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Hiking to the Mt. Shirouma (2932m) summit via Hakuba Daisekkei

Discover this beautiful area between the Nagano and Toyama Prefectures during this 2-day hike to the summit of Mt. Shirouma with JMGA-certified Hirofumi.

Mountain RangeJapan Alps
Duration2 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Reach the summit of Mt. Shirouma.

  • Explore one of the largest snow valleys in Japan.

  • Discover a beautiful garden with alpine flowers.

Description

Join me on this beautiful ascent to the Mt. Shirouma summit (2932m), located at the heart of Chubu Mountain National Park and straddled between the Nagano and Toyama Prefectures in Japan.

We’ll climb to the summit via Hakuba Daisekkei, one of the largest snow valleys in the country. Our hike will start from the village, a well-known summer resort, which receives many climbers during the warmer months.

However, the area is also popular among skiers during the winter. The valley receives a lot of snow from the surrounding mountain ranges, including from avalanches.

As we climb up the valley, you’ll get to enjoy a beautiful flower garden that showcases many of Japan’s alpine flowers. After reaching the summit of Mt. Shirouma, we will descend via Tsugaike Natural Park, passing by Takayama Lake and also Hakuba Ooike. They are both above the clouds!

We could also visit Hakuba-Yari Onsen, one of Japan’s leading high altitude hot springs, or Renge Onsen.

I can take a maximum of 4 people on this 2-day Mt. Shirouma hike. We’ll be spending the night in a mountain hut before descending back to the village on the second day.

This ascent is a great way to get to know this beautiful region. I’m a local guide and it will be my pleasure to show you around. So contact me now to reserve your dates!

You can also take a look at this Mt. Karamatsu to Mt. Goryu traverse that I lead.

Accommodation

In a mountain hut

Disclaimer

In case of bad weather/conditions (including road conditions), the trip itinerary may be altered and/or a change of date my be discussed. Please make sure all participants are insured appropriately with international travel insurance The guide will not be liable for any injuries and you will need pay for medical/transportation expenses by your own means.

More info

Euipment: - Helmet, crampons, backpack, backpack cover, mountaineering shoes, rain wear, quick-drying inner layer, warm clothes (fleece and down jacket etc.), cap, gloves, socks, head lamp with spare battery, sun glasses, sun block, towel, garbage bags, insurance card, mobile phone, medicine. - Lunch or snacks for 2 days (you can order lunch on second day at the hut for 1000yen), water (approx. 1.5 L per day) you can buy at huts. - You can rent crampons for 1000yen.

Meeting point

At your accommodation in Hakuba village.

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Itinerary

Day 1: To Mt Hakuba hut

7:00: pick you up at your accommodation in Hakuba village. 8:00: Sarukura hut (1250m) start trekking. 9:30: Hakubajiri hut (1560m). 10:00 Hakuba Daisekkei (Daisekkei Cologone). 14:30 Chojo hut (2730m). 15:00 Mt. Hakuba hut (2832m) overnight.

Day 2: Back to Hakuba village

7:30 start trekking 7:45 Mt. Shirouma (2932m). 8:30 Mikunisakai (2751m). 9:15 Mt. Korenge (2766m). 11:00 Hakuba ooike hut (2380m). 12:30 Tenguhara (2200m). 14:00 Shizenen Ropeway station in Tsugaike Nature Park (1829m) end of trekking, approx. 7 hours walking. Take you back to your accommodation or train station in Hakuba village. We can stop by at hot spring if you want.


About the guide

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I'm a JMGA certified hiking guide as well as one of Nagano Prefecture's Official Mountain Guides for North Japan Alps.

My love for mountains and skiing brought me to live in countries like New Zealand, Canada and Europe (including Chamonix) as a ski instructor and as a tour coordinator for over 10 years.
In Chamonix I was inspired by the IFMGA mountain guides, who were my mentors and who had a lot of compassions, and I started to aspire to become a guide myself.
Currently, I live in the village of Hakuba and guiding mainly in the mountains of North Japan Alps.

My motto is to "have fun safely" and I value the communications I have with clients whilst guiding.

If you want to feel glad you came at the end of the day, then join me to enjoy the Japanese mountains together!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

JPY 91753 each

Group of 2

JPY 45877 each

Group of 3

JPY 30619 each

Group of 4

JPY 22990 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

Price details

• Overnight hut is 10000 JPY per person.


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