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Join me for a beautiful hiking experience in Daisetsuzan area, observing a unique variety of alpine flora.
If you are looking for mountains full of blossoming alpine plants in Hokkaido, this program is for you! In this traverse in the Daisetsuzan area, at the heart of the Hokkaido Island, you’ll be able to see plants growing in snow field and in grassland.
In fact, it is possible to observe the unique mixture of Eurasia origin species and North-America origin species.
Besides, we will hike two mountains of this area: Hakuundake (2,230 m) and Kurodake (1,984 m).
The most suitable season for flora observation is around July 10th for Beefsteak plant (Pedicularis japonica) and from early to middle of August for Gentian (Gentiana scabra).
You should also consider that hiking in July usually includes climbing on snowy gorge.
Are you planning to travel to Hokkaido? Contact me and we can arrange this great hiking trip for you!
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 0: Briefing
Hakuundake and Kurodake
We will meet at Sounkyo at 5:30 a.m. And from Sounkyo, we will move to Ginsendai that is the entrance of trail. From there, we’ll hike up to the peak of Hakuundake (2,230 m) and Kurodake (1,984 m). We will be hiking for approximately 7 hours.
Required technical level:
Altitude difference: approximately 800m
Required fitness level: need to have good strength for 7 hours of hike in a day.
This items are not included in the price:
-Transportation fee (Bus)
-Rope-way and Lift fee
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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