Japan Alps Winter Climbing

 

 

 

29 Apr - 3 May, 4-8 May

Yarisawa lodge @ Mt.Yariga-take

Rock section to Mt Yarigatake summit

View from Mt Yarigatake summit

Karasawa Mountain Hut @ Mt.Oku-Hodaka-dake climbing

Shiradashi Col @ Mt.Oku-Hodaka-dake climbing

Keep climbing Keep climbing @ Mt.Oku-Hodaka-dake climbing

View from summit Mt.Oku-Hodaka-dake

You can see Mt_Yariga-take

Mt_Okuho-dake summit post

Japan Alps

The Japan Alps cover many over 3000m rocky peaks which provide good challenge for your mountain experience. Some are partly technical and can be dangerous, so certain mountain experience and skill are required. Our professional guides will you keep safe, so do not hesitate to challenge to this wonderful massif. Also, there are many spa around the mountains, so you can enjoy it after climbing!
Climbing season: June – October

Winter Climbing Training

The climbing condition is extremely tough and hard during the winter season, with heavy snow and strong wind. It will be a good step up training for Europe Alps climbing and Himalaya 7000m – 8000m peaks challenge. There are various grade of climbing route and you can choose the suitable mountain for your skill and physical level. You can also choose the very-basic program such as “snow shoe hike”, or “basic of crampons and ice axe use”. Our very experienced guides escort you to the real expedition world.

The mountains in Japan are ideal field to learn the climbing technique, rock, snow, ice, etc. and we provide the suitable climbing session programs for you to learn the specific mountain skills you need.

2 Winter Climbing Offers:

(1)  Mt.Yariga-take climbing 3 days (North Japan Alps range) – Date: 29 Apr – 03 May , 1-5 May, 11-15 May 2017

(2) Mt.Oku-Hodaka-dake climbing 3 days (North Japan Alps range) – Date: 4-8 May, 18-22 May 2017

 

  • 槍ヶ岳, Yari-ga-take ~ Altitude: 3180m
  • Climbing type: Snowy mountain summit climb, rope/axes use.
  • Tour type: Group climbing program. min 4 persons – max 15 persons.
  • Skill & Physical Level: Upper-Intermediate (*Required Crampon & Ice axes use skills, basic rock climbing skills, basic snow trek skills, 8hrs climbing or more)
  • Confirmed Tour date: 29 April – 03 May 2017 (Start/End at Matsumoto)
  • Scheduled Tour date: 01-05 May, 11-15 May 2017 (Start/End at Matsumoto)

Itinerary:
Day-1: Arrive Matsumoto Station and proceed to hotel by foot. Check in hotel and rest of day free to explore Matsumoto on foot or rent the bicycle from the visitor centre for free. Overnight hotel in Matsumoto

Day-2: Early morning, make you way to Kamikochi by train & bus or bus from Matsumoto (at own cost. Fare about 2450yen 1-way). Japan Rail Pass is not valid for these train and bus. (See schedule)
08:30 Meet our guide at Kamikochi bus terminal, and hike up to Yarisawa Lodge for overnight (4hrs)

Day-3: Yarisawa Lodge -Yariga-take Lodge (4hrs) – Mt.Yariga-take summit (30min) – Yariga-take Lodge (30min) Yarisawa Lodge for overnight (2hrs30min)

Day-4: Hike down Yarisawa Lodge – Kamikhochi (4hrs, arriving 11:00 approx) and catch the next bus to Matsumoto (See schedule). Overnight hotel in Matsumoto

Day-5: Enjoy breakfast in hotel before check out. Tour ends.

  • Mt. Oku-hotaka (奥穂高岳) ~ Altitude 3190m
  • Climbing type: Snowy mountain summit attack, rope/axes use.
  • Tour type: Group climbing program. min 3 persons – max 10 persons.
  • Skill & Physical Level: Upper-Intermediate (*Required Crampon & Ice axes use skills, basic rock climbing skills, basic snow trek skills, 8hrs climbing or more)
  • Confirmed date: 04-08 May 2017 (Start/End at Matsumoto)
  • Scheduled date: 18-22 May2017 (Start/End at Matsumoto)

 

Itinerary:
Day-1: Arrive Matsumoto Station and proceed to hotel by foot. Check in hotel and rest of day free to explore Matsumoto on foot or rent the bicycle from the visitor centre for free. Overnight hotel in Matsumoto

Day-2: Early morning, make you way to Kamikochi by train & bus or bus from Matsumoto (at own cost. Fare about 2450yen 1-way). Japan Rail Pass is not valid for these train and bus. (See schedule)
08:30 Meet our guide at Kamikochi bus terminal, and hike up to Karasawa Mountain Hut for overnight (7hrs)

Day-3: Hike down  (5hrs) Kamikhochi (arriving 12:00 approx)

Day-3: Karasawa Mountain Hut -Shiradashi Col (4.5hrs) -Mt.Oku-Hodaka summit (1.5hr) – Shiradashi Col (1.5hr) Karasawa Mountain Hut for overnight (2hrs)

Day-4: Hike downKarasawa – Kamikhochi (5hrs, arriving 12:00 approx) and catch the next bus to Matsumoto (See schedule). Overnight hotel in Matsumoto

Day-5: Enjoy breakfast in hotel before check out. Tour ends.

5 Days Japan Alps climbing in Winter

Tour Code: JPN-JAWC_05

Price Per Person in SGD: $ 1378 (Single)/ $ 1188 (Twin)

Cost is based on Hotel in Vuena Vista Matsumoto and subject to change depend on availability

Price includes

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in mountain hut/ lodges
  • 2 Nights hotel in Matsumoto based on Vuena Vista Matsumoto Single or double room with breakfast
  • English/ Japanese speaking guide
  • Meals in the mountain (2 dinner + 2 breakfast)
  • Common equipment: guide equipment
  • Briefing before departure

Price excludes

  • All airfare + taxes
  • All Rail Pass
  • Local train & bus to Kamikochi & return
  • Other transport not mentioned
  • All other meals not mentioned
  • All entrance fees + optional tour
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal gears such as Crampon, Axe, harness, gaiter, runner sling, screwgate carabiner, helmet, warm gears, etc.
<Rental Climbing Equipment>   *Reserve in advance.
Harness, Carabiner, Runner set: JPY1,000. / 3 days
Axes:     JPY1,000. / 3 days