• Trip duration
    4 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    5 people
  • Mountain range
    Daisetsuzan
  • Best period
    Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Description

Join me for this beautiful 4-day trekking in the largest national park of Japan, among volcanoes (Tokachi) and flowers! Daisetsuzan National Park is a paradise for hikers and outdoor lovers as well as deer and brown bears.

We can follow several routes, this one below is my favourite. It’s also the one where I like to guide my clients and friends.

Asahidake (Sugatami) > Mount Asahidake > Mount Kumagatake > Araidake > Hokkaidake > Mount Hakuun > Mt Hiragatake > Mt Chubetsu > Goshikidake > Raundaka > Mount Tomuraushi

Daisetsu means “the crossroad of alpine flowers”, you have here more than 300 kind of flowers.

We walk on average 6 to 8 hours a day. At night, we can choose either camping outside or staying in non-serviced hut. This depends on what you want as well as on the weather conditions.

The hike can be done in 3 days, but I recommend doing it in 4. We will pass through beautiful places like Ohachi, Mount Haku-un, the Takanegahara plateau, Koganegahara plateau

The Daisetsuzan National Park natural elements are extremely rich. Many of the plants and animals in the Daisetsuzan Park are unique, only found in this area, since this is where they evolved. There are also rare rock formations and several waterfalls. Visit one of the most amazing areas in Hokkaido! This park is the starting point of most of the rivers that run through the island. The difference between seasons is striking, each one has distinct colouring and unique breathtaking sceneries. I recommend we do this trip between July and August, during the best flower season.

In brief, an unforgettable experience that you must live at least once in your life!

If you are interested in this unique trek, please get in touch with me and let’s discuss about it. I will guide you there with much pleasure and besides showing you the way, I will share with you some insights about my country, my region, my culture, our history…

If you want to organise a tailored trip to the National Park or somewhere else in Hokkaido, I will of course plan it with you!

If this trip is not what you were looking for, you can check out Explore-Share.com’s selection of hiking trip in Daisetsuzan, Hokkaido.

Itinerary

Day 1 to 4

Traverse in Daisetsuzan

We will start our tour from Asahidake onsen (hot spring). From there, we will hike to Asahidake (2,291 m), Hakuundake (2,230 m), Chubetsudake (1,963 m) and Tomuraushi (2,141 m). By the end of the tour, we will go to Tomuraushi onsen (hot spring) to relax.

Total walking hours will be about 5-8 hours each day.

Price per person

1 Person217000JPY
Group of 2115000JPY
Group of 382000JPY
Group of 465000JPY
Group of 560000JPY

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transport during the trip
  • Mountain guide's expenses

Other details

Meeting point

We will meet at Asahikawa station in the morning (around 8:30 - 9:00). It’s maybe better to stay there the day before (coming from Sapporo).

More info

This items are not included in the price:
-Lift fee

-If you are more than 5 people, a second guide will join us.
-If you need, a porter can be hired. The price is 60.000 JPY / porter (1 porter should be enough).
-Transfer from Asahikawa to Asahidake-Onsen and from the ending point to Furano or Ashahikawa is included. I will bring you to Furano with my car (or Asahikawa, as you wish).

Recommended equipment:
- Clothes: trekking shoes (Gore-tex boot is better), trekking poles (not a must), cap or hat, sun glasses, gloves, rain wear, additional clothes (2 pair of underwear and socks), additional jacket (for the evening).
- Sleeping equipment: sleeping bag (down one is better than synthetic, +3c to +10c is best and have it in a water proof bag).
- Tableware: 1 cup, 2 stacked bowls, chopsticks or spoon and fork.
- Others: 1 towel, 1L or 1.5L bottle for the water, some snacks, head light and extra batteries, camera and media card.
- Back pack: 40L-45L

You can hire some of the equipments like hiking shoes, clothing items, backpacks, sleeping bags as well as other gears from Yamarent - http://www.yamarent.com/en/
It is an online rental shop, which allows you to reserve online, and you can receive the items by postal delivery to your hotel in Japan or collect and fit the gears in their shops located near Shinjuku station in Tokyo.
You’ll be eligible for a discount of 10% with the Explore&Share promotion code, ES3776, if you rent more than JPY 5,000.

-We will make filtered water every night for the next day. We will cook the meals (breakfast, sandwiches or rice ball for lunch, dinner). We will carry all meals, fire burner and pans.

-Required fitness level: need to have good strength for to hike between 5-8 hours every day.