    4. Applications successfully submitted within 30 days before the date of intended entry will be arranged in the order of submission time.
    5. Once an application is approved, the date of entry and the names of members (including the team leader, team members, and the emergency coordinator) cannot be changed. Parties may cancel their application in whole or in part (either for an individual or for the entire party) up to 10 pm the day of intended entry. Additional (separate) applications should be submitted if additional members wish to participate.

[Emergency Planning]

  1. Please ensure and bring adequate personal and group mountain equipment with you on your hike (including snow/ice climbing equipment during snow season).
  2. Please bring working communication and GPS devices with you on your hike, and regularly notify family members and/or your emergency contact persons of your itinerary and current position.
  3. Team members must be cognizant of the weather and must fully recognize and understand the various disaster risks within the Park area, and attend the safety maintenance workshops before the hiking trip, if required.
  4. The team leader must be fully informed of the physical and mental conditions of all team members, and undertake any necessary physical conditioning and essential mountaineering skills before embarking on the trip.  
  5. Team members must adhere to the “Safety First” principles while on the trip. All team members must comply the National Parks Conservation Volunteers if subject to inspection and/or instruction, and adhere to their guidance if needed.
  6. Please consider appropriate insurance for your team to ensure adequate coverage in the face of an emergency.

[Environmental Protection]

  1. All team members must obey the relevant regulations when entering the Ecological Protection Area of Taroko National Park.
  2. Team members will fully understand the Leave No Trace Principles, and strive to keep their ecological footprint to a minimum.
  3. Team members will keep contact with wildlife to a minimum, and will not dispose of any rubbish on the trails.
  4. Team members must not leave the trailpath.
  5. If required, team members will cooperate with the National Parks Volunteers in areas of conservation action, and hold themselves and team members to upstanding behavior in this regard.
  6. For your own safety, it is forbidden to cook on beds inside cabins

Please watch the "Zhuilu Old Road Safety Announcement Video" if you wish to apply for admission to Zhuilu Old Road.

I have read and acknowledge the "Admission Fees pertaining to Zhuilu Old Road" prior to applying. I understand that we must enter Zhuilu Old Road between 7 AM and 10 AM. I will convey this information to all team members.

I have read and understood the regulations above and will follow National Park Regulations.