Yushan Hiking is one of the popular outdoor activities in Taiwan not only for local people but for foreigners, therefore, the permit application is not always an easy job.
Xueshan (Snow Mountain) Hike is Plan B for Yushan Hike if we can not get permits 4 months ahead.
The story told why it is so hard to get Yushan permit.
Yushan National Park holds a capacity 24 persons of weekday permits (Sun~Thur) for foreigners 35 days ~ 4 months in advance and adopts "First-Come, First-Serve". You'd better apply for permits right before 4 months if you really want to hike Yushan.
If you miss foreigner priority right, it will raise difficulties to get permits since Yushan National Park will draw lots from 500~3000 applicants to decide 92 lucky persons would go one month ahead. There is a 3%~10% possibility to get Yushan Permit!!