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Mt Karamatsu to Mt Goryu traverse

Mt Karamatsu to Mt Goryu

Let JMGA-certified Hirofumi show you around the stunning mountains around Hakuba Village during this 3-day traverse from Mt Karamatsu to Mt Goryu.

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Japan Alps

3 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




This 3-day program will take you across the Ushiro Tateyama mountain range, in the north of the Japan Alps, from Mt Karamatsu to Mt Goryu. It is a particularly great way to discover these beautiful mountains in the Nagano Prefecture.

On the first day of the program, I'll pick you up at your accommodation in Hakuba Village. This area is very popular both among hikers during the summer and among skiers during the winter.

From the village, we'll hike up to Shappoike Hut (1850m), where our traverse begins. During the hike, we'll traverse two long ridges: Happoo ridge and Toomi ridge. From up here, you'll enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding mountains!

We'll spend the nights at two different mountains huts: Mt. Karamutsu hut on the first night and Mt Goryu hut on the second one. I'm sure you'll enjoy the friendly atmosphere up here!

I'll take a maximum of 4 people on this hike. Please be aware that you need a good fitness level to be able to enjoy the walk, as we'll be trekking for around 5 hours a day. 

So if this 3-day traverse from Mt Karamatsu to Mt Goryu sounds like an interesting plan, contact me now and join me for an unforgettable experience!

I also offer other hiking options in this area. Check out my Mt Shioruma ascent via Hakuba Daissekei. It's a great 2-day option!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

Not included in the price: Customer's accommodation for 2 nights (approximately 20,000 yen), lunch, energy bars or snacks and drink for 3 days, gondola lift fee (2,000 yen), tele cabin fee (1000 yen).


Day 1: To Mt. Karamatsu hut

7:00 pick you up at your accommodation in Hakuba village. 9:00 Shappoike hut (1850m) start trekking ⇒ 10:30 Happoike (2060m) ⇒13:00 Haoooike hut (2620m) ⇒13:30 Mt. Karamatsu(2696m) ⇒ 14:00 Mt. Karamatsu hut, overnight. Approx. 5 hours of walking.

Day 2: To Mt Goryu hut

8:00 start trekking. 11:00 Mt. Goryu hut(2490m) ⇒12:00 Mt. Goryu (2814m) ⇒13:00 Mt. Goryu hut, overnight. Approx. 5 hours of walking.

Day 3: Back to Hakuba Village

8:00 start trekking ⇒11:00 Mt. Kotoomi (2007m) ⇒12:00 Jizonoatama (1673m) ⇒ 12:30 Hakuba Goryu telecabin Alps daira station (1515m) end of trekking. Approx. 4.5 hours walking. Take you back to your accommodation or station in Hakuba village. We can stop by at hot spring if you want.




In mountain huts.

More info

Equipment: - 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.

About the guide

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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