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Important Notices for Park Entry

  • Application Type

    By internet (recommended); on-site application or by postal mail.

    Chart of Permit application requirement of trails in Yushan National Park:

    TrailsExperience requirement
    Level
    Park Entry Permit
    Yushan TrailsRegularYushan Main Peak Trails: Intermediate Yushan Mountains Trails:AdvancedOO
    Batonggaun Traversing Trail(Yunlong Waterfall to Jiasin)Rrequiring long-distance hiking experienceAdvancedOO
    South Section 2 of Central Mountains TrailRrequiring long-distance hiking experienceAdvancedOO
    Mabolasih TrailsRrequiring long-distance hiking experienceAdvancedOO
    Sinkang TrailsRrequiring long-distance hiking experienceAdvancedOO
    Kuhanousin Mountain TrailRegularIntermediateOO
    Taguan Mountain, Guanshanling Mountain TrailsRegularIntermediateXO
    Guan Mountain TrailRegularIntermediateOO
    Dongpu to Yunlong Waterfall TrailRegularIntermediateXX
    Tianchih to Jhongjhihguan TrailRegularIntermediateXX
    Shanfong to Jiasin TrailRegularBeginnerXX
    Tataka Trails, Meishan Trails,Tianchih TrailsRegularBeginnerXX
    Note​​​​​​​:O Mandatory X Not required

    ​​​​​​​Current Status of Trails
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    Yushan Cabin and Campground Availability and related instructions

    Online park entry application website:
    Online Application for Taiwan National Park Permit:https://npm.cpami.gov.tw/en/index.aspx 

    How to get a park entry permit online:
    User Guide for Application
    Yushan trails Practical information

    Please contact YSNP Park Entry Service Unit if you have further questions
    Tel:+886-49-2348209 Fax:+886-49-2348253
    Address: No. 515, Sec. 1, JhongShan Rd., Shueili Township, Nantou County 55344, Taiwan
    Office Hours:8:30~12:30, 13:30~17:30(GMT+8)

    Mailbox: https://npm.cpami.gov.tw/en/mail_2.aspx(Yushan National Park)

    Applying on paper, please download Ecological Protected Area Entry Application Form: 「\ Bulletin Board \  Downloads

  • Application Deadline

    Open route (Regular):
    1.Apply before the draw: 1 month to 2 months before the intended entry date
    2.Apply after the draw: We accept application 7 days before the entry date. Those who apply after the draw will be on the lining up list. The teams on the waiting list have priority to fill in new vacancies. Teams that are lining up will be filled in the order of the date when all team member information is completely filled out (i.e. filled according to lining up order, but skipping any teams with incomplete information).  Please note that any modification made to an application will re-sort the application’s line up order to the back of the list.
    3.The draw is generally conducted 1 month prior to the intended park entry date, and postponed to the following workday when encountering weekends/holidays. Online application and application modification of the draw-conducted date is unavailable during the time that a drawing is held: GMT+8 from 3pm to 4pm.

    Lodge foreign advanced reserved quota: Please apply 4 months to 35 days before the entry date. 24 beds reserved per day from Sunday to Thursday. (Applicants ratio:10 foreign visitors with 2 Taiwanese visitors)

    Yushan main/west peak single day ascent route: apply 7 days to 2 months prior to the intended entry date

    Conditionally Opened Route (requiring long-distance hiking experience): apply 7 days to 2 months prior to the intended entry date

    Walami Trail Day Hike On-Site Application
    1. On-Site Application: Yushan National Park Nan’an Visitor Center (No.83-3, Zhuoxi, Zhuoxi Township, Hualien County, Taiwan)
    2. Please fill out the “Ecological Protected Area Entry Application Form” and submit it to the staff by 9 am. The applicant must read the instructions carefully and sign the application form.

    Mt. Kuhanuosin/Mt. Guan Day Hike On-Site​​​​​​​ Application(Southern Cross-island Highway 3 Mountains and Guan Mountain Hiking Route is currently closed, and thus on-site application is not available.)
    1. On-Site Application: Yushan National Park Meishan Visitor Center (No.44-5, Meishan Ln., Taoyuan Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan)
    2. Please fill out the “Ecological Protected Area Entry Application Form” and submit it to the staff by 9 am. The applicant must read the instructions carefully and sign the application form.

    Application form of either way should be received before the drawing or before the vacant cabin/ campground spaces are filled. 

    Applications can be submitted between 7:00 and 23:00 daily; applications cannot be submitted between 23:00 to 7:00 the following day, due to system maintenance (but drafts can still be saved).

  • Qualification

    Open route (Regular): Open to all visitors (locals and foreigners, max. 12 people a group)

    Yushan Main (West) Peak Day Hike  route:
    1. Group Size: 1-12 people per group. Maximum 60 people per day.
    2. Required Documents: all members’ hiking experience to mountains above 3000m. Groups providing a copy of the hiking insurance policy and the policy’s insured member list have priority to get available slots.

    Conditionally Opened Route (requiring long-distance hiking experience)
    1. Group Size: 3-12 people per group. Daily slots depend on the capacity of lodging sites.
    2. Required Documents: all members’ hiking experience to mountains above 3000m during a 3-days or longer treks. Groups providing a copy of the hiking insurance policy and the policy’s insured member list have priority to get available slots.

    Conditionally Opened Route(Snow season application)
    1. Regular open route in snow season: Yushan main peak/ Yushan mountains trails and other trails in Yushan national park
    (1) Group leader need to provide a snow training certificate
    (2) Proof of snow climbing experience (2 pictures/documents of successful snow climbing of mountains taller than 3000m during a 3-days or longer treks) for all members of the group.
    2. Snow/Ice climbing training in snow season: Yushan main peak/ Yushan mountains trails
    (1) Group leader need to provide a snow training certificate
    (2) Proof of snow climbing experience (2 pictures/documents of successful snow climbing of mountains taller than 3000m during a 3-days or longer treks) for all members of the group.
    3. 3-6 people per group (1 group leader + 2-5 members). It’s not allowed to replace the members.
    4. When encountering heavy snow, all approved application will be pending. For groups intending to keep the slots and enter the park, it is required to provide additional documents. The permit will be approved after verifying the documents.

    Members who are under the age of 20 cannot be the group leader and should submit a parental permission form signed by the parents.

    Using false identities and multiple registrations for one identity on the same day are prohibited. 

  • Yushan Draw Results

    Draw time: The lottery draw is generally conducted 1 month prior to the lodging date, between 3 pm-4 pm (UTC+8:00, postponed to the following workdays at 9 am-10 am, 12 pm-1 pm, and 3 pm-4 pm respectively when encountering weekends/holidays). For fairness, equality, and disclosure purposes, lodging spaces for open routes are assigned through the open lottery draw system. An official from the Civil Service Ethics Office (or one of the department chiefs if the official is absent) will be on-site to supervise the draw. Public participation and supervision are also welcomed.

    Draw Result: To those who are awarded slots, we will notify every member by email and text messages.
    To those who are not awarded slots, we will notify group leader by email.
    ​​​​​​​For those who apply for more than one night, your group will join the drawing for every night every drawing day. If you don’t get slots for one of the nights, you can write a letter to our Mailbox requesting to shorten your hiking plan in order to keep slots you’ve got from the lottery.

  • Process to Fill Vacancies

    This online system will not accept applications within 7 days before ascent date. That is, alternate eligibility also expires within 7 days before the intended entry date.

    After the lottery, application for Paiyun Lodge, Yuanfeng Cabin/Campground, and Walami Cabin will be on the “lining-up list”. Vacancies will be filled in order of the last modification (final completion) time. Three groups will be chosen to be on the “waiting list” from the lottery. These three groups, though don’t have slots yet, have priority to fill vacancies in order (waiting list 1 to 3). Groups on the “waiting list” could choose to wait and/or apply for other dates since there might not be slots available. In the case that the number of vacancies is less than the size of the prioritized grope, the application will be approved only if the group agrees to cancel some members’ application.

    For Yushan Main/West Peak Day Hike and intermediate/advanced routes opening to trekkers with long-distance hiking experience, the applicants are encouraged to have hiking insurance. Generally, the applications are processed in order of the last modification (final completion) time. Yet, from 1 to 2 months before the entry date, groups that intend to get a hiking insurance have priority to get the slots.

  • Modifications

    For being fair and reducing the impact on the environment, it is not allowed to replace any member in an approved application. Group leader could be replaced once only.
    Please download the “Group Leader Replacement Application Form” and submit it at least 7 days before the entry date. It is necessary for the group leader or the representative applicant to specify the reason for the replacement and to sign the form. Please note that for an advanced application, a foreign group leader could only be replaced by a foreigner; and a Taiwanese group leader could only be replaced by a Taiwanese.

  • Foreign Visitors

    Rules for the Paiyun Lodge Advanced Application Reserved for Foreign Visitors
    https://npm.cpami.gov.tw/en/news_4main.aspx?ID=2602​​​​​​​

  • Fee

    Free for the park entry permit.

    Lodging fee for Paiyun Lodge is charged according to “Fee-charging Standards for the Usage of Paiyun Lodge of Yushan Nation Park.” It could be paid in the following ways:
    1. Cash (NTD): Pay cash at Park Entry Service Office at YSNP Headquarters or at Paiyun Mountaineering Center in Tataka if no members possess a Taiwanese bank account. (Notification through Park Entry Mailbox required)
    2. Bank transfer From a Taiwanese bank account: Transfer the amount (in NTD) at a bank, or through ATM, internet banking, mobile banking, etc.
    3.  Postal Money Order

    To request a refund of the prepaid lodging fee, please download, complete, and deliver the《申請退還排雲山莊預繳使用規費申請書(含委託書)》according to the provided instructions.

    Unless eligible for a refund under the reasons listed in section 3 of the Refund Application Regulations (退還「排雲山莊預繳使用規費」申請說明), no refund will be granted.

  • Others

    Mountain Entry Permit
    1.Mountain Entry Permit Application page by National Police Agency, Ministry of Interior: https://nv2.npa.gov.tw/NM103-604Client.
    2.Explanation of how to apply for the Mountain Entry permit: http://npm.cpami.gov.tw/en/news_4main.aspx?ID=1547
    3.You could apply for the Mountain Permit from 5 to 30 days before the entry day via “Online Application >> Apply for Mountain Permit” after your Park Permit is approved. 
    4.Since April 1st, 2007, applying for mountain entry permit is free of charge.

    Hiking Safety and Environmental Education Guide applies to visitors of all trails in Yushan National Park. Please complete the Hiking Safety and Environmental Education Guide before entering the park. You can do it by the following ways:
    1.E-Learning Website: http://e-school.ysnp.gov.tw/
    2.Go to YSNP Visitor centers or Paiyun Mountaineering Center and watch the videos
    3.Group Learning: hold a workshop of hiking safety and environmental education

    Catering and Sleeping Bag Rental Service at Paiyun Lodge
    Chinese website with pictures:http://go17713.ego.tw/multimedia1.html
    Order Form (English): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByVRBJlrJq2GMVJ6SGltaFZFd0E/view
    Please send the completed form to: go177813@gmail.com

    To apply for a Yushan climbing commemorative certificate, please refer to the following page:http://www.ysnp.gov.tw/page.aspx?path=211

    Attention: 
     1. During the period of staying, please bring this permit and personal identification document for confirmation.
     2. The following behaviors are prohibited: disturbing, catching or killing wild animals. Bringing animals or plants into the park is prohibited, except for research purposes.
     3. Once getting the permission to enter, do not change the camping site and the route, or this permit will be invalid.
     4. To prevent forest fires, campfires are prohibited; please bring all your trash with you while leaving.
     5. No camping at places outside designated sites. Barbequing, yelling, bringing broadcasting equipment or broadcasting music is not allowed.
     6. This permit is invalid when the park is announced to be closed because of typhoon alarms or other accidents.
     7. There might be landsides or falling stones at mountain region, please stay off sliding area. Wildlife such as black bear, poisonous snake, and hornet (who could easily be frightened and sting people during their nursery stage, June to November), etc. may appear on the hiking trails, please pay attention for your own safety. In addition, Formosan rock-monkey, Mikado's Pheasant, and Swinhoe's Pheasant may appear along the roads in the park, please be careful when driving and do not feed animals.
     8. Please prepare foods and equipment for lodging and medical uses for an emergency.  Tents are required for camping sites in long-distance hiking route except having the permission to use cabins.
     9. After typhoon Morakot, trails inside Yushan National Park and roads connecting the Park are severely damaged and are keen to collapse under bad weather, visitors are advised to pay extra attention to their transportation to the park and mind their own safety while inside the park. Visitors should also follow the regulations of the park and should have related insurance policy.
    10. Responding to the government policy towards the outburst of rabies, it is prohibited to bring pets into the park. Visitors are advised to avoid contact with wildlife animals in the park, once scratched or bitten should report immediately and go to the hospital. Feeding the wildlife is also prohibited.
    11. In order to be fair and reduce the impact to the environment, it is not allowed to replace group members in an approved application. Please cancel the member and reapply.
    12. For those who are not able to come as planned, it is obligatory to apply again if the applicants want to enter the park for other dates. It is not allowed to postpone or change date directly.
    13. For meals and sleeping bag rental at Paiyun Lodge, please contact our contactor.
    14. Given slots cannot be transferred to others.

    Group Leader Notice:
    ​​​​​​​1. Group leaders are responsible for leading the group, the safety of members and emergency treatments.
    2. Be aware of the health condition of each group member. A headache, nausea, vomiting, breathlessness, and cough could be symptoms of altitude illness. Retreat immediately if symptoms persist or become worse.
    3. If an accident happens, the group leader should stay on site, contact rescue organization and take care of other members.

    It often rains or mists in summer afternoon; and the roads get icy and slippery in winter. Please be careful when driving.

    Procedures of park permit application:
    The duration of every application is around five working days (not including payment and declaration letters submission time)

  • Application Type

    Online application: apply through this system for an Eco-protection Areas Entry Permit; fill in the form according to the regulations. After obtaining a permit, please apply for a restricted mountain areas entry permit from NPA or local police units.

    Please contact Taroko National Park Headquarters Conservation Section if you have any further questions.
    Tel:+886-3-8621576, +886-3-8621100 ext. 703

  • Application Deadline

    1. Please submit the application between 7 a.m. to 11pm The system will be closed from 11pm to 7a.m., the next morning, every day for routine maintenance. Restrictions regarding maximum number of visitors are applied to some routes. Please pay attention to related information and restrictions regarding maximum number of visitors.

    2. Mt. Qilai, Qilai North Peak, Qilai Mountains, East section of Mt. Qilai, Qilai South Peak, Mt. Nanhu, Nanhu-Zhongyangjian, Section 1.~2. North of Central Mts., Section 2. North of Central Mts., Mt. Shuan-Mt. Lingming, Mt. Shuan single ascent, Bilu- Yangtou Trek, Mt. Qingshui, and other routes:
    *Apply 7-30 days before entry. (Note: Other Routes require independent case verifications, which take longer time. Please cooperate during the process.)
    *Each application is only applicable to one team. A team can be consist of a maximum of 12 people. A separate (new) application should be applied when the number of team members is greater than 12. An applicant can be a team member or a team leader once a day. (For example, one cannot be a member of a team and the leader of another on the same day.)
    *Applications submitted less than 7 days before entry will not be accepted..
    *Applications submitted within 30 days before entry will be arranged in the order of submission time.

    *Once an application is approved, the date of entry, party members (including the leader, team members, Emergency Coordinator) cannot be altered or added. Cancellation (for individual or for the entire party) is acceptable. Additional applications should be submitted when additional members wish to participate.

    3. Mt. Yangtou, Mt. Bilu single ascent route:
    *Apply 3-30 days before entry. (The application is before 3 pm the day before consecutive holidays before entering on Tuesday to Friday and before 3 pm on Friday.).
    *Each application is only applicable to one team. A team can be consist of a maximum of 12 people. A separate (new) application should be applied when the number of team members is greater than 12. An applicant can be a team member or a team leader once a day. (For example, one cannot be a member of a team and the leader of another on the same day.)
    *Applications submitted less than 3 days before entry will not be accepted..
    *Applications submitted within 30 days before entry will be arranged in the order of submission time.
    *Once an application is approved, the date of entry, party members (including the leader, team members, Emergency Coordinator) cannot be altered or added. Cancellation (for individual or for the entire party) is acceptable. Additional applications should be submitted when additional members wish to participate.

    3. Zhuilu Old Road single day route:
    *Submissions are accepted between 3 pm the day before the day of entry to 30 days before the day of entry.

    *An applicant can only apply for a 12-people party once a day for Zhuilu Old Road. An applicant can be a team member or a team leader once a day. (For example, one cannot be a member of a team and the leader of another on the same day.)

    The latest submission time for Zhuilu Old Road is before 3 pm the day before entering on Tuesday to Friday and before 3 pm on Friday for entry on Saturday to Monday. The application should be applied before 3 pm the day before consecutive holidays. The applications submitted within 30 days before entry will not be limited by the regulations mentioned above.

    Once an application is approved, the date of entry, party members (including the leader, team members, Emergency Coordinator) cannot be altered or added. Cancellation (for individual or for the entire party) is acceptable. Additional applications should be submitted when additional members wish to participate.

  • Qualification

    All the visitors could do the application in this system. Foreign visitors could fill in the passport number or ARC number in the ID No. field. Please offer the correct information and practical plan.

    Team leaders shall be adults aged 18 or above, and capable of maintaining the climbing team's safety.

    Team members under the age of 18 shall obtain the consent of a parent, and the Consent Form signed by the parent or guardian shall be uploaded on the system.

  • Process to Fill Vacancies

    Standby measure-the limit on the number of people on each route does not equal to the number of bed available in mountain huts(cabins). The following standby measure was established in response to the limit on number of climbers being greater than the number of beds available:
    *Bed vacancy standby: When scheduling itinerary, applicants can choose to stay at cabins or to bring their own tents. When cabins are demanded, bed vacancy of the cabins will be distributed according to time order of applications. When no beds are available at the moment of submission, any already-approved party cancels their reservations, thus freeing bed vacancies, the system will redistribute bed vacancies to the parties, which applications have entered the second stage of examine, on the standby list,according to time order of applications. Bed vacancy standby ends 3 pm before the day of departure.

    *Visitor limit standby: There are 10 of standby teams on each route . When a route is fully booked the system will automatically register applicants as If an alreadyapproved party that day, and the number of is less than the number of people in the first team on the standby list, the system will automatically the first standby ’s leader by email . If the notified party did not take the , will offer the to the next party on the standby list.

  • Modifications

    ✽Attendance

    When visitors who has been granted access cannot make it to the trip, cancelation of the permits has to be made online before 3 pm the day before entry. Cancellation can be made online for individual or for the entire party.

  • Foreign Visitors


  • Others

    1.  When Typhoon Warnings has been issued, bushfire taking place or in other emergency situations, the Administration Headquarter will announce contingency plans to restrict access. Permits granted access during that period will be deemed void (ineffective). Please cooperate with the responding units, follow instructions to evacuate the mountain area in danger or to temporarily stay at a safer spot to ensure safety during crisis.

    2.  Emergency contacts are critical information during crisis. Please fill in the name and the phone number of family members that are not going to the trip. Team members should not share the same emergency contact except for foreigners or team members who come from the same family. Contacting addresses should be addresses for contacting purposes.

    3.  Application system will examine the violation records of applicants, leaders, and team members to determine qualification for entry. If one violates criminal law to commit the crime of forgery, one will be charged according to the provisions the law. 

    4.  Feeding or harassing wild life are forbidden inside the national park.

    5.  Please present Eco-protection Areas Entry Permit, Restricted Mountain Areas Entry Permit, and personal identifications for examine when entering Eco-protection Areas and other restricted areas.

    6.  To protect the rights of all teams, entering on a none-approved date is not allowed for any members of the team.

    7.  When entering Eco-protection Areas or other restricted areas, please first apply for an Eco-protection Areas Entry Permit, then apply for a Restricted Mountain Areas Entry Permit after Eco-protection Areas Entry Permit has been approved. To protect personal rights, visitors who wish to finish the hike within one day should also apply according to the available time period permitted for each route.

  • Application Type

    Alll visitors going on the open routes in the Administration’s ecological conservation zone for mountaineering activities are required to apply for park admission as stipulated in the system (http://npm.cpami.gov.tw/en/).

  • Application Deadline

    The park admission system is open from 07:00 to 23:00 every day. Appropriate application time: Please submit an application 7 days (e.g., application should be submitted online on or before June 1 for scheduled trip on June 9) to within one month (date back one month from the date going downhill) before entering the park. Dates of all trips applied must fall within this range; no late submission is accepted. 

  • Qualification

    All the visitors could do the application in this system. Foreign visitors coud fill in the passport number or ARC number in the No. field. Please offer the correct information and practical plan.

    Team leaders shall be adults aged 20 or above, and capable of maintaining the climbing team’s safety.

    Team members under the age of 20 shall obtain the consent of a parent, and the Consent Form signed by the parent or guardian shall be uploaded on the system.

  • Process to Fill Vacancies

    The system will automatically release the vacant beds/campgrounds to the remaining for the all day, however it arranges beds/campsites only at 23:00 every day (E.g., group A cancel their schedule at 3 a.m. , the “Remaining” will be increased but you still need to wait till next Bed management timing at 23:00). If the number of the released beds is greater than the number of the applying team members in the first-rank order, the team in the first-rank order shall obtain the beds. On the other hand, if the number of the released beds is less than the number of the applying team members in the first-rank order, the released beds shall be filled up by the team of the second-rank order or the third-rank order with the number of the team members less than the released beds/campsites. If there are still no vacant beds/campgrounds by the 5th day before entry date, your application will be automatically rejected by the system (E.g., Date of entry on Feb. 6, get rejected at 23:00 Feb 1).

  • Modifications

    Once an application is submitted, general information (e.g. contact address, e-mail address, etc.) can be revised using the “Application modification” function on the system before the application is approved. However, if the dates or team members are required to be amended, please cancel the application in the first instance, and re-submit the application after the dates and team members are finalized.

    After Park entry permits are issued, any application for change of participating members or dates will not be accepted.

    After obtaining approval, the team leader may cancel the application or participation of some of the team members.

  • Foreign Visitors

    Please enter your passport number or ARC No. in the ID No. field. n addition, when filling in an overseas telephone number, please add “+country code” before the number. For example, add “+852” in the front of a Hong Kong number.

  • Others

    Applications for Park entry and climbing graded mountain trails: please refer to the Application Regulations of Entry Permit for Different Grades of Mountain Climbing Routes in the Shei-Pa National Park Ecological Protection Area.

    Applications for Park entry during the snow season shall be filed in accordance with the Application Instructions for Entry Permit for Shei-Pa National Park Ecological Protection Area during the Snow Season.