How to Apply Permit for Xueshan/Snow Mountain Taiwan

Snow Mountain or Xueshan is the second highest mountain in Taiwan which is a part of Shei-Pa National Park. It is required to obtain permit in order to be able to do the hike in Taiwan. There are two permits; Park Entry Permit and Mountain Entry Permit.

An official application website is available to apply Park Entry Permit for three most popular national parks: Yushan National Park, Taroko National Park, and Shei-Pa National Park.

To get the Mountain Entry Permit, you can go directly to the police station located in the national park.

Here I will elaborate the steps to apply permit for Xueshan, Taiwan, or often called as Snow Mountain.

From my personal experience, applying permit for Xueshan is the least difficult procedure that I went through among all other national parks. Maybe it wasn’t busy at that time.

As long as the beds are available, completed application form, then it will be approved in a short time.

Still, it is better to apply a month in advance.

If you think that this whole procedure is complicated, do not worry, I felt the same thing in the beginning.

However, it is important to get the permits for safety reason also for the environment itself.

Read my story: Hiking Snow Mountain or Xueshan, Taiwan

Step 1: Go to the online application website

Go to Taiwan National Park Official Website at

Step 2: Check the Trails, Campgrounds, and Bed Availibility

Before filling the application form, it is better to check for beds availability in the campground that you wish to stay.

For Xueshan, you can check Qika Hut if you wish to stay a night here, or go straight to check the availability for Sanliujiu (369) Hut.

Go to Cabin & Campground, select Sanliujiu Hut and press search.

It will show you a calendar and the beds availability.

how to apply permit for xueshan

Step 3: Agree to the the regulations

Hit the tab of online application and choose Shei-Pa National Park to apply permit for Xueshan.

Read the regulations and once you’re done, tick all the boxes and press I Agree button.

Step 4: Fill up the route plan

  • Name your group: You can use your name for the group
  • Route: If you wish to hike up to the main peak, choose Xue Mountain primary route,  Grade A Xue Mountain Trail (Multiple Days) for the secondary route. Or, if you wish to do one day hike or different routes, you can choose according to your plan
  • Total hiking days: 2
  • Entry date: Pick the date you wish to do the hike, check the closure date to be precise
  • Schedule: Click Trailhead of Xue Mountain – Qika Hut – East Peak of Xue Mountain – Saliujiu Hut and choose end day. This is for day 1. Next, click Main Peak of Xue Mountain – Saliujiu Hut – East Peak of Xue Mountain – Trailhead of Xue Mountain, choose end day. This is for day 2. You can always click Re-Plan to revise your itinerary. This is the most common 2D1N Hiking Xueshan itinerary, it is up to you to create your own.
  • Group size (including leader)
  • Cabin & Campground reservation: Saliujiu Hut

The rest is optional but it is better to fill it up.

If you’re hiking in winter time, you will need to upload outfit checklist, also the leader has to submit a Taiwanese snow hiking certificate.

route plan apply permit for xueshan

route plan how to apply permit xueshan

Step 5: Fill up Applicant/Agent Info

Scroll up and click on the tab for applicant/agent info.

Tick the box that you have obtained permission to apply on your members’ behalf and fill your details.

how to apply permit for snow mountain taiwan

Step 6: Fill up leader information

If the leader is the same as the applicant before, you can just tick the box and it will automatically filled by previous information.

Step 7: Fill up members information

Gather all the members data and fill it up.

Similar with the leader information above, you have to fill the members information including: name, address, cellphone, email, passport no, gender, date of birth, and emergency contact.

Step 8: Fill up emergency coordinator

The emergency coordinator cannot be within the group.

In case emergency situation happens, he or she will be responsible to contact authorities if rescue is needed.

Step 9: Submit your application

Enter the verification code and submit your application.

You will get a notification in your email that your application has been received followed by your application number.

You can always modify or check your application status by filling your application number and passport number.

Once your application has been approved, you will get an email.

Congratulations! You have successfully got the park permit.

It means that you get your bed as well in Sanliujiu Hut.

It is not that difficult right to apply permit for Xueshan?

Print out the permit in two copies, present one at the trailhead and one for yourself.

Do not attempt to hike without permit or you’ll get fined. Keep the trails clean and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Xueshan!

how to apply park permit xueshan

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11 responses to “How to Apply Permit for Xueshan/Snow Mountain Taiwan”

  1. Veronica Ong Avatar

    Hi there! Nice blog! Please go check my blog as well 🙂

    1. Velysia Zhang Avatar

      Hi Veronica,

      Thanks for dropping by, I’ll check ur blog as well 🙂

  2. Ryan Rivales Avatar
    Ryan Rivales

    Hi, Great blog and very useful for first timer like me. 🙂 Just submitted my application, hope to receive approval soon. Im not sure about the address. Cant read chinese, i just choose the something(others).

    1. Velysia Zhang Avatar

      Good luck and have funn! 🙂

  3. Jared L. Avatar
    Jared L.

    Hey! Just wanted to say thanks for posting all this, definitely helped me out!

    1. Anya Avatar

      Hello Jared, I just wanted to know if they serve food at 369 or Chika hut to lessen our load when climbing uo. Any information is greatly appreciated. I saw that your message is very recent. Thank you.

  4. Anya Avatar

    Hi there can you give me more information on the food delivery at 369 and China hut. Where to contact them for food options. Thanks.

  5. Anya Avatar

    Hi Can you give me more information on the food options being delivered in 369 and China. I saw that you posted a telephone number but I am not sure if it is current.


  6. Harry Avatar

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. Look forward to Xueshan this late December!

    If I understand correctly it can still be applied for as a Grade A route as the snowy season doesn’t officially start until Jan?

  7. ink Avatar

    Hi ..Thanks for your information
    I am planning on March 2020.
    (2 members)

    I wonder if this route Can foreigners walk by themselves? Need a guide for the snowy mountains?
    it’s hard registration for foreigners><

    1. Velysia Zhang Avatar

      Hello Ink,

      You can do it by yourself. I did it solo last time, make sure you apply the permit 🙂

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