Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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.
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).
This items are not included in the price:
-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).
- 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.
I wish you a very warm welcome from Hokkaido, the north island of Japan. The dream spot for any fan of powder skiing!
I'm Jun, I'm a JMGA (Japan Mountain Guides Association) mountain and ski guide. I'm also a ski and telemark instructor. I graduated from the Hokkaido University. I have been skiing all around Hokkaido and I know every corner of this incredible island. I'm also an expert in avalanche safety management.
I'm guiding my friends and clients in all the most beautiful places of Hokkaido: Shiretoko (UNESCO World Nature Heritage), Daisetsuzan National Park, Rishiri, Niseko, Yotei volcano, Asahikawa... hiking, skiing and mountaineering.
Have a look to the different tours I propose to have more info on what you can experience here and get in touch with me. I will be very happy to help you organising your trip and guide you in our beautiful mountains. I'm also the director of the Hokkaido Mountain Guides Association (HMGA) which includes around 84 guides.
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