Jun, Jul, Aug
We will meet at North Exit, Sapporo Station at 7:00 a.m. Or, pick up at your hotel at 6:30 a.m. or meet at Memanbetsu Airport at 1:00 p.m.
From Sapporo station, we will go forward to Kitami area and have lunch. After that, we will stop at Memanbetsu Airport. We will drive to Shiretoko and stay overnight at Kinoshita Mountain Hut. In that lodge, the guide will provide supper for the tour members.
The hike-up to the summit of Rausu-dake will take us about 4-5 hours. Then, we will set up our tents at Mitsumine camp site around 1 hour from the summit. (tent)
This is the longest day of the tour. We will be walking about 8 hours passing through beautiful landscapes. At night, we will stay at Iouzan camp site. (tent)
We will hike to Shiretoko and drive back to Sapporo.
We can meet at North Exit, Sapporo Station at 7:00 a.m. Or, I can pick up at your hotel at 6:30 a.m. or meet at Memanbetsu Airport at 1:00 p.m.
-Kinoshita Mountain Hut (1 night)
-Tent (2 nights)
Required Fitness Level:
You need to have good strength for 8-9 hours hike-up in a day.
Total walking hours: Day 2: 7 hours, Day 3: 8-9 hours, Day 4: 6-7 hours.
It is a moderate trekking course, but the traverse route from Rausudake to Ioudake has a lot of ups and downs. No advanced technical skills are needed, but the participants need to have good fitness enough to walk whole day carrying their bags (approximately 7kg-10kg).
In Hokkaido, the temperature might be under 10℃ even at lower mountains. When the weather condition is bad, it could be as low as -10℃ even in the summer time. Usually, in the early summer, the temperature is around 20℃～23℃ in July. Morning and evening is getting cooler at the camp site. Please bring your warm clothes.
Excluded from Price:
-Rausu Kinoshita Mountain Hut accommodation fee
-Lunch and Snack
-Meals after descending the mountain
-Onsen (hot spring) fee
-If you have items that you do not want to carry during hike, you can leave them in my car. My car will be transferred from the trailhead to Shimo-Yamaguchi.
-I will provide you light meals for your breakfast and supper. And, you will have drinking water every day.
-If you are flying to Memanbetsu Airport, please book your flight arriving at the airport before 7:00 p.m., and departure from same airport after 4:00 p.m.
JMGA Mountain Guide
I was born in Kitami city in east Hokkaido. I grew up loving outdoor sports, skiing, and mountain climbing. I now lives in Sapporo and I have been a guide for the last 15 years.
I have accumulated vast experience in mountaineering in both Japan and abroad. I have served on the Canadian Ski Patrol and I have a wealth of experience skiing, rock climbing, and mountain climbing all over the world including Europe, North America, and Nepal.
I pride myself on my skill and experience rock climbing during the summer and backcountry skiing in the winter months. I have climbed Mt. McKinley in the U.S., Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Ama-Dablam, in Nepal, The Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Chamonix, in Europe and Insubong in Korea.
Please contact me if you want to experience Japan walking, climbing or skiing! I will be very happy to guide you here.
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