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Hike in Hakuba 3 mountains & Yari Onsen

Join a 3-day hiking trip in Hakuba 3 mountains, one of the most popular trails in the Hida Mountains, and relax at Yari Onsen, an incredible outdoor hot spring, together with Munehiro, NPOMG mountain guide.

Mountain RangeHida Mountains
Duration3 days
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Hakuba Three Mountains (Shirouma-dake,  Shakushi-dake and Hakuba Yarigatake) are connected by a very popular route. Come with me for a 3-day hiking trip there!

The area of Hakuba lies in the northwestern of Nagano prefecture. Its famous three mountains (also called ‘Hakuba Sanzan‘) belong to the North Japan Alps.

Our hiking traverse will start from Renge Onsen, a secret hot spring hidden in deep mountain. I strongly recommend you to arrive there the night before our tour, because there are four different outdoor onsen to enjoy!

The first day, we’ll take a mountain trail in very good conditions at the back of the hotel. After walking through a woody corridor, we will reach Tengu-no-niwa (which means garden of long‐nosed goblins, at 2093 m).

There, you’ll be amazed with the beautiful views of Mt. Yukikuratake and Mt. Asahitake, as well as the colorful variation of alpine plants.

Then, we’ll go further crossing a snowy gorge, pass forest line and reach the pasture of Shirouma-Ooike. We’ll stay there overnight, surrounded by beautiful alpine plants.

The day after, we’ll walk in flower fields. From a forest of creeping pines, we will go to Funakoshi-no-Atama Ridge (2,612 m). This is a ridge line of the North Japan Alps. Here, we’ll enjoy a wonderful scenery and see many alpine plants along our route, until we finally arrive to the top of Shirouma-dake.

From the summit, you’ll have a stunning 360 degree view. We’ll walk over the summit and go to the ridge of the other Hakuba peaks: Shakushi-dake and Hakuba Yarigatake.

As we go downhill, the trail will get a little steep. During our last night we’ll stay at Yari-Onsen, a beautiful outdoor onsen above clouds!

Our way back will be a moderate down slope. We’ll hike through wet-land flower fields, passing Kohinata col, until we return to Sarukura.

Would you like to join me on one of the great traverse routes in Hakuba? Please, get in touch with me so we can start organizing our hiking trip!

You can also take a look at this 3-day hiking trip in Shirouma-dake, for a slight change in the itinerary.

Details

Accommodation

Shirouma Ooike Mountain Hut, Yari-Onsen Mountain Hut. Take into account, however, that most huts are closed during the low season. In this case, we will sleep in a tent with a sleeping bag and enjoy outdoor cooking at breakfast and dinner. One night with two meals is 70,000JPY, including rental fee.

More info

Deposit amount - 50% of Tour price (guide fee and guide expense) Deposit payment due date - 1 week after tour reservation Full payment needs to be made at least 1 month in advance *After the tour starts, there's no refund due to bad weather."

Meeting point

8:00 am at Renge Onsen Lodge or 7:00 am at Hiraiwa, Hakuba or Itoigawa Stations. *If you would like to come early from the previous night, you can stay at Renge Onsen Lodge or Tsuchino-ie (Oami Mountain Village Community Center)


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