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Regulations of Park Permit Applications for Entering the Ecological Restricted Area of Yushan National Park

Modifiers Date:2020-07-06   Released By:Yushan National Park Headquarters

Principles of Regulations of Park Permit Applications for Entering the Ecological Restricted Area of Yushan National Park

 

The “Regulations of Park Permit Applications for Entering the Ecological Restricted Area of Yushan National Park” is proposed by Yushan National Park Headquarters to strengthen environmental protection, promote environmental awareness, avoid accidents while trekking, charge the park permit application, and safeguard the application data. The regulations include 9 parts and 21 articles in total:

 

  1. Legal Basis of Establishment and Execution of the Regulations (Article 1)
  2. Purpose of Establishment of the Regulations (Article 2)
  3. Applicable Individuals (Article 3)
  4. Hiking Trails in Yushan National Park (Article 4)
  5. Deadline for Park Permit Application and Dates of Lottery Draw (Article 5 to 7)
  6. Types of Application (Article 8 to 12)
  7. Rules (Article13 to 18)
  8. Hiking Safety Course before Departure (Article 19 to 20)
  9. Effective Date (Article 21)

 

Regulations of Park Permit Applications for Entering the Ecological Restricted Area of Yushan National Park

Implemented on 3 Nov. 2010

Amended on 14 Mar. 2012
Amended on 14 May 2019

Amended on 25 Sept. 2019

 

<Legal Basis>

  1. The regulations are enacted pursuant to Article 19 of “National Park Law,” “Guidelines for Permit Applications for Entering the Ecological Protection Areas of Yushan, Taroko, and Shei-Pa National Park” and “Regulations for Ecological Restricted Area.”

 

<Purpose>

  1. Visiros planning to enter the ecological restricted area of Yushan National Park are required to apply for a permit and follow all related rules. These regulations are established in order to strengthen environmental protection, promote environmental awareness, avoid accidents while trekking and charge the park permit application.

 

<Applicable Individuals>

  1. The regulations are applied to all visitors who enter the restricted area of the park. Foreign visitors planning to go to Yushan Trail are suggested to check the “Rules for the Paiyun Lodge Advanced Application Reserved for Foreign Visitors”.

 

<Hiking Trails in Yushan National Park>

  1. Following chart shows the trails in Yushan National Park, the classification and whether a park permit is required.

 

Trail

Level

Park

Permit

Yushan Trails

Yushan Main Peak Trail: Intermediate Yushan Mountains Trail: Advanced

O

Batonggaun Traversing Trail

(Yunlong Waterfall to Jiasin)

Advanced

O

South Section 2 of Central Mountains Trail, including Sioukuluan Trail

Advanced

O

Mabolasih Trail

Advanced

O

Sinkang Trail

Advanced

O

Mt. Kuhanousin

Intermediate

O

Mt. Taguan & Mt. Guanshanling

Intermediate

X

Mt. Guan

Intermediate

O

Dongpu to Yunlong Waterfall

Beginner

X

Tianchih to Jhongjhihguan

Beginner

X

Walami Trail

Nanan to Jiasin: Beginner

X

Jiasin to Walami: Intermediate

O

Trails in Tataka, Meishan, and Tianchih Recreational Area

Beginner

X

Others Trails

Advanced

O

Note: O = park permit required; X = park permit not required

 

<Deadline for Park Permit Application and Dates of Lottery Draw>

  1. Application Deadline: park permit application can be submitted 5 days to 2 months before the entry date.
  2. Dates of Lottery Draw: the lottery draw is generally conducted 1 month prior to the lodging date, between 15:00-16:00 (UTC+8:00, postponed to the following workdays at 09:00-10:00, 12:00-13:00, and 15:00-16:00 respectively when encountering weekends/holidays).
  3. After the lottery or for campsites/routes whose slots are assigned without a lottery, the vacancies will be assigned in order of the last modification (final completion) time.

 

<Types of Application>

  1. Applications can be submitted via the application website, in person or by postal mail, but the applications should be received before the lottery in order to join the lottery and before the deadline.
  2. For conditionally open routes, the application data required is listed in “Yushan Main/West Peak Day Hike Application Guidelines” and “Yushan National Park Conditionally Opened Route Application Guidelines.”
  3. If it snows when entering the park, please refer to “Snow Control Application Instructions, Declaration and Checklist.”
  4. Other applications:

 

Conditions

Documents Required

Projects commissioned by our headquarters, including research, film making, construction, or maintenance of facilities

Official letter provided by the organization (group) commissions the project, or contract or official document agreed by our headquarters

Projects commissioned by other organization, including research and film making

Official letter provided by the organization (group) commissions or executes the project

Emergency or special situations

Official letter provided by the organization (group) commissions or executes the project or official document agreed by our headquarters

For social welfare, education, research, and other training for a specific purpose

Official letter provided by the organization (group)

 

  1. The headquarters reserves the right to close certain trails for a certain time for nature to recover.

 

<Rules>

  1. Visitors staying at Paiyun Lodge are required to pay the lodging fee according to “Fee-charging Standards for the Usage of Paiyun Lodge of Yushan Nation Park.” The headquarters needs to write an invoice for the fee charged.
  2. Visitors need to submit the permit application by themselves. If the visitors can’t submit the application, the visitor can commission another person to do this. The group leader is responsible for leading the group, take care of the members and react for the emergency. Visitors under 20 years old need to provide parental permission for entering the park.
  3. The application to the hiking routes and campsites inside the restricted area are subject to the maximum capacity as specified in “List of cabins and campgrounds in Yushan National Park.” Our headquarters reserves the right to reduce the available slots for official use, with advance notice on the website.
  4. In order to be fair and reduce the impact on the environment, it is not allowed to replace group members in an approved application. Please cancel the member and reapply. It is also not allowed for one person to submit more than one application for the same day. Visitors must enter the park and stay at the campsite as the approved park permit.
  5. Based on Article 19 of the National Park Law, the headquarters is in charge of the park permit application. For the following situation, the park permit application shall not be approved:
  1. After the approval of the park permit, the applicant does not enter the park on the scheduled entry date and submits a new application within 6 months. Those who cancel the application 5 days prior to the entry date or cancel the application within 7 days for an unexpected reason, such as bad weather, shall be exempted.
  2. The applicant violates paragraph 8 of Article 13 of the National Park Law and submits a new application within 6 months after the next day of the administrative disposition taking effect.
  3. The applicant violates Article 19 of the National Park Law and submits a new application within 1 year after the next day of the administrative disposition taking effect.
  4. Under the circumstances that the applicant wastes the public resources for the hiking accident caused by personal careless behavior; the group leader does not take the responsibility for the safety of members nor properly reacts for the emergency; the applicant misappropriates others’ identities or seriously violates the regulations, the applicant submits a new application within 1 year after the occurrence of the accident/event.
  1. Invalidation of Park Permit:
  1. Groups staying at Yuanfong Cabin/Campground need to follow “Yuanfong campsite regulations.” The park permit will be invalid if the visitors stay at Paiyun Lodge instead for an emergency.
  2. All members of a group need to enter and leave the park together; otherwise, the park permit will be invalid.
  3. The park permit will be invalid when typhoon alert is issued or when forest fire or other accidents occurs.

 

< Hiking Safety Course before Departure >

  1. All visitors going to the restricted area of the park need to attend the hiking safety course via one of the following ways:
  1. Watch the hiking safety video on the website “Yushan E-School.”
  2. Watch the hiking safety video in Paiyun Mountaineering Center or any visitor center in the park.
  3. The group holds a course regarding hiking safety before the hike.
  1. The permit will be approved only after all members have completed the hiking safety course.

 

< Effective Date >

  1. The regulations shall be presented to the director of the park before its promulgation for implementation. The same process applies when the regulations are amended.