People per Guide
Type of Trip
I invite you to join me on a 2-day climbing tour and reach the summit of Mount Kitahodaka (3106m), a peak in the Hotaka Dake range, in the Northern Alps of Japan
The Japan Alps are truly beautiful and they offer an easy access to the mountains. This is a beginner level tour and takes place during May and early June, in spring, when there is still some snow in the mountain. The route is a very popular hiking trip in summer.
We will meet at the Kamikochi Bus Terminal, in the Nagano Prefecture. Kamikochi is a tourist town in the Azusa River valley. From there, we will walk to Yokoo and stay overnight at the Karasawa Mountain Hut.
From the refuge, we will go forward to Kitahosawa the next day, and climb up to Mt. Kitahodaka. After enjoying a great view from the summit, we will go back to Kitahosawa and come back to Kamikouchi through Karasawa. Our tour will end at around 4:00 pm at the Kamikochi Bus Terminal.
Please note in order to join this climb you need previous climbing experience on 3000-meter high peaks in summer, and on 2000m in winter.
So if you want to join me and climb Mt. Kitahodaka, send me a request. Book your trip and I will take you on a great tour in the Japan Alps! If you are looking for other hiking options, you could check out my profile page.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
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.
The following items can be rented for prior request:
- Harness, Helmet, Crampons and Axe : JPN 1,000 / item for 1 trip
- Karabiner, Sling, Descender : JPN 500 / item for 1 trip
*Please inquire for the other items.
About the Guide
I had a crush on Mt. Hodaka when I first came to Karasawa Cirque by helicopter to work for Karasawagoya Mountain Hut.
I was struck by its amazing landscape from above.
Since then I have been working in the mountain range in a lot of different ways.
First, as a hut worker for 4 years, then as a member of the prefectural mountain rescue team for 6 years.
And last year I started my career as a professional mountain guide.
I'm deeply in love with not only the nature but also the people attracted to the mountains.
Why don't you join me to enjoy the unique beauty of the Japanese mountains which are not easily accessible to all!
I am a JMGA alpine guide, but I also hold the Nagano prefectural special interpreter licence for English, as well as am a qualified First Aid Basic Provider certified by the Japanese Society of Mountain Medicine.
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