[quote=“smileymiley”]I’m thinking of hiking up Jade Mountain next month and would appreciate some info.
How long would it take?
Do I need a guide?
Should I join a group ie Freshtreks, to avoid getting lost?
Erm, where is the start? Is it an A-A trip or A-B, if you know what I mean.
There will probably be 3 of us making the trip, all reasonably fit, but none of us have done it before so would appreciate some info.
Don’t need a guide anymore. Need permit which you can apply for online on the Yushan National Park website.
Two days though you need a day to get there. You stay in cabins on the mountain, or a campsite. Don’t go on a weekend unless you love to be pushed up against middle aged snoring men. Note that most groups don’t go in summer as the chances of a typhoon, rainstorm, shutting down plans are high.
It’s usually a there and back trip though some do a 3-4 day one-way trip to Dongpu. Don’t plan on this the first time.
Freshtreks takes bigger groups. You’ll need 10-15 people. NT7500 I think now.
Anyone reasonably fit can do it. The trails are clear and there are always other people around. You won’t get lost.