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Sustainable Mountain Tourism

This year’s International Mountain Day theme is sustainable mountain tourism, a matter close to our hearts at Life of Taiwan and cherished by Taiwan’s hiking community. Due to Taiwan’s high population density and growing interest in outdoor activities, authorities diligently manage tourism’s ecological impact in sensitive regions.

Scaling Peaks: Yushan and Xueshan

To reach the highest points in Northeast Asia, Yushan (Mount Jade) and Xueshan (Snow Mountain), travelers need permits due to limited accommodations and strict quotas. Additionally, these peaks close to researchers for a month each winter. Life of Taiwan can manage the permit process, ensuring your access to these towering summits.

Taiwan's mountains

Taiwan’s mountains


Alishan’s Tranquility

Situated 2,216 meters (7,270 feet) above sea level, Alishan is a historic mountain resort just a two-hour drive from Chiayi’s high-speed train station. Here, you can explore enchanting giant-cypress groves, hike user-friendly paths, and, if you’re an early riser, experience the sublime “Sea of Clouds.”

A small village in Taiwan's mountains

A small village in Taiwan’s mountains

Navigating Taiwan’s Mountains

While Taiwan’s mountains are accessible, they should never be underestimated. Visitors are advised to stick to designated trails for their safety and to protect the environment. Even at high altitudes, the weather can be unpredictable. Having a knowledgeable local guide is highly recommended for an unforgettable mountain adventure.

Plan Your Taiwan Adventure

Ready to embark on your next journey to Taiwan? Get in touch with us at Life of Taiwan, where our experienced travel designers are eager to share their expertise and help you plan customised private tour of Taiwan that caters to your every need.