People per Guide
Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of Trip
I invite you to a wonderful adventure in Hokkaido: a 2-day hiking traverse in the Daisetsuzan area!
Daisetsuzan is a mountainous area in the centre of the island of Hokkaido. In this trip, we’ll be hiking and admiring an scenic overlook of mounts Hakuundake and Asahidake.
Besides, if weather conditions are good, you can also see a stunning sunset and sunrise.
We will stay overnight at a lodge in Kurodake. You can rent sleeping bags there if you need to.
I also can provide an optional tour, like hiking to the summit of Asahidake which is an active volcano or to Susoai-daira Plateau, which is a large habitat of snow field alpine plants.
Furthermmore, I can also take you to an optional visit to Nakadake Onsen (hot spring).
If this trip sounds interesting to you, please contact me! You should consider that if you go hiking in July, it might include climbing on snowy gorge.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Mountain guide's expenses
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Day 1 to 2:
Hakuundake, Kurodake, Asahidake Hike
We will start our tour from Ginsen-dai or Kogen-onsen (hot spring). From there, we will hike to Hakuundake (2,230 m) , Kurodake (1,984 m) and Asahidake (2,291 m) or Susoai-daira Plateau. By the end of day, we will be back to Asahidake Onsen (hot spring) to rest ourselves. It’s also possible to reverse this route upon your request.
Kurodake Lodge (JPY 4,000 per person)
Required technical level:
Altitude difference: approximately 1,000 m
Required fitness level: need to have good strength for 6 hours of hiking in a day.
This items are not included in the price:
-Rental fee for sleeping bag (option)
About the Guide
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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