People per Guide
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of Trip
Located in the Japanese region of Kanto, on the main island of Honshu, the stunning Nikko National Park will surprise you with its beautiful mountains, lakes and rich flora and fauna. Join me on this 3-day guided hike and I’ll let you in to all of its secrets!
During this 3-day, 2-night itinerary, we’ll cover some of Nikko National Park’s highlights. These include: Mt Nikko Shirane, Mt Nantai and the Senjogahara plateau.
Nikko National Park is located just 2 hours away from Tokyo. It is also easily accessible. Therefore, this 3-day guided hike could fit very well into your vacation in Japan. Don’t hesitate to contact me to find out about dates!
We will start with a hike around the Senjogahara plateau. There, we will get to appreciate some of its amazing scenery. Its beautiful waterfalls are unforgettable! We’ll walk for around 5 hours on this first day. The terrain here is quite flat and suitable for everyone.
Climbing to the summit of Mt Nantai on the second day will also be a special experience. Our hike starts with a visit to the shrine at the mountain gate, where we will receive a “charm” for our ascent. The route to the top takes around 6 hours to complete.
From the summit, you’ll enjoy views of the Chuzenji Lake. And, on a clear day, you may even see the Pacific coast 100 km away. Take into account that although the hike presents no technical difficulties, the terrain is quite steep and requires a good physical condition.
The third day is reserved for Mt Nikko Shirane. During our hike to the top, you’ll enjoy the ever-changing scenery of Japanese landscapes. From wild flowers to lush forests and culminating in a majestic volcanic lake at the top, the sheer beauty of the scenery will leave you in awe! We’ll hike for around 7 hours on this third day.
This 3-day hiking program in Nikko National Park is ideal for intermediate hikers. You also need to have a very good physical condition to handle some long days.
This hiking program is a great way to get off-the-beaten track. It’s also a good opportunity to get to know Japan and its culture in the company of a local guide. So don’t hesitate to contact me to book your hike!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
About the Guide
I have enjoyed climbing mountains since I was a high school boy. Since then, I've also lived and worked in the Netherlands for 10 years and in the US for 7 years, where I have enjoyed climbing in the alps and in the Yosemite, and ski mountaineering in the alps.
After my return to Japan, I rediscovered the beauty of Japan's nature and its mountains. I would be very happy to share this with you, not only through climbing, but together with good local sake and food, and some photography under the stars.
I guide through the season, and my favourite mountains are my local mountains that are in Tanzawa area as well as Hakkoda in Aomori, in the North. My passion also includes photography. I will be able to give you lots of tips on mountain photography even if only have smartphone or compact digital cameras.
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