Park Entry Permits
To travel along the Central Cross-Island Highway visitors do not need to apply for a permit. Park trails shown on our website tour suggestions also do not need a permit. If you are planning to travel in ecological protection areas and the Archeological Protection Area-“Zhuilu Old Road”, you are required to contact the Recreation & Services Section of Taroko National Park (03-8621100 ext. 605.Or 03-8621572 ). If the team members are all foreigners, the team leader has to be a Taiwanese in case of the emergency rescue contact. If team member are over 12, the Taiwanese leader is also apply to the second team as well for the same time period. Please notify the park headquarters' Recreation & Services Section of the duration of your stay, route and destination.
Ecological Protection Areas in Taroko National Park.
- Qingshui Mountain area.
- Nanhu Mountain areas & Zhongyangjian Mountain areas.
- Qilai Mountains areas and Mt. Taroko areas.
The Dual Mountain Access and Park Access Permit System and Inquiries Regarding Mountain Access Permit Issuance
The ecological protection zones of the National Park system are regions having abundant natural resources and also fragile terrains and ecosystems. Therefore stringent measures are needed to protect these zones. According to the Items 1 and 2 of the Clause 19 of the National Park Act, "In order to ensure the safety of coastal guard and military facilities, and to maintain law and order in the mountainous regions, the Ministry of National Defense and Ministry of the Interior may appoint or designate areas of coast, mountains, and important military facilities as restricted areas and make public proclamation to such effect. Citizens wanting access to the aforementioned areas must apply to the offices in charge for access permits." Hence, persons entering an ecological protection zone must apply for permit at the appropriate administrative office of the national park. Furthermore, because most of the ecological protection zones are located within the restricted mountainous areas, simultaneous application for a mountain access permit to the appropriate policing agencies must be made and granted before entering the mountainous zones. Currently, among the 9 national parks of Taiwan, the ecological protection zones of the Taroko, Yushan, and Shei-pa National Parks mostly also belong to the restricted mountainous areas. In particular, many ecological protection zones and restricted mountainous areas are transected by main mountain-climbing trails within the parks. In order to simplify the application procedure and to strengthen service to the public, a special single window application system staffed with designated personnel is now available to process applications and issue both permits.
For details and online application, please go to https://npm.cpami.gov.tw/en/index.aspx
Download “TNP Ecological Protection Areas and other Restricted Mountain Areas Park Entry Application Regulations”
Download “Entering Restricted Mountain Areas Application Form”