We will meet at North Exit, Sapporo Station at 7:00 a.m. Or, pick up at your hotel or meet at Asahikawa Airport at 9:30 a.m.
From Sapporo station / Asahikawa Airport, we will go forward to Asahidake Rope-way Station. We can stop at the shop to buy some food or snacks. We will go to Sugatami Station (the 5th station) of Asahidake Rope-way and start our hiking. We will take a gondola and then walk for 2 1/2 hours in order to reach the top. We will camp on the other side of the mountain after going down for about an hour. Stay overnight at Ura-Asahi camp site (tent)
This is also a beautiful day with a lot of amazing views on the Daisetsuzan mountain range. At night, we either sleep in the tent or in the mountain hut. Stay overnight at Chu-betsu camp site (mountain hut or tent)
Tomuraushi is a very famous mountain in Hokkaido. We will stay at night on the Minaminuma camp. (tent)
We will go hiking from Minaminuma to Higashi-taisetsu-sou around noon.
After taking Onsen and having lunch, we will go to Shin-Chitose Airport at 6:00 p.m. / Sapporo Station at 7:30 p.m.
We can meet at North Exit, Sapporo Station at 7:00 a.m. Or, I can pick up at your hotel or meet at Asahikawa Airport at 9:30 a.m.
-If there’s a group of 5 people or more, I will need to arrange an assistant so please ask for more info.
-I will provide the tents.
-Equipment: hiking shoes, backpack (40-50 liters), rain wear, warm fleece jacket or thin warm jacket, sleeping bag (3 seasons: -5° to 15°), camping mattress, cup and dish, bottle of water, headlight.
-I can also lend you the following items so let me know if you need: sleeping bag (JPY 1,000 per day), backpack (JPY 1,000 per day), cup/bottle/head torch (JPY 500 each per day).
-You can also hire some equipment from Yamarent - http://www.yamarent.com/en/ for hiking shoes and clothing items as well as other gears. Once you reserve your items, you can receive the items by postal delivery to your accommodation in Japan or collect and fit the gears in their shops located near Shinjuku station or Kawaguchiko station. You’ll be eligible for a discount of 10% with the Explore&Share promotion code, ES3776, if you rent more than JPY 5,000.
-Required Fitness Level:
Need to have good strength for 8-9 hours hike-up in a day.
Total walking hours will be Day 1: 4-5 hours, Day 2: 8-9 hours, Day 3: 8-9 hours, Day 4: 5 hours. It is rather moderate trekking course. Not advance technical skill needed, but the participants need to have good fitness enough to walk whole day with carrying their bags (approximately 7kg-10kg).
In Hokkaido, the temperature might be under 10℃ even at lower mountains. When the weather condition is bad, it down to -10℃ even in the summer time. Usually, in the early summer, the temperature is around 20℃～23℃ in July. Morning and evening is getting cooler at the camp site. Please bring your warm clothes.
Excluded from Price:
Rope-way gondola fee at Asahidake (one-way JPY1,400)
Lunch and Snack
Meals after descending the mountain
Onsen (hot spring) fee
If you have items that you do not want to carry during hike, you can leave them at my car. I will provide you light meals for your breakfast and supper. And, you will have drinking water every day.
Please book your flight arriving at Asahikawa Airport before 9:00 a.m., and departure from Shin-Chitose Airport after 7:00 p.m.
JMGA Mountain Guide
I was born in Kitami city in east Hokkaido. I grew up loving outdoor sports, skiing, and mountain climbing. I now lives in Sapporo and I have been a guide for the last 15 years.
I have accumulated vast experience in mountaineering in both Japan and abroad. I have served on the Canadian Ski Patrol and I have a wealth of experience skiing, rock climbing, and mountain climbing all over the world including Europe, North America, and Nepal.
I pride myself on my skill and experience rock climbing during the summer and backcountry skiing in the winter months. I have climbed Mt. McKinley in the U.S., Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Ama-Dablam, in Nepal, The Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Chamonix, in Europe and Insubong in Korea.
Please contact me if you want to experience Japan walking, climbing or skiing! I will be very happy to guide you here.
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