Located just a few kilometers past the main peak of Jade Mountain, Yushan East Peak (玉山東峰) is considered by many to be the most thrilling of all the subsidiary peaks of Jade Mountain.
Getting to this peak requires descending down to a small ridge behind the main peak, then ascending up a series of steep cliffs, using chains and ropes for balance and security.
For the adventurous hiker who wants to add a little bit of excitement to their traditional Jade Mountain trip, this peak is an excellent add-on option, as long as the peak is respected and proper safety measures are taken.
While it’s possible to include East Peak in the standard 2D/1N trip to Jade mountain, this makes the second day of the trip very long and exhausting, and is generally too much for people who aren’t used to hiking for 8+ hours. Normally a second night at Paiyun is needed to bag this peak (but can make securing permits more difficult.)
For the truly adventurous, all 9 of Jade’s peaks (including the back 4 peaks) can be completed over 5+ days, but this is only for those who are comfortable at altitude and are extremely fit and experienced.
More Resources For Hiking Jade Mountain
- Jade Mountain Main Peak(玉山主峰), please click here. (Coming Soon)
- Jade Mountain Front Peaks (玉山前四峰), please click here. (Coming Soon)
- Jade Mountain Rear Peaks (玉山後四峰), please click here. (Coming Soon)