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Type of Trip
Located in the Northern Alps of Japan, Mount Okuhodaka (3190m) -or Okuhotaka- is the highest peak along the Hotaka Range, and the third highest mountain in Japan.
This route is a very popular hike in the summer time, but today I want to invite you to Mt. Okuhodaka on a 2-day guided climb with the last snow of the season, in late spring. At this time of the year there are still some snow patches in the mountain. We will enjoy a great hike and a climb that involves the use of crampons and ice-axe.
We will meet at the Kamikochi Bus Terminal, in the Nagano Prefecture. From there we will walk to Yokoo and will stay overnight at the Karasawa Mountain Hut.
Next day, from the Karasawa Mountain Hut, we will go forward to Azuki-sawa and climb up on Mt. Okuhodaka. From the summit, we will enjoy spectacular views on the surrounding mountains. We will go back to Azuki-sawa and head back to Kamikochi 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. However, it is a beginner technical level climb, aimed for those who can walk with a standard pace on mountain trails.
So send me a request if you want to join me on this great climb in the Japan Alps. Book your trip and I will take you to the top of Mt. Okuhodaka! 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 with prior request:
- Harness, Helmet, Crampons and Axe : JPN 1,00 / 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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